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Scots firms at risk because of old software, warns data expert

Scottish fintech firms need to ensure confidential data is securely managed; but the increasing challenges also offer opportunities, writes David Lee
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Five Scottish fintech companies to watch in 2018

Scotland's fintech sector is thriving with new start-ups growing in stature each year.

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How Artificial Intilligence will help people in financial difficulties

It's a problem for many, but fintech can be a 'force for social good', says Kent Mackenzie

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Video: five essentials cities need for building a fintech hub

Kent Mackenzie walks us through his formula for a successful Fintech city after years spent observing emerging hubs around the world.

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Five things a city needs for a thriving fintech hub

Five things a city needs for a thriving fintech hub

Kent Mackenzie tells David Lee about the key principles behind successful fintech hubs

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

5 companies using Blockchain to shake up their industries

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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Video: how can we make the blockchain and fintech more secure?

As fintech transforms the backbone of the financial system, the prospect of quicker, cheaper and more efficient transitions domes closer.

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Scotland's fintech sector has welcomed investment this year. Pictured is The Scotsman's 2018 conference on fintect. Picture: John Devlin

Glasgow and Edinburgh tied as third most attractive UK city for investment

Glasgow and Edinburgh have tied as the third most attractive city in the UK for foreign direct investment in financial services.

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'Were in a strong position to significantly ramp up our Scottish presence in the next 18 months," says CEO Stuart Lunn. Picture: contributed.

LendingCrowd hails record first half

Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer platform LendingCrowd has reported a record first half, saying it is on track to deliver £10 million in lending to Scottish small firms this year as it "significantly" ramps up its presence north of the Border.

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Napier University launches specialist fintech course

Napier University launches specialist fintech course

Edinburgh Napier is launching a dedicated financial technology masters degree.

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What skills do I need to work in Scotland’s fintech sector?

For the Scottish financial services sector to thrive, fintechs need to match emerging talent with enhanced skills.

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Video: Consumer trust and the dark side of Fintech

The advent of GDPR means transparency is key for Fintechs to keep the trust of their customers.

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'Important milestone': Nucleus founder and CEO David Ferguson. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Nucleus set for £150 million Aim flotation

Edinburgh-based wrap platform provider Nucleus Financial has unveiled plans to float on the Alternative Investment Market (Aim) in a move that could reportedly raise £25 million and value it at up to £150m.

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Video: 18th century economist who is a 2018 influencer

How Adam Smith's legacy is alive and well in the fintech world
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Open banking: life-changing tech or data gathering nightmare?

Open banking: life-changing tech or data gathering nightmare?

James Varga explains to David Lee why open banking is a boon to customers but is not really a revolution for his company
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Video: How small firms are networking with the fintech giants

Connection and collaboration - fintech firms are working together
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How can companies win back our 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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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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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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