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60% of Brits want at least three security steps for financial protection
Monday, 08 May 2017
Research from Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, reveals that 60% of consumers think that fewer than three security steps, including passwords, card readers or letters from a memorable word, are insufficient to assure their bank account is secure and not accessible by other people.
Government Joins The Finance Sector At The Top Of The Cyber Attack List
Monday, 08 May 2017
New research reveals that cyberattacks on the government sector doubled in 2016, hiking to 14% from 7% of all cyber security attacks in 2015. Attacks on the finance sector also rose dramatically from just 3% in 2015 to 14% of all attacks in 2016.
Euler Hermes 2017 first quarter results:
Monday, 08 May 2017
Revenues at €656.6 million, down 0.7pt at constant exchange rates
France: Will a Macron victory reduce tail risk in Europe?
Friday, 05 May 2017
Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron are going head-to-head in a run-off election this weekend. Our expectation is that the centre left and centre right will come together and prevent a Le Pen victory. 
Nava appoints Equifax to support credit underwriting
Friday, 05 May 2017
Nava has announced its appointment of Equifax Limited, the consumer and business insight expert, to support the underwriting of unsecured personal loans for its UK borrowers.
Comment on BoE figures for March from Jonathan Sealey at Hope Capital
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Jonathan Sealey, Hope Capital CEO, says “The market in 2017 to date has been fairly consistent, with little in the way of highs and lows.  It is interesting to see the Bank of England figures showing a drop in remortgaging for the first time this year.  Given the low interest rates, with many lenders now offering their lowest rates ever, it may be that consumer confidence waned as we approached the triggering of Article 50.  
Commenting on solid first quarter Euro zone growth figures released today
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Commenting on strong Eurostat GDP figures released today, Emmanuel Lumineau, CEO at BrickVest, said: “Despite a rise in economic uncertainty over the last 12 months generated by events such as Brexit, the French election, the Italian banking sector, the euro zone has achieved annualised growth of around 1.8% in the first quarter of this year. This comfortably surpasses Q1 growth in the US which was just 0.7%, the weakest performance since 2014.This data suggests that the European economy is set for a solid year. Indeed our research found that 25% of international professional real estate investors favour Germany as their choice for commercial real estate opportunities, the same as last year, while 18% selected France, an increase from 14% in 2016. 
Disruptive big data company Quantexa begins European expansion
Thursday, 04 May 2017
Quantexa, the disruptive big data and analytics company backed by HSBC and Albion Ventures, has opened a new office in Brussels. Further offices in Sydney and New York are due to open within the next 12 months.  
Commcise opens office in Bangalore
Wednesday, 03 May 2017
Commcise, the award-winning provider of integrated commission management, research evaluation and reporting solutions for investment management firms, today announced the opening of an office in Bangalore, India.  The new office is strategically located to provide time zone advantage in serving the needs of the increasingly globalised and growing Commcise client-base.  
Alternative Lender Welcomes Government Review of Business Lending Initiative
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Just Loans Group, the alternative lender to SMEs, has responded positively to the appointment of Professor Russel Griggs to review the effectiveness of the recently introduced online portal to offer businesses an alternative to mainstream lenders.
Company Watch appoints Jo Kettner as new CEO
Tuesday, 02 May 2017
Company Watch, specialists in tracking and predicting corporate financial health, has appointed Jo Kettner (née Roberts) as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
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