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Interview Spotlight: Chatting Marketing and Next Moves with Duc

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Duc Dang was born in Hanoi and moved to Germany when he turned three. He spent his youth in Eastern Germany. When he turned 12 years old, he and his family moved to Hamburg, where he enjoyed the multiculturalism and friendliness of his new city. He took a gap year in Australia before going to university. His time spent working in Australia further formed him into the person he is today. He enjoyed the independence, work and travel. After his…

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SIBOS Impressions

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My SIBOS impressions – Geneva 2016 This is not just another article you’ve probably read in the media claiming that this year’s big topics at SIBOS was Blockchain and Cybersecurity. Yes, a lot of conferences focused on these themes and discussions about these subjects could be heard in various booths and corridors throughout the venue. Also FinTech and its evolution RegTech were being discussed by everyone. Instead, I would like to focus on the daily business, the near future of…

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More LinkedIn Advice: Photo Tips

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We’ve gone over LinkedIn profiles before on the blog, since it’s a great way to showcase who you are for potential employers. Today, we’re going to focus on one aspect of building a strong LinkedIn profile—your photo. As the idiom goes, a picture speaks a thousand words. And in this case those words are about why you should or shouldn’t be taken seriously in the workplace. Just recently, we had a talk at work because one of our recruiters stumbled…

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Reaching The Unbanked Billions Through Financial Product Innovation

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As we gear up for Banking Horizon 2016, a conference looking at the latest innovation in financial services products, we take a deeper look at the social impact of Fintech and innovation in retail banking. It is estimated that on a global scale, two billion people do not have access to financial services. In a world where traditional banks aren’t able to cater for those of lower economic standing these two billion people are left without the access to credit…

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What B2B Marketers Can Learn From Pokemon Go

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Unless you’ve been on another planet over the last months, you can’t have missed it: Pokémon Go. It’s already become a cultural phenomenon, dominating news-cycles worldwide. Even if you’re not a millennial, for whom it brings back memories of Saturday mornings watching Pikachu’s adventures, there is no shame in admitting you like to play the game. But we can actually learn something from Pokémon Go as well. Taking a few cues from this hype can help you “catch them all”…

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For Job Seekers: Three Reasons to Use a Recruitment Agency

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Looking for a job can be so overwhelming—which is why I encourage everyone to try a Recruitment Agency at least once in their career. Of course, I am biased as I work at Payments & Cards Network, a boutique recruitment agency! Nonetheless, working with a vetted and established Recruitment firm can do wonders for the job process. “Well, How so?” you may be asking. I have three simple reasons for you. 1) Inside knowledge: Recruiters work with clients and candidates…

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FinTech Effect on the Global Economy

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FinTech Response to 2008 Financial Crisis is Reshaping the Global Economy and its Workforce Unlocking the Potential The Fintech response to 2008 financial crisis has been playing a role in reshaping the global economy and its workforce. If we look at the Fintech evolution we notice how the introduction of the telegraph was the first milestone at that time in providing the infrastructure for financial globalisation. Today people can open bank accounts online and transfer money to each other from…

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Interview: Talking Marketing & Our Magazine with Amir Abdin

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Amir was born in Germany, grew up in Dubai and moved back to Germany at age 16. In one year, he learned German, making him trilingual (English, Arabic and German). Later, he moved to Leeuwarden and studied Media and Entertainment Management. After that he decided to do his last year’s internship in Amsterdam at Payments & Cards Network. There he moved his way up from intern to become our Head of Marketing. How did your path lead you to your…

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CEM in Financial Services

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Insider Insights – CEM in Financial Services Benchmarking Report With the rapid disruptive innovation of Fintech and stiff competition amongst the financial sector in Hong Kong and Greater China, customer experience is becoming increasingly important as part of a core business strategy for organisations to differentiate themselves from their competitors. To discover what these companies are planning for the short to mid-term, we have compiled the findings from our latest survey conducted with the CEM professionals in financial sectors located across…

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Advice: Acing Phone Interviews

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As a recruitment agency, we conduct phone interviews all the time.  We’re able to speak with people and place them in a job that suits their skill set all around the world. Payments & Cards Network is not the only company using phones and skype to interview in our global economy. Cell phones used to weigh the equivalent of a bag of sugar each. Luckily, we’ve come a long way. Now, phones and skype have become the quickest way to communicate no…

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