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Office Life: Ways to Shine in the New Year

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And we’re truly back! Everyone’s been on holiday, enjoying time with family and friends and now it’s time to get back to work. It can be hard to keep focused after the whirlwind of good food and fun times. But now’s the perfect time to really shine at work. After the new year, you’re refreshed and (hopefully) energized after your break. It may feel clichéd to make yourself a list of New Year’s Resolutions. At the same time, focusing on what…

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Shoptalk Announces Support of Leading Danish Ecommerce Association, FDIH, for Launch of Shoptalk Europe

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Inaugural Pan-European Event to Bring Together Leading Retailers & Ecommerce Disruptors in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017 New York, NY, January 9, 2017 – Shoptalk, which organizes the world’s most important events in retail and ecommerce innovation, today announced the support of leading Danish ecommerce association, Foreningen for Dansk Internet Handel (FDIH), in the launch of its inaugural pan-European event, Shoptalk Europe. Shoptalk Europe will be held at the Bella Center in Copenhagen on October 9-11, 2017, and is expected…

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Payments & Cards Network Event: PSD2 and Acceptance

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Last week on December 6th, we hosted an event to tackle the lack of knowledge around PSD2 and Acceptance in new markets. We hosted the event at our office on the Herengracht canal. We partnered with Meltwater, Van de bovenste plank and The Wateringhole here in Amsterdam. Together we had a great night filled with speakers, panel discussions and networking. Our two event speakers, Luis Eliott (bottom) and Anupam Majumdar (top) We started the event with networking at our offices and…

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All money will soon be digital

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Mobile Wallets: A benefit to consumers or another weak link for security and compliance in an already vulnerable ecosystem? The rapid advancement of technologies such as analytics, Blockchain, cloud, mobile and social media have created major opportunities to drive a better customer experience for financial service providers but are also spawning headaches when it comes to security and compliance. At the centre of this customer-centric innovation is the mobile wallet, which is a terrific way for consumers to shop card-…

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BlockShow 2017: Blockchain Revolution Goes to Europe

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Blockchain technology is becoming more and more demanded worldwide, and today we all have a unique opportunity to witness “the biggest innovation after the Internet itself” gaining a growing number of implementations – both within and outside the financial sector. This significant process inevitably goes hand in hand with massive informational support – and, consequently, cross-industry popularization of Blockchain. And this popularization is the major mission of the popular Bitcoin & Blockchain media outlet CoinTelegraph. Wishing to contribute to the…

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Interview Spotlight: Speaking Digital Currencies and Consulting with Lucas

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Lucas Schweiger is one of our newest Recruiters here at Payments & Cards Network. Lucas has a British / German background, growing up in both countries. He joined PCN on the 1st November and specialises in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, expanding the network in this area. Today we’re continuing our interview series and chatting with Lucas about his background, digital currencies and the current market. Can you tell me a bit about your background? I grew up in the UK but…

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Deciding Between Offers: Advice from a Sr. Recruiter

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We spoke with our Sr. Recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network, Lewis Howard about how job seekers can improve their chances for job offers last week. Lewis works Sr. and Executive level roles as a recruiter, but he occasionally meets with younger and more junior applicants to mentor them in their search for job offers. So, today we’re picking up where we left off. Lewis is going to focus on deciding between offers and contract negotiation:   By this…

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Blockchain: 2016 and Beyond

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Today, our Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Specialist here at Payments & Cards Network, Lucas Schweiger shares his thoughts on Blockchain in 2016 and beyond. Lucas has a British / German background. He graduated from Maastricht University and United Nations University in Maastricht, with a BA in Political Science and a MSc in Public Policy & Development. He joined PCN on the 1st November and specializes in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. 2016 has been quite the year for the FinTech industry. This year, start-ups, companies…

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Advice from a Sr. Recruiter: Tips + Tricks to Getting Job Offers

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We spoke with our Sr. Recruiter here at Payments & Cards Network, Lewis Howard about how job seekers can improve their chances for job offers. Lewis works Sr. and Executive level roles as a recruiter, but he occasionally meets with younger and more junior applicants to mentor them in their search for job offers. So, today he’s sharing some of those tips and tricks on our blog: First, start out by determining your geography. Ask yourself honestly. Where can I…

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Moving from a corporate to a start-up

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“He who dares”… Why moving from a corporate to a start-up could be the best move you ever make… We’ve all got them: friends, ex-colleagues or LinkedIn connections who’ve made the move from a big corporate to a start up. I was about to follow suit. The fintech boom was attracting more and more people from some of the large corporates I’ve worked with, but the rationale of the exodus was made clear one night over a drink with an…

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