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Brain Food - 12.10.16

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Important News
SolarisBank to develop new banking modules with MasterCard
IBM Invests $200m in German Blockchain and IoT Lab | Finance Magnates
Nordea offer to buy ABN Amro rejected by Dutch Government
BlackRock and Artivest Partner to Expand Investor Access to Alternative Investments | Business Wire
Bob Diamond takes interim chairman role at Africa-focused banking firm Atlas Mara | City A.M.
RBS CEO says may consider Irish acquisitions a year from now - Irish Independent| Reuters
Neil Woodford: Rethinking the status quo on jobs and inflation - Money Marketing Money Marketing
Financial Services
Bank of America to Build Its Own Robo Adviser | American Banker
Robots blamed for sterling flash crash
FinTech Sandbox Adds State Street to Promote Financial Services Innovation | Finance Magnates
German banks prep sale of Concardis payments JV - Reuters
FinTech
Atom Bank opens doors to all UK customers
Where Fintech VCs Will Place Their Bets in 2017 | American Banker
Thomson Reuters to build new Toronto tech centre
Sydney Stock Exchange completes first phase of blockchain-based set...
SIX bids to build centre of gravity for Swiss startups
Thomson Reuters builds blockchain user-entitlement platform
Private Equity
SVG Capital PLC set for sale after Harbourvest offers to match Goldman plan
Cybersecurity Provider Carbon Black Makes Confidential IPO Filing - WSJ
Silver Lake explores sale of Vantage Data Centers -sources| Reuters
Capital One acquires mobile price tracker Paribus
Salesforce Agrees to Buy Marketing-Data Startup Krux - WSJ
Twitter and Salesforce.com remain in deal talks: Sources
Misys to float in early November
Funding
Chatbot savings app Plum raises seed funding
Payfit grabs $5.6 million to manage French payrolls | TechCrunch
Payoneer Raises $180M
Wall Street messaging outfit Symphony looks to raise $100m - WSJ
GoEuro banks another $70M to keep building out its travel planner platform | TechCrunch
Japanese fintech company Money Forward raises $11m series D
OpenGamma raises $13.3m
Payoneer raises $180 million to help businesses move money across borders | VentureBeat | Business | by Paul Sawers
Billionaire investor Tim Draper leads $4.2 million funding in U.S. blockchain start-up, Factom Inc
Regulation
US boosts prepaid card protections
TalkTalk hit with record £400k fine over cyber-attack | Business | The Guardian
Key Hires
Jack Ma’s Ant Financial Names New CEO to Oversee IPO in 2017 - Bloomberg
Credit Suisse Onboards Former UBS Investment Banking Head | Finance Magnates
Kreditech hires former mBank digital mastermind Panowicz
OneTrust Welcomes Influential European Data Protection Veteran, Dr. Alexander Dix, to its Advisory Board
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