From training to trendsetting: how institutions reverse the fintech migration

Sanjay Bhandari is co-founder and managing director at the Certificate in Finance and Technology

Aspiration doesn’t look like it used to. The face of Eighties ambition was a power dresser, clad in a suit with shoulder pads as they rushed to Wall Street to earn as much as they could, whereas today’s bright young things are more likely to be found sipping lattes at a co-working space in Silicon Valley

Cyber-security will drive New Year jobs boom

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Employment prospects in the UK finance and banking sector in the New Year are the brightest in the past three years as high profile data breaches, such as those at TalkTalk and Sony, create a surge in demand for cyber-security experts.

Lay-off plans dampen optimism in FS jobs market

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The news of major lay-offs to come put a dampener on otherwise good news in the financial sector jobs market in the UK last month. According to the Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor, October saw an across the board increase in both new job opportunities and new job seekers.

UK banking jobs move out of London

Banking jobs are moving out of London

Banks in the UK are increasingly shifting jobs away from London, with the result that while the overall number of banking jobs fell 0.5% between 2013-14, 77 local authorities in the UK saw the number of banking jobs grow faster than in London.

Digital drives hiring in marketing and sales at FS firms

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The drive to digital and need to boost financial services brands is leading to increased demand for marketing and sales support staff and pushing up bonuses for people with the right skills.

Need for customer focus is driving recruitment in financial services

Consumer demands are driving employment in FS

Demand for improved customer service and new mobile banking and payments services is driving increased hiring in financial services in the UK, with employment prospects 16 percentage points higher than a year ago, according to Manpower Group,

Good news for graduates as financial sector hiring continues to grow

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Concerns over a growing skills gap and lack of future talent are the biggest worries among financial firms’ recruiters, leading to a renewed focus on graduate hiring.

Hybrid skills shortage threatens growth say international bank chiefs


Limited availability of key skills is seen as a threat to growth prospects by 70% of chief executives in the financial services sector. A global survey by PwC shows that the disruptive impact of new technology and new competition in the sector has created new challenges for employers looking to hire in the months ahead. Concerns centre on the shortage of employees with the right combination of skills, with more than three quarters of executives looking for a broader range of skills when hiring than they did in the past.

Thaw in investment freeze drives tech hires

Consumers still don't understand the risks of card fraud, according to Aite

Technology hiring is on the up, with employment within the industry forecast set to grow at 2.19% this year, nearly five times faster than the UK average, according to the 2015 Salary Guide from specialist recruiter Robert Half.

Financial regulation drives London jobs growth despite economic and political uncertainty


London-based financial services professionals moving to new jobs in 2014 boosted their salaries by an average of 18% – and an increasing number of people did so, with year-on-year figures showing a 51% increase in people looking for new positions. But gloomy economic forecasts, combined with the seasonal drop in hiring over the Christmas period suggest that firms have postponed major hires to the current quarter.