Weekend takeaway: Nuggets of wisdom about fintech

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If you’re going for fintech gold, there’s bits of wisdom in these bytes: start-ups to watch, hottest jobs and new technologies to watch.

20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018

20 of Europe’s hottest fintech start-ups to watch in 2018

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Who are the fintech start-ups in Europe worth banking on in the year ahead?

Anne Boden: ‘Starling Bank is coming to Ireland in Q1 2018’

Anne Boden: ‘Starling Bank is coming to Ireland in Q1 2018’

Starling Bank CEO Anne Boden. Image: Starling Bank

On a mission to upend the traditional retail banking model using cutting-edge fintech tools, Anne Boden believes it’s time consumers realised that their data is valuable currency.

IBM Ireland’s Fergal O’Sullivan on fintechs harnessing new technologies

IBM's Fergal O'Sullivan

Fergal O’Sullivan, head of IBM’s cloud business unit in Ireland. Image: IBM

IBM Ireland’s Fergal O’Sullivan discusses how technological developments allow fintechs to flourish.

5 of the hottest careers in fintech

Fintech careers

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Want to know about the future of fintech careers? Hays’ Carl Piesse is here to take you through the hottest and most promising careers in financial services.

How will AI and deep learning technologies impact the audit?

What impact will AI have on the audit? EY

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We are at an inflection point in the debate about what artificial intelligence means for industries and professions.

Why should you consider a job with a fintech start-up?

Fintech start-up jobs

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There are plenty of big multinational firms looking for talent. However, there are also plenty of reasons to opt for a start-up instead.

Michelle Goodwin: ‘Bank of Ireland is sparking the global trade journey’

Michelle Goodwin: ‘Bank of Ireland is sparking the global trade journey’

Bank of Ireland head of enterprise development Michelle Goodwin. Image: Bank of Ireland

Bank of Ireland’s partnership with WebPort Global is sparking an export revolution in the regions, Michelle Goodwin tells John Kennedy.

What are the benefits and drawbacks to blockchain?

What are the benefits, and what are the drawbacks, to blockchain?

Amor Sexton of Citi speaking at Inspirefest 2017. Image: Conor McCabe Photography

Amor Sexton is a senior innovation manager at Citi. At Inspirefest 2017, she explained the implications and possibilities offered by blockchain technology.

Harnessing the crowd: The pleasure and the pain of crowdfunding

Crowd image by Olga Kolos via Shutterstock

Lost in the crowd. Image: Olga Kolos/Shutterstock

Crowdfunding still has some growing up to do, but it has major potential as a disrupter to the investment scene. Prof Theo Lynn and Dr Pierangelo Rosati examine the situation.

How Matt Flannery brought fintech to sub-Saharan Africa

matt flannery fintech sub-saharan africa start-up

Matt Flannery speaking at Inspirefest 2017. Image: Conor McCabe Photography

At Inspirefest 2017, Matt Flannery detailed the process of founding two different fintech organisations servicing sub-Saharan Africa.

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist.

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