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About Anisa Choudhary

Anisa is a politics and international relations graduate, and reports on the latest news stories regarding finance, the economy, and education.

Contact Anisa at blog@lsbf.org.uk
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Britain leading the way in fintech adoption, report shows

June 27 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Britain is leading the way in fintech adoption in the developed market, according to a new report from professional services and Big Four firm EY.

EY’s fintech adoption index showed that 42 per cent of consumers in the UK are now using fintech services. However, there has been growth worldwide when it comes to the adoption of financial technology, with usage rates being high in emerging markets such as South Africa, China, India, Brazil and Mexico.

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Metro Bank tops biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain

June 26 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Metro Bank has been named Britain’s most trusted financial provider, in the biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain. The survey was carried out by financial advice website Moneywise for the Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2017.

The challenger bank earned the top spot for the second year running, after 50,000 Moneywise readers provided feedback on major banks, insurance companies, and peer-to-peer lenders. 

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Research reveals top starting salaries for graduates

June 23 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Jobs review website Glassdoor, has revealed the top ten jobs for starting salaries.

The list highlighted the careers offering a starting salary higher than the UK’s national average of £27,600. 

 

 

 

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Employers are focusing on financial wellbeing, research shows

June 22 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from MetLife’s UK Employee Benefit Trends Study 2017, has shown employers are focusing on financial wellbeing in the workplace, with over 50 per cent saying they understand financial pressures staff face.

The research showed that 55 per cent of employees value benefits they receive at work as financial pressures rise - up by 25 per cent on MetLife’s 2015 study.

 

 

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Financial education offered by over 25% of employers

June 21 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from Employee Benefits and Staffcare has found that over 25 per cent of employers offer financial education initiatives.

The research questioned 271 employers and found that 32 per cent are planning to introduce financial education in the workplace.

 

 

 

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UK leading the way for educational technology, data shows

June 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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The UK ranks number one in Europe for venture capital and angel funding in the educational technology sector, according to London EdTech Week co-founder, and IBIS Capital Partner Benjamin Vedrenne-Cloquet.

The edtech sector is one of the fastest-growing in the UK, with angel capital and seed angel investors providing £178 million.

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Small businesses are missing out on skilled women, research shows

June 19 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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Research from professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters has shown that small businesses are missing out on skilled women, with just 12 per cent having a strategy in place to attract women returning to work after a career break.

But, businesses were found to be helping professionals returning from a break maintain a good work-life balance, with 64 per cent offering flexible hours, or the chance to work partly from home, and 70 per cent offering part-time work. 

 

 

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World’s third largest financial services firm to be headquartered in London

June 16 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

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The world’s third largest financial services firm is set to be based in London. This is following the successful merger of financial software company Misys, and payments and lending technology provider D+H. The new merger has been named Finastra.

Finastra aims to provide the largest set of banking, lending, and capital markets software to businesses globally. 

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