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Brain Food 04.10.16

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Dear Colleagues, This is the latest version of our internal Brain Food newsletter. As before, feedbac
 
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Brainfood
Dear Colleagues,
This is the latest version of our internal Brain Food newsletter. As before, feedback would be much appreciated and please feel free to send any articles of interest to my email for inclusion (alex.low@motivepartners.com).
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Alex 

Brain Food - 05.10.16
Important News
CIC backs cancer treatment firm in $95m investment | Cambridge News
The future of long-term investing – by Neil Woodford
Royal Bank of Scotland share price drops as it reveals plans for new structure to comply with UK ring-fencing requirements | City A.M.
IBM's Ginni Rometty Tells Bankers Not To Rest On Their Digital Laurels
Innovate Finance calls on government to protect EU passporting in wake of Brexit | Bdaily
Financial Services
Banks ready for real-world blockchain
Citi joins Early Warning as banks prepare all-out assault on digita...
Commerzbank plans job cuts and digitalisation to boost profits
KCB in Talks With Facebook, Apple on Kenya Digital Payments - Bloomberg
Banks adopting blockchain 'dramatically faster' than expected: IBM| Reuters
Deutsche Bank opens digital factory in bid to become tech firm
Swift to 'name and shame' banks who fail to meet security standards
Standard Chartered hails its 'Uber Moment'
FinTech
The big rebundling of peer-to-peer finance | VentureBeat | Business | by Simon Menashy, MMC Ventures
Mastercard rolls out selfie payments across Europe
New UK mobile banking service for SMBs promises 3 minute account se...
Mastercard opens developer gateway
Everybody Talks about Fintech Disruption, But How Can Banks Evolve? | Finance Magnates
The Global Fintech Landscape Reaches Over 1000 Companies, $105B In Funding, $867B In Value: Report
Fintech in Capital Markets: A Land of Opportunity
Private Equity
Henderson snaps up Janus and Bill Gross to battle low-cost rivals - FT.com
Goldman in £1bn race to trump HarbourVest bid for SVG
Software company BlackLine prepares for IPO: sources| Reuters
UK's IG Group to buy DailyFX from FXCM Inc for $40 million| Reuters
IBM to Acquire Promontory, a Financial Consulting Firm - The New York Times
Salesforce to Buy Marketing Technology Startup Krux for $700 Million
Funding
Mobile Banking Startup, Zero, Raises $2.5M in Seed Funding
Lydia grabs $7.8 million for its peer-to-peer payment service | TechCrunch
Benzinga Raises $3M Funding
Payzer Closes at $4.25M Series B Equity Funding
Remitly secures $38 million to expand its mobile remittance service | The Seattle Times
InstaMed Raises $50M in Growth Equity Funding
Nav Raises $25M in Series B Funding
Regulation
SEC to host public fintech forum
PSD2 a golden opportunity for banks – new Finextra paper
Payday lending startup LendUp mislead borrowers about fees and the affect of repayments on credit scores, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Europe opens in-depth probe into LSE/Deutsche Bourse tie-up
Leadership Highlights & Events Attended
Mark Hartley and Etienne Castiaux attended SIBOS 2016 on the 27th & 28th September.
News | Sibos
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