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Top-ranked FT 1000 fintech Blue Motor Finance up for sale – Financial Times

Top-ranked FT 1000 fintech Blue Motor Finance up for sale – Financial Times

The county of Kent, commonly called the garden of England, is not the most obvious spot to find a fast growing finance company. Bob Jones, who has worked in the sector for almost 50 years and now leads Blue Motor Finance, does not look like a stereotypical fintech executive. But when Mr Jones is asked […]

We can’t help feeling that we today are smarter – Financial Times

We can’t help feeling that we today are smarter – Financial Times

Martin Wolf is certainly correct that “further financial crises are inevitable” (March 20). Let me add one more reason why this is so — another procyclical factor rooted in human nature. This is the intellectual egotism of the present time: the conviction we can’t help feeling that we are smarter than people in the past […]

US finance giant is preparing the world for the future of work – Pro Bono Australia

US finance giant is preparing the world for the future of work – Pro Bono Australia

A multimillion dollar philanthropic initiative is aiming to close the gap on global tech and digital skills, and broaden career pathways for underserved communities.   One of the world’s largest finance groups, JPMorgan Chase, announced last week it would donate US$350 million (A$493 million) as part of a New Skills at Work initiative. The initiative […]

Finance dep't downplays record current account gap – BusinessWorld Online

Finance dep't downplays record current account gap – BusinessWorld Online

THE RECORD current account deficit incurred in 2018 remains “financeable” as the government expects continued investment inflows from abroad, the Department of Finance (DoF) said. Market watchers should not be too alarmed despite the current account posting an all-time-high $7.9-billion deficit last year, more than three times the $2.2-billion gap in 2017 and shooting past […]

Brexit: Ministers tipped to replace Theresa May rally round

Media captionTheresa May’s de-facto deputy backs her leadership Two ministers touted as a potential caretaker PM in reports of a cabinet coup say they fully back Theresa May. Environment Secretary Michael Gove told reporters it was “not the time to change the captain of the ship”. And the PM’s de facto deputy David Lidington insisted […]

Varadkar will ‘work with whoever is PM’

The Irish prime minister has said he believes Theresa May can deliver on Brexit, adding that British-Irish working relations are not dependent on Mrs May alone. It follows newspaper reports that British cabinet members are plotting to oust Mrs May as prime minister. Senior ministers have dismissed all such suggestions. Speaking to Irish National Broadcaster […]

Brexit: ‘Common Market 2.0’ plan optimism from MP Kinnock

Image caption Stephen Kinnock is a member of the House of Commons Brexit Committee A plan that keeps the UK in the EU’s single market may be backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, a Welsh MP has indicated. After Prime Minister Theresa May’s withdrawal agreement was defeated twice, MPs will look at other options. Aberavon’s […]

Scottish independence: Nicola Sturgeon says new referendum will happen

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has predicted that another independence referendum will take place in Scotland. But she said it was reasonable for her to wait for clarity on Brexit before setting out a firm position. Labour’s shadow Scottish secretary Lesley Laird has, meanwhile, blamed the prime minister for the uncertainty over the UK and the […]

Richard Branson calls for new Brexit vote

Image copyright Getty Images Sir Richard Branson says, despite a delay to Brexit, the UK is “dangerously close to full scale disaster”. He also criticised Prime Minister Theresa May for “no longer acting in the national interest” and putting party before country. In a blog post on the Virgin website, the businessman also claimed many […]

Independence Finance Director John Veres steps down – cleveland.com

Independence Finance Director John Veres steps down – cleveland.com

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio — The city’s elected finance director has resigned after 19 years on the job. John Veres announced in the city’s weekly administrative update for Feb. 22 that he would be leaving the city and assuming the role of appointed finance director for the City of Macedonia. He was quoted in the update as […]