Finance

The Great Digital-preparedness Divide

Milan, 2nd September 2020 – Today, Fincons Group, an international system integration consultancy with offices in Italy, Switzerland, the UK, France, the U.S. and Germany, releases a new free guide to digital transformation for Financial Services and Insurance businesses. The whitepaper takes stock of digital preparedness in the FSI sector in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic. As social distancing exposed significant lacunae, Fincons Group, analyzes the digital preparedness gap and suggests practical quick-win solutions to help make up lost ground.

Business Turnaround Expert Cites Keys to a COVID-19 Comeback

The September 11th attacks. The Great Recession. The COVID-19 pandemic.

All three of these seismic and tragic events have resulted in heartbreak to humanity, including loss of life and our emotional well-being—both individually and collectively. Of course, accompanying these global crises were monetary meltdowns reminiscent of the Great Depression that commenced in 1929 and lingered until the late 1930s.

Wise Investment Tactics for Fast-Growing Companies

Running a profitable, fast-growing company is exciting. You have poured your heart into it and you are finally reaping the rewards of your hard work. To grow your business, gain a competitive advantage, and maximize profit, you need to start investing your capital strategically.

In this article, you will learn a few basic rules of investing. 

Predict Investment Risks

The rules of investing are clear – the riskier the investment, the more profit it generates. However, as a young, growing company, you need to minimize investment risks and avoid making costly mistakes 

Precisely because of that, you need to understand and predict the potential investment risks you may face. Some of them are:

Post COVID-19, a “Remote First – Remote Validate” Mindset is Needed

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for financial services companies to have a “Remote First” mind-set. When we look over the past number of weeks, consumers are interacting and doing more and more business online, using a new set of tools – such as Zoom. This could create a significant opportunity for financial services companies to find a better way of engaging. One can easily foresee that Wealth Management companies will use online video meetings for annual assessments.

5G Smartphone Upgrades Could Trigger 810 Million Used Devices Collected Globally in 2020 Real Wire Tue, 03/03/2020 - 05:34

AUSTIN, March 3, 2020 – Results of an exclusive global consumer research study examining consumer sentiment towards 5G smartphone upgrades and preparedness for trading in used mobile devices was released today by Blancco Technology Group (LON: BLTG), the industry standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. Blancco’s study, titled 5G Smartphone Upgrades and the Secondary Device Deluge, found 68 percent of the 5,000 global consumers surveyed would be willing to trade-in their used device at the point of 5G upgrade. Based on this number and looking at the total number of global smartphone users today, there could be as many as 810 million used devices collected at the point of 5G upgrade this year.

New study: How disposable technology will re-define the payments value chain?

The study, authored by Tribe Payments, unpacks what is meant by modular technology and how it is set to transform the payment industry

London, 31st July 2019 — Tribe Payments, a team of industry experts dedicated to delivering the future of payments, has published a study on the effect of disposable technology on payments. The paper looks at the common use of modular technology by fintechs, and how legacy players without it are struggling to keep pace.

New Global Study of Financial Sector Shows Deep Concern About Third-Party Cyber Risk, Reveals Major Opportunity to Improve Monitoring and Reporting

London, UK — 2nd April 2019 — BitSight, the Standard in Security Ratings, and the Center for Financial Professionals (CeFPro) today released a joint study shedding light on how financial institutions are addressing challenges associated with third-party cyber risk. Based on a survey of financial services professionals from around the world, the “Third-Party Cyber Risk for Financial Services: Blind Spots, Emerging Issues & Best Practices” report found that managing third-party cyber risk is critical to their businesses, but a lack of continuous monitoring, consistent reporting, and other blind spots are creating challenges that could leave organisations vulnerable to data breaches and other consequences.

4 Types Of Business Loans You Need To Know Of

When it comes to business loans, the first thing that a lot of less experienced entrepreneurs think about are bank loans. The fact is that banks have a very specific set of requirements, which generally includes a history of business operations, which small businesses that have just started to establish themselves in the field do not have. However, what these entrepreneurs don’t know is the fact that there are various other options to get loans for their business, each of them with their own conditions, terms, and rates, which are mostly significantly easier to get than when it comes to banks.

New Research: Financial Services Brands Can Win in Google Searches by Targeting ‘Direct Answers’

San Mateo, July 31, 2018 - Financial services companies looking to boost their online brand and traffic should focus on winning the prime place in Google search results called Direct Answers, new research from SEO and content marketing firm Searchmetrics reveals. Brands such as Bankrate.com, Investopedia.com and Wellsfargo.com are already successfully doing this.