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Octopus Investments launches fintech accelerator for 'product-ready' start-ups

The investment firm supports UK growth businesses, and is now entering the "broken" fintech market with Octopus Labs

The needs of the many: how group psychology can boost business output

A new research paper from University College London School of Management reveals the benefits of group emotions in business. Here's how to make most of 'group feel'

Smarter procurement could save UK SMEs £106bn

Small and medium businesses in the UK could save six per cent of their combined annual turnover, according to research from Tungsten Network

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Will Brexit Britain face WWI problems?

There are first world problems, and there are First World War problems

This is the number one thing holding you back from achieving your goals

Goal-setting is the secret of champions, from Olympic athletes to business tycoons, but one commonly used planning strategy maybe set you back more than you know, according to a new study

Research: Bad interviews can damage your brand more than you know

A new study reveals that nearly one in four British jobseekers sever ties with brands following a bad interview process. Is this cancelling out the proven positive impact of investing in customer experience?

'Free-for-all feeding frenzy' PSD2 may be the best thing for Europe's banks

Two in three European bankers are adopting a risk-averse wait-and-see approach in response to the uncertainty an open application programming interfaces (API) could bring. Here's why the PSD2 mandate could be the best thing for banking since the recessionary shake-up of 2008

Open data could save UK energy market £400 million in next 10 years

Open data has helped sectors like transport and medicine thrive. Used in the energy market, it can help the private sector work with the government to identify and correct inefficiencies

Would you change your EU referendum vote?

Have Brexit voters changed their minds? Six weeks after the momentous EU referendum, a new poll over 6,000 Brits reveals a surprising twist

Truth may be stranger than science fiction: The ten hottest jobs of 2025

Are we just a decade away from hiring space tour guides and freelance biohackers? If so, what are some of the growth sectors to watch out for in 2025? 

Candy Crush mastermind eyes martech investment

Ex chair of King.com, Mel Morris backs London-based marketing technology firm Adthena 

Real-time credit checks: coming soon to a bank near you

FinTechSystems secures Series A investment to bring real-time credit checks to major banks, a move that could cut wait times from weeks to minutes

Larger banks have had the biggest slice of the retail banking pie, prompting concern over the lack of a fair environment

Big banks have a two-year deadline to scale up technology

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA)'s final report to encourage more robust financial offerings for retail customers includes measures to make it easier for customers to search and switch finance providers

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Three surprising ways SMEs stand to benefit from Brexit

Amidst post-Brexit doomsday predictions, a new study reveals that SMEs in growing sectors are better off now than before the EU referendum. Here's why

It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Superman's latest business venture

Die-hard Superman fan, Daniel Campbell launches a cafe from a red phone box at Edinburgh's busy Haymarket Station

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Are we talking ourselves into a recession?

The new measures introduced by the Bank of England yesterday to pre-empt Brexit fall out raises the question of whether predictions of recession are at risk of becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy

BoE cuts bank rate to 0.25 per cent: Should you be worried?

Bank of England decreased interest rates from 0.5 to 0.25 per cent as a pre-emptive measure post-Brexit. Is this an effective measure, or a case of too little, too early?

Assistance dogs can have full access to public areas, enabling them to be constant companions for those with dementia.

Dementia Dog: new hope for Scotland's ageing population

Dementia Dog, a ground-breaking programme supporting people affected by dementia has been given a funding boost of £300,000

An open letter to Margot James

What would you want to see done differently under small business minister Margot James' leadership and the new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, BEIS? Here's a short wish-list

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