In 2017, McKinsey predicted that automation would be able to take over approximately 30% of the tasks performed at banks within the next two to three years. That forecast was spot-on.Automation technology has enabled banks to increase productivity, simplify work design and improve customer service, growing deposits and revenue without adding staff.So, with the future at our doorstep, may we suggest 5 qualities a savvy bank should be looking for in potential talent.Digital Fluency continue reading » A general comfort level with technology and the ability to quickly pick up on advancements are now essential characteristics of successful employees.With the introduction of codeless design configuration, banks can tap digitally fluent individuals within the organization to create, test and refine new automation capabilities and experiences. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
The move to Rangers not only sees Ferdinand move back to the capital but also link up with Redknapp, the man who handed him his senior professional debut in 1996. On signing his contract, Ferdinand expressed a passion for wanting to help keep newly-promoted Rangers in the top flight and Redknapp feels that, coupled with the turning down of bigger offers, proves the ex-England captain is up for the fight. “I think he is going to be a fantastic player for the club,” Redknapp said. “He is a top-class guy. A great role model I think, I signed him as a 14-year-old so I know him better than anybody. “He didn’t need convincing (to join) – he wanted to come to QPR. He spoke to two top London clubs, but he wanted to come here and to play. He could have went elsewhere and maybe not played at times. “I don’t care what age they are – it’s about staying in the Premier League. I took Rio – I’m not saying I’m going to sign all older players, but if they are good enough and can do the job. “We are not going to spend fortunes. We will spend money on one or two players and pick up others on free transfers. “We are not looking to splash loads of cash because we haven’t got it. We want to make sure the people we bring in want to play for Queens Park Rangers, which Rio did. That was the key for me. Harry Redknapp has revealed Rio Ferdinand showed a desire to join QPR despite offers from ‘two big London clubs’. “He could have gone to Dubai or Qatar and earned a fortune. His wage demands were so incredibly low in my impression. It was an easy deal to do.” Redknapp admitted he spoke to former United interim manager Ryan Giggs to get his opinion on Ferdinand. Giggs replaced David Moyes at Old Trafford for the last four games of the season and picked Ferdinand for three of those fixtures. “I spoke to Ryan, not that I had any doubt,” he added. “I just asked about how much training he did and Ryan said if he still had been his manager this year then he would have been his number one centre-half. When he took over last year the first thing he did was put Rio back in the team. “He was fit all last season, but David came in and wanted to change the team around. He didn’t pick him. “We got his records from Man United and he was the fourth/fifth highest player, in terms of being available for training and playing. “You will always get doubters and people who say ‘he’s had it’ or ‘he’s finished’. I back my own judgement and opinion. “I took Paul Merson to Portsmouth and he turned the club around. I brought Teddy Sheringham in and Sol Campbell from Arsenal when everybody said he was finished. He was as good a centre-half as anyone in the Premier League.” Redknapp again said he hopes to partner Ferdinand with Steven Caulker after having a bid accepted for the Cardiff skipper. The 67-year-old is keen to add to his threadbare squad in the coming days but admitted there may still be roles for Loic Remy and Adel Taarabt at the club, even if both see their futures elsewhere. “I’m not sure what Loic wants to do,” he conceded. “He will score goals and is a boy capable of getting 14-20 goals a year in the Premier League. We would like to keep him. “He would really like to play Champions League football. If nothing comes along I’m sure he will come back and give us everything he’s got to make it a successful season. “Adel would like to go back to Milan possibly, but if they don’t pay the money he will stay here” The 35-year-old signed a one-year deal at Loftus Road on Thursday and trained with his new team-mates for the first time on Friday morning. Ferdinand won six Barclays Premier League titles during a successful spell at Manchester United but found himself a free agent when his last contract expired at Old Trafford. Press Association
Injured WRs and TEs are wreaking havoc on the first round of the fantasy playoffs, as T.Y. Hilton, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Evan Engram, Gerald Everett, and Greg Olsen have already been declared out (and Adam Thielen is “doubtful”). There are also a few key pass-catchers (Julian Edelman, Will Fuller, Marquise Brown, Ryan Griffin, David Njoku) who enter the weekend with “questionable” tags, and at least a couple figure to be true game-time decisions. We’ll have the latest updates below throughout the day to help with your Week 14 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions. For updates on injured RBs Josh Jacobs and Jordan Howard, click here; for the Week 14 weather report, click here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @SN_Fantasy. WEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Julian Edelman playing Week 14?UPDATE: Edelman is officially ACTIVE.Edelman (shoulder) is “questionable” for what feels like the 14th-straight week, but once again, he’s in no danger of missing this week’s game. Despite a tough matchup on paper against the Chiefs, Edelman is a must-start in all formats. WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPIs Will Fuller playing Week 14?UPDATE 2: Fuller is officially OUT. UPDATE: Fuller is expected to miss Week 14, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Fuller (hamstring) got in limited practices all week, and he figures to be a true game-time decisions for Sunday’s early-afternoon game against Denver. If Fuller plays, consider him a boom-or-bust WR3, as he is most weeks. If he’s out, bump up Kenny Stills into WR3 territory. WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endMarquise Brown injury updateUPDATE: Brown is officially ACTIVE.Brown (ankle) is once again “questionable” despite practicing most of the week. This is fairly common for him, so it’s likely he suits up for Sunday’s early-afternoon game against the Bills. The exciting rookie has been the definition of a boom-or-bust WR3 this year. Given his matchup against Buffalo’s stout secondary, he’s riskier than usual in all formats, but we thought that two weeks ago against the Rams when he caught two scores. If you need higher-ceiling players in your lineup, you can stick with Brown. MORE WEEK 14: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emIs David Njoku playing Week 14?UPDATE: Njoku is officially ACTIVE. Njoku (wrist) has been officially activated from injured reserve and is fully expected to play on Sunday against the Bengals. Njoku hasn’t played since Week 2, so it’s tough to know what to expect here, but given his talent level and the relatively soft defense he’ll be facing, he’s a legit low-end TE1 this week. MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup Builder Ryan Griffin injury updateUPDATE: Griffin is officially ACTIVE. Griffin (illness) manged to get in limited practices on Thursday and Friday, but he’s still listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins.Considering he got some practice time in, it’s unlikely he’ll miss the game like teammate Le’Veon Bell. As long as he’s active, have him in your lineup. If he’s out, Daniel Brown and Trevon Wesco will split time at tight end.