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Buy Now, Pay Later: Growth, hiring and impending regulations?

​Our credit industry expert, Managing Consultant Ellie Sykes, sheds light on the rise of BNPL, its relevance to the Credit Risk market and the current recruiting trends across this disciplineWe can...

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2022 Trends in Digital Transformation

We recently asked our LinkedIn community where they believed their businesses were on their digital transformation journey. Almost half (49%) of our poll respondents admitted that they had “barely ...

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Hire these job titles to transform your business sustainability

​Following on from our previous article exploring the vital skills any organisation needs in order to successfully navigate the area of business sustainability, our Business Change & Transforma...

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​Changing your business for the better? Here are the skills you need to hire.

Against the backdrop of turbulence in 2020 from Covid-19, social unrest, a major European conflict, and supply chain issues, the area of sustainability has emerged stronger than ever before. In ge...

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​1 in 2 businesses have “barely started” their digital transformation journey

We asked our LinkedIn network: Where do you think you are on your digital transformation journey? The results were stark, with almost half (49%) of respondents believing that they have “barely star...

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​Why the Accounting sector needs to adopt universal sustainability frameworks

As the threat of climate change mounts, businesses must take steps to counter its damaging effects. This is in order to meet ambitious government Net Zero targets, which aim to halve UK emissions i...

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​Keeping up with the Fintechs: Digital Banking & the Financial Crime Impacts

Why traditional FS institutions must keep up with fintechs to remain competitive in the market while reducing the risks of a cyber-breachOver three quarters of global consumers prefer online bankin...

UK Credit Risk and Analytics recruitment experts share advice for females in STEM careers
Females in STEM careers: Advice from the experts

​We’re sharing our top advice for people looking to embark on or progress in their STEM career path on the International Day of Women and Girls in Science “What I would like to say to any females c...

Climate Risk in the Financial Services sector, what does it mean for banks, building societies and other FS businesses?
​Climate Risk in the Financial Services Sector

Following on from COP26 in 2021, it’s become clear that businesses will need to place increased focus on climate change, and their efforts to reduce its effects, in 2022 and beyond. Bearing th...

Is your insurance business ready for the new accounting standard, IFRS17?
IFRS 17: What you need to know before the deadline

IFRS 17, the new Insurance Contracts Standard, represents a complete overhaul of the accounting for insurance contracts, which will result in major changes for the industry. Originally envisaged ...

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What should you wear in an interview? We asked the experts.

Suited and booted remains the preferred attire for interviews, but a less formal approach is also gaining momentum​Interviews have had quite the shakeup in recent times thanks to the pandemic and t...

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Open Finance is on the horizon

Earlier this year, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published a feedback statement following a call for increased input relating to the development of Open Finance. The progression of Op...

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Sustainable Procurement: The Key to Net-Zero?

​As the final tos-and-fros of COP26 subside and the dust settles on a ‘something is better than nothing’ summit, the Procurement community in the UK has begun to consider what impact this has on th...

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UK Workforce Expects Flexible Working Options To Stay

​Over 90% of MERJE’s recruitment team have experienced candidates saying they are not interested in a role based on the lack of remote working flexibility on offer We asked our 20,500 LinkedIn foll...

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Our Approach to Sustainability

At the start of July, UK chancellor Rishi Sunak published a roadmap for reforming capital markets, boosting opportunities for green finance and investment and protecting access to cash. His vision ...

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Greenwashing: ​How business leaders can avoid it

Concerns around businesses labelling their own investments as ‘green’, even when they might not have the credentials to back up their claims, has led to experts establishing the Green Technical Adv...

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Hybrid Working: The rise of workplace flexibility

​As the world heals and adjusts to a new normal following peak COVID, the typical working model is also shifting, almost to the point of being in a state of flux.Some people are desperate to return...

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World Youth Skills Day 2021: Useful information for employers and young people

World Youth Skills Day takes place on June 15 and is an occasion which affords an opportunity for training institutions and businesses to acknowledge the importance of equipping young people with s...

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The next big thing: Green Finance

​As World Environment Day takes place on June 5 and we all join the fight against global warming and CO2 emissions, green and sustainable issues are quickly reaching critical mass for Financial Ser...

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MERJE Insights: The Future Chief Risk Officer (CRO)

​By Ryan Swann, Chief Legal and Risk Officer, Think MoneyPioneering scientist Marian Diamond famously said: “If you always do what you did, you'll always get what you got.”The same ethos applies fo...