PIN verification will soon become a thing of the past. Thanks to advances in fingerprint biometric technology, the reality of being able to authenticate a payment with a simple touch of the finger is set to explode across the globe. Whilst some countries remain conservative in terms of adopting this technology
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Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world, there is nothing certain but death and taxes.” I’d like to add one intertwined level of certainty – the modern staple. In fact, staples are killing worker productivity and they’re a major part of our tax process.
None of us are getting any younger, but, in a way, the workplace is. Millennials are now the largest generation in the workforce in both the UK and US. By next year, this cohort – and the even younger Generation Z group that follows them – will make up more than half the workforce globally.
It’s no secret that life as we once knew it has been transformed using technology with responsiveness playing a key role in keeping pace with digital transformation while prioritising security. For example, the introduction of biometric identification in the consumer ecosystem has been successfully accepted as ensuring superior security rapidly.
It might be counter‐intuitive to many, but securing credit as a high net‐worth (HNW) individual can be extremely complicated. Indeed, it is a common misconception that banks will readily––happily, even––loan money to those who have a net‐worth in the millions.
Thanks to more and more societies embracing gender diversity and equal opportunity, the world is in a better place now than it was just a decade ago. Today, more women are making history and effecting change in areas such as business, economics, health, sports, entertainment, philanthropy, government and foreign policy.
Today’s rapidly changing business landscape has paved the way for more diversity in the workplace, particularly in the C-Suite. However, according to a report by Pew Research, only 26 women are in CEO roles in Fortune 500 companies.
When it comes to business objectives, a key goal at the forefront of any entrepreneur’s mind is maintaining consistent growth. This requires being on the lookout for scale-up opportunities.
The UK boasts some of the world’s most ambitious and innovative startups, leading disruptive trends across a variety of different industries. The numbers are impressive – 589,000 new businesses were created in 2017, and 3.5 million companies in total have been launched in the past five years.
Peterborough may be famous for a lot of things – the Nene Valley Railway, broadcaster Jake Humphreys, the burial site of Catherine of Aragon. But there is one honour to which the English town would likely not want to lay claim.