Could a rise in insolvencies actually be good for business?

A recent increase in the number of business failures is of course alarming, but it could in part reflect healthy levels of entrepreneurship

Addressing P2P lending’s wafer-thin margins

The recent collapse of a number of P2P lending firms has highlighted the fragile nature of the industry

How reputational risk can drive tax change

The reputational risk for companies minimising tax liabilities as much as legally possible is greater than ever. So how should companies respond?

Race is on as tech shakes up capital markets

The next decade or so could herald more changes in the capital markets than in the past 40 years and only the most innovative players will survive

Five predictions for the future of money

Financial experts discuss what the future holds for money, exploring how traditional forms of capital and how we use them will evolve in the years to come

Open banking is coming, but it’s taking its time

Slow to take off, open banking could yet transform financial services and offer better deals for banking customers

Chinese payment giants are lightyears ahead

Tencent HQ, owner of social media payment app WeChat Pay

Mobile payments apps have leapfrogged credit and debit cards in China, signposting the way forward for the rest of the world

Brexit’s impact on alternative investment funds

With the UK’s exit from the European Union still unsettled, the impact on alternative investment funds is uncertain, amid the continuing rise of Luxembourg and Dublin