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Insights

When failure is not an option, what sets some fintechs apart from crowd?

May 17, 2021
Helene Panzarino
Covid has accelerated the move to digital across all sectors, but particularly in banking and finance. The pandemic challenged all financial services – payments, lending, identity, etc – creating a make-or-break moment for fintech. So what made the fintechs who thrived different to those that failed? Helene Panzarino looks at five characteristics that make a difference.
When failure is not an option, what sets some fintechs apart from crowd?
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When failure is not an option, what sets some fintechs apart from crowd?

May 17, 2021
Helene Panzarino
When failure is not an option, what sets some fintechs apart from crowd?

How to develop career resilience during a pandemic

May 14, 2021
Nadim Choudhury
The pandemic has exposed the fragility of our current working practices – it’s becoming increasingly difficult to distinguish between work, home, and social life. Now more than ever, we need to develop career resilience.
How to develop career resilience during a pandemic
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How to develop career resilience during a pandemic

May 14, 2021
Nadim Choudhury
How to develop career resilience during a pandemic

How to stop financial stress from impacting your mental health

May 10, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Covid-19 has had a drastic impact on mental wellbeing as well as financial health. For #mentalhealthawarenessweek, we look at the links between money and mental health and how learning to manage money can help reduce financial stress.
How to stop financial stress from impacting your mental health
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How to stop financial stress from impacting your mental health

May 10, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
How to stop financial stress from impacting your mental health

Sustainability, trade finance and compliance

May 06, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Sustainable trade could help the world move towards carbon net-zero. But what is the relationship between trade, sustainability and regulation?
Sustainability, trade finance and compliance
Ship in sunset

Sustainability, trade finance and compliance

May 06, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Sustainability, trade finance and compliance

Career story: How to become a financial adviser with DipFA

May 04, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Kay Mechial, Senior Financial Planner at Black Lion, tells us about studying for the Diploma in Financial Advice (DipFA) qualification, what he loves about working as a financial adviser, and how to balance study, work, and personal life.
Career story: How to become a financial adviser with DipFA
Kay Mechial

Career story: How to become a financial adviser with DipFA

May 04, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Career story: How to become a financial adviser with DipFA

Jobs in finance: how paraplanning has become a profession

Apr 30, 2021
Gerry Brown
Paraplanners support financial advisers with research, report writing and planning strategies for clients. Their role has become increasingly important to advice firms and is now a well regarded and rewarding career.
Jobs in finance: how paraplanning has become a profession
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Jobs in finance: how paraplanning has become a profession

Apr 30, 2021
Gerry Brown
Jobs in finance: how paraplanning has become a profession

Five tips on how to revise for student exams in Ramadan

Apr 29, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
If you’re studying for exams during Ramadan, you’re likely to be fasting and revising at the same time. This can be challenging under ‘normal’ circumstances, but maybe more so during Covid-19. However, you can plan your studies and revision around your religious duties. These five tips should help.
Five tips on how to revise for student exams in Ramadan
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Five tips on how to revise for student exams in Ramadan

Apr 29, 2021
Mutahara Gofur
Five tips on how to revise for student exams in Ramadan

Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets

Apr 28, 2021
Chris McHugh
Demand for ESG, sustainable investments and green funds is growing, driven by rising awareness of sustainability issues and increasing appetite to tackle climate change. But without standardised terms and definitions, this presents several challenges for financial markets. We look at the challenges in the context of the European Union’s (EU’s) new regulatory frameworks.
Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets
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Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets

Apr 28, 2021
Chris McHugh
Including environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in financial markets

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?