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Central banks are trialling blockchain

Central banks and other public sector institutions are actively involved in distributed ledger technology experiments and trials, finds the first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. Interest in enterprise blockchains and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)…

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Central banks are trialling blockchain

Brains and machines

Elisabetta Osta, Managing Director for Information, Insights and Innovation at Barclays and a Visiting Fellow in Marketing at Cambridge Judge, talks about motivation, mentoring and consumer behaviour. I've always been fascinated by how our brains work. My background is behavioural…

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Citi EMEA director on finance career expectations

Cambridge Judge Business School alumna Irina Kim talks about corporate banking, career boosting and the current financial job market. Irina Kim, the London-based Regional Relationship Director for Citigroup Europe, Middle East and Africa, was a member of the Cambridge Judge's…

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Cambridge MFin City Sepaker Series speaker on financial careers

Banking wisdom: flexibility is important in a fast-changing world

Senior roles at Citigroup, the Bank of England and now Standard Chartered Bank has taught Chris Daniels the importance of an open mind. It's really important to be flexible. I initially studied medicine, then became a lawyer and then went…

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The deal-maker: what it takes to lead the way

From his place at the top table of British banking, Sir Simon Robertson has worked with and for some of the biggest names in the world of corporate finance. I am proud to belong to a rather exclusive club of…

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Predicting crisis

'Incident Dashboard' helps Barclays predict whether incidents may snowball into big issues, as discussed at Cambridge Trust in Banking conference. Just about every adult, at some point, encounters a bank’s automatic teller machine (ATM) that doesn't work. Some people might…

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Spending for smiles: money can buy happiness after all

Money can buy happiness when spending fits our personality, finds study by University of Cambridge researchers based on 77,000 real bank spending transactions. Money really can buy happiness when spending fits our personality, finds a pioneering "big data" study based…

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Five things that customers of conventional banks should envy about Islamic finance

Recent regulations make switching banks easier. But have you ever thought about switching to a whole different banking system, one that can't charge interest and must treat customers fairly? When it comes to better banking Islamic finance has a lot…

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The man at the helm of TSB and his secret to banking success

Putting customer service before everything – even the bottom line – is the way for banking to rebuild trust, says Paul Pester, CEO of TSB. Imagine a world of banking that tears up the old rules and starts all over…

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Paul Pester

Don’t trust your bank? Don’t sweat it. Because in 2016 the things that matter are competence, diligence and accuracy.

Alex Oliver is a philosopher. He works on logic, metaphysics and the philosophy of mathematics. His pastimes include cryptic crosswords and reggae music. He lives in Cambridge and has two children and a chocolate Labrador. You would never suppose that…

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