Report: JPMorgan Chase to Launch Online Bank in the U.K. in 2021

Report: JPMorgan Chase to Launch Online Bank in the U.K. in 2021

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JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM) is apparently going digital across the pond. Citing “technology industry sources,” a report from the U.K.’s Sky News says that the big American lender intends to open an online-only bank in that country in the first quarter of 2021. They added that the service will use the company’s iconic Chase brand name.

JPMorgan Chase has its ducks in a row for the launch. The article’s sources said that the company has signed agreements with several partners for the service, most notably Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Amazon Web Services. It’s also teaming up with 10x Future Technologies, a privately held fintech company founded by onetime Barclays CEO Antony Jenkins.

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Additionally, JPMorgan Chase has drafted former U.K. Chancellor Sajid Javid to be a member of one of its advisory boards.

Online banking has surged because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Either unwilling or unable to visit lenders in person, customers are increasingly relying on digital solutions for their banking needs.

Meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase continues to cope with the recent economic slowdown. In its latest reported quarter, the company — one of the Big Four U.S. lenders — broke its previous record for quarterly revenue. Specifically, it earned almost $34 billion on the top line. And despite a notable increase in loan-loss provisioning, it was well in the black on the bottom line with a $4.7 billion profit.

The company has not yet commented on the Sky News report.

JPMorgan Chase essentially traded sideways on Friday, lagging behind the gains of the wider equity market.

Source: www.fool.com

Author: Eric Volkman


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LabVIEW Specialist

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$200/hr

LabVIEW

R

MATLAB

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Excel VBA

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LabVIEW

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Raspberry Pi

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Artificial Intelligence

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SketchUp

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Seth P. - LabVIEW Specialist

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4.8/5(27 jobs)

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B.S. Broadcast Meteorology, August 2016. Mississippi State University.

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New Mexico Tech—Laboratory Associate
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Colgate Dynamo–Documentation/LabVIEW Code Reviewer
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Abdelrahman A. - LabVIEW Specialist

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LaTeX

MATLAB

Python

Robotics

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Electrical Engineering

I am an electrical engineer specialized in electrical power systems, resource planning, integration of renewable energy studies, and machine learning applications in smart grids.

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VB.NET

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Atmel AVR

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VBA

CPQ Software

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LabVIEW Specialist

4.9/5(6 jobs)

$42/hr

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LabVIEW

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PHP

Python

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Excel VBA

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Autodesk AutoCAD

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4.9/5(13 jobs)

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MATLAB

Arduino

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LabVIEW Specialist

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LabVIEW Specialist

5/5(2 jobs)

$73/hr

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Amazon S3

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Microsoft Access

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Amazon Web Services

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LabVIEW Specialist

5/5(2 jobs)

$75/hr

LabVIEW

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C++

PLC & SCADA

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Consulting Experience:

Abbott Medical Optics – CatsEye Project
2014 – 2017
Cataract Laser Diagnostic Equipment.
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Sandia National Labs – Microdensitometer Project
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LabVIEW Specialist

5/5(8 jobs)

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IBM SPSS

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LabVIEW Specialist

4.9/5(11 jobs)

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Teens struggle to balance school, family, work amid covid

Teens struggle to balance school, family, work amid covid

SALT LAKE CITY — With her baby brother in her arms, Kara Apuzzo tried to follow along in an online class as he squirmed or slept.

Other times, the 18-year-old rushed to get ready for work at a front-line job at Target as her online high school lessons were still wrapping up.

Last school year was further complicated by computer issues that kept her from logging in and online tools that bedeviled even her teachers. Before the coronavirus pandemic, Apuzzo, who lives in New Haven, Connecticut, knew she wanted to go to college right after high school. Now, she’s not so sure.

“Right now, I don’t know where I want to go with my life,” she said. “I feel so behind when it comes to what do college kids actually do. … It’s scary, it’s so new — I don’t have any idea what I’m even doing.”

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Educational disruptions forced by the pandemic are hurting teenagers at a time when many families also are struggling with layoffs and child care for young kids — challenges that are expected to persist as a new school year gets underway, largely with remote learning.

