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Hamish Monk

Hamish Monk

Reporter at Finextra
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Bio Hamish is a fintech reporter, working across news, opinion pieces and commercial. Career History Before joining Finextra, Hamish was Senior Account Manager within the financial services division of PR agency, Finn Partners - working across CIB, GTB and sustainable finance, for clients such as Deutsche Bank, UniCredit and S&P Global Ratings. Hamish has an MA in Journalism from Falmouth University

Long reads

How to prepare for DORA

16 May 2024

As the result of a partiality for fierce innovation, the financial sector is increasingly dependent on technology to deliver its offering. The sector has therefore become highly vulnerable to cyber-attacks and other digital ‘slip-ups’. If not handled correctly, a compromised IT system could spark a knock-on disruption to financial services, the co...

How to leverage quantum computing

14 May 2024

Earlier this year, researchers devised a breakthrough method for creating supremely pure silicon – the fundamental material in quantum computers. Imperfections in existing silicone mean that today’s quantum computers can maintain coherence (or more simply, operation) for only a fraction of a second. This newly-created, ultra-pure element sustains ...

Ukraine’s crypto adoption: Why alternative finance is increasingly vital

10 May 2024

For those well-read on the economic and financial pressures induced by conflict, it will come as no surprise that Ukraine ranks highly in CryptoCasino’s recent survey of cryptocurrency adoption globally. Researchers analysed each country against four key metrics: percentage of the population holding cryptocurrency, the cost and profit of mining o...

How to recover from a data breach

09 May 2024

On 7th May, several China-sponsored cyber-attacks on the Ministry of Defence (MoD) compromised data from its outsourced payroll system, SSCL (a subsidiary of Paris-based Sopra Steria) – exposing the names and banking information of 270,000 past and present military personnel from the Royal Navy, Army, Royal Air Force. In the wake of this news, Fin...