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JPMorgan Chase is set to buy digital wealth manager Nutmeg, the companies confirmed today, as fintech’s trajectory has been pushed even higher by the pandemic. While still subject to regulatory approval, the deal will bolster JPMorgan’s digital bank branch, under the Chase brand, which is planned for launch in the UK later this year. The US financial [...]
While it may be hard to find silver linings in lockdown, it appears the rapid shift to online services has had its benefits. A surge in demand for internet services over the last year means the UK’s digital divide has narrowed even further, with more and more Brits getting connected. The proportion of homes without [...]
Snakes and Ladders provides a roundup of the most important hires and job moves across the City, every Wednesday afternoon. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to be featured. In this week’s City Moves, we have a host of newly created roles making their way across the Square Mile. From chief data officers to directors of environment social and governance – the [...]
A digital pound should be at the heart of efforts to strengthen the City’s global attraction as a post-Brexit financial centre, think tank CityUnited Project said on Friday. The finance ministry will set out proposals for making Britain’s capital market more attractive after Amsterdam toppled London to become Europe’s top share trading centre following Brexit. [...]
Sunak to chair meeting with G7 counterparts on Covid-19 recovery and digital tax reform
Currently, many jurisdictions around the world require public companies to produce financial reports using eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL). The myth that blockchain could replace XBRL in the production of financial information is incorrect. Blockchain is not a data standard. And XBRL is not a distributed ledger system. Replacing one with the other would be [...]
This week, days before Joe Biden had even stepped foot in the White House as US President, he showed a greater commitment to digitally-enabled government than most other world leaders have done for a long time. Unveiling a $1.9 trillion relief package including billions in IT and cyber funding, the President-elect called on Congress to [...]
Alongside its early challenges and uncertainty around digital ad spend, 2020 has been a big year for digital advertising as the pandemic forced businesses and consumers moved online. City A.M. spoke with Mayfair-based Nick Morley, EMEA Managing Director at online ad verification giant Integral Ad Science, which analyses the value of digital advertising placements. UK [...]
The clear winner of the pandemic ad economy is online, driven by the huge jump in e-commerce, despite travel-related advertising being impaired by the pandemic’s international scope. According to new data from Enders Analysis, the London-based media research firm led by Claire Enders, more than half of all advertising spend last year was on digital [...]
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