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New Fintech Collaboration: Xero + Liberis
Tuesday, 06 June 2017
Liberis, the card based finance provider, has announced an integration with Xero, the UK's leading online accounting software for small businesses and their advisors, to improve small businesses’ access to capital and credit.
Misys regulatory reporting tool helps banks beat MiFID II deadline
Monday, 05 June 2017
Misys has unveiled a regulatory reporting component which enables banks to comply with the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) ahead of the 3 January 2018 deadline. Misys FusionCapital Regulatory Reporting automates the reporting process to reduce the cost and effort associated with data capture and compliance. It also supports the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) Review requirements around OTC derivatives, as banks prepare to report by November 2017.  
Statement from OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the US withdrawal from Paris Agreement
Monday, 05 June 2017
“Climate change is a clear and undeniable challenge that requires a global response. The Paris Agreement represents the careful crafting of a collective effort of over 190 countries to meet this challenge.  
Commenting on disappointing US job creation figures in May
Monday, 05 June 2017
Commenting on disappointing US job creation figures in May, Darren Ruane, Head of fixed interest at Investec Wealth & Investment, said: “New job creation in the US for the month of May disappointed investors, with a number of 138,000 newly created jobs compared with a market forecast of 182,000. In other disappointing news, April’s job creation number was revised down from 211,000 to 174,000. Although the unemployment rate fell from 4.4% to 4.3%, this number was supported by a reduction in the labour market participation rate.
National Credit Regulator refers Mr Price Group Limited to the National Consumer Tribunal
Thursday, 01 June 2017
The National Credit Regulator (NCR) has announced that it has referred Mr Price Group Limited (Mr Price) to the National Consumer Tribunal (Tribunal) following an investigation by the NCR which revealed Mr Price has charged consumers a club fee on credit agreements. The charging of a club fee on credit agreements is not permitted by the National Credit Act.  
New head of underwriting for Atradius Special Products
Thursday, 01 June 2017
Trade credit and political risks specialist Gary Geller has been appointed as the new London underwriting team head for the Atradius Special Products Unit.
Account Technologies Achieves Impressive Growth Supported by Noble Systems’ Enterprise Cloud Solut
Thursday, 01 June 2017
Noble Systems, a global leader in omnichannel contact centre technology solutions, is pleased to announce that Account Technologies, a rapidly growing UK Financial Technology business, has seen impressive growth of their contact centre with the Noble® Enterprise Cloud platform.
New competitive global elite emerges in IMD business school's latest world competitiveness ranking
Thursday, 01 June 2017
The world’s most competitive countries continue to jostle for the top positions in the 2017 IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook, as the USA is pushed out of the top three. 
Nearly half of SMEs believe the economy is being stifled by reluctance to borrow
Thursday, 01 June 2017
Almost half (48%) of SMEs felt that British businesses are missing out on opportunities because of a reluctance to borrow, and 45% believe that the economy is being stifled because they won’t borrow.
Nearly One-Third of UK Firms Don’t Have Cybersecurity Insurance
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
UK firms are increasingly protecting themselves with cybersecurity risk insurance, but nearly a third of firms have not taken out insurance yet. A new survey conducted by research and consultancy firm Ovum for Silicon Valley analytics firm FICO reveals that even among those that have insurance, only 28 percent said they have cybersecurity insurance that covers all risks.
Liquid Voice Launches Next Generation Automated Speech Transcription Solution
Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Liquid Voice, one of the leading providers of interaction recording, quality management and analytics, has announced the immediate availability of a new Automated Speech Transcription solution. Used in conjunction with Liquid Voice’s interaction recording and quality monitoring platforms, it will significantly enhance the ability of contact centres and control rooms to locate and replay stored recordings for a wide range of dispute resolution, compliance, quality management and event reconstruction applications.
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