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Brain Food - 12.12.16

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December 12 · Issue #12 · View online
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Brain Food - 12.12.16
Important News
American Express to Enhance Fraud-Prevention and Security Capabilities With Acquisition of InAuth
Deloitte invests in SETL
IBM goes all-in on blockchain: Launches app-making ecosystem
IBM CEO Joins Trump Business-Policy Advisers
RBS fails Bank of England stress test
Financial Services
Alipay advances on Europe with bank and processor deals
N26 opens up to 17 European countries
Visa to run FinTech bootcamp for African startups
Belfius joins ING and KBC in combined mobile and loyalty platform
Fidelity explores VR for finances
FinTech
China tops world FinTech rankings
Vault is automating investment to offer affordable retirement plans beyond 401(k)
Atom Bank launches mobile mortgages
Cashless India: Seeing the Vision for Financial Inclusion Come True
Microsoft-LinkedIn deal cleared by regulators, opening new doors for people around the world
FinTech envoys for Scotland appointed
Watson data scientist talks up 'augmented intelligence' for financi...
Deal News
Thomson Reuters Partners with BestX to Offer Independent Transaction Cost Analysis Service to FX Buy-Side
KKR to buy majority stake in cybersecurity firm Optiv from Blackstone
BNP Paribas to develop prototypes with nine hackathon finalists
Santander invests in B2B supply chain platform Tradeshift
Funding
Irish core banking startup Leveris on course for EUR15 million fund raise
Blockchain startup R3 expects to close $150M round in first quarter
DST leads $80M round in Brazil’s Nubank to take on the big boys in financial services
Loyalty wallet Bink secures £2 million in new funding
Regulation
Fed Governor sounds warning on alternative credit scoring data
FCA to Ban All Bonuses, Proposes 1:50 Leverage Cap
EBA bends under weight of PSD2 mandates
UK’s Payment Systems Regulator to Foster More Competitive Domestic Playing Field
FCA to re-write the rule book on crowdfunding
Key Hires
Deutsche Bank strengthens innovation team
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