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Brain Food - 19.10.16

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Important News
Future Financial Technology
Nordea ditches Swipp m-payments for Danske Bank's MobilePay
IBM exploring new ways to use Watson by promoting cognitive tech internally
IBM almost ends loss streak with gains in cloud
Russian Payments Service Provider Qiwi Joins R3 Blockchain Consortium
Softbank and Saudi Arabia’s PIF planning $100BN tech fund
Change within Banking - Nordea Interview
Cisco strengthens Spark meetings management with Worklife acquisition
Financial Services
JP Morgan opens virtual business branch in Indonesia
NatWest backs down over threat to freeze Russia Today's bank account
British banks fail to report hacks in order to protect their image | VentureBeat | Security | by Reuters
Banco Popolare and BPM shareholders back merger
Brexit jitters hit Misys IPO
FinTech
Malaysia sets out fintech sandbox framework
In-store mobile payments fail to take off in North America
Orange Cash opens mobile wallet to teen market
Online lender Amicus Financial applies for banking licence
Ontario regulator launches hub to guide fintech startups
Prospective fintech fund H2Ocean hits choppy waters
European Fintech Alliance has first outing at Deutsche Bourse
ING takes fintech startup route to UK relaunch
Goldman to take on online lenders with launch of Marcus
Fintech industry reaction to Goldman Sachs' lending platform at LendIt Europe - Business Insider
Private Equity
Tabcorp, Tatts propose $11.3b gambling mega merger - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
SVG board gives HarbourVest takeover green light after forcing up price | City A.M.
Silver Lake Explores Sale of Vantage Data Centers
Icap beefs up regulatory reporting with Abide Financial acquisition
PayPal mulled buying GoFundMe | TechCrunch
European Airbnb rivals Wimdu and 9flats announce merger
Funding
Metamarkets Closes $14.25M Credit Facility
Pay By Group Raises $3.4M in Seed Funding
PayCommerce Completes $22M Series B Funding
Banking-as-a-service platform IbanFirst raises EUR10 million
E* Security Raises $12M in Series B Funding Round
RegTech startup ComplyAdvantage raises $8.2m
Zylo Secures $3.3M in Seed Funding
Returnly raises $3.2M to immediately refund your money after an online return | TechCrunch
Payfit grabs $5.6 million to manage French payrolls | TechCrunch
Factom raises $4.2m Series A, Keenan Burgess
Remitr Raises $1M in Seed Funding
Japanese asset management startup WealthNavi raises $15M | VentureBeat | Deals | by Masaru Ikeda, The Bridge
London startup builder Founders Factory partners with - and raises millions from - Chinese PE firm CSC - Tech.eu
Bank of Ireland-mentored startup Plynk raises seed funding
Regulation
British competition watchdog wants ICE to sell Trayport
Court says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional - Chicago Tribune
Australian banks pull no punches in acrimonious Apple Pay dispute
Key Hires
Visa CEO Scharf quits
Former HSBC/Citigroup executive joins Crowdcube as chairman
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