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Barclays Accelerator: 0 to 100 in Three Years

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As Barclays’ global fintech programme, the Barclays Accelerator, powered by Techstars, celebrates the graduation of its 100th company, we talk to three Barclays leaders about partnering with the disruptors – and helping define the future of finance.

Barclays Supports Living Wage Week: "I’ve Got So Much More Freedom”

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Before Julia Jemeljanenko started her job at Barclays, the most she ever earned was £7.40 an hour. Despite working a 50-hour week, she had very little money, even for essentials. “After rent and travel, I would have about £70 left for the month,” she says.

“My secret was eating once a day. At work I would get vouchers for lunch, and I would save them to use at the end of my shift, and that would be for dinner. Or I would give that to my partner and go and buy some simple things like potatoes or pasta. And that was fine. It was hard, but manageable.”

Fix (Don't Flush) the Estate Tax

Recirculating this wealth, either voluntarily or through taxation is fundamental to a healthy metabolism, as we know from the study of all regenerative systems. It’s not ideological.
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“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)

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“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)

Wells Fargo Invests $9.7 Million to Boost Bay Area Homeownership

Hundreds of homebuyers registered to apply for $30,000 down payment assistance grants to buy a home in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco or Solano County on Nov. 16-17; Walk-ins welcome
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OAKLAND, Calif., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area with a $9.7 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano counties. This will be Wells Fargo’s 57th LIFT program event in the U.S.

Protecting Our Food Supply

Let's dispel three myths about the food supply chain
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Karl Deily | Sealed Air 

Today approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up two-thirds of the population.

With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.

Unreported World: Embarrassed Fraud Victims Sweep a Third of Scams Under the Carpet

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  • A third of Britons have now been a victim of fraud but the average person would only report it if they lost £112 or more
  • Embarrassment is one of the most common reasons for people not reporting the crime 
  • £893.34 is now the average amount lost to fraudsters, per scam 
  • To reduce the stigma surrounding fraud and to encourage people to speak out, Barclays is launching the Embarrassing Fraud Clinic and a brand new online fraud intervention service

Arrow Electronics Spotlights the Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey at Denver Startup Week

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DENVER, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Arrow Electronics hosted “The Entrepreneur’s Journey” at General Assembly during this year’s Denver Startup Week 2017, offering an inside look at how two successful entrepreneurs overcame the challenges of developing and bringing smart, connected internet of things (IoT) products to market.

EARN in Partnership with MetLife Foundation and Other Funders Approaches Millionth Dollar Saved Nationally

EARN launches SaverLife nationwide
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DALLAS, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – EARN announced today at #FinCon17 that SaverLife, EARN’s user-centric savings platform initially launched in San Francisco, is on track to pass a million dollars saved by users. To celebrate this milestone, EARN is launching SaverLife nationwide today. Designed to serve consumers making an average income of $25,000, SaverLife is transforming the way low-to-moderate income Americans can use financial technology to save money. More information is available at SaverLife.org.

Announcing the Visa Foundation Alongside Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

$20 million commitment will empower two million enterprises over 5 years
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Today marks the launch of the Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy to prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman Talks Live with Kiva CEO Premal Shah

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At PayPal, we believe every person has the right to participate in today’s global economy. Kiva is an international nonprofit that allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries and is an important partner in this mission. A few weeks ago, we launched our Kiva campaign: “Make A Small Loan, Make a Big Impact,” to our employees and customers around the globe to encourage them to make loans to entrepreneurs.

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