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Sadiq Khan to make London the best place to work

Sadiq Khan to make London the best place to work

Sadiq Khan has announced that he aims to make London the best place in the world to work, by tackling inequality and improving workplace conditions.

Khan is encouraging employers to sign up to his Good Work Standard and calling for input that will promote better employment practices.

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UK challenger banks continuing to grow, rankings show

UK challenger banks continuing to grow, rankings show

Challenger banks in the UK are continuing to grow and outperform established banks, according to The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking for 2017.

The rankings showed a significant improvement in challenger banks such as Aldermore and Metro Bank, despite difficulties in the market.

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Deloitte launches workshops with Pure to support finance professionals

Deloitte launches workshops with Pure to support finance professionals

Professional services and Big Four company Deloitte has launched the first workshop of its Future FD Programme, which is run in partnership with professional recruitment company Pure.

The Future FD Programme has been running for seven years and focuses on the career progression of the next generation of finance professionals by helping them to become financial directors.

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People in a “career” feel happier, research shows

People in a “career” feel happier, research shows

Research commissioned by GSM London has highlighted the differences in attitudes between UK adults who say that they have a “career” and those who feel that they just have a “job.”

The research surveyed 1,000 adults in full-time and part-time employment and found that those who feel that the work that they do is just a job are unhappy, with 30 per cent of workers with a job being unhappy compared to just 11 per cent of those with a career.

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Women in Finance awards recognises talented women

July 03 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Women in Finance awards recognises talented women

Talented women in the finance sector have been recognised at the Women in Finance Awards 2017, which took place in London last week.

The awards are the European finance industry’s largest diversity-led event, with 119 finalists from a wide range of sectors in the industry being celebrated this year, including accountancy and banking.

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What is a marketing degree?

June 30 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What is a marketing degree?

A marketing degree is an undergraduate or postgraduate qualification that explores a wide range of topics, such as market research, marketing strategy, consumer behaviour, advertising, and public relations. 

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What can you do with a marketing degree?

June 30 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

What can you do with a marketing degree?

Getting a marketing degree can open the door to many different career paths, as you’ll develop a broad and increasingly valuable set of skills.

For example, a specialised online marketing degree will give you highly transferable skills, and a knowledge of marketing strategy is an extremely desirable trait in the vast majority of organisations. 

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£70 million regeneration plan for London launched

£70 million regeneration plan for London launched

A £70 million regeneration plan to support growth and community development in London has been launched by the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan.

The Good Growth Fund, which is part of “A City For All Londoners”, a document that outlines Khan’s growth plans for the city, will help to improve London’s community and support innovative projects that create new jobs.

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Learning new skills could boost earning potential, according to survey

Learning new skills could boost earning potential, according to survey

Research from e-commerce marketplace Groupon has found that 44 per cent of people in Britain believe that having further training and taking courses to learn new skills could help to significantly boost their earning potential.

The research found that 30 per cent of UK workers have actively boosted their skills by taking extra training and gaining qualifications over the past five years.

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APSCo research shows increase in permanent job vacancies

June 28 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

APSCo research shows increase in permanent job vacancies

Research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has shown an increase in the number of permanent vacancies in the UK.

The data showed that permanent vacancies for professional jobs increased by 1 per cent in May 2017, whilst permanent roles in finance and engineering increased by 7 per cent and 5 per cent respectively.

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More Brits are using digital banking, research shows

More Brits are using digital banking, research shows

More Brits are using digital banking to pay bills and manage their accounts, according to research from Swedish fintech company Trustly.

The research found that the UK is falling behind other countries when it comes to embracing online banking, but showed that Brits are still accessing their online bank accounts in record numbers.

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#StartUpSpotlight: Biowatch

June 27 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

#StartUpSpotlight: Biowatch

With a growing role in the economy and the ability to create new markets, start-ups continue to bring innovation to business. 

To reflect all the latest developments in this section of the market, we are pleased to bring back our successful StartUp Spotlight column, exploring the latest new ideas.

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Britain leading the way in fintech adoption, report shows

Britain leading the way in fintech adoption, report shows

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

Metro Bank tops biggest survey of financial consumers in Britain

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

Research reveals top starting salaries for graduates

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

Employers are focusing on financial wellbeing, research shows

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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Santander moves into private banking sector with new service

June 21 ,2017 | by Hari Sri

Santander moves into private banking sector with new service

Santander has moved into the private banking sector with the launch of a new service for the bank’s high-end clients.

Santander Private will be aimed at customers that have investments and savings of more than £500,000 or a yearly income of more than £250,000.

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Financial education offered by over 25% of employers

Financial education offered by over 25% of employers

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

UK leading the way for educational technology, data shows

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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Travelling could help make UK adults more employable, research shows

June 19 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Travelling could help make UK adults more employable, research shows

Travelling could help UK adults to gain invaluable skills and make them more employable, according to research from hostel booking website Hostelworld.

The research surveyed 1,000 people in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, South Korea and Brazil, and found that 64 per cent of UK adults and 82 per cent of employers believe that travelling can make people more employable.

 

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Small businesses are missing out on skilled women, research shows

Small businesses are missing out on skilled women, research shows

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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5 ways to fund your MBA

June 16 ,2017 | by LSBF Blog Staff

5 ways to fund your MBA

An MBA qualification is highly desirable – not least for the potential boost to salary and career opportunities for graduates.

Luckily, when it comes to funding your course, there are options.

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

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

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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REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a review that brings together leading employers, academics, and labour market experts to help recruiters and employers to prepare for challenges in the labour market.

The Future of Jobs commission will aim to provide insight to the new UK government about how demographic and technological changes will impact the UK labour market.

 

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REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a review that brings together leading employers, academics, and labour market experts to help recruiters and employers to prepare for challenges in the labour market.

The Future of Jobs commission will aim to provide insight to the new UK government about how demographic and technological changes will impact the UK labour market.

 

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