Its striking open-plan branches will stay open longer than any other bank. Tellers will be at their desks from eight in the morning until eight at night from Monday to Friday and, in a move that will rock the industry, branches will be open all day on Saturday and Sunday. And another convenience? Every branch will have customer toilets. … [Read more...] about Metro Bank looks back to the future
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“For Ghana to suggest that they will turn off the internet, in addition to other countries that have done it like Uganda, Zimbabwe, DRC, Burundi, Chad and others, that’s worrying,” says Okolloh, who co-founded Ushahidi, a crowd-sourced crisis-mapping tool that first tracked the violence that followed Kenya’s 2007 election. … [Read more...] about Can the internet reboot Africa?
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The first Nido tower, with 1,000 beds, was opened that year in King’s Cross, London, followed in 2010 by a 33-floor tower in Spitalfields, east London with a 24-hour gym and a pizza vending machine. Nido was sold to the property firm Round Hill Capital six years later. … [Read more...] about Blackstone pays record £4.7bn for student housing firm iQ
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