N26 and Vaamo German financial-technology startups N26 and Vaamo are collaborating on a service that enables users to make stock-market investments through an app. Published on July 26, 2016 12:00 pm Why it matters Financial technology start-ups have been encroaching on traditional banking sectors and now digitally-oriented fintechs are also invading the world of investing. Facts Berlin-based N26 – known until last week as Number26 – says it has attracted 200,000 customers in 18 months. Frankfurt-based Vaamo aims to have 1 million customers within five years. Established financial institutions such as Deutsche Bank have shown a readiness to cooperate with fintechs too. Pdf From the outside, the fintech business seems a bit like playing with toy blocks. Start with one, then add one after another, and at some point a new, colorful construction exists. With the financial startup N26 – known until last week as Number26 – the first … [Read more...] about Fintechs Team Up On Investment App
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0 Have your say It’s well into evening, but builders are still moving in and out of the old arcade at the back of the Caird Hall at speed. A restaurant needs to be built, a bar must open, the clock is ticking as the city’s countdown to the opening of the V&A Dundee on 15 September intensifies. The arcade, which closed in the early 1980s, was where Dundonians once picked up their half-loafs, potted houghs, ribbons, buttons or maybe a roll of linoleum. Children would return again and again for a shot on Champion the Wonder Horse and a free lolly, if they sang along to the theme tune.While the arcade recalls the city’s past for many, today the building looks directly to the future.Its new customers will have a clear view across Slessor Gardens to Kengo Kuma’s £80 million V&A Dundee, the bold symbol of the city’s renewal that looks out onto the Tay like a vast ship waiting for its next journey. St Andrews Brewing Company has reportedly … [Read more...] about Insight: How the new V&A helped Dundee get its mojo back
Duncan Forbes, NSFT director of human resources and organisaitonal deveopment (left), and Stuart Richardson, chief operating officer. Photo: NSFT NSFT Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) has appointed two new directors. Stuart Richardson has been appointed as chief operating officer, while Duncan Forbes is the trust’s new director of human resources and organisational development. Both will take up their roles in the summer. Mr Richardson will be responsible for helping to drive the trust’s improvement plans while maintaining an emphasis on performance. He joins NSFT from his current role as managing director of mental health and specialist services with Pennine Care Foundation Trust, where he has successfully introduced a cultural change programme to support quality improvement and financial sustainability. A registered learning disability nurse, he has also held senior roles in the trust’s community services and learning disability service. He said: … [Read more...] about New directors appointed at mental health trust
Boris Johnson has told Theresa May the UK must come “fully out” of the EU customs union, amid growing concern among Brexiteers about the UK's future relationship with the trading bloc. The foreign secretary said his recent trip to South America highlighted the potential for new trade deals with countries that are "realms of gold", but warned there was “absolute unanimity” that Britain would be a “valid trading partner” only if it leaves the customs union. It comes as Eurosceptic MPs warned the prime minister over the Cabinet’s decision to agree a “backstop” option that would see the UK retain the same tariffs as the customs union for a limited time if no other deal on the Northern Irish border is agreed. Leading Brexiteer Jacob Rees-Mogg called the potential solution “a real problem” and urged Ms May to take a tougher stance in negotiations with Brussels. Read more Jacob Rees-Mogg takes aim at … [Read more...] about Brexit: UK must ‘come fully out’ of EU customs union, Boris Johnson says amid mounting Brexiteer concerns
During the coalition years, Iain Duncan Smith came up with a plan: if unemployed people went on a demonstration, and the police stopped them for any reason, the officer should pass their names on to the Department for Work and Pensions, which could then freeze their benefits. After all, the minister’s reasoning went, if you had time to protest, you weren’t actively seeking work. This was just one of the many David Cameron-era Tory proposals that the Liberal Democrats quashed before it ever saw the light of day. Every Lib Dem who worked in the coalition, whether as a minister or a special adviser, has a horror story about a policy they stopped or watered down – and usually the papers to prove it, too. And so from time to time, Vince Cable’s team needs to respond to a news story by plundering their archives for anti-Tory material. A month or so ago, a former Lib Dem staffer got a phone call from the party’s press operation: could someone answer some … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Why the Brexiteers have no mandate for leaving the EU customs union What has happened to the Liberal Democrats?