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?

UK fintech cover

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

Smart machines spot fraud and assess risks in banking

Financial services risks

With innovation increasing almost daily, regulatory technology is aiding organisations to tackle complex compliance issues, manage risk and also bust fraud

‘Financial services can become one of the first sectors to help solve the gender gap’

BY GEORGIA HANIAS, head of diversity programmes at Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance recently conducted a survey to find out how women felt about working in the fintech sector. Some 48 per cent of respondents believed fintech was becoming a more attractive space for female talent and 35 per cent felt that female bosses were helpful in achieving their career goals

The future of banking services

BY ANTHONY BROWNE, chief executive of the British Bankers’ Association

The future of everyday banking services is digital with new financial technologies, collectively known as fintech, already transforming the way UK banks and their customers do business

Bridging the generation gap with mobile banking

Digital financial services may appeal to all ages but for different reasons so providers are tailoring varied offerings to a wide range of customers

Are we heading towards a cashless future?

What the future holds for financial services may be the stuff of present-day science fiction – or something far more revolutionary