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HSBC becomes first UK bank to launch Open Banking app

May 11 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

HSBC becomes first UK bank to launch Open Banking app

HSBC has become the first big bank in the UK to launch an Open Banking app after more than six months of testing a beta version.

The app, which is called Connected Money, follows PSD2 and Open Banking regulations, which require banks to provide third parties with access to consumers’ financial data with their permission.

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Research reveals main priorities of banks in 2018

May 11 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Research reveals main priorities of banks in 2018

Research from UK and offshore company formation agents Turner Little has revealed the top priorities of global banks in 2018.

The company analysed the “Global Banking Outlook 2018” report from professional services and Big Four firm EY, which surveyed 221 financial institutions across 29 markets and found that bankers are feeling positive about boosting their financial performance this year.

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Business confidence reaches two-year high, according to ICAEW

May 09 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Business confidence reaches two-year high, according to ICAEW

The latest Business Confidence Monitor (BCM) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has shown that business confidence in the UK has reached its highest level in two years.

The BCM surveyed more than 1,000 chartered accountants between January and April 2018 and found that confidence increased to 7 points in the second quarter of the year, up from -1 in the first quarter, whilst optimism amongst companies that are exporting also increased.

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Trust in UK banks reaches highest level since 2012

May 09 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Trust in UK banks reaches highest level since 2012

A new study from management consulting firm Accenture has shown that trust in UK banks has reached its highest level since 2012.

The company’s UK Financial Services Customer survey 2018 surveyed more than 4,500 people in the UK who use banking, wealth management and insurance services and found that consumer trust in banks has increased over the past couple of years, rising by 11%.

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More UK consumers are using financial apps, study shows

May 09 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

More UK consumers are using financial apps, study shows

A study from money management app Yolt has shown that more consumers in the UK are using financial apps to help them keep control of their finances.

The research showed that 70% of UK consumers are now using financial apps, up from nearly 40% in 2016.

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British Business Bank to help small businesses boost UK economy

May 08 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

British Business Bank to help small businesses boost UK economy

British Business Bank is to provide support for small businesses in the UK by taking its CRM system to phase two.

The system will provide small businesses with more access to financial markets, enabling them to grow their company, create more jobs and boost the UK economy.

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Businesses optimistic about future growth, according to BDO Index

May 08 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Businesses optimistic about future growth, according to BDO Index

A report from accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has shown that businesses in the UK continue to be optimistic about their future growth, despite a drop in business output.

BDO’s Output Index showed that UK business output dropped from 100.05 in March to 99.97 last month, which was below the long-term growth trend of 100. However, the company’s Optimism Index found that businesses continued to feel confident about their financial prospects.

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Fintech expected to bring 30,000 jobs to UK

May 01 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Fintech expected to bring 30,000 jobs to UK

Research from Innovate Finance and WPI Economics has shown that fintech could help to boost employment in the UK, with the industry creating 30,000 new jobs over the next ten years and the number of people employed in the sector expected to reach 100,000 by 2030.

The report highlighted the importance of global talent to the UK’s fintech sector and called for a flexible immigration policy to be put in place to prevent the UK from losing over £350 million.

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Lord Mayor of London to help strengthen finance sector links

April 27 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Lord Mayor of London to help strengthen finance sector links

The Lord Mayor of London, Charles Bowman, is to help strengthen the City of London’s trade links with Chile.

Bowman, who is also the global ambassador for the UK’s financial and professional services industry, will be visiting Chile to meet with business leaders, trade bodies and regulators to talk about how the City of London can in tandem with businesses in Chile as they look to invest in boosting growth both domestically and overseas.

 

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ICAEW to help small businesses have better access to accountants

April 27 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

ICAEW to help small businesses have better access to accountants

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) is collaborating with business support firm Enterprise Nation to create a new business advisor platform aimed at small businesses in the UK.

The platform will provide small companies and entrepreneurs with better access to accountants and business advisors, enabling them to receive the valuable support and advice that they need to boost their chances of being successful.

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Research shows increase in accountancy jobs and salaries

April 25 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Research shows increase in accountancy jobs and salaries

Research from CV-Library has shown an increase in jobs and salaries in the accountancy sector in the first quarter of 2018.

The study compared the number of job applications, jobs and salaries in Q1 with the first and fourth quarter of 2017 and found that the number of jobs in the accounting sector increased by nearly a quarter year-on-year.

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Emerging markets lead fintech deals in first quarter of 2018

April 25 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Emerging markets lead fintech deals in first quarter of 2018

Figures from machine intelligence platform CB Insights have shown a record rise in the number of global financial technology deals in the first quarter of 2018, with emerging markets leading the way.

