Spanish banks appear to be on the up, especially when compared to last year. The banking sector continues to suffer…
In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the relationship between banks and the public cloud. While financial institutions were initially reluctant to embrace the technology, they are now amongst the most likely to do so. According the Culture of Innovation Index, recently published by ACI Worldwide and Ovum
Every finance department is facing the same challenge, no matter their size, expertise or industry. New technologies are entering the workplace, changing the way we work and completely upending business models. Nowadays, consumers are ‘always on,’ demanding rapid service and communications. People want to subscribe to products, rather than buy them. Even investors are asking a lot, for example insisting companies precisely predict demand to keep the bottom line lean.
Banks increased their recruitment of temporary Accounting & Finance professionals across both Regulatory Reporting and Product Control as the summer hiring lull ended. A number of external factors have played a key role so far this year, not least Brexit uncertainty and the impact of IR35 on longer term contract opportunities.
5G digital cellular network technology is one step up from 4G and LTE, so what’s the big deal? A lot, apparently, as 5G promises to deliver speeds 200 times greater than LTE. For the investor, when considering any potentially ground-breaking technology, the question remains, “When to jump in?” The answer may depend on whether he/she seeks short- or long-term gains. As a long-term bet, anyway, 5G looks like a shoo-in.
Legitimate cannabis businesses face challenges accessing financial services in the United States, with the substance being legal in some states but banned at the federal level. Most banks don’t want to touch them, even in states in which marijuana is legal. The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives recently passed the SAFE Banking Act to address some of these issues, but there is no guarantee that it will survive the Republican-dominated Senate.
Organisations across the world increasingly expect global access to finance in real-time. They also expect finance to be consistently available in a way that works for them in any country and currency, without the process being held up by the historical constraints of national boundaries.
Abandoned transactions are a serious concern for online businesses. However, could the adverse effects of card declines be removed if a consumer was prompted to pay with cash when their card wasn’t accepted?
When stress and tension overwhelm us, it’s natural to seek an escape hatch. In this month’s travel feature, we take you on a tour of wellness retreats around the globe that unapologetically combine luxury accommodations with the most effective techniques of this world to soothe the inner self. Travelling from the Swiss Alps to private Cambodian islands, this jaunt covers the cream of the crop of self-indulgent spa sanctuaries.
The Lotus Evija and the Pininfarina Battista Lead the World into a Fast and Brave but Characterless Future
The future has arrived in the form of two electric sports cars, the Lotus Evija and the Pininfarina Battista, that have raced into the outer limits of electric-car production. These two hyper-cars break records as if they were match sticks. Supercar enthusiasts will love the power, the handling, the sheer speed but may miss some of what made sports cars fun: the sounds and smells of revving monstrous internal-combustion engines.