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Why choose a career in banking and finance?

Jul 09, 2021
Juno Baker
In the UK, one in 12 jobs is in financial services. So If you’ve just left school or university – and haven’t yet decided on your next step – you might want to consider a job in a bank or finance firm. Here are a few reasons why.
Why choose a career in banking and finance?
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Why choose a career in banking and finance?

Jul 09, 2021
Juno Baker
Why choose a career in banking and finance?

Pride month: LGBTQ careers in banking and finance

Jun 28, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
As Pride month draws to a close, Julien Haye, Global Head of Non-Financial Risk at Fidelity International and one of our visiting scholars, discusses his career and how to support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning (LGBTQ) people in banking and finance.
Pride month: LGBTQ careers in banking and finance
Julien Haye

Pride month: LGBTQ careers in banking and finance

Jun 28, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Pride month: LGBTQ careers in banking and finance

Jobs in finance: working in risk and compliance

Jun 18, 2021
Nadim Choudhury
Risk and compliance have always been important in financial services, but the types of roles in this area have increased since the 2008 financial crash. Now, because of Covid, banks and financial institutions are heavily investing in risk management and compliance roles, creating new opportunities. Nadim Choudhury outlines the different roles.
Jobs in finance: working in risk and compliance
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Jobs in finance: working in risk and compliance

Jun 18, 2021
Nadim Choudhury
Jobs in finance: working in risk and compliance

CPD and recertification for trade finance professionals

Jun 01, 2021
Juno Baker
Trade finance professionals must carry out continued professional development (CPD) to meet recertification requirements. But what counts as a CPD activity and how can you log your hours? And how can you capitalise on your CPD to become an ‘Advocate’, or work towards the Diploma for Qualified Trade Finance Specialists or chartered status?
CPD and recertification for trade finance professionals
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CPD and recertification for trade finance professionals

Jun 01, 2021
Juno Baker
CPD and recertification for trade finance professionals

Jobs in finance: what does a paraplanner do?

Apr 26, 2021
Gordon Reid
The role of a paraplanner is rapidly changing, becoming more technical and an increasingly important part of financial services. If you’re detail focused, methodical, analytical and love research, a career in paraplanning could be for you. This article covers everything you need to know about becoming a paraplanner and how to embark on a paraplanning career.
Jobs in finance: what does a paraplanner do?
Calculator and notebooks

Jobs in finance: what does a paraplanner do?

Apr 26, 2021
Gordon Reid
Jobs in finance: what does a paraplanner do?

My trade finance career journey

Apr 01, 2021
Esan Olumuyiwa
Over the last ten years, Esan Olumuyiwa has studied hard to complete eight trade finance qualifications – achieving the Diploma for Qualified Trade Finance Specialists (QTFS) in 2020. He shares his career story and tells us why he will never stop wanting to learn.
My trade finance career journey
Esan Olumuyiwa

My trade finance career journey

Apr 01, 2021
Esan Olumuyiwa
My trade finance career journey

Trade finance: top tips for passing your CSDG exam

Mar 26, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Are you preparing to sit your Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG) exam in April? If so, these tips on revising and preparing for the assessment will help you succeed.
Trade finance: top tips for passing your CSDG exam
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Trade finance: top tips for passing your CSDG exam

Mar 26, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Trade finance: top tips for passing your CSDG exam

Student story: updating digital skills to progress a banking career

Mar 22, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
As the banking landscape becomes more digital, bankers are looking to expand on their skills to reflect changing customer needs. Jackson Li tells us about studying for the Certificate in Retail and Digital Banking (CertRDB) qualification why he loves his job, and he shares his tips on fitting study around work.
Student story: updating digital skills to progress a banking career
Jackson Li

Student story: updating digital skills to progress a banking career

Mar 22, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Student story: updating digital skills to progress a banking career

How to get a job in UK fintech

Mar 15, 2021
Covid-19 has accelerated the digital shift in banking and finance and fintechs are competing for staff that have a strong financial services background. So how should you build on your financial sector experience and update your skills?
How to get a job in UK fintech
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How to get a job in UK fintech

Mar 15, 2021
How to get a job in UK fintech