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FinTech North Networking Seminar – 10th November 2017

This post was written by Jake Fox on October 17, 2017

Following the packed out FinTech North @ Platform seminar last month, we are proud to announce the latest FinTech North Leeds seminar, happening on the 10th November. Hosted by FinTech North and Leeds City Council, this event is for any individuals in the Leeds city region with an interest in the region’s Finance and/or Tech […]

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Fintech North @ Platform – Post Event Review

This post was written by Jake Fox on September 28, 2017

On the 28th September FinTech North and Leeds City Council delivered a networking and discussion event at the soon to be opened Platform building in Leeds. Over 120 people from across the Northern Powerhouse signed up for the event, which focused primarily on the desire to drive FinTech growth in the Leeds City Region. FinTech […]

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Whitecap to deliver FinTech session at Regional Building Societies Conference

This post was written by Julian Wells on September 20, 2017

Whitecap Consulting is delighted to have been invited to speak at the annual Local & Regional Building Societies Conference 2017, organised by the Building Societies Association. The two-day conference takes place on 1st – 2nd November at the Imperial War Museum North in Manchester and will focus on digital and customer innovation. The conference is […]

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Marketing strategy best practice for university clearing

This post was written by Lal Tawney on

Clearing is becoming an increasingly important process for universities and prospective students. If universities want to recruit students during the Clearing process, they need to have a clear strategic campaign in place. And since Clearing can make up more than 20% of student numbers, this is a serious priority to plan for. Last year, a […]

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Working with CEOs through leveraged coaching to develop strategic thinking and capability in senior teams

This post was written by Richard Coates on September 19, 2017

Most executives in most businesses and organisations spend much of their time, understandably and appropriately, focusing on near term performance drivers to achieve commercial goals. It is also appropriate for the senior leadership team to consider and develop key strategic initiatives for the longer-term ambitions of the organisation. We believe the value in forming a […]

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FinTech North supports Northern Powerhouse Nordic-Baltic FinTech Mission

This post was written by Jake Fox on September 18, 2017

Working under the FinTech North banner, Whitecap Consulting is delighted to have been asked by the Department for International Trade to help deliver a FinTech mission in November 2017. This will involve 20 Nordic-Baltic FinTechs visiting the Northern Powerhouse to explore opportunities to work with UK banks, building societies and other FS providers. The two-day programme will […]

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FinTech North @ Platform 28/9/17

This post was written by Julian Wells on September 11, 2017

Whitecap Consulting is delighted to announce that FinTech North, in partnership with Leeds City Council, will host an upcoming breakfast seminar and networking event on Thursday 28th September. FinTech North @ Platform will be the first in a series of events hosted over the coming months as part of a programme building on the successful convergence […]

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Financial Institutions and FinTechs: (Now) a contemporary tale of collaboration and mutual co-existence

This post was written by Richard Coates on September 8, 2017

Robert Grant, in the publication ‘Contemporary Strategic Analysis’, summarises the evolution of strategic management through several distinct phases: Financial Budgeting (circa 1960’s) with a focus on operational budgeting and discounted cashflow capital budgeting and forecasts Corporate Planning (circa 1970’s) based on assessment of medium term economic forecasts Emergence of Strategic Management (circa 1980’s) through detailed […]

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Back to School – Strategy, Planning and Uncertainty

This post was written by Richard Coates on August 30, 2017

As we approach the end of the summer holidays, we all have a familiar feeling; either from our childhood or because of being a parent. That sense of a new start, a new term and time to get ‘back to it’ after what should have been a long hot summer! The same is true for […]

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Are challenger banks challenging enough?

This post was written by Julian Wells on August 18, 2017

It’s widely accepted that the banking sector is undergoing a period of sustained change, with digital innovation, open APIs, PSD2, open banking, and the continued drive for the holy grail of consumer centricity being some of the key drivers. It is almost universally agreed that the long-dominant big banks will struggle to embrace and adapt […]

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