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1st Payment Collective Event in Amsterdam

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In the end of the 1st Quarter 2017, we had the pleasure of hosting our first FinTech meetup with our partners Bullhorn & WeWork in Amsterdam. We started this meetup project last year as we wanted to get to know people in our community better and also provide an engaging environment where knowledge sharing and learning is promoted.   So we hosted the first Payment Collective Event at the WeWork facilities in Amsterdam. Next to  keynote speakers & a panel discussion, we made sure there’s…

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The top 5 things that make an excellent Payments Programme Manager and why you should hire one!

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I’ve been on the job market since my employment with Skype/Microsoft ended, and it’s been an eventful couple of months with some interesting learning experiences talking to recruiters and hiring companies alike. Upon reflection on the past few months, I realise that I am a member of a rare breed. I tried to go for your run-of-the-mill Product Manager role, all out agile/backlog manager of an interesting tech product or service, but I found that focusing on my USPs is actually…

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Interview Spotlight: Recruitment and Travel with Andrew

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Andrew Mullineux is the newest addition to our team, originally from Manchester, England, but now based in Amsterdam. His career path has led him to work and travel in a range of countries. He’s worked in the UK, Norway, Russia, Spain and now The Netherlands. Today we sat down to speak about his career what has led him to Payments & Cards Network. Can you tell me a bit about your background? Well, I’m originally from the UK, Manchester more…

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AIA, Allianz and Manulife Discuss Blockchain Applications for Insurance

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SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE, March 29, 2017 /EINPresswire.com/ — AIA and Allianz have now confirmed that they will join Manulife to discuss insurance applications for blockchain technology at the Blockchain for Finance Conference in Singapore on June 20-21.   With a continued focus from insurers to modernize their organizations through the adoption of digital solutions, this discussion will provide you with a unique opportunity to hear where this technology could be utilized within the insurance sector. They will look at: • Areas…

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Tips For a Calmer Work-Life Balance

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Finding a proper work-life balance for yourself can be a challenge, whether you work at a startup or a corporation. We all have different levels of ‘workaholic’ as our base line. Some of us seek out jobs that are fast paced and time-consuming, while others seek a calmer quieter position. Nonetheless, it can be hard to find the right work-life balance no matter our job. It can be crazy to balance our job, our families, friends, loved ones and activities…

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IRX and EDX 2017: must-attend events for the retail industry

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Lululemon, Facebook, Google, Harrods and Alibaba join the UK’s biggest multichannel and fulfilment events this year   This year’s InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 5 & 6 April. It’s the seventh year in a row for the UK’s only dedicated multichannel retail expo. The underlying theme for 2017 is ‘Unveiling the Future of the Retail Nation’, which aims to provide insight into what the future holds for ecommerce and multichannel retail in the post-Brexit Britain. The show…

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Navigating Professionalism at Startups

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So, let’s say you’re beginning work in a start up or non-hierarchical company. It can be hard to get used to the shift from the corporate world to a small, hungry startup. There’s usually by nature less structure in small startups, especially in growth phase. But that’s where both the chaos and fun lies. Without a set way of ‘this is how we do things’, there’s more room for innovation and creativity. You can see your ideas implemented in real…

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Tallinn hosted the largest blockchain conference in the Baltic states

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On March 9, Tallinn hosted a large-scale conference dedicated to blockchain technologies and cryptocurrency development – Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Tallinn. The event became the largest platform for blockchain entrepreneurs and developers in the Baltic states. The conference was attended by 250 people from 20 countries. Event organizer is Smile-Expo, the company that holds blockchain conferences in Russia, Ukraine and the Czech Republic. It has decided to enter the Estonian market due to the favorable IT environment of the country…

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Easy Office Time Management Tips

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Time management is one those skills that everyone at the office needs but is seldom taught in school. Most of us figure it out ourselves through trial and error. Or by missing a deadline and realizing it’s time to shape up! Here at Payments & Cards Network, we’re a headhunting agency, and time management is vital to running a successful business. Scheduling time for calls, time for business development and time for admin and sourcing is really important to having…

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Interview Spotlight: Talking Travel & Job Hunting with Melanie

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Today we sat down with our newest employee, Melanie Mladenova. She joined us  as a Marketing Sales Manager. Melanie is in her final year studying at the International Business School at Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. Today, we sat down to talk about job hunting and why she joined Payments & Cards Network. What led you to Amsterdam? I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria and attended a language high school while there. This exposure to languages helped me see how…

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