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Is This 2017’s Most Important Cyber Security Priority?

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Traditional security for your business hasn’t changed much since CCTV and video intercoms, and the principles of protecting a physical property are well understood. But in the world of cyber security, both the potential threats and the best way to tackle them are changing constantly, and it’s vitally important for businesses of all sizes to…

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Bridging Finance & Brexit: A Market Update

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Having spent the year so far focussing closely on the intermediary and bridging finance markets, I’ve been having a number of conversations with people across the industry about what they’ve been seeing in 2017 and how they think the alternative lending sector will do across the rest of the year. The latest data from Bridging…

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Steve Smith on GDPR

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Kind Consultancy is an executive search and headhunting organisation with whom I work closely. They are experts in Governance, Risk & Compliance and have built a reputation over the last 5 years with their outstanding customer service and their ability to quickly find game-changing top tier talent for complex, technical roles. Having excelled in that…

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Let Kind Consultancy Manage Your Campaign

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In my last blog for Kind Consultancy I discussed the ongoing popularity of interim projects within the world of Governance, Risk & Compliance, especially in relation to large organisations converting their processes and procedures in order to meet new regulations. With no sign of this trend slowing down, I wanted to highlight another way in…

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The Changing Mortgage Landscape

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The most recent statistics from the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association suggest that brokers are finding it easier to source mortgages now than at any time since the Mortgage Market Review of April 2014. Back in 2015, a year on from the introduction of the biggest change to mortgage regulations in decades, only 15% of brokers…

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Collaborate & Succeed: Kind Consultancy’s Partnership Approach

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There are a lot of things that set Kind Consultancy apart from other executive search and recruitment firms, and one that is particularly important to me is our Partnership Approach. Rather than simply pick up vacancies and fill them, we like to partner with our clients, developing a strong, ongoing relationship that allows us to…

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The Kind Group Newsletter: Q1 2017

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At the end of each quarter, the entire Kind Group comes together to update our clients on what we’ve been up to and what we’re looking to do next, covering our business, social and charity activities. You can read details of the success that Kind Consultancy, Kind Financial Services, Kind Commercial and Kind Wealth have…

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GDPR: Are You Ready?

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Here at Kind Consultancy, the Governance, Risk & Compliance team have a successful track record in helping our clients prepare for specific regulatory changes, recently helping their clients across financial services and banking with SMR and MiFID II. We’re now working together across the GRC and Information Security teams on our first joint project –…

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Security & the Tech Evolution of Financial Services

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Last year saw a 50% rise in the use of banking app logins each day and a 250% increase in the use of contactless cards. Technology is constantly changing and the world of finance is often right at the forefront of the latest developments. Unfortunately, with any new technology comes new exploitable weaknesses, and we…

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The SM & CR Expansion

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Since March last year, the Senior Managers & Certification Regime has had a significant impact on banking in the UK. Replacing the FSA’s Approved Persons Regime (which was heavily criticised following the financial crisis), the new system aimed to enable ongoing supervision of the most important individuals within an organisation, clearly delineate who was responsible…

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