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Where are you going to go when your cloud goes down?

5th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
By Andrew Fitzgerald, sales director for Western Europe and Sub-Saharan Africa, Cohesity A short history of modern business IT might report that the Noughties were all about taking baby steps in cloud applications such as Salesforce, Google Apps, Taleo, Ariba and NetSuite. The 2010s saw clouds proliferate as pioneers took a... read more
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FCA stokes confusion surrounding safeguarding practices

4th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is unclear on guidance to safeguard customers’ funds, says Bob Lyddon, chairman of the Association of UK Payment Institutions (AUKPI). His comments follow an announcement by the FCA on May 22 to propose guidance on safeguarding customers’ funds in wake of coronavirus. The consultation... read more
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UK fintech investment up 500 percent in five years

4th June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Investment in UK fintechs expanded by 500 percent over the past five years, eclipsing levels in the US – which recorded 170 percent growth over the same period - and Europe, which recorded a 133 percent increase. A recent report has also found that UK fintechs received the greatest amount of investment of all European fintechs,... read more
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Finastra CSO: Regulators risk inhibiting open banking

2nd June 2020

Company: bobsguide
Regulators are stifling open banking innovation and competition according to Akber Jaffer, chief strategy officer, Finastra. “When financial institutions open up their [application programming interfaces] it enables collaboration, particularly between the new fintechs as well,” he says. “Having governments that don’t... read more
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Using neuroscience to banish presenteeism from the financial sector

2nd June 2020

Presenteeism is a deep-rooted issue in financial organisations, with a drastically negative impact on personal wellbeing and billions of pounds worth of impact on the UK economy. Employees who are physically present but are unable to work at full capacity because of poor mental health are shadows of themselves. And often the issue stems from... read more
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UK startups face uncertainty following Future Fund launch

28th May 2020

Company: bobsguide
Despite a rapid influx of applications, claims have emerged that the UK’s Future Fund will exclude the majority of startups and favour venture capital-backed companies. According to Anthony Rose, founder of SeedLegals, 80 percent of early stage investment in UK companies is carried out through the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)... read more
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CFOs are driving the digital conversation in legal

28th May 2020

Company: bobsguide
C-suite executives and boards have already centred entire corporate strategies around Digital Transformation. With one of the most advanced legal environments in the world in terms of the relationship between law and business, Digital has naturally remained a top priority for UK businesses. Given the economic value these initiatives can bring to a... read more
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Data-driven planning helps businesses remain agile

26th May 2020

Between storms Dennis, Ciara and Jorge and the global outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, global disruption has sent shockwaves across economies in the first half of 2020. Meanwhile, UK businesses are still scrambling to prepare for the real Brexit coming at the end of the year. This complex and volatile environment has put an emphasis on business... read more
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Crypto exchanges welcome traditional bank relationships

22nd May 2020

Company: bobsguide
Relationships between cryptocurrency institutions and traditional banks will bolster crypto’s legitimacy, market participants predict. “It appears the reputable, blue chip coins finally have a hard-won place in the mainstream. Institutional grade exchanges finally being accepted into the old boys’ club will do wonders for... read more
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Survey report: Fintechs expecting slow recovery from market turmoil

21st May 2020

Company: bobsguide
Fintech firms expect it will take over a year for their sectors to bounce back from the impacts of the coronavirus, according to a bobsguide survey conducted in April and early May. But while most respondents reported a negative impact from the pandemic – with a sudden drop in sales and quick re-structuring of their business models –... read more