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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Tired of London Finance? Try Birmingham

Birmingham – the city of canals and balti – has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years. First came the regeneration of the Bull Ring, the historic market hub of the city centre that was renamed Bullring and reopened to great fanfare in 2003. Then came a glittering trail of Michelin stars; there are now more Michelin-starred restaurants in Birmingham than any other city outside London, all of which has made the city a go-to destination for dining out and shopping. And that’s to say nothing of the employment opportunities…

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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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FinTech jobs steal the show

The Bank of England (BoE) announced in July that there is “no clear evidence” (yet) of a sharp economic slowdown after last month’s vote to leave the European Union. The BoE reported that whilst business uncertainty had risen markedly most firms did not plan to cut hiring or investment.

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