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Insights

Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital

Dec 14, 2018
Heather Tilston
The City of London of 50 years ago, with hand-written ledgers and runners delivering messages, would have been familiar to Dickens but is hardly recognisable now. Still, even 20 years ago there were still a lot of paper-based bank products and processes. Now, people are talking about disintermediating financial services with distributed ledger technologies that take the place of trusted third parties, including banks.
Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital
Post-WW1-banking

Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital

Dec 14, 2018
Heather Tilston
Time machine: when yesterday’s world went digital

Podcast: Supply Chain is becoming increasingly more relevant in trade finance

Dec 12, 2018
David Morrish and Mike Backhouse
Continuing the Trade Finance series, our Relationship Directors, Mike Backhouse and David Morrish talk about their trips and discussing why Supply Chain is becoming increasingly more relevant in trade finance. ​
Podcast: Supply Chain is becoming increasingly more relevant in trade finance
Two-male-professionals-in-conversation-at-conference

Podcast: Supply Chain is becoming increasingly more relevant in trade finance

Dec 12, 2018
David Morrish and Mike Backhouse
Podcast: Supply Chain is becoming increasingly more relevant in trade finance

Farepak – the ghost of Christmas past?

Dec 12, 2018
Keith Pond
On 22 October 2006 European Home Retail PLC (EHR) appointed Administrative Receivers (PWC), under a debenture granted to HBOS in 2000. Not something earth shattering, in itself, but the timing – 8 weeks to Christmas (that’s around 56 more sleeps) sent reverberations through the press (Smithers, 2006 for example), the banks, the consuming public and the corridors of power.
Farepak – the ghost of Christmas past?
Bruce Mars at Pexels Christmas

Farepak – the ghost of Christmas past?

Dec 12, 2018
Keith Pond
Farepak – the ghost of Christmas past?

It’s time to talk money

Nov 16, 2018
Alison Pask
This week is ‘Talk Money’ week – an annual activity organised as part of the Financial Capability Strategy for the UK which aims to get more people talking about money. Find out more.
It’s time to talk money
Alison-Pask

It’s time to talk money

Nov 16, 2018
Alison Pask
It’s time to talk money

Top tips when applying for a finance job

Nov 07, 2018
Aiysha Whitfield
In this two-part series, we bring you expert advice on structuring the perfect CV and how to make the best impression during each interview. Here’s part one on how to make your CV shine.
Top tips when applying for a finance job
Female-typing-her-CV

Top tips when applying for a finance job

Nov 07, 2018
Aiysha Whitfield
Top tips when applying for a finance job

The future in finance UK2030: Power to the people

Nov 02, 2018
Alastair Tyler
Will automation that saves time, cuts cost and carries out routine tasks with unmatched efficiency, mean fewer jobs or free human staff to offer customers excellent service? Alastair Tyler investigates.
The future in finance UK2030: Power to the people
New-methods-of-working

The future in finance UK2030: Power to the people

Nov 02, 2018
Alastair Tyler
The future in finance UK2030: Power to the people

Artificial intelligence: Robots are here to help

Oct 30, 2018
Ouida Taaffe
There is a lot of data in the world. The world will be generating 847 zettabytes of data by 2021. A zettabyte is sextillionbytes (10 to the power of 21). To compare, one plain text email is 2Kb. We spoke to the CEO of one AI start-up – Thoughtonomy’s Terry Walby – about what it is doing.
Artificial intelligence: Robots are here to help
Terry-Walby

Artificial intelligence: Robots are here to help

Oct 30, 2018
Ouida Taaffe
Artificial intelligence: Robots are here to help

Podcast: The Bank that Lived a Little

Oct 29, 2018
Philip Augar
Philip Augar discusses his recently-published book on Barclays. Based on unparalleled access to those involved, and told with compelling pace and drama, The Bank that Lived a Little describes three decades of boardroom intrigue at one of Britain's biggest financial institutions. Listen now to hear Philip read extracts from the book, and answer questions from our audience of students, members and other guests.
Podcast: The Bank that Lived a Little
Philip Augar

Podcast: The Bank that Lived a Little

Oct 29, 2018
Philip Augar
Podcast: The Bank that Lived a Little

Company Voluntary Arrangement – Failure to launch

Oct 24, 2018
Keith Pond
When the Insolvency Act 1986 was written, pride of place, Part 1 of the Act, was dedicated to the Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA). Not hidden in Chapter 17, sub-section A (iii) paragraph 22(z) but there, on the first page, heralding a new era of corporate recovery and rehabilitation.
Company Voluntary Arrangement – Failure to launch
Company Voluntary Arrangement – Failure to launch

Company Voluntary Arrangement – Failure to launch

Oct 24, 2018
Keith Pond
Company Voluntary Arrangement – Failure to launch