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Bitcoin is a Crypto currency that first emerged 8 years ago in 2009 making it still a relatively new form of online payment. However, unlike other online payments there is a lot of underlying technology behind Bitcoin such as Blockchain that has recently gained a lot of interest. Blockchain is simple a way of storing […]

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Prepaid Cards work exactly as the name suggests; you load money onto them in the currency of your choice and they can be used in the same way as any debit or credit card. They are a much safer and sometimes easier option than other cards which is why they are perfect for a number […]

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In a digital currency age it is very rare to come across a business that regularly sends and receives payments for goods or services and doesn‚Äôt accept card payments. Whilst most believe card payments to be the way forward with transactions because of the numerous advantages, it should be noted that there are some drawbacks. […]

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Whilst a couple of years back everyone was convinced that Bitcoin was the next big and life changing thing what people have now realised is that the underlying software for Bitcoin- that being Blockchain, is the next big thing. For those who aren‚Äôt aware, Blockchain is effectively a digital platform that records and verifies transactions […]

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Whether it‚Äôs a hard or soft Brexit the thumping parimentary majority this week will inevitably mean that there are some tough decisions to be made quite soon in the City. When Teresa May triggers Article 50 and serves notice on Britain leaving the European Union there will be significant fall out, not least of which […]

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This article first appeared on Export Experts in December 2016 Helen Child specialises in prepaid consultancy advice, with her company Striding Edge. She is aware of rising concerns over the future of international payments once Britain leaves the European Union. ‚ÄúStakeholders in European payments are still looking for guidance,‚Äù she remarks. ‚ÄúThe immediate post Brexit […]

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Helen Child FI for Latin America

As a proponent of financial inclusion, Helen Child supports the need for easy access to financial services for all members of society; many experts are calling for financial inclusion as a means to pull Latin Americans out of poverty. “Our women‚Äôs dream is to be financially independent from their husbands, but we‚Äôre not addressing that […]