5 reasons why agility fails in financial services

Achieving agility is difficult and there are lessons to be learnt. Here are five top reasons why agile projects in financial services risk failing

Challenging male-dominated culture at work

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Men continue to dominate the top jobs, particularly in financial services, but women are striving for greater gender diversity

How EU regulations will affect UK financial firms

Despite Brexit new European Union regulations governing data protection are set to impact the UK’s financial services sector

Getting personal with customers is the future of financial services

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Online banks, awash with data from their customers’ smartphones, are leading the way in personalising financial services

London looks set to take the hit from hard Brexit

Lloyd Blankfein, chief executive of Goldman Sachs, warned that the City of London “will stall” as a result of Brexit

Hard Brexit would cost the financial services sector and UK economy dear as firms lay plans to relocate thousands of jobs elsewhere in Europe

Will London still be the global fintech hub post-Brexit?

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London’s prowess as a global financial technology centre of excellence faces the challenge of Brexit

Upcoming EU directive to open up banking

The second payment services directive (PSD2) was approved by the European Parliament in October 2015 and will apply to the UK during Brexit negotiations

A European Union directive, aimed at improving customer service, is set to open up banking by making data held by banks available to third-party companies