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DEC

How to prepare for an interview!

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When it comes to an interview, you can never be too prepared… Whether you’re new to job hunting, or you’re a well-practiced interviewee – thorough research and effective preparation is essential to guarantee interview success. In interviews, your job is to convince a recruiter that you have the skills, knowledge and experience for the job.How to prepare:Research the organisation:Visit the company website and ensure you understand the breadth of what they do. Re

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30

NOV

GDPR: are you ready to meet the deadline by May 25, 2018?

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduced changes to how enterprises around the world collect, process, store, and protect the personal data of EU citizens. As the first compliance deadline draws near, Data Protection Officers (DPOs) will need to ensure that their organizations are prepared by establishing compliance and audit teams, processes, policies, and controls. Given the scope and complexity of the regulation, an integrated and automated approach to data protection com

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23

OCT

cer Financial are hiring!

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cer Financial have a well-established team specialising within vertical markets, due to increase in demand we now require additional experienced recruiters. We are seeking consultants to take on the below specialist desks:Finance KYC/AML Compliance Risk  The successful applicant will:Have between 2 and 10 years’ experience in recruitment and ideally some or all of this time within one of the above areas alternatively a background in one of the above areas and

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6

OCT

Are you ready for the new Senior Managers and Certification Regime?

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The Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SM&CR) replaced the Approved Persons Regime (APR) for banks, building societies, credit unions and dual-regulated (FCA and PRA regulated) investment firms in March 2016. Key features There are three key parts to the Senior Managers and Certification Regime: the Senior Managers Regime the Certification Regime Conduct Rules The Senior Managers Regime The most senior people ('senior managers') performing key roles ('

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26

SEP

Financial crime compliance costs soar

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New regulation and advancing criminal methodologies have seen financial crime compliance costs continue to soar in financial institutions in the last two years, according to new research from LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the global information solution provider, a part of RELX Group.Previous 2015 research conducted on future financial crime risk by LexisNexis Risk Solutions, revealed major financial institutions collectively were exhausting billions of pounds annually on financial crime compliance

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1

SEP

Tax rule changes cause cash ISA savings to fall by a third

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The taxman charts a £20bn dip in Cash ISA saving in the last financial year, with stocks and shares ISAs now ruling the roost. Official figures from the taxman show there were 1.6 million fewer accounts taken out in the last financial year - falling to 8.5 million. The biggest fall was reserved for the amount saved - dropping by £19.5bn in 2016/17 to £39.2bn. Financial analysts blamed the introduction of the personal savings allowance last year, which allows basic rate taxpa

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30

AUG

TOP tips - how to write a perfect CV!

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Writing a good CV can be one of the toughest challenges of job hunting. Most employers spend just a few seconds scanning each CV before sticking it in the 'Yes' or 'No' pile. Harsh. Employers receive an average of 60 applicants for every advertisement for a low-skilled job, and 20 for every skilled job. See below some top tips on how to make your CV stand out from the crowd! Personal satement Your personal statement is one of the most important aspects of your CV. It’s

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2

AUG

Looking for a new career challenge?

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Changing careers offers a great opportunity to better your professional life, but it can be a big move and you need to make sure you are not making a decision on a whim. Simply moving for more money may not deliver the extra job satisfaction you are looking for. You need to think about your transferable skills and capabilities, and decide whether you want to utilise these or go off and learn something new from scratch. If so, it may be necessary to go back into training first while you continue

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3

JUL

Corporate Actions Vacancies

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There has been a significant increase in the amount of Corporate Actions vacancies on the market recently, to join top tier investment banks based in the city.  If you are looking for a new carer challenge or to further your career within the Corporate Actions market please contact Dave Hassett on 0207 626 6065 or dhassett@cerfinancial.co.uk

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26

JUN

One year on from Brexit vote: business's winners and losers

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It’s been a poor year for the pound, savers and UK-focused retailers but firms with sizeable foreign earnings have prospered! Britain’s consumers and UK-focused firms are among the biggest losers one year on from the shock Brexit vote that drove the value of the pound to its lowest level in more than 30 years. On the first anniversary of the EU referendum, financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown said clear winners and losers have emerged, with the pound taking the biggest hi

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