Ignite Sales Achieves Record Growth, Entering 2020 with Momentum

Ignite Sales, Inc., the financial industry leader in customer engagement technology, announced the company experienced an impressive year in 2019 in terms of growth, industry recognition and product enhancements.   As the financial industry focuses more intently on technology to drive outstanding customer engagement, financial institutions are recognizing that Ignite Sales’ highly developed and proven technology empowers bankers and their... more Read more »

UK Management Consulting Industry Grows By 8%

The United Kingdom’s management consulting industry has grown by 8.3% last year, its second fastest rate of growth since the financial crisis. Although less optimistic than a year ago, three out of four UK consulting firms expect demand for management consulting services to increase in the next 12-24 months. Read more »

ISOLAS’ leading Fintech practice ranked Band 1 in Chambers & Partners

ISOLAS LLP’s distinguished Fintech practice has been included in the newly-published Fintech rankings, as part of the Chambers Global edition for 2020, with three of its lawyers ranked. Chambers described the firm as “a top-tier firm highly regarded for its expertise in advising on regulatory matters stemming from real-life blockchain implementations. Read more »

ThoughtWorks finds one in two businesses failing to keep up with competitors due to tech barriers

British business leaders do not believe their organisations are fully up to speed with developing technologies - with only around half (53%) saying they are fully utilising their technology advantage to win business, run efficient systems and attract the best talent, according to new research from ThoughtWorks.  Read more »

DataArt and METRO Markets Announce Success of Partnering to Build Digital Marketplace with Ambition to Become the Largest B2B Online Marketplace in Europe

Global technology consultancy DataArt has announced a successful partnership with METRO Markets, the online B2B marketplace with ambitions to become the biggest in Europe. METRO Markets is a subsidiary of German multinational wholesale company and food specialist Metro AG. DataArt partnered with METRO Markets, Metro AG’s technology-driven e-commerce venture, to provide a next generation e-commerce ERP system. The solution is highly scalable and... more Read more »

European Corporate and Investment Banks are in Great Difficulties, CIB Outlook 2019 Report Reveals

The European consulting firm EUROGROUP Consulting, in an exclusive annual study on corporate and investment banking (European CIB Outlook 2019), reveals the numerous challenges European CIBs urgently need to address, and outlines strategic and organisational solutions to help them reduce the performance gap with their US counterparts. Read more »

Judopay CEO Selected To Join The EPA Advisory Board

 Judopay’s CEO Jeremy Nicholds has been selected to join the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) advisory board. The EPA is managed by its senior leadership team and receives guidance and steering from the EPA Advisory Board. The EPA Advisory Board is composed of 14 highly effective CEOs from leading payments companies who all have a desire to change the payments industry and create a profitable, sustainable payments ecosystem. Read more »

Volvo Chooses FICO for Vehicle Subscription Service Onboarding

Volvo Cars has selected FICO® Decision Modeler to immediately onboard customers to its new Care by Volvo service. The move demonstrates the increasing adoption of advanced decision management technology in the auto finance industry. Read more »

Protiviti and International RegTech Association Sets Out Blueprint for Much Needed Digital Optimization of ‘Know Your Customer’ Processes

Protiviti and the International RegTech Association (IRTA) have released the findings of a global market study they conducted to investigate the effectiveness of current ‘Know Your Customer’(KYC) processes. The study reveals an urgent need for more effective industry alignment to accelerate the digitizing of KYC processes and greater use of shared platforms. Read more »

NRI reveals Shingan AD, Alternative Data Insights for Global Institutional Investors

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. (NRI), a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, announced today they will launch Shingan AD, a new service providing institutional investors with Japanese alternative data and data analysis on December 1st, 2019   The use of alternative data in investment decision-making is growing rapidly. Sourcing, cleansing, and preparing large amount of data for analysis presents a big challenge for... more Read more »

Coleman Research launches Expert Relationship Management Platform

Coleman Research, a leading global provider of primary research, today announced the launch of its Expert Relationship Management (ERM) platform, a SaaS offering that helps research providers and buyside firms manage their interactions with industry experts.  The cloud-based service offers a full solution to manage a database of expert profiles and the workflows associated with managing expert relationships. Read more »

76 Percent of Enterprise Organisations Consider Rearchitecting Apps for Microservices a High or Critical Priority

Research from Ensono, a leading hybrid IT services provider, and Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, has found that enterprise adoption of microservices is continuing to increase as businesses transform themselves to compete in the digital era. The new research found that 76 per cent of organisations now consider microservices to be a high or critical priority and only 4 per... more Read more »

The Forum of Private Business Partners with Mental Health Advocates Mente

Members of the Forum of Private Business will now be able to better manage their employees’ mental health needs and to provide ongoing advice and support, following their partnership with mental health advocates Mente. Ian Cass, Chief Executive of the Forum, explains: “We have already rolled out Mente’s services in our own workplace, and we will now be extending them to members around the country. We believe that in doing so, we can help to... more Read more »

Manual Contract Processing Costs Financial Services Companies £10 Million a Year

Digital consultancy, 4C, has released new research today revealing financial services companies are losing millions of pounds due to manual processing of agreements. The average loss is over £10 million a year, while three in ten (31%) finance companies lose £1 million or more a year.   Read more »

Global Partner with Local Passion for Northern Powerhouse

Business coaching giant, ActionCOACH, has become the latest official partner of the Northern Powerhouse, joining forces to boost the profile of the North as a key place to do business in the UK. ActionCOACH, the world’s largest business coaching firm, currently works with business owners from all over the region, supporting entrepreneurship, business growth, whilst creating employment, wealth and economic vibrancy. The partnership provides the... more Read more »


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