Month: <span>June 2020</span>

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted business of all sizes, in all sectors, across all nations, but while some have managed to pivot their business to make the best of a bad situation, others are facing an existential crisis that few, if any, saw coming.

And it seems one sector is thriving more than others, as digital banks have used the conditions created by coronavirus to as an opportunity to increase industry security and enhance user experience.

Is the global pandemic helping to ensure that banks are less susceptible to malware viruses and, in turn, helping to make them coronavirus proof?

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As the coronavirus lockdown has forced more of us to work from home, so more of us have had to conduct meeting remotely, meaning conference calling is playing a bigger and bigger part in the working day.

And while working from home has its benefits – notably, you’ll miss the daily commute but never have to miss an episode of Come Dine with Me again – it’s also filled with potential pitfalls, particularly where the conference call is concerned. Although our conference calls are simple to set up, we have no control over what goes on once the call is connected, and people’s conference call etiquette can often leave a lot to be desired.

It’s can be complicated enough when the teleconference is done over the phone; eating is out and coughs must be stifled to avoid deafening the other participants. And throwing video into equation makes things even worse as this means you actually have to get dressed for work – if only from the waist up.

If the idea of a remote conversations gives you the pip, then simply follow our three top tips to avoid conference call catastrophe…

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We’ve all witnessed first hand how the coronavirus crisis has had a positive impact on the environment – forced lockdowns have meant less travel and cut in the amount of industrial energy being used, all of which has combined to cut pollution and greenhouse gasses.

If we continue to work from home once the pandemic becomes manageable and life returns to ‘normal’, will this help us to continue to help the environment?

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The coronavirus pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, from day-to-day shopping and commuting, to annual holidays and business travel plans. But will the pandemic still be affecting travel and personal mobility 12 months or longer into the future?

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Credit card and bank account fraud have risen by 40% in the past year, affecting around 5 million people in the UK.

It’s not just individuals that are suffering either – figures from the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau show that impersonation fraud has lost UK businesses around £32 million in the last year, with one company alone conned out of a staggering £18.5 million! And, of the £32 million reported to be lost by businesses to CEO fraud, just £1 million has been recovered by the victims.

But what is impersonation fraud? And how can you protect yourself and your business against this type of fraud?

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