The Global Fintech Report showed that the number of fintechs that secured funding in Q1 2018 stood at 323, up from 286 in the final quarter of 2017.

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APSCo figures show increase in financial services jobs

April 24 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

APSCo figures show increase in financial services jobs

The latest figures from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) have shown an increase in permanent placements, with financial services showing a higher than average increase in permanent hiring.

The figures, which focus on professional recruitment in the UK, showed that permanent placements increased for the 13th month running, with a rise of 9% - a sustained growth that doesn’t look like slowing down anytime soon.

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Report urges UK finance firms to fight cybercrime

April 23 ,2018 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Report urges UK finance firms to fight cybercrime

A report from professional services and Big Four firm KPMG and industry body UK Finance has urged finance firms in the UK to work together to fight cybercrime.

The report stated that a revamped approach is needed as cybercrime becomes a growing threat to the financial sector.

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MBA or Master of Finance?

December 18 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

MBA or Master of Finance?

MBA or Master of Finance? Which degree is the best for you and your career?

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UK universities commit to online learning

November 21 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

UK universities commit to online learning

Last month, Times Higher Education reported that they expect over half of the 120 mainstream UK universities to commit strategically to online learning in the coming year.

It seems to mark a moment of intensifying e-learning growth in the UK - even more so as institutions aim to reach out to the global marketplace.

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Join our live online learning webinar and get your questions answered!

November 02 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Join our live online learning webinar and get your questions answered!

Here at London School of Business & Finance, we live and breathe online learning, and we’re passionate about making sure that all of our students stay up to date with the latest developments and resources available when studying our programmes online.

On Monday November 6 at 18:00 CET, we’ll be hosting a Facebook Live webinar to introduce you to the amazing features available on our online programmes.

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Why choose an MBA after an engineering degree?

October 16 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Why choose an MBA after an engineering degree?

An MBA has become the prized higher education goal for those looking to accelerate their careers and develop the management skills needed to lead their industries.

The versatility of a Master of Business Administration means that graduates from all disciplines - science, humanities, technology, and engineering - can supplement their bachelor’s studies to take their careers to the next level.

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5 ways to beat ACCA results day nerves

October 12 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 ways to beat ACCA results day nerves

With your ACCA grades just about to arrive, we thought we’d suggest a few proven tactics for combatting results day anxiety.

We hope you’re about to get the news you’ve been hoping for!

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‘Target 70% Higher Education participation by 2035’, UK Govt. urged

October 12 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

‘Target 70% Higher Education participation by 2035’, UK Govt. urged

A chapter by the director of the Higher Education Policy Institute, Nick Hillman, has caused a stir with its proposal that the UK should set a target for 70% of young people to be enrolled in higher education by 2035.

The proposal, found in A New Blue Book, is likely to ruffle the feathers within the Conservative Government, whose policies the publication is aimed at influencing.

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Online MBAs leading the way in digital degrees

October 06 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Online MBAs leading the way in digital degrees

The online digital degree movement is gaining momentum, and looks increasingly set to take us into a new education paradigm.

Nowhere is this more apparent than with the wildly popular MBA, which has become the must-have qualification for aspiring business aficionados.

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#StartUpSpotlight: Hot Since 91

October 03 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: Hot Since 91

This month, Gold Mokwe - founder of Hot Since 91 - shares the story of how she brings nostalgic flair to events.

Hot Since 91 is a curated range of events and creative content with a social aim of bringing about diversity and unity through nostalgia. 

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Lyft drive ahead with online learning platform Udacity

September 27 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

Lyft drive ahead with online learning platform Udacity

For many of us, self-driving cars still seem like a distant reality, confined to the realms of Silicon Valley. However, the strides being made in this field are making it look increasingly likely we are heading for a future where self-driving cars dominate our roads.

Supported by developing e-learning platforms, companies such as Lyft are looking to get more people involved in contributing to the future of private, and potentially public transport.

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#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

September 05 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: AdSnap

In this edition of StartUp Spotlight, we meet AdSnap co-founder Thomas Lawrence.

AdSnap provides brands and advertising agencies the technology to measure the effectiveness of their offline advertising. 

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#StartUpSpotlight: GLOBCOIN®

August 04 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: GLOBCOIN®

Hélie d’Hautefort tells StartUp Spotlight about his idea for a new way to move money and pay abroad: no matter the country or the currency, GLOBCOIN® will keep you covered.

GLOBCOIN® is a fintech start-up based in London and Geneva which specialises in multi-currency payment. 

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