Open Banking, Open Finance: What’s the difference?

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Caroline Stevenson, Head of Financial Services Regulatory Team, Burness Paull The FCA has recently published a feedback statement (FS 21-7) summarising the feedback they received from their Call for Input looking into the opportunities and risks posed by open finance. In the industry, we sometimes see the phrases “open banking” and “open finance” used interchangeably […]

Independent UK Fintech Sector Review by Ron Kalifa

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On Thursday 22nd April, FinTech Scotland CEO Nicola Anderson will deliver a keynote address at The Scotsman’s free to attend webinar exploring Scotland’s Fintech future  Register here The event comes off the back of a FinTech Scotland webinar on 26th March featuring Ron Kalifa, OBE, former Worldpay CEO and author of the recently published Kalifa […]

Internet investing: beware the modern-day snake-oil sellers

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Iona Bain, Writer, Speaker, Broadcaster and Blogger specialising in young finances   Iona is a panellist at The Scotsman’s free Annual Investment Conference on Tuesday 30th March in association with Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust and Rathbones. Register here. Other webinar panelists include David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Rathbones and Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager, Martin Currie Global Portfolio […]

Is your portfolio climate-change ready?

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Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust The planet is getting hotter. Humans have never lived in a world much warmer than ours today and temperatures are expected to continue to rise rapidly. The effects are already being felt. Extreme weather events, water scarcity, food shortages and rising sea levels all pose […]

Millennials and Investing: an act of practical hope

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Iona Bain, Writer, Speaker, Broadcaster and Blogger specialising in young finances   Iona is a panellist at The Scotsman’s free Annual Investment Conference on Tuesday 30th March in association with Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust and Rathbones. Register here. Other webinar panelists include David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Rathbones and Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager, Martin Currie Global Portfolio […]

Light at the tunnel’s end

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As I look out the window of my home office and watch the brake pads of my unused cars rust away, I find myself reviewing the need for two cars in the future. My wife and I will most likely be spending more time working from home in the coming years. Since Boris, Nicola, and […]

The secret financial power of millennials

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Iona Bain, Writer, Speaker, Broadcaster and Blogger specialising in young finances   Iona is a panellist at The Scotsman’s free Annual Investment Conference on Tuesday 30th March in association with Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust and Rathbones. Register here. Other webinar panelists include David Coombs, Head of Multi-Asset Investments, Rathbones and Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager, […]

Investing with a cybersecurity mindset

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Zehrid Osmani, Portfolio Manager of Martin Currie Global Portfolio Trust   These days, managing cybersecurity is just as important for a high-street retailer as it is for a Silicon Valley tech giant. With technology now so embedded in the day-to-day operations of almost every company, data breaches can have a major impact on the privacy […]

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Keeping in touch as an industry is vital to its continued growth and improvement. At PIMFA, the trade association for wealth management, investment services and the investment and financial advice industry, we have long known the constant communication and continual professional development are key components for firms looking to serve their clients to the best […]