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Fintech Weekly Zeitgeist

The PAT Fintech Team brings you our Weekly Zeitgeist Roundup📢 Welcome to the PAT Fintech Team’s Weekly Zeitgeist Roundup – your ultimate source for staying informed and ahead in the dynamic world of financial technology!  Our dedicated team scours the web for the most compelling articles, thought-provoking podcasts, engaging webinars, and exciting career prospects, ensuring you’re equipped with the latest insights and opportunities every Friday. In today’s fast-paced fintech landscape, knowledge is power, and our curated recommendations serve as your compass, guiding you through the ever-evolving industry trends and developments. Whether you’re a fresh graduate eager to dive into the

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Managing Exam Stress

Our top tips to help you beat those pre-exam nerves. Preparing and sitting exams can be a demanding and stressful experience, there’s no getting away from it. However, with the right mindset and strategies you can navigate through them with minimal stress and complete your exams successfully. In this blog, we’ll explore some effective tips to help you conquer pre-exam nerves and perform at your best. Positive Mindset A positive mindset can do wonders for your confidence in the exam hall. To achieve a positive mindset, make sure you have done the correct study and prepared fully in the lead-up

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Why you should choose an ACCA Qualification…

By Gemma Davis By becoming an ACCA member, you’re recognized as a financial expert with highly sought-after professional skills and ethical values. You’re committed to realizing your potential, making the most of every opportunity, and defining success on your terms. Gaining an ACCA will help you achieve a world accountancy qualification as a financial professional, which will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and values to have a successful career and to lead the organizations that you work with into the future. I became an accountant to have a worldwide certificate with global exposure. My accounting qualification has given me a

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Tips for Managing Work and Study – By Gemma Davis (ACCA Lecturer)

Let me start with some important tips for managing work and study for ACCA Financial Reporting (FR).. In my own experience, motivation does not last very long! We start a course fully motivated and then life gets in the way. To stop yourself from falling behind make a plan and stick to it. At PAT Business School I provide a topic-per-topic focused study plan to ensure students don’t think about what they need to do but get stuck in and do it. All work and no play! That is not very exciting. The key to success in work and study

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Embracing Technology & Developing Talent: A New Generation of Financial Crime Compliance

Introduction – The Financial Crime Challenge The reality is that effective AML regimes rely on a combination of robustlaws, regulations and practices that are aimed at preventing anddetecting the illicit process of making illegally obtained funds appearlegitimate. This is not easily achieved. It could be argued ‘we’ – the financial services industry & relatedprofessional services- are NOT particularly effective in combatingfinancial crime. As evidence, consider the following: • The estimated amount of money laundered globally is 2% to 5% ofthe global GDP, or approximately $800 billion to $2 trillion peryear;• Over $50bn in financial penalties have been levied againstfinancial institutions

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How to Measure the REAL Outcomes for our Graduates?

Andrew Quinn – Director @ PAT Fintech June 19th 2023 The 3 year anniversary of my starting at PAT Business School is a natural time for reflection, and to say it has been a journey travelled – a journey only really beginning – would be an understatement. Not so coincidentally this is also the time of the year for Exams Boards and experiencing the pride we feel with the progression of our current learners and seeing the names of our new graduates. This combination of emotions led me to re-ask the fundamental question I have sometimes struggled with since first

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