There has been a rapid increase in the size and number of investments into UK fintechs with the likes of Monzo and Revolut leading the charge. Interestingly, it is not just the VC funds driving this; banks are also investing or in many cases, acquiring fintech companies outright.
An increasing number of European banks and their supervisory authorities are being drawn into money laundering allegations.According to the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) the latest allegations on ‘Troika Laundromat’
UNESCO World Heritage Sites are deemed to have special cultural or physical significance; because they are valuable, they should be protected. Some financial-services firms are ensuring that the loans they make will not impede but promote sustainable economic development around the world, especially on WHSs. Standard Chartered is one such company that places its responsibility to protect these precious sites above indiscriminately seeking new business as part of its brand promise to be Here for good.
Brent crude prices have seen a consistent decline from well over $100 per barrel in 2014 to less than $30 from the beginning of 2016. Based on oil prices that had been rising for more than a decade prior to 2015, energy companies made massive investments in drilling and exploration.