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first_img whatsapp Should fintech and other non-banking firms be subject to the same regulation as traditional banks?  It’s important to foster a culture that promotes long term investment into our scaling businesses. To achieve this, we need to close the growth capital gap and ensure businesses have the resources they need on a longer-term scale to succeed. President of the Nasdaq from 2008 to 2013, Charlotte Crosswell became CEO of Innovate Finance in August 2017 Also Read: Exclusive – Fintech tsar Charlotte Crosswell: ‘Our sector is not a fair and inclusive place’ I read recent research that your organisation and the Scale Up Institute carried out, highlighting a growing £15bn gap in the amount of growth capital available for UK scaleups. How should the industry close this gap? President of the Nasdaq from 2008 to 2013, Charlotte Crosswell became CEO of Innovate Finance in August 2017 Also Read: Exclusive – Fintech tsar Charlotte Crosswell: ‘Our sector is not a fair and inclusive place’ On behalf of the the not-for-profit group, which was founded in 2014 and supported by the City of London, she works closely with the Bank of England and the Treasury to support fintech solutions and pushes the rollout of technology within the City’s financial services space. Brexit is just weeks away, how has this impacted the fintech and startup space?  Your efforts seem to be paying off. President of the Nasdaq from 2008 to 2013, Charlotte Crosswell became CEO of Innovate Finance in August 2017 Which elements of Brexit hit them the most? In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with City A.M.‘s Michiel Willems, Crosswell zooms in on Brexit, the pandemic, diversity within the sector, non-banking lenders and a range of other issues. How do you see the role of non-bank lenders? They have played a key role in providing capital in recent months as banks have been reluctant to do so. The fintech sector has filled a gap that in many cases traditional banks were unable to service. While it is important that we don’t hamper progress, we need to seek the balance between enabling innovation and safeguarding consumers. No industry is immune to facing operational challenges, and the past few months have shown that fintech is no exception. We set out five practical recommendations to tackle the long-standing, structural problem of the lack of growth capital for scaling companies. We also need to undertake work to unlock institutional and corporate funding. This can only be achieved through changes in legislation that crowds in the existing significant private sector capital gap required to make inroads into closing our growth capital gap. The recommendation was also made to expand and build upon our existing British Business Bank. We need to strengthen the regional presence of the BBB to enable more localised and empowered decision making. In order for this to take place, it needs to develop along with Scottish Investment Bank, Development Bank of Wales and Invest NI. Tags: FinTech Tech City Looking ahead at 2021, what are your main financial predictions for next year? There are clear lessons to be taken from recent events, particularly what transpired with Wirecard, and it’s an important reminder of the growing complexity of our interconnected digital systems, and the challenges this can bring for consumers and businesses. As adoption of digital services continues to grow, it may now be time to review the regulations governing payments and ensure that they are fit for future needs. That being said, I believe this is starting to change and the launch of initiatives like the FinTech for All charter that we supported, highlights the desire from organisations within the sector for long term tangible change. The call for action reflects the growing influence of the industry, with the FCA mandating for a focus on non-financial misconduct and encouraging speak-up cultures. This will hopefully make our sector a more enjoyable place to work as well as encourage innovation. As CEO of Innovate Finance, Charlotte Crosswell is Britain’s leading champion of innovative technologies in banking and finance. Show Comments ▼ In short, yes. We estimated the growth capital gap had doubled during the crisis. The pandemic has sent seismic waves through our economy, and society at large. It has shone a spotlight on the structural inequalities that already exist. 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The uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic has meant many fintechs are not as prepared as they would like to be when it comes to the UK leaving the EU. Many early stage fintechs have had to dig deep into the cash reserves to survive the Covid crisis, and have been impacted by a drop in investment in the sector, as they have adapted in the wake of the pandemic, at the same time as preparing for Brexit.  