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Customer Due Diligence

Customer Due Diligence

Customer due diligence (CDD) is not something which should be the responsibility of the customer, even though it sounds that way. In fact, the diligence is on the part of a bank or other financial institution (FI); it’s up to them to be diligent about who they are taking on as a new account holder. This may seem like common…

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Age Verification

Age Verification

Any parent knows that more children are accessing the internet, more regularly and in more ways, and younger than ever before; this is a trend which is only likely to continue. As education and youth health providers turn to the web to offer services seen by society as positive, those which pedal less wholesome fayre are waiting to reap the…

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The FinTech Revolution Will Likely be Missed Out by Those With Debt Problems

The FinTech Revolution Will Likely be Missed Out by Those With Debt Problems

UK, 13th February 2020: Analysis of StepChange Debt Charity’s clientele has disclosed new insights regarding the financial behaviour of people making steps towards debt recovery. A study conducted by Experian revealed that 88% are very engaged with the online world, however a significant 40%, are unlikely to be managing their finances digitally. StepChange Debt Charity has recognised the potential of…

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Become Data Driven by Overcoming Obstacles

Become Data Driven by Overcoming Obstacles

To quote the well-known rhyme, “water, water all everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” I feel can also be true of data. Where organisations have a lot more data than ever before, only a few are able to take advantage of this resource and truly leverage it for insight. There are no doubts regarding the value of data. It’s viewed…

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6 Ways to Protect Your Data

6 Ways to Protect Your Data

As a small business owner, it is always important to consider data security. When looking at data you may store virtually, from customer’s private information, to financial records, it’s not difficult to see that a breach would quite possibly result in serious damage to your business. One of the board members at the National Cyber Security Alliance, along with the…

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5 Key Background Checks Employers Need to Make

5 Key Background Checks Employers Need to Make

For a great number of employers, screening the backgrounds of their potential employees is a must. Screening can be complex and challenging, especially when HR, as well as hiring managers are unsure how to stay absolutely compliant. Currently, 60% of organisations in the UK conduct background screenings, according to the statistics provided by Sterling Talent Solutions. This percentage is said…

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COVID-19’s Impact on The UK Economy

COVID-19’s Impact on The UK Economy

KPMG forecasts a decline of UK GDP by 2.6% for 2020, this is on the condition that the COVID-19 pandemic will be contained by the summer, with a predicted sharp recovery during the first half of 2021 as uncertainties that surround the dissipate. If an even more enduring outbreak would occur, it may prompt a decline of 5.4% this year.…

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The Importance of the Electoral Roll

The Importance of the Electoral Roll

Recruiters have moved on from simply looking at CVs, screening application forms and asking tricky questions at interview. 21st century recruiters and interviewers have a whole host of tools at their disposal to screen candidates applying for jobs. Generally, jobs which have a higher degree of responsibility, or where the wrong candidate could cause serious financial damage have higher levels…

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