How fintech is revolutionising the world of coffee

As financial technology continues to revolutionise the future of banking, with more and more traditional lending institutions evacuating their concrete walls, the fintech trend appears to have infiltrated even the most mundane of human activity: drinking coffee. The vastly-known myth of coffee increasing worker productivity levels has turned into an almost divine belief, with leading […]

What you need to know about exchange rates

Whether you own property overseas, work abroad or make international money transfers to friends or family members, it is important to be aware of all the facts concerning currency exchange rates. It may sound easier to let banks oversee your money, but you could actually end up losing a great deal of money on exorbitant […]

Avoiding fees while overseas: how fintech is optimising travel

Whether you own property overseas, work abroad or make international money transfers to friends or family members, it is important to be aware of all the facts concerning currency exchange rates. It may sound easier to let banks oversee your money, but you could actually end up losing a great deal of money on exorbitant […]

UK watchdogs turn up the heat on bank IT breakdowns

British financial companies have been given a three-month deadline by UK regulators, to show their operational resilience in the likelihood of a cyber-attack or IT breakdown. After the failed IT upgrade at TSB and the recent blackout of the Visa network, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority demand that banks should report […]

How millennials are driving fintech

With fintech’s constant growth and development, adapting and keeping up with the changes is essential. While firms can benefit greatly from the use of financial technology, fintech is no longer just a comfortable alternative but a necessity in order to offer consumers more options – especially millennials, who have been accustomed to using their phones […]

The rising demand of mPOS solutions

A report from Juniper Research forecasts that by 2021, mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) systems are expected to carry out 20% of total retail transactions. The increasing presence of mPOS systems has certainly impacted retail operations, from line busting to clienteling – customers are experiencing a new and improved system of shopping. Apple stores have replaced traditional […]

Making the most out of your money when traveling

Summer holidays are a great time to travel and distance oneself from any discussion of Brexit, however, avoiding its impact on the Pound-to-Euro rate will prove to be a more challenging task. Towards the end of July 2015, being the summer before the Brexit vote, £1 bought €1.43. Last week, £1 bought €1.12. Thankfully, there […]

Barclays teams up with Cyber Security Challenge UK

Barclays is collaborating with the government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK to host an event intended at finding individuals who might be suitable for a career in cybersecurity. The Masterclass Final which will take place in London this November is the apex of nationwide face-to-face competitions, designed to identify cyber talent. Candidates will be tested through a […]

Corporations start bank payment trials across SWIFT gpi

Barclays is collaborating with the government-backed Cyber Security Challenge UK to host an event intended at finding individuals who might be suitable for a career in cybersecurity. The Masterclass Final which will take place in London this November is the apex of nationwide face-to-face competitions, designed to identify cyber talent. Candidates will be tested through a […]

Qatar residents go cashless to limit coronavirus spread

Qatar’s digital payments have surged as residents are opting for online transactions over cash payment, in a bid to limit the spread of the coronavirus.  The increase in the number of digital transactions will speed up the process of Qatar shifting towards a completely cashless society.  Due to a significant internet presence and increasing awareness […]