Category: Latest Thinking

3 reasons why GDPR is actually a good thing

The panic across businesses and organisations in the months running up to 25 May 2018 was palpable. GDPR was coming, and it was going to disrupt operations, occupy the busy diaries of CIOs, CDOs and CEOS, as well as costing a fortune to implement.

Should a bundled service still be modus operandi for fund providers?

Fund providers have had a lot to grapple with since the financial crisis more than ten years ago. Sweeping regulatory changes, the rise of passive investing

The best way to predict the future is to create it

Part of running any successful business is understanding how your market and your customers are changing and there is no doubt that in mortgages and lending expectations are rising.

Millennials, loans and the digital first conundrum

In lender’s boardrooms up and down the country there is a dawning realisation that to stay relevant they will have to increasingly appeal to a younger, more digitally-savvy demographic.

June CEO Blog

Once again politics has taken centre stage after the snap election threw up some intriguing results. The political train even stopped by Target’s offices in Newport in May as we welcomed the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

What can the All Blacks teach us about regulation?

For the past decade, the All-blacks have undoubtedly been the dominant force in world rugby and arguably in world sport. Whilst watching them recently, I was struck by how they continually seem to a step or two ahead of the pack.

January CEO Blog

Following the announcement of our acquisition by Tech Mahindra, this year is already shaping up to be an exciting one for us as we look forward to the next stage in our growth.

CML monthly lending figures

All indications are that lending has bounced back this month after a dip in July and August. Fears that the market may be cooling over the longer term post the referendum seem unfounded as first time buyer activity in particular is increasing, which is encouraging.

What is the Future of Lending?

As Co-Group CEO at Target Group I’m often fortunate enough to have a front row seat to witness genuine innovation in financial services. Recently there have been some changes in the lending market in particular that seem to portent exciting times ahead.