Finance News

Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

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Where to start in pursuing the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity

The pursuit of the ‘American Dream’ of prosperity and success is an attractive aim for many business leaders: How do they get there?
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Complacency is jeopardising the innovation economy

Adam Kene, MD at Kene Partners, R&D tax incentive advisors, details how complacency is jeopardising the innovation economy here.
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NHS senior clinicians to be given more flexible pensions

High-earning senior clinicians will be able to save into their NHS pension without facing significant tax charges, under plans launched by the government today.
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Portugal in the limelight of companies looking to expand in the EU region

Companies are continuing to expand into Portugal and the country is reaping the economic benefits of the added exposure, Bernardo Trindade, President of the Executive Committee of Portugal IN explores.
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Tenants to be protected from unfair letting fees under new law

Tenants will be protected from unfair letting fees with most seeing tenancy deposits capped at 5 weeks’ rent thanks to a new law which has now come into effect (1 June 2019).
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Multi-factor authentication isn’t always the answer in FinTech

In this article, Brian Costello discusses the current state of Open Banking, explaining how multi-factor authentication may not be the right answer in FinTech.
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The impact of FinTech trends on different industries

In this article, Sergey Lypchenko discusses some essential elements that you should know in order to understand the complex impact of FinTech trends.
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Intelligent technology can transform corporate banking

In this article, Roland Bloesch discusses his perspective on how intelligent technologies like AI, IoT, and Bots can transform corporate banking whilst the world of finance is quickly digitalising.
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3 tips for staying relevant in the world of digital banking

Here, Ramesh Ramani shares his perspective from the world of digital banking, focusing on how to survive in the new financial landscape.
pension schemes

New tools allow pension schemes to deliver greater value for savers

New tools helping pension schemes deliver greater value for money for millions of savers have been launched by the Cost Transparency Initiative.
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New poverty statistics to help government target support

New poverty statistics developed and published by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) will help target support more effectively.
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Only 0.25% of data breach cases fined under GDPR 

Digi.me has revealed that only a minuscule percentage of data breach cases closed by the data protection regulator under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have resulted in monetary penalties.
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Are you financially prepared for your retirement aspirations?

A UK survey produced by Equity Release Supermarket has revealed that there is a clear disconnect between many people’s retirement aspirations and their current financial provision.
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GP numbers fall as pension complexities add to looming NHS staff crisis

New research carried out by the Nuffield Trust highlights the growing staff crisis in the NHS with the first sustained fall in GP numbers in half a century.
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Millions raised by HMRC taskforce tackling fraudulent dog breeders

More than £5 million has been raised by a HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) taskforce tackling fraudulent dog breeders selling puppies on the black market.
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Banks must utilise innovation to compete in a digital world

Caroline Hermon, Head of Adoption of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning at SAS highlights the challenges established banks are facing in an increasingly competitive, digital world and the need to utilise innovation.
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Agile Business Consortium opens ACCA Singapore Annual Conference

John Williams, Agile Business Consortium CEO, will open the ACCA Singapore Annual Conference at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday, May 14th, with ‘The Case for Business Agility’.
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Gender pay gap: How to improve your organisation’s equality

Rachel Mapleston, payroll legislation expert at MHR explores what can be learned from this year’s gender pay gap reports and outlines three areas to consider to improve your organisation’s equality.
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61% of Brits fear high street will disappear for good

In light of today’s announcement by Debenhams naming 22 stores which are to close as part of its survival plan, research reveals 61% of Brits are worried that the high street will disappear completely over the next ten years.
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UK blocks merger: Sainsbury’s and Asda would dominate market

The UK has blocked the Sainsbury's-Asda merger after investigation reveals that prices would increase, unfair trading methods could be used, and store closures would severely impact Northern Ireland.

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