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Follow our blog for expert insights into the FinTech sector. Read on for articles, news and thought leadership pieces on a selection of trending topics, including AI, VR, and robotics.

I was 14 years old when I put my August 1986 copy of Seventeen magazine in the trash. I remember it well. I was at my family’s beach house close to Cape Cod. It was the ‘Back to School’ issue. Jennifer Connelly was on the cover. She looked beautiful, tall and slim with long thick
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Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior City Correspondent, Yahoo Finance UK The head of artificial intelligence (AI) at one of the world’s largest asset managers has said Facebook’s (FB) recent record on user data is a “catastrophe.” Charles Radclyffe, the head of AI at Fidelity Asset Management appeared on a panel discussing “Ethics, privacy, and independence in the
Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior City Correspondent, Yahoo Finance UK Upskilling. Continuous learning. In-work training. Whatever you call it, top bankers agree that finance workers will have to keep learning across their careers if they want to stay relevant — and keep their jobs — in a fast-changing industry. “I think one of increasing skill sets of
Oscar Williams-Grut, Senior City Correspondent, Yahoo Finance UK Is diversity just about race, gender, culture, religion, and sexuality? Not according to Barclays’ Kirsty Rutter. The chief innovation officer of Barclays UK was asked about how banks and finance firms can improve their diversity efforts at the FintechTalents conference this week in London. Rutter said she
StepLadder came to FinTECHTalents this year to show the community that Generation Rent can get on the property ladder via money circles. What does StepLadder do – what problem are you solving? We’re helping First Time buyers own their own home faster (& better)! We are here to fix a broken system for generation rent.

FinTECHTalents 2018 Day 1 – In Pictures

  We hope you had as much fun attending, learning and experiencing the launch of FinTECHTalents as we did. Here are some highlights from Day 1 of the Ultimate FinTech Festival in pictures.  
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I was sitting on a pallet late in the afternoon of of Day 2 of FinTECHTalents – the event was *almost* finished. The last sessions were winding down in the streams, the final FinTech companies were telling their stories on stage, one of our awesome live music acts was still entertaining the crowds while students
When he is not gardening or programming ‘for fun’, Jin Chen, CEO of String Funding is working on developing a crowdfunding platform based on Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and smart contracts. The creation of a token, using blockchain technology, significantly reduces transaction cost. The tokens created through the purchasing transactions on String Funding are backed
PushFor demonstrates the power of security by design to mitigate risks in the mergers & acquisitions process. Pushing – rather than sending sensitive information – allows mobile executives to collaborate and share sensitive information safely. Mike Williams, CEO, Pushfor Mergers and acquisitions take place every day (there were 2,183 globally in 2017 alone) with a
Around 15 months ago Victor Cruz had an idea. That was FinTECHTalents. The idea was that this event would bring together, not only FinTech innovators from startups, growth companies and incumbent financial institutions, but also computer science students from the UK and Europe’s top universities. This event would not be an event at all, but
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