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New transition support programme helps prevent anxiety about moving from Year 6 to secondary school


primary2secondary is a new online support programme to help parents of children entering Year 6. Every September, approximately 750,000* children move to Year 6, and their parents have to choose and apply for a secondary school place by the end of October. In many cases, parents and children are anxious about the upcoming move and confused about the process and preparation required.

This combined online programme/community is the only one of its kind in the UK. Using online videos, information downloads, and an online community, the programme provides detailed information and guidance on:

• How to choose and apply for the most appropriate secondary school
• How to deal with child anxieties over subjects such as bullying, homework, getting lost, etc.
• Practical issues such as travel, equipment, uniforms, etc.
• Mental health and well-being preparation

TV parenting expert, Sue Atkins said: “We’re delighted to launch the primary2secondary programme. Our inspiration came from talking to parents about the high levels of anxiety and stress they suffer during this transition. For parents whose eldest child is entering Year 6, it’s especially difficult to get clear advice on how to choose the best school for their child. And then how to prepare them for what can be a very traumatic move. The primary2secondary programme supports parents right the way through Year 6 and into Year 7, giving them the information and advice they need, when they need it.”

primary2secondary is a major new initiative fromPostitive2, the brainchild of leading parenting experts Sue Atkins and Jo FitzGerald. At a time when mental health disorders, such as anxiety, are on the increase it provides a unique, independent service that isn’t available from central government, local authorities or schools. Sue added: “As parents who have been through this process ourselves, we want to help other parents with the single biggest decision affecting their child’s future.”

primary2secondary is available at www.primary2secondary.co.uk.
or more information about primary2secondary visit:
● Facebook page: www.facebook.com/primary2secondary
● Twitter: www.twitter.com/primary2second
● Email: info@primary2secondary.co.uk



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Quantexa’s cloud-based technology helps OFX fight financial crime


Leading foreign exchange and global payments provider OFX deploys Quantexa, utilising Google Cloud Platform, to fight increasing industry financial crime risk and support regulatory obligations

London and Sydney, June 24th 2020 – Quantexa, the leader in contextual decision intelligence (CDI) software and solutions, has partnered with OFX, to deploy a pioneering cloud-based service technology platform that strengthens OFX’s financial crime detection capabilities in international payments.

With increasing regulatory focus on the integrity of international payments, OFX is leading the way with enhanced anti-financial crime detection and investigation capabilities, working with Quantexa. The jointly configured cloud-based solution deployed using Google Cloud Platform infrastructure, uses dynamic entity resolution and network analytics as-a-service to build a complete contextual view across multiple data sources to detect financial crime more accurately. The enhanced capabilities of the solution have empowered OFX to enhance the process for monitoring its customers transactional activity and improving the detection of financial crime.

By creating a 360-degree contextual view of the customer, the platform enables the generation of more meaningful alerts and the ability to spot hidden risks more effectively, with fewer false positive alerts.

The partnership brings together two leading innovators in the FinTech and RegTech sectors to enable more automated, real-time decisioning and to more effectively detect criminal activity across borders.

By enriching internal data with transactional data and external sources, Quantexa’s CDI technology builds a complete network view of customers to reveal hidden connections and suspicious activity. A contextual approach to risk detection empowers OFX to effectively identify complex risk and financial crime, such as money laundering, and enables them to make better operational decisions in a shorter time frame.

Vishal Marria, CEO of Quantexa, said: “We are delighted to be working with such a progressive organisation like OFX, who are leveraging our contextual decisioning technology to tackle an important global challenge, to help ensure international fund transfers are not exploited by increasingly sophisticated criminal networks, looking to move illicit funds across borders. Jointly we have created a solution that is ensuring the integrity of international payments.”

Mark Shaw, COO of OFX, said: “We continuously look for innovative ways to build on our existing prevention systems to keep ahead of financial crime. The bottom line is that this matters because it protects our customers and our communities. Illicit flows can underpin horrendous crimes and all of us in the industry has to play our part in making sure we do everything in our power to ensure we prevent it. Quantexa’s open technology integrates into our IT ecosystem and augments our team’s investigative capability. It has given us the ability to identify wider networks of suspicious transfers, enabling us to react quickly and protect our customers.”

