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Friday, February 23 2018
How is fintech changing the ways businesses deal with cash?
Financial technology, or, fintech, has seen an explosion of both capital financing and financial services disruption. Simply put, fintech is changing the ways financial institutions use technology, data and code to save money, create opportunities, and manage money. Last year alone, fintech was the most attractive sector for venture capital investments, attracting £1.3bn in 2017. It is clear to see that fintech...
Wednesday, February 21 2018
Don’t Be a Sheep — Create Your Own Path
‘If everybody is doing it one way, there's a good chance you can find your niche by going exactly in the opposite direction.’ —Sam Walton When I was growing up I often tried to persuade my mother to allow me to do something with the rationale, ‘Everybody else is doing it.’ Her response: ‘If everyone else is jumping off a bridge would you do it?’ There are far too many...
Monday, February 19 2018
Building a Fintech Company
‘I love financial products!’ --said nobody. Ever. As a former Managing Director of Charles Schwab and an entrepreneur, you’d think I’d start this off with some insightful industry wisdom, talking about understanding yield curves, timing market corrections, and then throw in some AI and machine learning to keep you reading. Fooey. Find a real problem you want to solve The truth is, finance is...
Friday, February 16 2018
Big Data: The Explainer
Big data means big bucks. It gives American Express the power to predict customer behaviour, it assures Netflix that its new content commissions will appeal to its customer base, and it helps Starbucks to select the best locations for new stores. In this digital age, companies are utilising data to remain competitive, to forge reliable pathways for financial success, and to understand the strengths and weaknesses of...
Thursday, February 15 2018
The power of soft skills for your career
Soft skills are said to be worth £88bn to the economy, a figure that is set to grow to £109bn by 2020 says a report by Development Economics. But what are soft skills and why are they so important for your career? A 2017 study from MacDermott and Ortiz found that businesses want employees who are attentive when listening to others and able to communicate in teams of diverse personalities, varying style to...
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