Archive: February2017

Rapid Increase of Mobile Payments in the UK

28 Feb 2017
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A 247% increase in the number of mobile transactions of all in-store purchases has been reported in a research conducted by Worldpay in the United Kingdom. Analysis of transaction data and a consumer survey that took place in Britain showed that over the last year users almost tripled their mobile payments. The survey showed clearly […]

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Insurtech is the new black for investors

28 Feb 2017
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Insurtech is one of those new words that few people know now but investors are getting crazy about it. Insurtech is going to replace all those lengthy phone calls with our insurance broker and the long walks coming back from his office having a pack of signed papers in our hands. Insurtech firms are start-up […]

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Schulz surpasses Merkel for first time in polls

28 Feb 2017
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Martin Schulz is going to give a hard time to Angela Merkel in the 24th September federal elections in Germany, as polls are showing. For the first time in a decade, the Social Democratic Party (SPD,) with Schulz as a candidate for chancellorship, has surpassed Merkel’s Christian Democrats scoring 33% against 32% in the last […]

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MWC 2017 opens today, big announcements expected

27 Feb 2017
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The biggest mobile industry trade show of the year, the famous Mobile World Congress (MWC), started today in the capital of Catalonia, the beautiful Barcelona. This is the show that everyone that loves mobile technology must check out because the most important companies from around the world are expected to announce their new models and […]

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May ends free movement for EU citizens

27 Feb 2017
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Theresa May will announce, most likely in mid-March, the end of free movement for every new European Union citizen who wants to migrate to the United Kingdom. In the same day she is expected to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon which will mean the official start of the difficult negotiations between the UK […]

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IR35 reform drives public sector costs up

27 Feb 2017
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Upcoming tax changes in the United Kingdom could result in thousands of workers of the public sector getting their salary slashed by almost 30%. Employees who are going to be affected by the change will belong to sectors like the NHS, army, schools, police, councils and transportation. Those workers are joining various public sector establishments through […]

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Generation-X champions mobile payments

24 Feb 2017
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Mobile payments have expanded a lot in the last few years but, since 2015, adoption has been slower with only modest growth. According to Deloitte’s 2016 Mobile Consumer Survey that was published older American millennials are more likely to use mobile payments than their younger counterparts. The group that includes people of ages between 24-35 […]

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Le Pen’s advisers reveal Frexit plans to banks

24 Feb 2017
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Marie Le Pen’s staff members have admitted that they’ve met with strategists and analysts from Blackrock Inc., Barclays.Plc, UBS Group AG and some of the U.S. pension funds. While meetings between campaign officials and bank analysts are a usual procedure, it is, however, the first time that there are talks with Le Pen’s Front National […]

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Elon Musk and Tesla Inc. under fire

24 Feb 2017
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The last few days of Elon Musk are certainly not the best of his career. The famous Paypal founder and creator of Space-X is facing troubles concerning the financial condition of Tesla Inc. and pressure from United Automobile Workers that want to unionize the company. Musk said that Tesla might come close to the edge […]

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Are taxing robots and UBI solutions for unemployment?

23 Feb 2017
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Is the rise of the robots going to take away people’s jobs? Is the Universal Basic Income (UBI) going to solve the problem of unemployment? Marc Cuban, a multi-millionaire businessman is the last one to speak against the idea of UBI but in his Twitter account expressed the thought that “automation is going to create […]

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