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1 in 5 small businesses say lack of independent data limits finance choices
Thursday, 12 April 2018
 SMEs have revealed the biggest challenges they experience in buying financial products - in new research from Business Banking Insight. Worryingly, one in five (22.1%) cite a lack of independent data on providers and products as the biggest barrier. For a further 28.8% the sheer time to gather information creates further challenges.
Tinubu Square reinforces its international management team and announces senior appointment
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
Tinubu Square, the industry leader in trade credit, surety and receivables financing solutions has begun the restructuring of its management team following the recent €53 million investment by Long Arc Capital and Bpifrance. This is marked by the appointment of Bijan Olfati as Group Executive Vice President, Business Development and Olivier Placca, a co-founder of Tinubu Square, as the new Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Businesses set for blockchain transformation
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
More than a quarter (30%) of finance professionals believe that blockchain technology has the ability to offer enhanced data security in their organisation, while over half (51%)  are confident that their organisation will be working with smart contracts incorporated in blockchain by this time next year.    
Beverley results are platform for 'exciting new mutual future'
Wednesday, 11 April 2018
We are pleased to announce Beverley Building Society’s 2017 annual results, which saw our second highest pre-tax profits in five years, as we achieved one of our best ever financial performances.  
Data science reveals Ireland’s best locations
Monday, 09 April 2018
From Dublin to Donegal, Ireland’s most desirable places have been discovered using data analytics. SAS, the leader in analytics, used its capabilities in artificial intelligence to create the list from large volumes of publicly available data, including city studies, social media sites, review sites like TripAdvisor, geodata and reports from statistical services and international agencies.  
‘Robo-Regulation’ Set to Accelerate Financial Digitisation
Thursday, 05 April 2018
News that a new Government-led cryptoassets task force is being developed to develop ‘robo-regulation’ that will make it faster and easier for fintech firms to follow complex regulations is a welcome move that could accelerate change right across the financial services sector, according to Allen Jones, MD at financial technology experts Copernicus who notes;  
Firms should build security aware culture ahead of GDPR
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Managers have just weeks until sweeping new data protection rules come in, and they should seize the opportunity to create a competitive advantage.  
Acapture, Sift Science to Bring Merchants World-Class Fraud Products
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Acapture, a global, omnichannel payment processor has partnered with Sift Science, a machine learning company that protects businesses from fraud and abuse. Using the smartest technology for fraud management in their joint effort to make online experiences smoother and safer, the two companies form a powerhouse for fighting ecommerce fraud and helping merchants maximize their revenue.
Digitalisation is increasing the business risk from money laundering,
Wednesday, 04 April 2018
Gordon Dadds, the legal and professional services firm, is urging businesses to get smarter in how they handle money laundering or face the wrath of HMRC with some hefty financial fines.  It warns that the digitalisation of cash has led to increased risks to businesses from money laundering. Whilst the majority of businesses are good at acknowledging these risks, they need to do more to mitigate the risk of money laundering. 
Bridging lenders are positive about the future
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
The latest sentiment survey from the ASTL reveals that members continue to be confident about both the sector and their own businesses, and that this positivity has grown since last quarter.    
High profile appointments for Atradius UK team
Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Trade credit insurer, Atradius, has made two high-profile appointments within its UK team at its Cardiff HQ and Midlands Regional Hub.  
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