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Interview: Talking Payments & Cards Network with Charles

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Charles Guinet is our VP Global Consulting here at Payments & Cards Network. He was born in Paris and grew up in France, where he studied International business. Before moving to the Netherlands, he lived and worked in the United States and France. After working in Recruitment for a few years in Amsterdam, he joined our Payments & Cards Network team two years ago. What brought you to Amsterdam? I felt ready for a change and based on my previous…

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HOW WE’RE BUILDING THE WORLD’S LARGEST & MOST IMPORTANT COMMERCE EVENT

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ANNOUNCING 150+ SHOPTALK SPEAKERS & LAST WEEK TO SAVE ON REGISTRATION IN 2016 With just over four months to 2017’s Shoptalk, we’re thrilled to announce our first 150+ speakers. And once again, it’s the industry’s best speaker lineup, comprised of 50% CEOs and 22% other C-level executives. About 62% of our speakers are from consumer brands and retailers, of which 55% are venture-backed startups and 45% are established companies. The startups speaking at Shoptalk have raised almost $5 billion in…

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5 Ways to Shine at Your Next Interview

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Congrats, you’ve landed the interview! There are a few tried and true ways to really make sure you stand out at your interview. You may have heard these interview tips before, but that’s because they’re really solid ways to make sure you communicate why you should land the job. You may notice a few of these have more to do with your appearance or physical presence rather than what you’re saying. In an interview, you need to make sure you…

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Interview Spotlight: Speaking Recruiter Career Path + Advice with Anna

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Anna Yakimets is one of the newest members of our team and focuses on Pre-Sales + Integration Recruitment. She was born in Russia and by the age of sixteen, decided she wanted to move abroad. So, she applied to different universities and came to the Netherlands for her degree in Business/Managerial Economics. She found the mentality of the people and the great public systems in place appealing as well as the opportunities for expats here. After graduating, she moved a…

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eCommerce meets FinTech

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Mobile money and other financial services are a high priority for many mobile operators, financial institutions, technology firms and governments. In Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile money promises a low-cost scalable alternative to traditional banking. Only a small percentage of households make use of card-based, online and traditional banking. One survey conducted by Gallup suggests that more than 80% of adults have their bills in cash. The sheer amount of cash payments puts a burden on consumers, merchants, banks and governments –…

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How fighting fraud and boosting sales have turned from a dilemma into a must-have set

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Online businesses have been for years struggling to effectively fight fraud of various kinds. Along with the rapid growth of the ecommerce industry and the emergence of numerous new payment methods, preventing fraudulent transactions has become an extremely challenging task. Despite all the efforts of greatly skilled and knowledgeable risk managers supported by diverse IT solutions, many companies still mistakenly consider fraud prevention as a limiting factor for sales. They believe that false positives – erroneous transaction denials that lock…

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Hong Kong Financial Services’ Top 5 Priority Responses

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Preparing for 2020: Hong Kong Financial Services’ Top 5 Priority Responses The pace of global change in financial services continues to accelerate as market incumbents, emerging FinTech startups and newcomers of every kind try to offer more sophisticated yet convenient means of moving money. Nowhere is this trend more apparent than in Hong Kong; the city that prides itself on being the financial gateway to the rest of China as well as a hugely influential international finance hub in its…

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Bitcoin – For a Better Connected World

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Bitcoin – For a Better Financially, Economically, and Culturally Connected World With my first Banking experience dating back to 1995, upon Cirrus ATM network introduction, I see that Bitcoin, like mobile payments and cash withdrawal from ATMs by smartphones, is paving the way to a new era in monetary transactions. What is Bitcoin? While every country has its own currency, Bitcoin cryptocurrency was created in 2009 and was not tied to any country. Using peer to peer system, individuals can…

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Advice from a Recruiter: Asking for a Raise

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Recruiters negotiate on behalf of clients and candidates all day, so who better to speak to about asking for a raise? Today I sat down with one of our Senior Consultants, Lewis Howard. He shared tips and tricks for professionals seeking a raise. There can be stigma around asking for a raise and confusion about doing it right. People don’t want to seem needy or become emotional and end up sabotaging their own efforts. So, here are some concrete steps…

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Challengers vs. Incumbents

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Who will come out on top? As we gear up for Banking Horizon 2016, we sit down with Sasha Yanshin, Managing Director and Founder of Strategy Desk (the key sponsor of our conference), to discuss his views on the growth opportunities for incumbent and challenger banks. Strategy Desk is a strategy consultancy that has extensive experience in helping banks and financial services companies enter new markets and develop new innovative propositions.   Banking Horizon: Should traditional banks be seeing developments…

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