We are delighted to announce the return of LSBF TV this February 15th! The series was so popular last time that we just had to bring it back!Read more >>
From posted letters to instant messaging apps, the world has come a long way. The digital breeze has made everything, from shopping to reading, easily accessible.Read more >>
An integral part of the fashion industry, luxury brand management caters to the promotional needs of high-end brands, and career options in this area continue to grow in popularity. So what kind of jobs are available in luxury brand management and how can you get into it? Read on to find out.Read more >>
Android or iOS, online or traditional shopping, luxury or necessity commodities? Every consumer has different opinions on purchasing products.
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If you are considering accountancy as a career, you are more than welcome to LSBF’s PQ Conference on 23 January 2019!Read more >>
Consultants are an integral part of the corporate world who bring business improvement, management modification, strategies related to information technology (IT) and long-term plans to the table. Consultancy is an umbrella term for a varied range of activities, of which management consultancy is a part.
If you want to become a management consultant, this blog will help you understand what is in store for you.
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You might have come across the terms private equity, mergers, and acquisitions.
These terms are usually categorised under the vast umbrella of investment capital, but what do they really mean and why are they considered important in today’s time?
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Sales has become an increasingly popular career path in the last five years. As per statistics released by statista.com, the number of sales and marketing related professionals in the UK has gone up from 852,000 in 2011 to 934,000 in 2017. Since sales as a career is picking pace, more and more students are opting to pursue sales management professionally.
If you are interested in taking up sales as a career, here’s an insightful blog to help you decide.
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There have been instances where people use the terms trading and investing interchangeably.
However, in reality, these terms are poles apart in what they mean and entail. If you want to acquire a deeper understanding of the two, read on to know how they are different.
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Do you have an idea as to what Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, Bank of America Corporation, and Morgan Stanley have in common?
They are the top investment banks in the world. So what exactly are investment banks and what do they do? Read on to get an idea.
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Financial management is one of the most important aspects in business. In order to start up or even run a successful business, you will need excellent knowledge in financial management.
So what exactly is this form of management and why is it important? Read on to find out more.
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#CareersInCharity: An Interview with Brigadier Robin Bacon (Retd.), Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
As part of our #CareersInCharity series for International Day of Charity 2018, we spoke to Brigadier Robin Bacon about his work at ABF The Soldiers' Charity, what a career in the charity sector means to him, and how his MBA got him to where he is today.Read more >>
If you are creative and have a knack for business, you should think about taking up a career in marketing management. It is an exciting and dynamic career option that has recently been gaining prominence.
Read on to better understand what marketing management is all about.
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“The most successful entrepreneurs tend to start with a desire to solve an interesting problem – one that’s often driven by personal frustration.” - Roelof Botha, Sequoia Capital.
The word entrepreneur originates from the French word ‘entreprendre’, which roughly translates into undertaking a task. An entrepreneur is an individual who starts and runs a business with limited resources and planning, and is responsible for all the risks and rewards of his or her business venture.Read more >>
Competition from alternative lenders is driving banks to boost lending amounts for businesses, according to Conrad Ford, Chief Executive of SME finance aggregator Funding Options.
Barclays and NatWest/Royal Bank of Scotland are among the banks that are boosting access to finance for SMEs.Read more >>
Research from finance and accounting recruitment firm Reed Accountancy & Finance has shown that businesses in the finance sector want clarity to be provided on the UK’s exit from the EU as concerns rise among their employees.
The study, which surveyed 800 finance professionals, showed that finance firms are calling for the government to focus on securing a free trade deal during Brexit negotiations, securing employment rights for employees, and keeping membership of the single market.Read more >>
Research from mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and debt advisory firm Livingstone Partners has shown that M&A activity targeting companies in the UK increased by 13% in the second quarter of the year, with financial services being one of the main drivers of growth.
The findings showed that the UK continues to lead the way for M&A in Europe, with a total of 355 deals taking place in Q2 2018.Read more >>
The latest IHS Markit jobs report has shown that there was an increase in job vacancies for permanent staff across the UK last month, with accounting and finance being among the sectors to see a rise in demand.
The report, which is sponsored by the Recruitment & Employment Federation (REC), analysed data from the Office for National Statistics and showed that job vacancies hit a record high of 824,000, with a year-on-year rise of 50% in the three months leading up to June.Read more >>
New research from think tank Centre for London has shown that the city continues to be buoyant, despite a slowdown in its population growth and political uncertainties caused by the UK’s exit from the EU.
The analysis was published in The London Intelligence, a quarterly publication that looks at key data in the city, including employment and economic data.Read more >>
A study from data analytics firm Consumer Intelligence has highlighted the impact of technology failures in banking, with more than 40% of consumers saying that they would be put off applying to a bank that has technical issues.
The research showed that technical problems such as security issues have led to consumers being more vigilant, with more than 45% saying that they have changed their behaviour.Read more >>
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a consultation phase in its plan to create a global fintech sandbox.
The UK financial regulatory body announced plans for a global version of its domestic regulatory sandbox in February this year with the aim of tackling common cross-border issues and enabling financial technology firms to conduct tests in different countries concurrently.Read more >>
Data from HM Revenue and Customs, that was provided to financial advice firm Salisbury House Wealth, has shown that the number of millionaires aged under 30 is rising in the UK, with fintech entrepreneurs among those who are contributing to the increase.
The figures showed a 33% rise in the number of people under 30 earning an annual income of more than £1m over the past year.Read more >>
Research from FIS has shown that digital-first banks are outperforming the world’s top 50 banks when it comes to customer services such as security and privacy.
The Performance Against Customer Expectations (PACE) study surveyed thousands of banking consumers from the UK, the US, Germany and India to identify the most important performance indicators in banking and to rank the performance of service providers against consumer expectations.Read more >>
A report from Universities UK, an advocacy organisation for universities in the UK, has highlighted the importance of university education and the continued upgrading of skills to the UK economy.
The study, entitled Solving future skills challenges, showed that challenges, such as the UK’s exit from the EU and the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence, are driving demand for higher skills.Read more >>
Research from comparison website GoCompare Money has shown that contactless payments have become the top choice for UK adults, with more than 75% using this method of payment in the past year.
The study explored payment trends and found that UK adults now favour contactless payments over traditional payment methods, with more than 19 million people in the UK using contactless payments for purchases under £30.Read more >>