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Castlight® Wins Deloitte’s Kick Start a Start Up Award

Glasgow-based fintech company, Castlight®, has won the first ever Deloitte’s Kick Start a Start Up event to be held in Scotland. Read more

Security in a Safer Financial World

Former national rugby referee, past president of The Scottish Rugby Union and Bill Clinton look-alike (see our Meet the Team page) Ed Crozier is also a highly experienced director on the Castlight board. One of the things we particularly value about Ed’s contribution to our team is his expertise in governance and regulation and his commitment to ensuring that everything we do, we do with integrity and thoroughness. Read more

Tumbleweed Rolls through the Branches as Banks go Digital

Last week in this blog I flagged up Radio 4’s The Bottom Line’s interesting debate about the impact of fintech on the banking scene. If you had time to tune in, you will also have heard Anthony Jenkins, former CEO of Barclay’s Bank talk, in almost apocalyptic terms, about the accelerating fall in branch traffic. He quoted customer traffic as falling by 15% per annum and said: ‘€œIf you walk into a branch in central London now, you can see the tumbleweeds rolling through the aisles.’€ Read more

Our Affordability Passport® is Green to the Core

The average office worker in the States uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper per year – the equivalent of a 100-foot Douglas fir tree. That’s a small forest of magnificent Douglas Firs across a 40 year career of spreadsheets and reports. And there’s nothing to suggest we are scrunching up trees into wastepaper bins with any less disregard to the environment here in the UK. Read more

Envelopes and Einstein

Richard Branson is a big fan of the back of an envelope approach to creativity and I agree with him that “if you can’t write your business idea on the back of an envelope – it’s rubbish.” And he’s not saying anything new. Einstein was making the same point when he said “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.” And who wants to argue with Einstein? Read more

Castlight and Equifax Launch First Real-Time Mortgage Affordability Platform

Castlight, the leading financial capability company, has formed a new strategic partnership with Equifax, the consumer and business insights expert, to launch the first real-time affordability platform to support brokers and their clients with mortgage applications. The system will reduce the time it takes to make a mortgage application to as little as ten minutes. Read more