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Safeguarding London’s FinTech crown

London’s status as the world’s FinTech capital has been the subject of numerous panel debates at industry events. At the recent FT Banking Summit, the...

Knowing when to show them the money

I’ve written a number of pieces over the last couple of months about the way in which the accountancy industry is being changed and...

Becoming a professional chameleon 4 tips for accountants working with SMEs

As an accounting professional working with small businesses, you have the opportunity to become a professional chameleon, offering counsel far beyond your traditional remit.Working...

2016: The Year of the Unicorns

It was venture capitalist Aileen Lee who first coined the term “unicorn” to describe a private technology firm valued at over US$1 billion. The...

Aussie rules: a new fintech superpower

Most commentators agree that London has firmly established itself as the world’s premier fintech hub. The UK capital benefits from a supportive government, and...

Transparency and trust: alternative finance is anchored in traditional values

It has been another difficult month for the banking sector. Swiss prosecutors have raided the offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC to aid...

Finance ready to evolve in 2015

Lending Club’s successful IPO ensured that 2014 ended on a high note for the peer-to-peer (P2P) lending industry. The largest platform in the US...

Charting a Course Out of Dark Waters?

The accounting industry will be aware of the allegations of failures of culture and conduct that continue to surface within the banking sector -...

Savings revolution – government consults on game-changing £15,000 P2P ISA

The government has finally published its much anticipated consultation on how peer-to-peer (P2P) loans will be included within Individual Savings Accounts (ISAs). It has been...

Barbarians at the gate? Or the making of an industry?

The dam has given way and the large institutions have arrived in UK peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. Earlier this month – amidst much media fanfare -...

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ICAEW: Political stability vital for strong financial leadership

Commenting on the Public Sector Finances for May 2017, published today by the ONS, Ross Campbell, ICAEW Public Sector Director, said: In the wake of...

Number One Employer for Social Mobility is…

Grant Thornton UK LLP has been recognised for its significant action to improve social mobility in the workplace.   In what is believed to be...

AICPA Praises House for Passing Mobile Workforce Bill

The AICPA applauded the U.S. House of Representatives today for passing the Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017, H.R. 1393.  The bill would simplify state...