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Valentina Cipriani

Staff Writer at Finder UK

Former Content Manager at Blasting News.
MA International Journalism at City University of London.
Work experiences at The Conversation, OnLondon, Archants, RightsInfo.

Words in English and Italian on fintech, society, international politics, books and London life.

Portfolio
Finder UK
09/26/2019
Monzo launches new budgeting feature and closes Monzo Plus | Finder UK

These are busy days at Monzo. The challenger bank, which now has 3 million users in the UK, has just: a) announced a makeover of its app; b) shut down its premium account option, Monzo Plus and; c) launched a new budgeting feature. All in the last five days.

Finder UK
10/10/2019
Finder meets... Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank | Finder UK

Starling Bank CEO and founder Anne Boden is used to being the only woman in the room. Born in Swansea, Wales, she graduated in computer science when female coders were still a rarity and then kickstarted her banking career at Lloyds.

RightsInfo
06/26/2018
Are We at a Turning Point for Workers' Rights in the Gig Economy?

Recent sentences have ruled in favour of gig economy workers, stating that they cannot be regarded as self-employed and asserting their right to holiday and sick pay. Will Uber, Deliveroo, and the others be forced to change their business model?

Decode Magazine
Beyond The Great Firewall of China

When Westerners think of internet censorship in China, they usually picture a Big Brother-like world, where innocuous characters such as Winnie The Pooh and Peppa Pig can be blocked for obscure reasons and citizens have no access to international news. But the system that keeps the Chinese web under tight control is a sophisticated machine...

On London
04/18/2018
Will EU citizens use London borough elections to send a message on Brexit?

Valentina Cipriani is doing a masters course in international journalism at City University. This is her first piece for On London. London's borough elections on 3 May could be the last time non-UK EU citizens are entitled to vote in the capital and pro-Remain parties are keen for them to turn out and use their...