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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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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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