Author: Shara Tenner

New crypto card & exchange to launch for London market

UK consumers will soon be able to spend cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin in their local supermarket with a unique new cryptocurrency card. The card is powered by a new cryptocurrency exchange – The London Block Exchange (LBX) – based in London and dedicated to the UK market. It is the first to offer Sterling to Crypto exchange across a broad range of digital currencies. The platform will enable private and institutional investors to buy and sell cryptocurrencies using an intuitive and simple smartphone app and trading interface. Users will also be able to use a linked Visa card to...

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Fastned starts expansion to London

Fastned signed a framework agreement with Transport for London to realise rapid charging stations in the Greater London Area. The company is currently building a European network of fast charging stations and together with TfL has set a goal to realise 300 rapid charging points in the Greater London Area before 2020. In the coming three years TfL plans to issue locations throughout London. To ensure the quality of the charging network, TfL has run an extensive public tender procedure to select parties to realise this charging infrastructure. Fastned is a charging company that already has 61 stations operational...

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London’s journey to adopting autonomous vehicles

Autonomous ride-sharing services could account for a third of all trips by private drivers in London by 2025, according to a consortium investigating ways to integrate new technology into the city’s public transport network. Experts predict that 34% of private drivers’ journeys could be replaced, while up to 30% of taxi and private hire journeys could also be served by Autonomous Vehicle (AV) ride-sharing. The figures are contained in a research from the MERGE Greenwich consortium, a group of six partners undertaking a year-long project to study how autonomous vehicle ride-sharing can work and connect with London’s transport network....

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Camden Market first to offer WeChat Pay

SafeCharge in partnership with Camden Market announced the ground-breaking integration of WeChat Pay, a widely adopted e-wallet payment solution in China. The iconic Camden Market, London’s fourth biggest tourist destination, is the first in the UK to make WeChat Pay available at the point of sale. Chinese tourists and the UK’s Chinese community will now be able to shop using their preferred payment method as the introduction of the payment system begins and WeChat is implemented in stages across Camden Market. WeChat Pay has revolutionised payments in China and is now rapidly extending its reach into Europe. In 2017...

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Jon Smith Subs comes to London

Jon Smith Subs, known for its fresh, hot-off-the-grill sub sandwiches, announced its first stride in international expansion with its first overseas location slated to open in Kingston upon Thames in early 2018. United Franchise Group (UFG), the global leader for entrepreneurs, has partnered with Jon Smith Subs to fast track its global expansion. The master license partner for the United Kingdom territory is Hasna Sheikh Ali, who has an extensive background in commercial and residential real estate and currently owns and operates Pepe’s, a chicken franchise restaurant in Bournemouth. In addition to the Kingston location, Ali plans to open...

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The University of Law Launches the Sadiq Khan Set for Success Scholarship

The University of Law has launched a new scholarship in honour of the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, offering funding to one talented student a year from a low income household. The Sadiq Khan Set for Success scholarship will be available to a student who has been offered a place on one of our postgraduate courses from September 2018. These are the Legal Practice Course (LPC), MA Law or Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL). Mr Khan is an alumnus of The University of Law, having completed the Law Society Finals – the predecessor to the LPC – before going...

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