Thursday, February 29, 2024
Staff at financial services firm, Standard Chartered have been told to avoid using Zoom and Google Hangouts due to security concerns, according to a report from Reuters. The report claims to have seen an internal memo directing staff to avoid...
It has been a roller-coaster few weeks for Zoom, the video conferencing platform. At the end of last year, the company had 10m users, in the post-COVID-19 world, it has racked up 200m daily users. Following its incredible rise, it...
The number of searches taking place on desktop devices is increasing as the current pandemic unfolds, says Microsoft Advertising's Corporate Vice President, Rik van der Kooi. Speaking at Microsoft's Elevate online event on Tuesday, van der Kooi said that he's...
Podcast interview with Peter Ramsey (Built for Mars) UX in banking If you haven't heard of Peter Ramsey (A.K.A the person behind Built for Mars) and his epic study into the user experience (UX) of banking, it really is time you...
Just six months after its launch, app-based digital banking brand, Bó is being shut down by RBS. Launched as a competitor to fintech startups Revolut, Starling and Monzo, Bó was introduced in November 2019 with a bright yellow card and...
Listen to the full interview with Nizam Uddin OBE Tackling exclusion in financial services Of all of the guests I've spoken to as part of our interview podcast series, my most recent guest, Nizam Uddin OBE is arguably the one who...
Prepaid Visa card provider, gohenry has launched the Eco Card, a biodegradable debit card. Aimed at its core market of 6-18 year-olds and their parents, the card comes as research carried out by Beano for Brands suggests 40% of 6-to-14-year...
Do you know what the smartest part of the iPod launch was in the early 2000s? Sure, the capacity to hold hundreds of songs was amazing. Yes, the design looked like it had just fallen from a passing UFO. Absolutely,...
In 2018 Virgin Money (in the UK) was purchased by CYBG plc, the group that owns Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank. The group, now named Virgin Money UK plc will eventually operate under one unified banking brand; Virgin Money. Disrupting...
"Unprecedented" is the word of the year so far. Don't believe me? Just take a look at this Google Trends data: trends.embed.renderExploreWidget("TIMESERIES", {"comparisonItem":,"category":0,"property":""}, {"exploreQuery":"date=all&geo=GB&q=unprecedented","guestPath":"https://trends.google.com:443/trends/embed/"}); What that shows us is that searches for the word "unprecedented" are higher than...