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Smartphone based bank N26 looks to grab 5 to 10% of market

Smartphone based bank N26 looks to grab 5 to 10% of market

Written by on November 7, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers aged 18 to 35 from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters. The Berlin-based fintech start-up has been signing up 1,500 to 2,000 customers […]

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How to make money in an increasingly tough wholesale world

How to make money in an increasingly tough wholesale world

Written by on September 29, 2017 in Features with 0 Comments

The wholesale telecoms business is a tough business to be in on the best of days – competition is fierce and margins are as thin as they get. And the age of digital disruption isn’t making things easier – wholesale players are pressured to evolve with the times and the demands of their customers, but […]

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Disruption: FinTech is simplifying financing options everywhere

Disruption: FinTech is simplifying financing options everywhere

Written by on September 5, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

In many industries – such as airlines, retail, and media – disruption has been linked to new low-cost, almost commodity-type services. Southwest Airlines and Ryanair paved the way for low-cost flights, online news has become a commodity, and retail chains like Walmart, Aldi and Lidl have created a new cheap-prices-always category. The common theme is: […]

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Jio unveils almost free 4G phone, triggers more disruption

Jio unveils almost free 4G phone, triggers more disruption

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s disruptive new mobile entrant Reliance Jio, backed by the country’s richest man Mukesh Ambani, unveiled a low-cost 4G-enabled phone on Friday to woo tens of millions of new customers, further destabilising established telecoms players. Jio has enjoyed a meteoric rise since its launch a year ago, with its months of free […]

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What stage are you at in the disruption of your industry? Denial?

What stage are you at in the disruption of your industry? Denial?

Written by on July 12, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

We live in an age where disruption is the new normal. It is inevitable. It is hard to think of an industry that is not being disrupted by new thinking and new technology – generally a combination of the two. The question is what you do about it. Many companies, large ones in particular, believe […]

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Is the increase in disruption going to prove too risky for some?

Is the increase in disruption going to prove too risky for some?

Written by on June 19, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

The recent spate of announcements emphasise (if emphasis were needed) the scale and range of disruption that is happening around us. It brings to mind a conference session from a couple of years ago. It was about arenas and disruption. Futurist Gerd Leonhard was suggesting that the word ‘industry’ is becoming obsolete. It is too […]

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What the decline of newspapers can teach the finance industry

What the decline of newspapers can teach the finance industry

Written by on June 15, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

The traditional finance industry seems unprepared for digital disruption. The experience of the newspaper business could teach banks a thing or two. Amazon announced recently that its lending business is gaining momentum – in the last 12 months alone, it has issued $1 billion in loans in the past year to merchants that sell on […]

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Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Will disruption come to the legal industry? Hint: Oh, yes!

Written by on May 17, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Did you know that nearly half of all UK business leaders think their business model will cease to exist within the next five years? In this article we take an in-depth insight into what that means for legal advisors to those organisations. If you believe that your business will be unaffected, you are more than […]

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Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Is the smartphone market about to experience a paradigm shift?

Written by on May 10, 2017 in Guest Blog with 0 Comments

Denmark was once home to a number of the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers. The GSM standard agreement was signed in Copenhagen on September 7, 1987. Some of the first GSM phones were developed in Denmark, and a cluster of leading mobile companies were based in Aalborg. After buying AP Radio from Philips, Nokia became one […]

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Are the digital disruptors being disrupted, distracted or derailed?

Are the digital disruptors being disrupted, distracted or derailed?

Written by on March 14, 2017 in Opinion with 0 Comments

Our world is going mad, if it has not already got there. And it seems that even the coolest companies are becoming ever so slightly stained by the journey. You have to wonder if the disruptors of yesterday are about to suffer their own uncomfortable disruption. Facebook is fighting a rear-guard action on several fronts. […]

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