My guess is 2021 will be a year of partnerships and mergers. M&A is a natural evolution of a maturing market. I think we’re going to see some of the more-established fintech players and banks buying smaller, early stage businesses to plug into their platform. And I expect we will see fintech being acquired by larger, more traditional financial services competitors who are accelerating their digital transformation. With lots of people moving their banking online, many industry incumbents are realising they are going struggle to compete with the more technically advanced challenger banks unless they move quickly or find partnerships. Diversity and equality are increasingly on the radar of investors and other City firms. Do you feel most fintech players have a serious strategy in place or is it merely hollow talk? 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(See Prices)Senior Living | Search AdsNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get When They KnowNational Penny For Seniors Wednesday 16 December 2020 12:55 pm Fintechs have stressed that passporting, cross-border transactions and the future servicing of EU clients, in addition to retaining and attracting new talent have been impacted the most. The pandemic has distracted FinTechs from preparing for this, particularly for our smaller organisations. There is a real concern that these compounding factors risks damaging the long-term growth of a sector that has performed so strongly over the past decade. We need to do all we can to protect Fintech, one of the crown jewels of our tech sector. Fintech brought in $4.9bn in investment last year alone. What makes you say that? Covid-19 has highlighted that many SMEs across the country already use non-bank lenders, which have brought in more choice and competition since the last financial crisis. They have provided alternative sources of support for small businesses, which has been particularly important in a critical time like a global pandemic. With many businesses forced to close yet again [during the second lockdown], we will no doubt continue to see an increasing demand for loans to make it through the long winter.  “It’s no secret that the world of fintech, and tech more broadly, still has a long way to go in establishing a more inclusive environment.“ President of the Nasdaq from 2008 to 2013, Charlotte Crosswell became CEO of Innovate Finance in August 2017 Also Read: Exclusive – Fintech tsar Charlotte Crosswell: ‘Our sector is not a fair and inclusive place’ Michiel Willems President of the Nasdaq from 2008 to 2013, Charlotte Crosswell became CEO of Innovate Finance in August 2017 Also Read: Exclusive – Fintech tsar Charlotte Crosswell: ‘Our sector is not a fair and inclusive place’ With the OECD predicting the UK’s GDP could decline by 11.5 per cent as a result of the virus, fintech must take additional steps to help the financially vulnerable. The pandemic has resulted in a spike in the number of individuals signing up to Universal Credit, and as the recession starts to hit, the number of unemployed individuals will only continue to rise. This is of great concern and we need to do all we can to help the British public.  Research from InChorus, a platform that anonymously measures and resolves incidents of bias within organisations, has spotlighted how the fintech sector is not a fair and inclusive place for employees. They recently undertook a survey that revealed high levels of workplace harassment – of which 85 per cent is gender based. More shockingly, it uncovered that 84 per cent of victims were harassed more than once. “Brexit has left many fintechs questioning their future in both the UK and Europe, leaving companies to ponder whether it would be wiser to take their offerings to other markets that have a clearer future direction in place.” Finally, you are a big champion of financial education, as you said in the past it is important with the number of Universal Credit Claimants increasing rapidly. Can you explain this ?  Has this been exacerbated by Covid-19?  It is positive that we are starting to see the government take our suggestions on board. Only a few weeks ago, the Bank of England and the FCA announced an industry working group to facilitate investment in productive finance. This is a much needed first step, in order to ensure that we are able to support businesses at all stages of growth with the capital they require.  “There are clear lessons to be taken from recent events, particularly what transpired with Wirecard.” “Covid-19 has provided us with a chance to hit the refresh button and as we reset our economy.” President of the Nasdaq from 2008 to 2013, Charlotte Crosswell became CEO of Innovate Finance in August 2017 Also Read: Exclusive – Fintech tsar Charlotte Crosswell: ‘Our sector is not a fair and inclusive place’ last_img read more

