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Brain Food 05.12.16

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December 5 · Issue #11 · View online
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Brain Food - 05.12.16
Important News
U.S. regulator clears way for online lenders to have national charter
Neil Woodford’s firm backing new fund to support next British tech giants
Financial Innovation Now calls on Trump to promote fintech innovation
Developing world FinTech incubator showers cash on top performers
RBS May Fail to Sell Assets in Time
IBM CEO Rometty in letter to Trump: Help secure 'new collar' IT jobs
R3 and Calypso to develop blockchain trade confirmation system
UK Payments Strategy Forum sets out roadmap
PM Theresa May announces £2bn annual fund to boost UK tech
Financial Services
Commercial Bank of Dubai to launch digital-only bank
Barclays integrates online banking and investing accounts
Royal Mint to issue digital gold
Bank CEOs fret about ROI as startups drive IT arms race
ANZ opens payment app to third party POS vendors
Russian banks held up as technology role model for UK financial services
Lloyds opens International Trade Portal for UK businesses
FIS collaborates with Trunomi on EU data protection rules
FinTech
UK challenger bank Masthaven opens for business
India’s Unocoin Releases New Bitcoin Trading App for Mobile Devices
Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse test blockchain tech for securities settlement
MasterCard applies AI to combat false declines
Amex brings NFC mobile payments to Canada
Mobile-only bank Pepper goes interactive to win over millennials
BNY Mellon treasury business creates global innovation unit
Mastercard and Verifone launch UK point-of-sale financing app
Deal News
LifeLock Is Being Bought by Symantec for $2.3 Billion
BNP Paribas takes stake in accelerator graduate PayCar
Visa to acquire Cardinal Commerce
Funding
France's Wynd raises $31.7 million for international expansion of its retail platform
SV Angel raises $53M for its latest seed investment fund
ING pulls plug on P2P payments app Twyp
Finagraph Raises $5m in Funding
Regulation
Australian watchdog comes down on side of Apple in bitter bank dispute
EPC: Pan-European instant payments set for November 2017
Euronet earnings hit by Indian cash supply shortage
OCC to offer fintech firms bank charter status
Key Hires
Citi Ventures gets new boss
EBA told that tougher authentication will have a "chilling" effect on single market
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