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Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

French court rejects plea from luxury wine label to stop cheap blends being sold under 'Petrus' name

It is the ultimate status symbol for wine buffs and commands astronomical prices, but Petrus risks losing its cachet after a French court rejected its plea to retain exclusive rights to the hallowed name.<p>After a seven-year legal battle, the Bordeaux appeals court has ruled that the makers of a …

France

No 10 rules out customs union with EU amid confusion over government policy

Statement comes after ministers contradict each other and reports of a challenge to Theresa May’s leadership over issue<p>Downing Street has ruled out involvement in a customs union with the European Union amid confusion over government policy as Theresa May prepares for a crucial week of talks.<p>After …

Downing Street
European Union

Trips in Europe everyone should take according to the world's top travel experts

The Ice Hotel, Finland.Flickr/bjaglin<p>No matter how many countries you've been to, there's always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so many cultures, countries, and landscapes to explore, it's hard to prioritise one dream destination over another.<p>Business Insider UK asked top travel bloggers and …

European Travel

Home Office letter tells EU citizen to ‘go home or go elsewhere’

Anger from campaigners as Romanian national in detention centre is advised by officials to leave the UK to ‘avoid becoming destitute’<p>The Home Office is warning EU nationals held in detention centres that they should leave the UK to “avoid becoming destitute”, in the latest instance of a hardened …

Human Rights

Why Ireland Might Have To Leave The EU Too

At some point the people of Ireland are going to have to choose between Britain and the EU. There are plenty of reasons why they might go with …

United Kingdom

5 reasons why no deal could mean no Brexit

LONDON — A specter is hanging over Westminster — the specter of “no deal” killing off Brexit altogether.<p>Even as divorce negotiations stall in …

Brexit 'could be delayed' if any aspect of negotiations is referred to European Court of Justice, experts warn

​Brexit could be postponed by “up to two years” if any part of the negotiations is referred to Europe’s highest court, experts have warned.<p>At the end …

United Kingdom

May's plans to force EU citizens to sign a register after Brexit could be illegal

LONDON — A cross-party groups of MEPs have warned Amber Rudd that a government proposal to make EU citizens add their names to a register during a Brexit transition period would be illegal and unacceptable.<p>MEPs representing a number of parties in the European Parliament have written to the British …

United Kingdom

Brexit: Are more British nationals applying for citizenship in EU countries?

<b>Tens of thousands more UK citizens applied for citizenship in other EU countries in the 12 months after the Brexit vote than in the previous year, according to data obtained by the BBC.</b><p>Ireland received by far the most applications for dual nationality.<p>But for all the countries that had data …

United Kingdom

Is living forever going to suck?

We might be too sick to enjoy our extended lifespans.<p>The scuttlebutt around Silicon Valley is that soon we'll soon live way, way longer. Former Googler Bill Maris says humans can make it to 500 years old; hedge fund manager Joon Yun thinks 1,000 years is more on the money. Some, such as biotech …

Theresa May caught in Brexit trap after EU leaders block future trade talks

Theresa May has been caught in a Brexit trap after EU leaders ruled Britain must pay up to secure future trade talks, while her own MPs demanded she …

Belgium
Belgium

Google celebrates 19th birthday with a chance to try 19 Doodle games – and one new one

Google is officially 19 years old today, and the company is celebrating by giving you another chance to play 19 of its best Google Doodle games.<p>Billions of searches later, perhaps the happiest happenstance has been how Google has grown throughout the past 19 years. Named for the number “googol” (a …

Theresa May will get no sympathy for Brexit in Italy

Theresa May’s trip to Florence this Friday will make for some nice images, but the beauty of Tuscany will hardly be enough to soothe her Brexit woes. The British prime minister will need more than a Baedeker to find a way of convincing Europeans that Britain is leaving the EU but not Europe, and …

Europe

10 Places in Europe Still (Mostly) Undiscovered by Tourists

France, Spain, and Italy have long taken the limelight when it comes to popular travel destinations in Europe, but some of the continent’s most …

European Travel

Brexit: Theresa May's landmark EU withdrawal bill passes first parliamentary hurdle

Theresa May’s landmark EU (Withdrawal) Bill has passed its first parliamentary hurdle, paving the way for greater powers to be handed to ministers …

EU immigration offer could lead to Brexit reversal, claims Adonis

The decision of the British people to leave the European Union could be reversed next year if France and Germany agree that the UK can take control over immigration while staying in the EU single market, the former Labour cabinet minister Lord Adonis said on Sunday.<p>With concern over the …

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United Kingdom

How the aristocracy preserved their power

After democracy finally shunted aside hereditary lords, they found new means to protect their extravagant riches. For all the modern tales of noble poverty and leaking ancestral homes, their private wealth and influence remain phenomenal<p>On 11 January this year, Charlie, the genial 3rd Baron Lyell, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

Africa

The Fight For The $400 Billion Business Of Immigrants Sending Money Home

A new class of startups is using bitcoin and the blockchain to drastically lower fees as they try to grab a share of the remittance market from old competitors like Western Union.<p>“Dollars wrapped with love.” That’s how Dilip Ratha describes remittances—the money immigrants send home to their …

FinTech

Brexit: EU leaders to demand May respect citizens' residency rights

Exclusive: anger at bureaucracy affecting EU nationals drives call to be heard at Brussels summit endorsing exit negotiations<p>Leaders in Europe will demand that Theresa May respects the right of EU nationals who have lived in the UK for five years to acquire permanent residence in the country, in a …

Immigration

German fintech startup solarisBank raises €26.3 million and lands Deutsche Bank exec as CEO

Berlin-based fintech startup solarisBank has raised its chunky "Series A" funding round from Arvato, a financial services company owned by German media giant Bertlesmann, and Japanese internet investment company SBI Group. Existing investors Yabeo Capital, FinLeap, and UniCredit also took part in …

Deutsche Bank
Information Systems

The 27 hardest job interview questions, according to Glassdoor

Jobs interviews are always hard, but some come with trickier questions than others. Where do you see yourself in five years? How many ping pong balls …

Employment

An ingenious European lawsuit could finally provide a realistic way to stop Brexit

Jolyon Maugham doesn’t mind a tough fight. He was rejected from one of his first jobs after university for being a man, instead of a woman named Joleen that the employers thought the temp agency was sending. He filed a sex discrimination case and won.<p>And now Maugham seems to be taking on the …

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