17th century goldsmiths in London issued the paper notes that became banknotes in lieu of gold and silver stored in their safes by depositors. They also loaned out money and kept all underwriting records, on paper, in the same safes.
Recently there has been a call by Belgian Justice Minister Koen Geens to introduce measures that would impose even tighter rules and restrictions on gambling advertising carried out in the country, and these proposals have the full backing of the BGC (the Belgian Gaming Commission.)
The once booming payday loan industry in the UK has taken a dramatic turn following the rise of compensation claims.
Introduction Our healthcare system has come a long way in the last 30-40 years. We used to walk into the doctor’s office that was dressed in backlighting, an old filing system, and dingy equipment.
Following a surge in venture-capital investments, New York’s startup scene is more active than ever, especially in the tech sector.
Chinese AI startups raised US$5 billion in venture capital funding in 2017 overtaking their U.S. counterparts, according to ABI research*.
Private equity and venture capital investment into companies in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) reached a record €3.5 billion in 2017, according to data from Invest Europe*.
From faster payments to increased transaction security, Fintech companies have made a huge impact on financial services as a whole, redefining standards and expectations. However, these are not the only areas disrupted by Fintech. Charitable giving was also fundamentally changed and, thanks to the innovations that allowed for streamlined transactions, it is now easier than […]
Bitcoin is a word that is bandied about often these days, whether it is in the news or by technology experts, economists, or politicians.
Many people think of cryptocurrency and Bitcoin as being synonymous.
Private equity investors are understanding, little by little, what a potentially lucrative area cryptocurrency is for their capital. The best-case scenario for cryptocurrency is that it completely transforms society in much the same way as cell phones or the internet.
Cryptocurrency is one of the most exciting fields of technology to come along in many years.
Online marketing has definitely revolutionized the way that small businesses reach out to their customers.
Private equity investors are always on the lookout for the best opportunities for their groups, no matter whether the goal is a steady stream of income of a huge burst of profit.
Research carried out by a leading UK newspaper has found that SMEs are losing confidence in the UK government.