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first_img General Assignment Reporter Liz focuses on cancer, biomedical engineering, and how patients feel the effects of Covid-19. APstock What is it? Log In | Learn More STAT+ is STAT’s premium subscription service for in-depth biotech, pharma, policy, and life science coverage and analysis. Our award-winning team covers news on Wall Street, policy developments in Washington, early science breakthroughs and clinical trial results, and health care disruption in Silicon Valley and beyond. [email protected] About the Author Reprints GET STARTED What’s included? Elizabeth Cooneycenter_img And the CRISPR science prizes go to… By Elizabeth Cooney Feb. 16, 2017 Reprints Tags geneticslegal In case you haven’t heard enough about Wednesday’s CRISPR patent ruling, we decided to tally up the winners in another court: the world of scientific prizes.Turns out, it’s not so easy to discern who’s ahead in prizes awarded for science related to CRISPR. But dollars and shares are two ways to get a sense. Some awards are announced with prize money amounts; some aren’t. Unlock this article — plus daily coverage and analysis of the biotech sector — by subscribing to STAT+. First 30 days free. GET STARTED Biotech @cooney_liz Daily reporting and analysis The most comprehensive industry coverage from a powerhouse team of reporters Subscriber-only newsletters Daily newsletters to brief you on the most important industry news of the day STAT+ Conversations Weekly opportunities to engage with our reporters and leading industry experts in live video conversations Exclusive industry events Premium access to subscriber-only networking events around the country The best reporters in the industry The most trusted and well-connected newsroom in the health care industry And much more Exclusive interviews with industry leaders, profiles, and premium tools, like our CRISPR Trackr.last_img read more

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first_img Rugby RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TAGShouse prices Pinterest Laois County Council create ‘bigger and better’ disability parking spaces to replace ones occupied for outdoor dining Twitter Laois County Council team up with top chef for online demonstration on tips for reducing food waste Previous articleIn Pictures: Lots of style as Emo GAA celebrate at Dinner DanceNext articleLaois Pharmacy offers new WhatsApp order service for their customers Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. WhatsApp Pinterest Twitter Facebook WhatsApp Community Ten Laois based players named on Leinster rugby U-18 girls squad Laois house prices rise again since start of the year By Alan Hartnett – 26th March 2018 Council House Prices House prices in Laois are up by six percent since the start of 2018.On the day it was revealed that price growth has slowed to just under 0.5 per cent in Dublin, Laois continues to rise.The Real Estate Alliance has released its quarterly house price index, which shows the county had the second largest rise in the cost of a three-bed semi-detached home.Only Cavan have recorded a bigger rise.In Westmeath and Offaly there were similar increases during the same period at just under three percent.Nationally, there’s been a nine percent jump in the past year.REA spokesperson Barry McDonald spoke to Midlands 103 this morning.He said: “I think what we are seeing now is a stability coming into the market.“This is directly linked to the lending rules that have been instigated by the Central Bank over the past number of years.“We’ve seen good growth in house price values over the last few years but that is beginning to stabilize now.”SEE ALSO – Tributes paid to young Portarlington woman following sad passing Home News Laois house prices rise again since start of the year News Facebooklast_img read more

