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Preparing managers for the big data-driven business era
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
A research article* written by Kevin Carillo, Professor of the Department of Information Management at Toulouse Business School (TBS), highlights that although business schools and other educational institutions have satisfactorily responded to the need to train future data scientists, they have been slow to acknowledge that future managers also need to prepare for the new data-driven business era.  
Investors favour Germany over UK for commercial real estate for first time
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
One in three (33%) commercial real estate investors have suggested that Germany is their preferred region to invest in, according to the latest BrickVest commercial property investment barometer (‘the Barometer’)1. This is the first time that Germany has been chosen as the number one region to invest in and ahead of the UK which was selected by a quarter (27%). 
Ultimate Finance records 65% increase in asset finance lending
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Ultimate Finance Group, a leading funding partner to UK SMEs, has seen significant growth in its asset finance book, with money advanced up 65% and a 60% rise in the number of asset finance clients, from September 2016 – 2017.
Redline’s loan platform powers Shawbrook’s motor finance launch
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
Powered by Cognition Direct, Redline’s direct-to-customer loan decisioning engine, Shawbrook Bank has today launched its new flexiloan into the motor finance marketplace.  Cognition Direct is accessed by car buyers when applying for vehicle finance.
Pilatus Bank addresses the importance of having individuals with the technology industry expertise
Tuesday, 07 November 2017
As new and innovative technologies are sweeping through the banking industry, Antoniella Gauci, Risk Manager at Pilatus Bank, discusses the importance of having individuals with the technology industry expertise and vision within the Governance body of the banks 
ArchOver hits £50 million in P2P lending
Monday, 06 November 2017
ArchOver, the peer-to-peer (P2P) business lending platform, has facilitated over £50 million of lending with no losses or late payments. The platform has always been available to both institutional and retail investors, with both groups lending under the same terms and conditions. ArchOver will continue to focus on developing its lending strategies to meet growing market demand, while maintaining its unrivaled combination of transparency, equality and security with investors selecting the companies they wish to lend to.
Interest Rate Rise – The Impact Upon Motor Retailing
Monday, 06 November 2017
“The 0.25% interest rate announced by the Bank of England may be modest and still sees interest rates at exceptionally low levels, but it changes the mood-music for lenders and consumers, many of whom will never have seen rates increase.”    
Q2 protection sales hit five year high
Monday, 06 November 2017
Analysis from Equifax Touchstone, a market leading intermediary database provider, shows protection product sales in Q2 2017 rose by 4.9% on the previous quarter, reaching £147.1 million, the highest level in five years.  
Banks top rankings on data protection, but must beware complacency under GDPR
Monday, 06 November 2017
With just 200 days to go until the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on 25th May 2018, new research from management consultancy Baringa Partners shows that banks are in a strong position when it comes to data governance. However, the firm is warning that banks still risk losing customers should they experience a data breach. 
Base rate rise does not worry me, but increase in five-year swaps does, says Whittaker
Friday, 03 November 2017
Mortgages for Business’ David Whittaker has said today that today’s increase in Bank Base Rate (BBR) by the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) does not worry him but he is concerned by recent changes in swap rates.
Tom Kenny joins Corlytics as Chief Financial Officer
Thursday, 02 November 2017
Corlytics, the world leader in regulatory risk intelligence, has announced an addition to its executive team with the appointment of Tom Kenny as chief financial officer.  
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