Castlight Financial, Big Issue Invest and Advice Direct Scotland launch fintech tool

Today (5th June) Castlight Financial, the Glasgow-based financial capability company, Big Issue Invest (BII) and Advice Direct Scotland (ADS) launched a tool that will empower people struggling with debt by providing them with access to their own data. Read more

Keeping The Furniture Moving

Guest blog by Ally Walker, Marketing Consultant

Castlight have moved the office furniture around again.

I’ve noticed this before and just assumed that the team was creating more desk space for the new starts that are joining on an almost weekly basis. Read more

Castlight CEO, EY Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist

Phil Grady, CEO of Castlight Financial, has been named a finalist in EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 for Scotland in the Disruptor category. Read more

Data Isn’t Abstract – Data Is People

In January this year the number of internet users around the world reached 4 billion. Well over half the world’s population is now online, with the latest data showing that nearly a quarter of a billion of new users came online for the first time in 2017. Read more

Data Is The New Oil

Data is the new oil. It’s the currency of the future. And it was good to see, at this year’s Data Talent Scotland event, that hundreds of Scotland’s students have recognised the importance of data in virtually every area of business life, and have spent the last few years studying data science, analytics and engineering. Read more

Chancellor’s Housing Boost And True Mortgage Affordability

It is great to see housing as a key element in Chancellor Philip Hammond’s spring statement. His £44 billion project includes 215,000 new homes in the Midlands and an extra £1.7bn for affordable housing in London, equating to 26,000 new homes. Read more

Castlight Financial Appoints David Tracy As Chief Analytics Officer

Castlight Financial, the Glasgow-based financial capability company has recruited internationally experienced data science and analytics innovator, David Tracy, as Chief Analytics Officer.

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Castlight Financial Appoints Jason O’Shaughnessy As Non Executive Advisor

Castlight Financial, the Glasgow-based financial capability company has recruited internationally experienced business development entrepreneur, Jason O’Shaughnessy, as a non executive advisor to the Castlight board. Read more

Creditworthiness is this week’s Big Issue

Lord Bird’s Creditworthiness Assessment Bill 2017-19 will get its second reading in parliament on Friday and the Castlight team will be following its progress carefully. Read more

Creditworthiness is on a Journey, but it needs a Passport

Next week the Creditworthiness Assessment Bill 2017-19 gets its second reading. For the UK’s 11 million renters, this is a bill, which if passed, will level the playing field with mortgage payers. Read more