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Video: how companies can win back trust with data

In the fintech world, customers demand that a business looks after their data and their financial affairs securely.

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ZoneFox has been a key client for Edinburgh Archangels

Edinburgh Archangels syndicate recognised after record year

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel ­syndicate, has received a top accolade following a record year of investment.

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Currency traders at Worldwide Currencies Ltd in London's Canary Wharf stand at their desks to cold call during 'power hour'. So-called 'robo-trading' is reducing demand for such practices. Picture: PA

How machine learning is transforming the stock exchange

The public perception of stock exchanges remains little changed since the Big Bang deregulated the financial markets. Anytime a trading floor is depicted in a film or TV series, you can expect to see a group of men frantically waving their arms and shouting at a bank of screens showing the ups and downs of share prices.

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A customer uses a 'modest comission' Bitcoin vending machine in a CeX store in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Should I invest in bitcoin or has the bubble burst?

The value of cryptocurrencies can fluctuate wildly but the blockchain technology they utilise is here to stay, writes Chris McCall

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Sarah Hardy, chief investment officer; David Ovens, chief operating officer; Niki McKenzie, investment director. Picture: Graeme Hunter

Edinburgh’s Archangels syndicate takes top spot

Archangels, the Edinburgh-based business angel syndicate, has received a top accolade following a record year of investment.

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The key concern for industry, post-Brexit, is the potential end of the free movement of European residents

Do fintech businesses need to worry about Brexit?

The business sector is watching with bated breath as the specifics of leaving the EU are hammered out. Will the booming fintech sector take a hit?

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It's conjectured that soon, work will not be a place, but a series of tasks, and global information sharing will allow each of those tasks to be carried out by individuals best suited to do them

Looking for a career change? How about a job that doesn’t exist yet?

How do you stay employable when the job market is constantly changing? Is there a way to stay ahead of the game when new jobs are evolving all the time?

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A range of industries are taking full advantage of rapidly developing financial sector technology

Gambling gets a makeover with blockchain

Don’t fully understand blockchain? It’s revolutionising our lives – from the way we get drugs, to how we prove our identity, to how we bet.

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CYBG has agreed a brand licensing agreement with Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group as part of the deal. Picture: Contributed

Clydesdale brand set to go as CYBG buys Virgin Money

A combination of Clydesdale owner CYBG and Virgin Money will be headquartered in Glasgow, create a new competitor to Britain’s biggest banks under the latter’s branding but spark some 1,500 job losses.

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Video: Key players shaping Scotland’s Fintech future

Let us introduce you to ten of Scotland’s authoritative voices at at the frontier of financial technology.

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Blockchain technologies are now well recognised for managing digital identities and making online transactions secure and efficient

Scottish companies driving forward the Blockchain revolution

Scotland has worked hard to establish a reputation for being a hub for business in the Financial Technology (or Fintech) sector.

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Paul Wheelhouse MSP.

Paul Wheelhouse: Leading the way into future of money management

Scotland boasts a proud, world-renowned history of innovation in financial services, dating back centuries; indeed, Scotland can be said to have invented retail banking and ATM technology.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson. Scotsman Editor Frank O'Donnell.

In full: read The Scotsman’s fintech supplement

A year ago, I wrote about how Scotland’s fintech potential could be unlocked, and the opportunities offered by a fledgling industry. Now that fledgling is set to soar.

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Yvonne Dunn is a financial services tech specialist. Picture: Contributed

Legal heavyweight Pinsent Masons getting on board at FinTech Scotland

Law firm Pinsent Masons has been appointed as a global “strategic partner” to industry enabler FinTech Scotland.

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RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

In a sign of the changing times within banking, Royal Bank of Scotland had appointed a chief digital officer.

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You can make money from your data.

How can I take control of my own personal data and make money from it?

If you want to take better control of the data that you share, willingly or otherwise, with companies and other third parties, there has arguably been no better time to do so.

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Fintech Scotland: Can banks step up to the plate?

Fintech Scotland: Can banks step up to the plate?

The Social Bite chain of sandwich shops has been widely praised for its pioneering work with homeless people, providing food, employment opportunities and housing to those facing tough times.

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How can Scotland become a global fintech hub within five years?

We asked what is the biggest challenge between us and our fintech goals. These are the voices from across the industry.

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Hunting the enemy within

Hunting the enemy within

From state-sponsored advanced persistent threats to small-scale mischief hacks, cyber threats can take many forms . One Scottish firm, ZoneFox, has chosen to focus on the growing problem of insider threats – individuals within organisations who, knowingly or otherwise, compromise key information assets and personal data.

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Financial services revolution will help every Scot

Scotland’s fintech community is committed to delivering wider public benefit and can use this “social good” agenda to be a global force.

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