Financial Services
Recruitment Specialists
Risk, Compliance, Complaints
and Financial Crime
Providing permanent
and interim solutions

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Do You Need a Bank When You Have An App?

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Financial Technology has grown so much over the last few years that it now has a standardised, globally understood abbreviation: FinTech. I’m sure you’ve heard by now that FinTech is saving and/or destroying the banking industry, depending on who you listen to. FinTech is undeniably a massive revolution in banking; banks have always been good…

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Three Key Conversation Starters from the May Inflation Report

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After the Bank of England’s inflation report this morning, I think these are the three conversations our industry needs to be having. Wages have gone up 2% on average since the recession – which is a small rise when compared to the number of people going back in to work. Labour supply has dramatically increased…

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Careers With Kind

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Kind Consultancy is a bespoke Search and Selection Practice that is modern, dynamic and innovative. We have experienced a huge amount of success within our specialist markets due to our focus, experience and entrepreneurial flair. Why Choose Kind? We are specialists in what we do, we only work in markets that we know, understand and…

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The Number One Reason You’re Losing Your Best Candidates?

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It’s just a matter of time. “49 percent of candidates declined job offers because they accepted an offer from another company during the second half of [2014]”. “The ‘availability cycle’ of a potential recruit has decreased to just 24 hours, rather than the 2-3 weeks that businesses became accustomed to during the recession.” Over the…

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Why the Banking Sector Should Be Worried About the Skills Shortage (and How We Can Help)

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Writing in the Telegraph earlier this month, Dame and Lord McFell of the Banking Standards Board acknowledged that “trust in the banking system has been damaged” but encouraged the public to “not lose sight of the fact that that a healthy, vibrant and open economy like the UK needs well-run banks and building societies that…

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Preventing Financial Crime

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For their 2015/16 Business Plan, the FCA have added financial crime to their list of the top seven risks facing the finance industry, replacing house price growth. It’s not particularly surprising, 2014 was a bad year for high profile, high visibility financial crime cases and the industry is under public and media pressure to do…

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Kind’s Finance & Banking Consultant Reacts to the Budget

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“George Osborne’s final pre-election budget wasn’t a titanic shake-up, but there are some significant changes. Essentially, for banking, the belts are being tightened. The four big headlines from a business perspective are the accelerated selling off of bank shares and mortgage assets, the increased banking levy, the tax on “diverted profits” and finally banks being…

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Tech Risk and Reward

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After a year of high profile cyber-security breaches, the 2015 FTSE350 Cyber Governance Health Check found 89% of board members of Britain’s leading companies regarding cyber risks as ‘moderately or extremely important’ and over 58% expecting the risk to increase over the next year. Regulatory compliance for IT can be an expensive undertaking, but it…

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Five Signs the Banking Sector is Already Having a Good Year

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The labour market has always been one of the best indicators of economic health and ours is getting better and better according to the Bank of England’s Inflation Report for February. Unemployment has fallen since November and employment growth is expected to return to above-average by the end of the quarter. Employment opportunities in today’s…

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“We Don’t Need An Interim Manager!”

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“We’re not doing THAT badly!”. There’s a popular myth that an interim manager is an emergency option, that any company hiring one must be a sinking ship looking for someone to co-ordinate the bailing out. And sometimes bringing in an outside expert can be the ideal parachute for a company in freefall – but to…

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