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Belgium Collaborates with London’s Fintech Industry

While other major European capitals play to Brexit fears in a bid to steal the UK’s leading fintech hub status, Belgium is taking a different approach by seeking to build a mutually supportive bridge between startups across both jurisdictions. A delegation led by Belgian finance minister Johan van Overtveldt has crossed the channel to initiate […]

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Half Of All UK Businesses Experienced a Cyber Attack Last Year

Nearly half (46%) of UK firms experienced a breach or cyber-attack last year, with many still failing to implement basic, formalized security despite spending money on threat defence, according to a new government report. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 was commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) as part of the […]

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‘Next-Gen UK Settlement System Will be Blockchain Compatible,’ Says Bank of England’s Governor

The governor of the Bank of England, the UK’s central bank, has revealed that an upcoming version of the UK’s main interbank payments system will be compatible for settlements in a distributed ledger, commonly known as a blockchain. Mark Carney BOE governor Mark Carney was speaking at this year’s International Fintech Conference in London today. […]

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Survey: 25% of Guernsey Teenagers Approached By Strangers Online

According to a report published in ITV, new figures show that more than a quarter of young people in Guernsey have been approached online by a stranger asking them to meet. The data comes from a recent survey into the lives of young people in Guernsey. Students in the Bailiwick responded to questions about a […]

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57% Increase in Data Scientist Jobs In One Year

Advances in tech have boosted Data Scientist roles by 57% globally in one year, according to a Big Data Analytics and Business Intelligence Observatory run by Politecnico di Milano School of Management. Advances in big data analytics are encouraging increasing numbers of industries – including banking, media and big pharma – to maximise this tool by […]

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