Tag Archives: Economy

15May/22

Wirex Reaches 150,000 Registrations in US

Leading cryptocurrency platform, Wirex, has secured over 150,000 registrations to its crypto app that launched in the US 6 weeks ago. Linked to a crypto-backed Visa card, Wirex will work with Visa, a world leader in digital payments, to provide a unique set of payment and crypto services that aims to improve the everyday lives of fintech fans and crypto enthusiasts alike. Continue reading

13May/22

Trustly and Remote Partner to Align the Future of Finance with the Future of Work

Today Trustly, the global leader in Online Banking Payments has partnered with Remote, a leader in building, managing, and supporting global, distributed workforces. Trustly’s Open Banking connectivity will deliver on Remote’s needs for high-quality data access to support multiple areas of its business operations including payroll, compliance, and fraud mitigation. Continue reading

11May/22

Five things that economists know, but sound wrong to most other people

Renaud Foucart, Lancaster University

Economists have shaped the modern world in many ways. Governments make policy choices in response to the data that we produce about things like GDP and inflation. Social media companies use our insights about human behaviour to create features that encourage people to use their platforms. And we’re at the heart of everything from incentivising renewables developers to build more wind farms to regulating the behaviour of tech giants like Google or Facebook.

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10May/22

Allegis Global Solutions Launches The Universal Workforce Model With a New Book

Allegis Global Solutions (AGS), the leading provider of global workforce solutions, announces the publication of a new book for business, human resources (HR) and procurement leaders that takes them on a journey to harmonized workforce strategy and management. “The Universal Workforce Model™: An Outcome-First Guide to Getting Work Done” discusses three transformational yet complementary concepts – the Workforce Business Partner, Task-Based Workforce Design and the Intelligent Workforce Platform – that integrate with an advocacy for understanding business tasks and outcomes to define a new workforce strategy framework. The book lays out why organizations must challenge current models for acquiring and accessing talent now and what steps they can take to create an agile business fit to thrive in the new world of work. Continue reading

23Apr/22

Sendle’s “The Grizzly Truth” Earth Day Installation Underscores Environmental Cost of Online Shopping

Sendle, a Certified B Corp and the 100% carbon neutral shipping carrier for small businesses, today unveiled a 10-foot installation of a grizzly bear by Canadian artist, Laurence Vallières, at Lake Union Park to mark Earth Day. The sculpture is constructed of recycled cardboard boxes and highlights the environmental impact of the 165 billion packages shipped in the US each year. Continue reading

09Apr/22

What is a non-dom? An expert answers our questions about the tax status claimed by Rishi Sunak’s wife and other wealthy people

Ronen Palan, City, University of London

It has emerged that Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s wife, Akshata Murty, claims non-domicile (or “non-dom”) tax status, meaning that she does not have to pay UK taxes on income earned elsewhere. This revelation has drawn criticism, especially in light of Sunak raising taxes for working households.

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08Apr/22

How shops use psychology to influence your buying decisions

Cathrine Jansson-Boyd, Anglia Ruskin University

You might think that you only buy what you need, when you need it. But whether you are shopping for food, clothes or gadgets, the retailers are using the power of psychological persuasion to influence your decisions – and help you part with your cash.

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29Mar/22

The truth about the ‘great resignation’ – who changed jobs, where they went and why

Carlos Carrillo-Tudela, University of Essex; Alex Clymo, University of Essex, and David Zentler-Munro, University of Essex

The great resignation is a buzzphrase that first appeared in May 2021, and has struck fear into the hearts of employers ever since. Coined in the US, the term refers to the unprecedented rise in the number of workers resigning from their jobs following the pandemic.

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19Mar/22

Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion Support U.S. Consumers With Changes to Medical Collection Debt Reporting

The three nationwide credit reporting agencies (NCRAs) – Equifax (NYSE: EFX), Experian (LON: EXPN), and TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) – today announced significant changes to medical collection debt reporting to support consumers faced with unexpected medical bills. These joint measures will remove nearly 70% of medical collection debt tradelines from consumer credit reports, a step taken after months of industry research. Continue reading