Some teens have to share computers with siblings or sign in to classes in crowded households or from their cars. Others have been laid off from after-school jobs that help provide for their families or work extra hours in essential industries, leaving less time for school. Students whose parents can’t work from home also have less structure to push them to get their work done.

“They’re at home being their own teachers,” said Nick Mathern, vice president of K-12 Partnerships for the nonprofit Achieving the Dream, which helps students complete degrees through community colleges.

The transition from high school to college can be rocky for many teens, and the coronavirus crisis could widen the gap between kids with wealthier, college-educated parents and their lower-income peers, Mathern said.

“That’s a real danger when it comes to increasing inequality in our country,” he said.

Mathern’s group works with hundreds of U.S. institutions and is affiliated with Gateway to College, which helped Apuzzo improve her grades before the pandemic. Now, she’s planning to work for a year before enrolling in college.

Schools and organizations like his, Mathern says, will have to get more creative in figuring out how to help older students like Apuzzo who are facing a new set of challenges.

Hope Spann, 19, had some of the same difficulties. She spent the last few months of the school year in Chicago, balancing her classwork from Beloit College in Wisconsin with watching her two nieces, ages 3 and 6, while her siblings worked at Walmart and Wendy’s.

Separating squabbles and getting snacks between writing class and art history left the aspiring film designer with migraines and panic attacks.

“It’s definitely interrupting my life. At the same time, I’m doing the things I need to, to keep me healthy and keep my family together,” Spann said.

She’s now started a job at a nursing home and plans to balance it with online classwork when the school year starts.

In Philadelphia, 18-year-old Kayla Hammond works two jobs while helping watch her younger brother and sister. After a shooting near her high school last year, she started an alternative dual-enrollment program to get college credit while finishing high school. Subjects such as chemistry and Chinese became overwhelming as she moved back home and looked for new work during the pandemic. She got through it and is planning to return to Philadelphia Community College remotely next month.

“I’m pretty much the only one out of my friends who is still in school,” she said. “They had dreams of going to a four-year college. Covid put that on hold for them.”

A recent report from Measure of America, a project of the New York-based nonprofit Social Science Research Council, says the number of people ages 16 to 24 who are disconnected from both work and school could spike to almost one in four, erasing a decade of gains and hitting levels higher than the Great Recession.

In the Salt Lake City suburb of Magna, 16-year-old Brianne Harmon struggled to find a secluded place for online lessons in a house with several relatives. With a heavy load of homework, she found herself in danger of failing three classes.

“I’m trying not to let my family down, not to let myself down to keep going with my career, but it gets hard with everything piling on,” Harmon said at the time.

That put her at risk of being barred from the drill dance team, a sport she loves. She retreated to her grandmother’s house and stayed up all night to pass her classes. She’s going back to a hybrid of online and in-person school in the fall.

“I’m definitely nervous, but I’m excited to have something else stable in my life right now,” Harmon said.

Her math teacher, Michele Jones, said she heard from a number of students like Harmon.

“The stories you hear are just heartbreaking: ‘I’m taking care of three young siblings, I don’t have time to do school. I really don’t feel safe at home, Mom and Dad lost their jobs, there’s a lot of just stress,'” Jones said.

Along with the pandemic, her students also dealt with an earthquake and a temporary contamination in the water supply this spring. Remote attendance in her class dropped to 20% at times, a worrying number at a key time for math education.

“I do think this is recoverable academically,” Jones said. “For me, what I’m more concerned about is kids being really traumatized by this time. Feeling lost and abandoned and hopeless.”