first_img James Langton Facing Brexit uncertainty, U.K. and U.S. regulators are making arrangements to avoid disruption in the global derivatives markets.A collection of regulators — including the Bank of England, the U.K.’s Prudential Regulation Authority and its Financial Conduct Authority, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) — issued a joint statement today that sets out the steps they’re taking to ensure that trading and clearing in derivatives markets isn’t disrupted by the U.K.’s planned exit from the European Union (EU). Facebook LinkedIn Twitter EU flags waving in front of European Parliament building. Brussels, Belgium pgrecaud/123RF Montreal Exchange proposes rulebook reforms Related news Keywords Derivatives CFTC has collected more than US$1 billion in sanctions via tipsters Share this article and your comments with peers on social media While the U.K. is slated to exit the EU at the end of March, no agreement is in place to govern the process, which has the potential to thrust markets into turmoil.In their statement, the authorities stress they’re “taking measures to ensure the U.K.’s withdrawal from the EU, in whatever form it takes, will not create regulatory uncertainty regarding derivatives market activity.”Those measures include a pledge of continued supervisory co-operation for cross-border oversight of derivatives markets, updating various cross-border agreements, extending regulatory relief and comparability assessments, and issuing new substituted compliance and exemption orders. Additionally, U.K. regulators confirmed that U.S. trading venues, firms and central counterparties will be able to continue providing services in the U.K.“Derivatives can seem far removed from the everyday concerns of households and businesses, but they are essential for everyone to save and invest with confidence,” said Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, in a statement.“As host of the world’s largest and most sophisticated derivative markets, the U.S. and U.K. have special responsibilities to keep their markets resilient, efficient and open,” he said. “The measures we are announcing today will do that. Market participants can be confident that the clearing and trading of derivatives between the U.K. and U.S. will maintain the high standards of today when the U.K. leaves the EU.”Christopher Giancarlo, chairman of the CFTC, said London will remain a global centre for derivatives trading and clearing, and that the measures “provide a bridge over Brexit through a durable regulatory framework upon which the thriving derivatives market between the United Kingdom and the United States may continue and endure.” MX delays extended hours launchlast_img read more

first_imgCampbelltown 2020 Yarning Circle now open Everyone in Campbelltown will be able to experience a part of Aboriginal culture and history after the Campbelltown 2020 Yarning Circle was opened in Koshigaya Park today.The space was developed as part of the Campbelltown 2020 program to recognise more than 60,000 years of Aboriginal history in the region.The Yarning Circle design is the result of months of consultation and collaboration with local Aboriginal Elders and community members.A prominent feature of the Yarning Circle is a series of artworks and carvings depicting the lyrebird which in an Aboriginal Dreaming story that tells the story of the lyrebird as being an animal that was able to communicate with all the other animals to resolve disputes. .Other features include a series of sandstone rocks, bush tucker tree plantings and messaging in Dharawal language.“The opening of the Yarning Circle is a fantastic way to complete our Campbelltown 2020 program and recognises the impacts of Aboriginal culture in our region over more than 60,000 years as well as the many different Aboriginal cultures within our region,” Mayor George Brticevic said.“Aboriginal people have used yarning circles for thousands of years as places to talk, learn and celebrate culture,” Cr Brticevic said.“This is a space for everyone in our community to come together, speak with each other and share our many cultures,”The Lyrebird and Wiritjiribin feather artwork features within the space was created by Aunty Jenny Shillingsworth and Uncle Larry Hill.The Campbelltown 2020 Yarning Circle is the first in the public domain in Campbelltown and the largest permanent traditional Aboriginal project completed by Council.The Campbelltown 2020 Yarning Circle is proudly funded under the Australian Government’s Stronger Communities Programme and the New South Wales Government in association with Campbelltown City Council. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Aboriginal, animal, Australia, Australian, Australian Government, Campbelltown, Campbelltown City Council, community, council, culture, Government, language, local council, New South Wales, project, spacelast_img read more

