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BEPS – International Tax Compliance for Captives - and their Parent Companies

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 25, 2016 10:32:15 AM / by Ilka McHugh posted in Insurance, Captives, Reinsurance, blog, ILS, Tax

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The OECD BEPS (Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) strategy 2015 is currently being rolled out globally. With many corporations in a preparation phase, the impact on the captive insurance market is starting to cause concern. 

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Going the extra 1000 miles

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 18, 2016 3:24:14 PM / by Matthew Wilson posted in Insurance, Banking, blog, Charity

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I remember vividly watching a BBC TV programme when I was a boy, it was a production regarding the challenge of cycling the entire length of Great Britain. Stretching over 1000 miles from Land's End in Cornwall to the remote town of John O'Groats on the windy northern coast of the Scottish Highlands. It caught my enthusiasm instantly, a physical challenge which seemed way beyond my ability and the opportunity to thoroughly explore the land I call home. Despite the intervening years, the aspiration of one day completing it has not only stayed with me, but grown.

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The aftermath of the referendum vote – what Brexit means so far.

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2016 12:36:49 PM / by Ilka McHugh posted in Insurance, Banking, Reinsurance, blog, brexit

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eu-1473958_1920.pngTwo recent articles in the Guardian, both covering the post Brexit situation, got me thinking about the impact so far of the referendum vote.

One of the authors represented the view that “the FTSE has shrugged off a quick post referendum dip” and is now stronger than ever and that the drop in the value of the British pound represents an opportunity for more exports.

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The Fellowship of the Corporate TMS…

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 28, 2016 11:34:10 AM / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, tms, corporates, corporate treasury, treasury management, treasury

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In a previous blog “One Code to bind them all…, it was noted that the Global Code covers all participants in the Foreign Exchange market – “Banks, Financial Institutions, Corporates, Alternative Liquidity Providers and Platforms”. Indeed one code to bind us all!

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A perfect storm

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 8, 2016 12:10:34 PM / by Ilka McHugh posted in Insurance, Reinsurance, ILS

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Man-made disasters, NAT-CAT, Reinsurance, ILS and Collateralised Reinsurance – how does all of this fit together?

There is no denying a constantly increasing trend of man-made disasters and NAT-CAT events both in frequency and severity. This can be seen in the charts taken from Swiss Re’s SIGMA 01/2016 publication for the year end 2015.

 

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3 areas of Customer Service that should always be considered when striving to be the best.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 30, 2016 4:45:23 PM / by Kathryn Emerson posted in Clients, customer service

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Eurobase prides itself on being an organisation that provides a reliable, mindful and personal approach to business.  This includes our products and services alike.

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4 key things that hirers can learn from Sales – the softer side of business

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 21, 2016 4:20:17 PM / by Pippa Drew posted in Recruitment

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Successful sales people will tell you that whatever is being sold, the ‘softer’ aspect of the sale is as important as the process and the product.

When we are recruiting, it is easy to focus on the process and the product (the role), and sometimes the softer aspects can get side-lined, but this is where hirers can take a leaf out of the sales book. If we treat our candidates in the same way as we treat our customers we stand a much better chance of a successful outcome.

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The referendum – what about insurance?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 3, 2016 8:57:23 AM / by Ilka McHugh posted in Insurance, brexit, referendum

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Not a day goes by without another expression of strongly held views in the media.  With engagement from people on both sides of the debate, this will intensify as we grow closer to the day of the vote, June 23rd 2016.

There are a lot of potential areas which may be troubled by the UK’s exit from the EU and all of them are widely discussed with the opponents fiercely trying to eviscerate each other’s arguments.

The areas of potential concern range from consumer affairs (pricing, safety testing, TCF), global role and defence, policing and security (cross border policing and security), immigration, sovereignty and laws, work and pay, travel and living abroad to the important area of trade and the economy.

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One Code to bind them all...

[fa icon="calendar'] May 23, 2016 10:58:48 AM / by David Woolcock posted in Banking, code

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On the 26th of May part 1 of the Global Code of Conduct will be published. This will be the high level principles to govern in a single code the unregulated over the counter (OTC) wholesale FX market. Part 2 will be published in exactly one years’ time. This will be the last part though, so not quite as long a saga as the Lord of the Rings!

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Businesses are forgetting why they are investing in CRM

[fa icon="calendar'] May 19, 2016 4:40:23 PM / by Richard Ellis posted in Insurance, Banking, Recruitment, customer service

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“Customer satisfaction is worthless. Customer loyalty is priceless.”
-Jeffrey Gitome
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Very few companies would not include ‘great customer service’ on their list of key ingredients that are essential for success. Great customer service builds strong and lasting relationships, demonstrates a greater understanding of modern customer needs, adds a personal human touch and infuses positivity within the business and its customers. It’s critical for attracting repeat customers and building positive word of mouth and a respected brand.

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