Yasmin

Trade Finance Business Analyst



Yasmin plays the piano, speaks Chinese, has a law degree and currently works as a Trade Finance Analyst, for a Financial Intermediary in the City of London. A bright girl then, and still in her early-twenties. Think we’ll pop her in the Pockit customer ‘young achievers’ category!
So Yasmin, tell us more – why Chinese? “Well I always wanted to travel, so I combined a bit of globe-trotting with my post graduate studies! I lived and worked in Beijing and really wanted to learn the language and understand the culture. So I went to uni, to learn the language, while training as a Legal Associate. It was a pretty hectic time.”
“My typical day was Chinese language classes from 8am to 11am, then hop on the metro across town to the International Law firm I worked at, and I’d be there from midday to 6pm. I loved Beijing. The people, the culture, the food and the fast pace really suited me. If you think London or New York are busy, fast places, try Beijing! I’ve started as I mean to go on with my life – getting the most out of it.”
You certainly have Yasmin. A law degree under your belt and learning one of the hardest languages you can – impressive! And now you’re a Trade Financial Analyst, “Yes, the company I work for deal with clients across the globe, so again I’m meeting and working with a variety of people and understanding how business dynamics work on an international scale.”
“I’d say Pockit’s a great way for any business to keep expenses and petty cash accounting really clear and easy. We’re very impressed with the App – I just log in and have sight of everything I need to know.”
So we guess being a ‘Trade Financial Analyst’ you’re well on top of money matters generally. How does Pockit come into play? “Well actually, I’m not the Pockit customer – the company I work for is, but I oversee most of the day-to-day finances. We use Pockit pretty much like a petty cash account. Lunches, office stationery, cabs – it all goes through the Pockit account. We like it; it’s just a really easy way to stay on top of office expenses. People used to put in receipts for this and that – it was just so time-consuming and messy. Now we just use the Pockit account and card for spending.”
Well, if Pockit gets the thumbs up from a ‘Trade Financial Analyst’, I guess we’re doing something right? “Definitely”, replies Yasmin “I’d say Pockit’s a great way for any business to keep expenses and petty cash accounting really clear and easy. We’re very impressed with the App – I just log in and have oversight of everything.”
QUICK-FIRE QUESTIONS
What are your hobbies / interests?
I love shopping, travelling, cooking, playing the piano and trying to make time to go to the gym!
If money was no object what would you do all day?
I guess that would buy me time – time to learn how to swim!!
What does your perfect day look like?
Waking up late to breakfast in bed and dedicating the rest of my day to shop shop shop!
What’s your favourite memory?
Arriving back in the UK from Beijing and seeing Mum at the airport. I’ll never forget that feeling!
TThanks Yasmin – lovely to meet you, your brother and Mum.

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