Category: Finance

Will cryptocurrencies ever go mainstream?

Author: Joanne Frearson

Despite their popularity, banks have failed to embrace them. Why?             Ever since  bitcoin  was created in 2009, there has been an explosion of cryptocurrencies on the market. Exchanges have been created and billions of dollars invested... Read more

Making payments conversational

Author: Joanne Frearson

As the high street struggles, retailers are turning towards “conversational” e-commerce to improve revenues and give customers new experiences. Sangeetha Narasimhan, Marketing Director at Ingenico, says payment processes need to be streamlined to such an extent that customers practically don’t... Read more

Bancassurance: insurtech inside

Author: webeditor

Insurance is in a deep wave of change, and we have decided to play an active role in this transformation of the sector. The name of this change is insurtech, which is going to be the way in which innovation... Read more

Determined to innovate evolve and thrive

Author: webeditor

Steve White, CEO of BIBA, reflects on the 2018 conference and explains why innovation needs to be a keystone of broker strategy. As you might imagine, the BIBA conference is a major annual project for our organisation and for many... Read more

Seven questions you need to ask about bitcoin

Author: webeditor

With bitcoin now worth 800 per cent above its initial valuation, is the superhero cryptocurrency in danger of becoming a supervillain? What is bitcoin?  A currency, a system – and the next big thing everywhere, according to most news outlets.... Read more

Turning the tide

Author: webeditor

Why small business thrives again on the British seaside They were once the go-to beach resorts for UK families to holiday at over the summer for many years, but scores of British seaside towns have had to reinvent themselves after... Read more

Reader: International trade for SMEs declining

Author: webeditor

International trade by UK SMEs was in decline by 50 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared with the same quarter in 2016, according to a study by WorldFirst. JD Alois’s article in Crowdfund Insider suggests the number... Read more

How to lure the big investors of Silicon Valley

Author: webeditor

Attracting investment can be one of the hardest things for a start-up to do today, but if you have a clear value proposition it might be easier than you think It began as a tiny start-up headquartered in Luxembourg, but... Read more