Tag Archives: United Kingdom

30Sep/21

Blockchain Algorithms Submit Paperwork for Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Trading Licence

Blockchain Algorithms have applied for a Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) UK trading licence, enabling the firm to offer FSCS-protected deposits and investment services for customers. Continue reading

07Sep/21

FICO Survey: UK Borrowers 31 Percent More Likely to Open Account Digitally Than in 2020

A new study in the UK by analytics software firm FICO shows that UK consumers today are 31 percent more likely to open an account digitally than a year ago. However, the surprising outliers in the rush to digital-first account opening are Generation Z (Gen Z). Financial education is key as it appears that digital savviness is not enough to counter the need for in-person help and advice when selecting banking providers. Continue reading

06Sep/21

Business Collaboration Boost in First Irish Trade Mission to the UK, as Economies Emerge from Pandemic, Led by Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD visited the UK today for the start of a three-country trade mission focused on greater trade collaboration which goes on to France and Germany. With London being the first leg of the trade mission, it signifies the importance of the partnership with the UK as the neighbouring market to Ireland and the strength of the long-standing trading relationship in place between the two countries. Continue reading

24Aug/21

UCAS Announces Major Core Technology Contract with Infosys

Infosys (NSE: INFY) (BSE: INFY) (NYSE: INFY), a global leader in next-generation digital services and consulting, today announced the signing of a new minimum three-year contract with UCAS, the admissions service for UK higher education. Continue reading

23Aug/21

Code Ninjas Partners with Absorb Software to Train, Increase Kid Coders

Code Ninjas, the largest and fastest growing kids coding franchise in the world, has recently partnered with Absorb Software to better support their franchisees. Utilizing Absorb Software to integrate written materials and videos to enhance training was a benefit to hundreds of Code Ninjas locations in the US, Canada, and UK. Continue reading

11Aug/21

The Linux Foundation and Fintech Open Source Foundation Announce the Agenda for Open Source Strategy Forum London 2021, Oct 4-5

The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, and co-host Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), a nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate adoption of open source software, standards and best practices in financial services, today announced the conference agenda for Open Source Strategy Forum London 2021 (OSSF). The event takes place October 4-5 in London, England. The schedule can be viewed here. Continue reading

13Jul/21

Three in five young people from lower income households think their life goals are unachievable

Tesco –7 July 2021

• New report finds that post-pandemic young people nationwide have lowered their ambitions

• ‘Outlook inequality’ is holding many back. Young people from lower income families have less optimism, less career ambition and feel less equipped to compete in the job market

• Tesco commits to help over 45,000 young people jumpstart their career and build employability skills in partnership with The Prince’s Trust
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11Jul/21

Women can buy Maxwellia’s Lovima® contraceptive pill from pharmacies without a prescription for first time in UK history

WOMEN can now buy a contraceptive pill over the counter without a prescription following a consultation with a pharmacist after the UK’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) today granted a licence to Maxwellia’s Lovima®. Continue reading