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ESG Q&A with Meghan Foreman-Purves

Recently, the Fnality ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) Community of Practice organised a live Q&A session with Meghan Foreman-Purves, Head of Legal, Europe for CIBC (Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce). It was a session that all of us at Fnality found insightful and inspiring, so we are delighted to share Meghan's experiences and advice around topics such as leadership, overcoming career obstacles, and parenthood in the workplace with a broader audience in this blog post.

Meghan was, until very recently, a Director of CIBC’s UK regulated subsidiary, and has recently been welcomed to the Fnality Community as CIBC’s Board Observer and Shareholder Representative.

Friday Snippet: World Population Day

From the International Day of Friendship to International Asteroid Day, the United Nations’ annual celebration of human life and history aims to bring awareness and offer opportunities for learning and participation across language, health, culture, science, and more. During lockdowns around the world in the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, towns and cities appeared almost deserted overnight; once bustling streets became ghost-towns, before ‘furlough’, ‘social distancing’ and ‘Zoom calls’ were common lexicon. Whereas parts of life seemed to grind to a halt, healthcare was pushed to its limit as hospitals and morgues filled, and communities were put at risk when demand outran supply. No one...

Friday Snippet: International Men's Health Week

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Pride: Wedding Words

It is Pride month again: the special time of the year when the LGBTQ+ community celebrates who we are. In doing so, we also raise awareness of the discrimination and prejudice that our community struggles against, and of the continuing efforts we can all make – whether LGBTQ+ or allies – to promote equality and inclusion.

Friday Snippet: My Inner Cheerleader

Four years ago, my Fnality (formally known as the ‘USC Project’) journey began. I walked into a little office by St Pauls Cathedral that looked like something between the Apple store (read slick and technologically advanced) and a beach hut (read rustic, laid back and the kind of place you wanted to hang out) and contained a handful of geniuses! I took a seat at my new desk and tried to take it all in; new job, new role, new colleagues, new industry, new city. It quickly dawned on me, I’m no longer living in Devon, working in uniform at a major trauma hospital. I’m now working for a super cool technology research and development company in the heart of London, focused on making significant...

Embracing uniqueness. Breaking the mould

Sherif Elkhouly shares how Fnality embraced his uniqueness and created an opportunity for him that broke all moulds!

Pride: Alan Turing

It’s June, the month we celebrate Pride! This year Mohamed Amer would like to honour one of the most influential scientists of modern times, and one of his personal champions: Alan Turing.

Omnibus Account

On the 19th April 2021, the UK Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a package of initiatives to place the UK at the centre of the global FinTech landscape. One of those initiatives was the publication of a policy statement regarding a new type of “omnibus” account at the Bank of England (‘the Bank’). Here at Fnality International, this is a hugely exciting and much anticipated development in our ongoing objective to create a global network of distributed wholesale payment systems. In this blog post, we will explore what the omnibus account is and why it is so important in realising the Fnality vision.

Friday Snippet: Our new remote lives

Is there a better recipe for disaster than changing career, dive headfirst into a new industry, meet a new team only virtually, leave your home and move to a new city - all while in lockdown in the middle of a pandemic?

Fnality Global Payments & Multi-CBDC

As part of our Fnality Global Payments Insights series, Fnality recently published a paper – Fnality Global Payments & Wholesale CBDC – that explores the proliferation and development of CBDC projects. It examines the pressing issues in wholesale financial markets that have prompted such innovation, and how, in the current absence of viable wholesale CBDC or DLT-based RTGS renewal programmes, Fnality Global Payments can offer novel solutions to the problems these arrangements seek to solve.

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