Kara Apuzzo poses for a portrait Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New Haven, Conn.  Educational disruptions forced by the coronavirus pandemic are hurting teenagers who also may need to work and help their families care for young kids. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Kara Apuzzo poses for a portrait Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in New Haven, Conn. Educational disruptions forced by the coronavirus pandemic are hurting teenagers who also may need to work and help their families care for young kids. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

High school student Brianne Harmon is shown Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Magna, Utah. Harmon, 16, struggled at the end of last school year as she tried to find a quiet place to work in a remote school in a house with several relatives. She was in danger of failing three classes but after a series of sleepless nights, she managed to catch up, allowing her to continue with the drill team, a sport she loves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

High school student Brianne Harmon is shown Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Magna, Utah. Harmon, 16, struggled at the end of last school year as she tried to find a quiet place to work in a remote school in a house with several relatives. She was in danger of failing three classes but after a series of sleepless nights, she managed to catch up, allowing her to continue with the drill team, a sport she loves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

High school student Brianne Harmon is shown at Magna High School on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Magna, Utah. Harmon, 16, struggled at the end of last school year as she tried to find a quiet place to work in a remote school in a house with several relatives. She was in danger of failing three classes but after a series of sleepless nights, she managed to catch up, allowing her to continue with the drill team, a sport she loves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

High school student Brianne Harmon is shown Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Magna, Utah. Harmon, 16, struggled at the end of last school year as she tried to find a quiet place to work in a remote school in a house with several relatives. She was in danger of failing three classes but after a series of sleepless nights, she managed to catch up, allowing her to continue with the drill team, a sport she loves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

High school student Brianne Harmon is shown Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Magna, Utah. Harmon, 16, struggled at the end of last school year as she tried to find a quiet place to work in a remote school in a house with several relatives. She was in danger of failing three classes but after a series of sleepless nights, she managed to catch up, allowing her to continue with the drill team, a sport she loves. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

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Maintenance Work Scheduled on Krewstown Road for August 22 | Department of Streets

Maintenance Work Scheduled on Krewstown Road for August 22 | Department of Streets

PHILADELPHIA – Krewstown Road, between Algon Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue, will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 22. The following temporary full-closure is scheduled to be in effect throughout the day:

  • Northbound traffic on Krewstown Road will be blocked at Algon Avenue. No detour will be posted for this short-term closure. Bustleton Avenue and Veree Road parallel Krewstown Road and can be used as detours of this closure.
  • Southbound traffic will be blocked at Bloomfield Avenue. No detour will be posted for this short-term closure. Bustleton Avenue and Veree Road parallel Krewstown Road and can be used as detours of this closure.
  • If the work is completed sooner than anticipated, the road will be opened ahead of schedule. The temporary closure will allow City employees to complete roadway repairs along this winding road. This work has been scheduled for daytime Saturday hours in order to expedite repairs, minimize disruption to motorists, and provide a safe work environment for the work crew.

    All work will be completed and traffic will be restored by 3:30 p.m. For the duration of the work, Streets Department crews will make every effort to minimize the inconvenience to affected drivers, residents, and businesses. The Streets Department thanks residents in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.

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    Source: www.phila.gov


    Why Marvel's Avengers Game Is Going to Work Online

    Why Marvel’s Avengers Game Is Going to Work Online

    When SquareEnix first announced the Avengers game and that it would be online, I’ve gone through quite the journey on my feelings towards it. As a long time Final Fantasy fan who got his start on Final Fantasy VII and felt the merger with Enix has negatively impacted the franchise, I didn’t have a lot of faith early on. Even with Crystal Dynamics, the developers behind the amazing Tomb Raider reboot, handling the development I wasn’t very optimistic.

    When SquareEnix released the trailer at E3 showcasing the Golden Gate Bridge battle, I had made up my mind then. The demo looked like it was designed around large set pieces that weren’t open to exploration. The game-play consisted of quick-time events and not much else. When some buzz words like “Looter shooter” were thrown in I was out.

    However, I’m here to tell you that I was wrong on all accounts. After being drawn back in by the War Table streams. After pre-purchasing the PlayStation version to get my hands on the beta, I am beyond excited for this game and you should be too.

    Let’s start with the basics, this is a video game after all so how does it play? Since Rocksteady first released Batman: Arkham Asylum, we’ve entered into a golden age of superhero video games. It’s not just about beating up bad guys and running through levels. Rocksteady showed us that a truly great super game encompasses and elevates the strengths of the star hero. Arkham was about beating up bad guys, sure, but Batman is also the world’s greatest detective. Similarly, Spider-Man on the PS4 nailed the most important part of being Spidey, the web-slinging and combat.

