Chancellor launches taskforce on Bank of England digital currency

A Bank of England digital currency for the UK has moved a step closer after the chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a top-level taskforce to explore the benefits and risks of the idea. Sunak said a joint Treasury-Bank of England taskforce was being set up as part of a range of measures designed to boost […]

Chancellor launches taskforce on Bank of England digital currency

A Bank of England digital currency for the UK has moved a step closer after the chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a top-level taskforce to explore the benefits and risks of the idea. Sunak said a joint Treasury-Bank of England taskforce was being set up as part of a range of measures designed to boost […]

Goldman Sachs invests £50M in Anne Boden founded Starling Bank

Starling Bank, the UK digital bank which is the fastest-growing bank for SMEs in Europe has received £50 million as an extension to the bank’s oversubscribed £272 million Series D funding round last month. The investment into Starling Bank came from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. With this round, the overall Series D funding raised […]

Goldman Sachs invests £50M in Anne Boden founded Starling Bank

Starling Bank, the UK digital bank which is the fastest-growing bank for SMEs in Europe has received £50 million as an extension to the bank’s oversubscribed £272 million Series D funding round last month. The investment into Starling Bank came from Goldman Sachs Growth Equity. With this round, the overall Series D funding raised […]

Female investors on average £15k worse off than men by 2030, due to gender pay gap

Fellow females, I’m sorry but it’s not good news … The good folks over at Freetrade, an investor app which encourages fractional shares across a wide portfolio have analysed how much investors stand to make by 2030 if they invest 10% of their average annual income (as recommended by experts) and receive the average […]

Female investors on average £15k worse off than men by 2030, due to gender pay gap

Fellow females, I’m sorry but it’s not good news … The good folks over at Freetrade, an investor app which encourages fractional shares across a wide portfolio have analysed how much investors stand to make by 2030 if they invest 10% of their average annual income (as recommended by experts) and receive the average […]

Female investors on average £15k worse off than men by 2030, due to gender pay gap

Fellow females, I’m sorry but it’s not good news … The good folks over at Freetrade, an investor app which encourages fractional shares across a wide portfolio have analysed how much investors stand to make by 2030 if they invest 10% of their average annual income (as recommended by experts) and receive the average […]

The corporate governance principle of independence

FREEPIK Principle 5 of the Corporate Governance (CG) Code for Publicly Listed Companies (PLCs) provides that “The Board should endeavor to exercise objective and independent judgment on all corporate affairs.” Recommendation 5.1 provides that “The Board should have at least three independent directors, or such number as to constitute at least one-third of the members […]

The real vaccine crisis isn’t about J&J or AstraZeneca

FREEPIK TO JUDGE by the headlines, you’d think the most critical immunization issue facing the world is the safety and hesitancy concerns over the AstraZeneca Plc and Johnson & Johnson vaccines. That debate is genuinely important. Still, it shouldn’t distract from the biggest challenge the world will face over the coming months: the grossly unequal […]

Earth Day, Greenpeace and the renewable energy lobby

FREEPIK Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, 51 years ago, to raise environmental awareness among Americans, and was later adopted in many countries around the world. What later followed were a series of scary climate predictions, all of which were just false alarms. Below are some stories, headlines, and climate predictions which […]