Digital banking: Mondo hopes to become the Google or Facebook of the sector

The startups could offer notifications to customers such as warnings about going overdrawn, reminders of bills to pay and information about how they spend their money. Swiping his Mondo app, Blomfield finds he has used his card – which operates on the Mastercard system – in Pret A Manger 11 times in the past month.

Young people involved in Vietnam’s fight against COVID-19

This allows holders to remain in the country if they have no other visa options and are unable to depart due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. Applicants must demonstrate why they can’t meet the requirements for another visa, according to the Australian Department of Home Affairs.

Was Babri Masjid demolition justified?

Nearly 30 years later, are the sentiments expressed by Rao still valid or has a new realisation given way to a diametrically opposite contention: that this was not ‘a betrayal of the nation’, but a reaffirmation of our dignity; that this was not a confrontation with all that is sacred to all Indians but a […]

Letter from economists: to rebuild our world, we must end the carbon economy

Institutions of financial power must end their fossil fuel investments and funding. When our largest banks, most influential investors and most prestigious universities place bets on the success of the fossil fuel industry, they provide it with the economic and social capital necessary to maintain the dangerous status quo. Instead, these institutions should divest from […]

Design Thinking Is B.S.

So they created this project that is called the “Most Wanted and Least Wanted Paintings.” How did they do that? This was before the internet came about. So they couldn’t actually put out an online survey and send it out to millions of people. They didn’t have Facebook at that time. So what they did […]

Save the parasites! Conservationists say the creatures are essential for the environment and should be protected before they go extinct

‘We need to recognise that there will be a diversity of responses among parasite taxa and not take for granted that every parasite is dwindling toward extinction or about to cause a major outbreak,’ Wood said.    

Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver review – a powerful lament for the American dream

Kingsolver uses interwoven timelines to trace the lives of two families living in the house a century and a half apart. Freelance writer Willa Knox inherits the home in 2016, at a fortuitous moment: her academic husband, Iano, recently lost tenure, the couple care for his ailing father and their bohemian daughter, Tig, has returned […]

Car dealer Pendragon to slash 1,800 jobs and shut 15 showrooms

Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Buffeted by the twin forces of the coronavirus pandemic and the ongoing challenges Brexit poses to the sector, the future of the UK’s world-leading automotive sector and the thousands of well-paid and skilled jobs that come with it, is in doubt.