    What makes both of these games amazing is that they only had to develop for one hero, one power set. It allows the developers to focus entirely on making the best possible experience for the hero in question. This is also the reason you haven’t seen many team-up games that do it right. Injustice is a great game that features the cast of DC’s Best Heroes and Villains. But it doesn’t really do justice to their powers and characters. So how well does Marvel’s Avengers do with making the heroes feel unique?

    In the beta, you get to play as Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, The Hulk, Iron Man, and Black Widow. The gameplay and mechanics aren’t anything new to the industry. They don’t break any new molds but instead find a way to make tried and true gameplay work for them. Each hero has a series of combos and special moves. Some characters are very similar, like Hulk smashing or Kamala walloping foes with her embiggened fists. 

    Where the game does shine is in the way it makes these mechanics feel unique from character to character. Iron Man can upgrade his ranged attacks to get micro-missiles that can lock onto targets all at once. That’s a move taken right out of the first Iron Man movie. Black Widow uses dual pistols, Hulk throws chunks of earth and Kamala has the world’s deadliest high five.

    At its worst, you can mash buttons and probably succeed in a few attempts on the lowest difficulty. But as I found out during one of my streams, if you up the difficulty or are taking on harder missions you need to pay attention to what you’re pressing. Those who just want a casual experience can play without focusing too much. However, when you actually commit to understanding the combat and the combos you feel rewarded with much easier fights and an earned victory.

    Take this next bit with a grain of salt as this was still a beta. The amount of content is very limited in scope to the final product. There is a lot of repetition to the gameplay. As you level your characters, you gain more powerful and complex abilities that open up the strategies available to you. But, in the end, you are still taking on missions to beat up bad guys, so you can get to more missions to beat up more bad guys.

    I know some gamers who get tired of that grind very fast. It’s the nature of online games as a service, so is this game for you if you’re not a fan of the repetition? I have good news, I think it is.

    When Spider-Man for the PS4 came out it was an instant hit and it had fans clamoring for a shared universe in the same way the MCU has done for films. But, with Sony only owning the rights for Spider-Man, this was probably a long shot. If Disney and Marvel were going to cash in on an entire shared universe for gaming, they’d want it to span all platforms and not just the PlayStation.

    Enter Marvel’s Avengers, which is setting the groundwork to do just that. In the beta the thing that most captured my attention was how invested I was in the opening Golden Gate Bridge battle. Someone I had seen before and wasn’t impressed by. But suddenly, when I’m actually in control playing through the entire thing I notice I’m more drawn into the conflict. I know a lot of fans were upset about the new designs of the characters, a departure from what we know from the MCU. But it’s a necessary step in order to allow this new universe to build its own mythos.

    Marvel’s Avengers is going to be an online game that Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics continue to develop for. It’s the best model in gaming right now for making money, to keep your players coming back. What’s great about Marvel’s Avengers being online is that once you drop the $60 for the base game, any additional content and story that is released in the future you will get for free. So, if you’re not someone who is into repetitive, grinding content, wait a few months for the story content to pile up and then jump in. Get the story to keep you playing and when it’s done, you take a break and come back later when there’s more.

    There’s so much more to look forward to with Marvel’s Avengers game, from being able to play online with friends to take down the biggest and baddest in the Marvel Universe, to upgrade the Helicarrier throughout your adventure. Even if you don’t think the game is worth it at the launch, as time goes on the content will grow and improve through fan feedback. So, whether you do so on September 4th at launch or later down the road, at some point any Marvel fan should look forward to Assembling for this game.

    Want to hear more on Marvel’s Avengers? Check out the last episode of The Other Identity where Robbie and Ben talk about the game.

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    Feature Image Credit: Marvel’s Avengers Logo by Square Enix\Crystal Dynamics

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    Robbie Landis


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