Finance

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SMEs ‘turn to crowdfunding to fuel growth out of the pandemic’

SMEs ARE more likely to choose non-traditional ways of accessing capital, including crowdfunding (32 percent) or offering investment opportunities to employees (30 percent), than...
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Security and gambling sector: ‘costly’ directive gains ground

OPERATORS in the gaming and gambling sector are on average 66 percent of the way through their fifth anti-money laundering directive (5MLD) implementation programmes. That...
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An ill-wind for Visa quickly blows in Mastercard’s favour

AMAZON has told customers in the UK that it will stop accepting Visa credit cards early next year because of high transaction fees. The retail...
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Move over, Punxsutawney Phil, there’s a new rodent on the block

By HAL WILLIAMS RIGHT, here’s a story right up the BV alley. A German hamster named Mr Goxx — in solidarity with this exceptional rodent,...
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Fintech scholarship: hunt for British talent

THE FINTECH industry is facing a talent shortage which is of growing concern — and a UK company has announced the return of a...
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Surprise as hacker returns millions and pledges to pay everything back

THE HACKER behind a major cryptocurrency heist has returned almost half of the stolen assets, worth £433m. The firm that was hacked, Poly Network, appealed...
Buzz Lightyear

‘Commission-free’ investment platform expected in Q3 2021

FINTECH start-up Lightyear is offering Europe’s first commission-free investment platform. Set to start rolling out in Q3 2021, Lightyear marries multi-currency accounts with unlimited access...
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Bitcoin: timing is everything, and there are clues to follow

ANYONE following the British public’s interest when buying and selling Bitcoin this year would have made a 27 percent profit — equivalent to £8,602.37...
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Brum beats the drum as Goldman Sachs comes to town

GOLDMAN Sachs is opening a new office in Birmingham — a move welcomed by Neil Rami, CEO of the West Midlands Growth Company. Rami’s investment...
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Active Capital Reinsurance — pioneer emerges from pandemic stronger, and set...

DESPITE the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Active Capital Reinsurance (Active RE) has seen continued global expansion and diversification. The company's team has been faced...