About OFX
OFX grew from the idea that there had to be a better, fairer way to move money around the world. That was 20 years ago, and we’re still driven by the same mission today.

We believe real help from real people counts, and that’s why we offer our clients the best of both worlds – a easy to use digital platform, combined with 24/7 phone access to our Currency Experts (we call them OFXperts). Foreign exchange is in our DNA. We help clients navigate the complexity of FX, making it simple and easy to understand. Because when it comes to money, informed decisions are the best decisions.

Keeping our clients’ money secure is a top priority. We’re an ASX listed company and are monitored by over 50 regulators globally. To date, we have helped over 1 million customers worldwide and have transferred over AU$150 billion. Our clients are all over the globe, so we are too. We operate in offices in London, Sydney, Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Toronto and San Francisco. It’s global expertise, delivered locally.

For more information, please visit www.OFX.com

About Quantexa:
Quantexa is a contextual decision intelligence software and solutions company that empowers organisations to drive better operational decisions from their data. Using the latest advancements in big data and AI, Quantexa’s platform uncovers hidden risk and discovers new opportunities by providing a contextual view of all internal and external data in a single place. It solves major challenges across financial crime, customer intelligence, credit risk, fraud and throughout the customer lifecycle.

The Quantexa platform pushes performance to a new level with over 90% more accuracy and 60 times faster analytical model resolution than traditional approaches. Quantexa has thousands of users working with billions of transactions and data points across the world. Quantexa is a global business with offices in London, New York, Boston, Belgium, Toronto, Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney.
For more information, visit: www.quantexa.com

Media Contact:
Marie Attfield
Communications Manager
Quantexa
T: +44 7864 762307
E: marieattfield@quantexa.com

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NOVEL APP HELPS NURSING HOMES TRACK COVID-19


Leading LTC Data and Service Organizations Partner to Deliver.

Brick Township, NJ, June 19, 2020: Five organizations that serve Long Term Care facilities have teamed up to create Tracking-19, a free resource that helps nursing homes to manage the exponential increase in the number of COVID-19 related requirements. SNF Metrics, SHOPP, PRIME SOURCE, Zimmet Healthcare, and People Powered Nursing created Tracking-19 and the associated app that fills a desperate need for reliable and efficient infection tracking and reporting for both residents and employees. The app also helps nursing homes meet continually changing reporting expectations by government bodies like the CDC, and State and County Health Officials. The benefits beyond COVID-19 will be the ability to track signs and symptoms for residents to get ahead of infection outbreaks.

“Long term care facilities have their hands full during the pandemic caring for residents and ensuring their employees are healthy and safe.” said Ken Berger, President & COO of SNF Metrics. “Add to this, the new reporting demands and employee testing requirements. This puts an impossible strain on LTC organizations already struggling to cope with the toll this virus has taken on the industry.”

The complimentary app offered on Tracking19.com takes the guesswork out of employee and resident COVID-19 testing, tracking and reporting. Facilities can easily use the app to input line listing and employee testing data from any department or any facility. The app, updated daily, will always have the latest reporting requests and formatting so facilities can devote more time to resident care and employee safety and not struggle with version control, time-consuming duplication, manual tracking and careless errors as a result of unimaginable workloads.

“This gives all parties the confidence to win in this pandemic,” said Michael Greenfield, CEO of PRIME SOURCE. “Residents are getting the best care, employees know they are working in a safe environment with reduced risk of infection to themselves or the residents they care for, our government partners are getting the data they need, residents’ families feel relieved their loved ones are in good hands and the facility operators have the right data to know they are running their organizations in the best way possible under unimaginable circumstances.”

Country-wide, long term care facilities face steep financial penalties, and could face permanent closure of their facilities if they are not able to comply with the changing government reporting demands.

Tracking-19 is available now and is free to facility operators in the USA. Visit https://tracking19.com/.

Tracking-19 is the result of expert collaboration between five industry-leading private companies:
The Society for Healthcare Organization Procurement Professionals https://shopp.org/
People Powered Nursing https://peoplepowerednursing.com/
Prime Source http://primesourcehcs.com/
SNF Metrics https://snfmetrics.com/
Zimmet Healthcare Services Group https://www.zhealthcare.com/

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