Banking Industry Should Learn from Telecoms Sector in Approach to Product Sales

Banking Industry Should Learn from Telecoms Sector in Approach to Product Sales

Specialist management consultancy Baringa Partners responds to the news that HSBC has closed 200 branches this year.

December 12, 2016
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Leading the FinTech Challenge

Leading the FinTech Challenge

Advanced Payment Solutions Limited, trading at APS financial (APS) is not a bank, but a regulated digital banking services provider that has been leading the FinTech challenge to banks for more than 10 years. As a company, APS provide current accounts to SMEs and consumers, along with credit propositions which are alternatives to traditional bank accounts.

December 05, 2016
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69% of Customers Demand Innovation from Banks

69% of Customers Demand Innovation from Banks

A large majority of customers want innovation from their banking suppliers, according to a survey produced by technology firm Sopra Banking Software.

July 26, 2016
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Interaction in Investing

Described by the co-founders as the “e-Harmony for real estate fundraising,” Peloton Street is focused on how technology can make the process of marketing deals and deploying capital more efficient by helping the investment community focus only on the opportunities that are right for them, so they can close more deals faster

February 27, 2017
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Driving Force

Opening its first location in 1972, today Meineke operates nearly 1,000 locations across the globe. It is also a member of the Driven Brands family, the largest automotive aftermarket franchisor with more than 10 brands and 2,500 locations. Meineke offers overall car care maintenance and repairs to customers, with services including fluid, filters and belts as well as brakes, tires, suspension and steering.

February 27, 2017
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The Real Estate Market

McKafka Development Group is a boutique fully-integrated real estate company which has been established since 2009 by two Harvard graduates, namely Stephan Gietl and Fernando Levy Hara.

February 27, 2017
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Lloyds Bank trials British Sign Language translation technology

Lloyds Bank has become the first financial services company to undertake a trial with Signly – a British Sign Language (BSL) translation tool. Lloyds Banking Group’s Innovation Labs trialled the technology to understand how Signly could offer an alternative option for up to 250,000 people in the UK who use BSL each day. Since undertaking the trial, the Bank is now looking to test the technology with a wider group of customers.

January 31, 2017
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21 Credit Unions Benefits from Lloyds Banking Group Development Fund

As part of its commitment within its Helping Britain Prosper Plan*, Lloyds Banking Group is awarding a further £1m in grants to an additional 21 credit unions through the Lloyds Banking Group Development Fund, run in partnership with the Credit Union Foundation.

January 20, 2017
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The 2017 Banking Excellence Awards Press Release

January 06, 2017
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Darlingtons Solicitors: Raising the Bar

Darlingtons Solicitors LLP is a London based law firm with a reputation for dynamism and practical advice, valued by both business and individual clients throughout the city and beyond. We invited Partner Debbie Serota to tell us more.

December 21, 2016
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Lloyds Banking Group - Member of the Council for Digital Inclusion

Lloyds Banking Group is now playing a vital role in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport’s Council for Digital Inclusion.

November 02, 2016
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Defone Global Investments

Based in Australia, Defone Global Investments Limited is a highly innovative investment firm who specialise in the trading of FOREX and precious metals to both retail and institutional investors. We spoke to Jones Chiu at Defone Global, to find out more about their company and about their ambition of making their mark on the global investment space in 2016.

October 27, 2016
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Evotec Announces Its Intent to Acquire Cyprotex Plc

Acquisition would add world-leading high-quality ADME-Tox services and strengthen Evotec's leadership in drug discovery - Evotec will pay approximately £ 55.36 m (EUR 62.00 m) in cash for the full share capital of Cyprotex and funding of all existing debt of the AIM-listed company

October 26, 2016
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Intellectual Property Cyber Theft Expected to Rise

The number of intellectual property (IP) cyber theft incidents in the next 12 months is expected to increase, according to 58 percent of respondents to a recent Deloitte poll. When asked which category of potential adversary they believe is most likely to attempt theft of their organizations' IP, the prevailing percentage of respondents (20.1 percent) answered "employees or other insiders." Yet, only 16.7 percent of respondents said access to IP is very limited, on a need-to-know basis only.

October 26, 2016
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Understanding the Pound’s Flash Crash: What Triggered It?

For traders, economists, and British citizens, the morning of Friday 7th October 2016 started with a bang. As the Asian session kicked into action, the value of the pound suddenly and mysteriously dropped by an astonishing 10 per cent. This fall occurred in a matter of minutes, leaving spectators open-mouthed with shock.

October 24, 2016
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Weyerhaeuser Company Declares Dividend on Common Shares

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced that its board of directors declared a dividend of $0.31 per share on the common stock of the company, payable in cash on November 18, 2016 to holders of record of such common stock as of the close of business on October 28, 2016.

October 17, 2016
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Banking Prestige 2016

Banking Prestige 2016 Firms and Listings

October 17, 2016
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Monroe Capital Reaches Final Close on Private Credit Fund II LP

Monroe Capital LLC today announced the final close of Monroe Capital Private Credit Fund II LP (“Fund”) at $800 million of limited partner commitments, eclipsing the Fund target of $600 million. When combined with target fund leverage, the Fund will have approximately $1.5 billion of total investable capital or buying power, the largest fund raised in Monroe Capital’s 12-year firm history.

October 13, 2016
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LG Provides Efficiency and Security to Cash Transactions

As any Credit Union manager can tell you, the primary reason their members visit a branch is to conduct cash transactions. Unfortunately, tellers spend most of that transaction time with their heads down, counting cash.

October 13, 2016
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LafargeHolcim Ltd to Launch Squeeze-Out for Remaining Lafarge Shares

LafargeHolcim Ltd announces that it has decided to initiate a squeeze-out process for all issued and outstanding shares of Lafarge S.A. After surpassing the necessary 95 percent threshold in share capital and voting rights and following a decision by the Board of Directors, LafargeHolcim Ltd plans to request the AMF to implement a squeeze-out procedure pursuant to their general regulations for Lafarge S.A. shares not tendered to the Public Exchange Offer.

October 12, 2016
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Weakened GBP Leaves UK Companies Vulnerable to Foreign Acquisitions

ARM Holdings PLC, a Cambridge based technology design company have recently agreed acquisition terms with the Japanese telecommunications giant Softbank Group Corporation.

October 10, 2016
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