60 seconds with a member of the finest recruitment team in London. Meet Carla... *What’s your name, and who do you recruit (and where if appropriate?) – Carla Coelho. The best people in the world (several areas) in the least boring company in the world!
Our previous article on the gender pay gap looked at the issue of pay disparity still prevalent between men and women in the corporate sector. We focused mainly on the potential solutions and what candidates and recruitment firms can do to ensure pay scale parity. The glass ceiling
The corporate world offers great career opportunities to millions of young people joining the workforce every year. It’s a chance for them to gain financial independence and learn dozens of basic skills that will help them throughout their careers. But for every great opportunity, there are challenges to overcome. And in many cases these hurdles are unfair and discriminatory. For example, millions of women can face the glass ceiling, an invisible barrier to career advancement, or a very visible gender pay gap, which is the subject of this article.
60 seconds with a member of the finest recruitment team in London. Meet Gareth... *What’s your name, and who do you recruit? - Gareth Mortimer, Internal Audit and Global Finance *Do you have any other responsibilities in the Company? - Yes, I help look after our CRM and web platforms *What’s your favourite part of being a Recruiter at Renaix? - Exciting clients and fun culture in the team
The overall regulatory burden is ever increasing and with it the cost of compliance and penalties for regulatory failure. This means that companies must dedicate a huge amount of capital and human resources to ensure strict compliance. As the World Bank estimates, almost 8% of GDP in advanced economies is allocated to regulatory compliance.
In one of our previous articles, we looked at Europe’s Revised Payment Services Directive – a mechanism designed to revolutionise how payments are made across the EU. The system essentially allows for third party developers to tap into a bank’s core systems using secure APIs and offer all kinds of value added services. It not only benefits retail customers but businesses as well by offering more powerful ways to manage trade finance, cash management and other finance functions.
The total market capitalisation of all cryptocurrencies combined is more than USD 430 billion as of April 2018. The crypto phenomenon has gained a huge number of diehard supporters as well as some very harsh critics. Irrespective of which side of the divide one’s own personal feelings may lie, cryptos have gained both a substantial presence in certain investment portfolios and become the darling of fintech start-ups.
The European Commission and other regulatory bodies issue dozens of new guidelines and directives every year. At first glance, PSD2 might seem like just another one of those directives which simply tweaks a few things in the background. However, it is anything but that - PSD2 has been designed to revolutionise the way payments are made. And it does so not by working in the background but by fundamentally altering the front-end experience.
Finance professionals spend a great deal of time with the planning, budgeting and forecasting (PBF) process. This requires tremendous resources both in terms of computing power, personnel and time. In order to make the process faster and more efficient, big data and analytics is generally utilitised within fintech applications. Download the Renaix guide to big data, analytics and fintech here
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have become an almost daily presence in financial and technology news cycles. These cryptocurrencies however are just one of the many possible applications of blockchain technology. Blockchain itself is a backbone technology much like the internet on which other applications like email, e-commerce and online streaming etc are built. Cryptocurrencies therefore are just one such application of blockchain technology. There are thousands of other potential applications already in development throughout the world.