How can I break into fintech?

The UK’s flourishing fintech market is worth a staggering £6.6bn and employs more than 61,000 people. Interested? You should be. Here’s how to make your CV stand out in this dynamic and booming industry… 

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Three Attractive Digital Bank Jobs

Are you tech savvy with a head for numbers? New fields of digital banking have opened up for anyone looking to combine financial services and tech.

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Which City jobs are seeing the strongest salary growth?

While we lament the shorter days and chillier nights, at least we can take some solace in the fact that the jobs market is showing surprising resilience. In Morgan McKinley’s London Employment Monitor for September, the global recruitment agency said that even the traditionally sleepy month of August “surprised everyone” with its 4% month-on-month rise in both jobs and jobseekers.

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An interview with the Head of Legal at a FinTech superstar

Originally from Lancashire, 31-year-old Ahmed Badr moved to London in 2003 to study medicine. But after deciding that medicine wasn’t right for him, he left university to take a year out before returning to study business. Now, seven years later, he’s a qualified solicitor and the Head of Legal at the booming FinTech company GoCardless.

In this frank interview, he reveals how he made those all-important career decisions…

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The End of Passwords?

Be honest: how secure are your passwords? Most people rely on a combination of pet names and family birthdays. And while Muggles75 isn’t so bad for your defunct MySpace account, it’s pretty weak for just about everything else. For City professionals, maintaining hard-to-guess passwords – which you must never write down – has never been so important as it is now. According to security firm Symantec, 64% of security breaches stem from human error.

So what can financial institutions – and the people who work within them – do to protect both themselves and their employers? We spoke to three cyber-security experts and asked, what lies beyond passwords?

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