AS ANYONE who flies regularly for work can attest, business travellers are not constantly being doted upon. Flights are not all booked by a travel manager, nor are never-ending drinks being poured by dutiful attendants. Indeed, corporate travel might be becoming a more independent affair. According to a recent survey, a growing number of business travellers would… Continue reading Many business travellers prefer not to interact with others when on trips
Founded in 2007 as one of the first fintech companies, LendingClub has been a pioneer in transforming traditional lending into an efficient online marketplace. Our transparent platform has proven to be valuable to both borrowers and investors, allowing us to grow into the largest online lending platform in the country. As we look back at… Continue reading Patrick Dunne on LendingClub’s 10-Year Anniversary
LONDON’S skyline has altered a lot in the last 30 years. While it can’t match Manhattan or Chicago, there are quite a few trophy buildings that can be seen (for the moment*) from this columnist’s office window. The British sense of humour means these offices often acquire their own nickname, regardless of the developer’s intentions… Continue reading Foreign investors snap up London’s iconic buildings
CAST your mind back to when Bill Clinton was president, Tony Blair and Vladimir Putin were fresh-faced new leaders and tweeting was strictly for the birds. That was when technology stocks, as measured by the S&P 500 tech index, last traded at their current levels. The horrendous decline in share prices that followed the peak… Continue reading Tech stocks have regained their dotcom-era highs
World of wardrobe IN THE film “The Devil Wears Prada”, the character of Miranda Priestly, whose role is based on a feared Vogue editor, scolds her new assistant for not understanding fashion. Fashion, she tells her, is whatever a select group of designers and critics says it is. What she does not say, however, is… Continue reading Can data predict fashion trends?
IN DIFFERENT circumstances the two people could be good friends. Each is rather shy and very smart. And each is passionate about bitcoin, a digital currency. One invented hashcash, which foreshadowed components of the crypto-currency; the other is the author of the first Chinese translation of the white paper in which Satoshi Nakamoto, the elusive… Continue reading Making Bitcoin work better
WINDSOR, a community of 6,200 people two hours outside Albany in New York state, offers many of the amenities commonly found in a small town, including a bakery, a car-repair outfit and several restaurants. There is just one thing missing: a bank. The town’s only financial institution, First Niagara Bank, shut its doors in October.… Continue reading The closing of American bank branches