first_imgSunshine state on track to be a clean energy leader The Queensland government’s investment of $2 billion in renewable energy and hydrogen positions the state to become a leader in clean energy production and potentially exports, the Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) said today.Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk today announced a $2 billion Renewable Energy and Hydrogen Jobs Fund, which adds $1.5 billion to a $500,000 commitment made during the state election campaign.“This is a significant investment in the move away from coal and positions Queensland to become a big clean energy exporter,” said ACF Climate Change Campaigner Jason Lyddieth.“It makes sense for Queensland to take advantage of our bountiful sunshine and wind resources to power our own state and drive new export industries like green steel, green aluminium and hydrogen.“Queensland is already being hard hit by climate change with higher temperatures damaging the Great Barrier Reef and making once wet rainforests vulnerable to bushfires.“Climate change is a real and serious threat to our way of life, so – as well as boosting renewables capacity – Queensland needs to get out of coal and gas.“We need a plan to look after the workers, communities and families who will be most affected by the inevitable transition away from fossil fuels.“Queensland’s 2030 targets – to reduce emissions by 30% and have 50% of electricity from renewables – are among the weakest in the country and should be much stronger.”Earlier this week the Palaszczuk government sent a pumped hydro scheme at Borumba Dam to planning stage and secured land for a 3GW hydrogen electrolyser plant near Gladstone.A report released last year showed how Gladstone can build on its success as an industrial and export centre to become a renewable energy powered hub for industries like aluminium, steel, cement and hydrogen. /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:Australia, Australian, Australian Conservation Foundation, clean energy, climate change, conservation, election campaign, electricity, Gladstone, Government, Great Barrier Reef, Investment, Palaszczuk, production, Queensland, renewable, renewable energylast_img read more

first_img The Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car ever The price for all this madness? An otherwise steep US$295,000, but look at it this way – that includes the donor Raptor’s purchase price. Certainly a lot more affordable than the Mercedes-AMG G63 6×6, relatively speaking. Outside, the VelociRaptor 6×6 is more or less identical to the standard F-150 Raptor, save for a few tweaks including additional LED lighting atop the roof and a modified bed to accommodate that second rear axle.Under the hood, the VelociRaptor is powered by Ford’s 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission, good for 450 horsepower and 510 lb.-ft. of torque from the factory. If that’s not enough, you’ll be able to spec a VelociRaptor with Hennessey’s HPE600 package for an extra US$22,000, which bumps horsepower past the 600 mark. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 Buy It! Princess Diana’s humble little 1981 Ford Escort is up for auction An engagement gift from Prince Charles, the car is being sold by a Princess Di “superfan” Trending Videos See More Videos COMMENTSSHARE YOUR THOUGHTS Thought Mercedes-Benz had a monopoly on the six-wheeled truck market? Think again.American tuner Hennessy has undertaken a new project – as these renders suggest, the company intends to take the already-crazy Ford F-150 Raptor and add an extra set of wheels. Enter the Hennessy VelociRaptor 6×6.The VelociRaptor 6×6 essentially has one objective, and one objective only – to turn pretty much any sort of terrain into a leisurely Sunday drive. That means, under the skin, we’ll see locking rear axles, massive 20-inch wheels wrapped in off-road tires, and beefy Fox suspension components. center_img We encourage all readers to share their views on our articles using Facebook commenting Visit our FAQ page for more information. Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Created with Raphaël 2.1.2Hennessey VelociRaptor 6×6 RELATED TAGSF-150FordNewsAutomotive EnginesAutomotive ReviewsAutomotive TechnologyBiologyCars and Car DesignCulture and LifestyleDinosaursFord EcoBoostFord F-150Life SciencesMercedes-Benz International Inc.PaleontologyScience and TechnologySciencesTechnology Trending in Canada PlayThe Rolls-Royce Boat Tail may be the most expensive new car everPlay3 common new car problems (and how to prevent them) | Maintenance Advice | Driving.caPlayFinal 5 Minivan Contenders | Driving.caPlay2021 Volvo XC90 Recharge | Ministry of Interior Affairs | Driving.caPlayThe 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning is a new take on Canada’s fave truck | Driving.caPlayBuying a used Toyota Tundra? Check these 5 things first | Used Truck Advice | Driving.caPlayCanada’s most efficient trucks in 2021 | Driving.caPlay3 ways to make night driving safer and more comfortable | Advice | Driving.caPlayDriving into the Future: Sustainability and Innovation in tomorrow’s cars | Driving.ca virtual panelPlayThese spy shots get us an early glimpse of some future models | Driving.ca advertisement ‹ Previous Next ›last_img read more

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