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February 6 · Issue #20 · View online
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Brain Food - 06.02.17
Important News
Alibaba Said to Lead $200m Funding for Paytm’s E-Commerce Unit
Worldpay poaches Santander innovation head
CMA issues final order on Open Banking
SoftBank Mulls Investment of Over $1 Billion in WeWork
MasterCard and UniRush hit with $13m CFPB bill over 2015 customer lockout
Neil Woodford to launch new 'Income Focus' fund
Wonga strikes £60m deal to sell European unit to Swedish suitor
Canada's Wealthsimple takes on crowded U.S. robo-adviser market
Financial Services
BNY Mellon backs plan for blockchain IoT protocol
ING aims to take blockchain experimentation to the next level
Banks and FinTech Finally Pull Together
Post-PSD2: What Will Banking Look Like?
BNP Paribus takes stake in RegTech startup Fortia
Emirates NBD launches bank for the millennial generation
Bloomberg to Discontinue its Tradebook FX Platform
Google kills off Hands Free payments app; Samsung Pay comes to more Android handsets
BBVA Compass takes $60m write-down on Simple
Wells Fargo inks data sharing agreement with Intuit
What the JPMorgan-Intuit Partnership Means for the Digital Financial Ecosystem of the Future
FinTech
Swift takes Startup Challenge to Africa and Russia
Octopus partners challenger banks for savings account pitch
As Sequoia upped investments abroad, other Valley VCs scaled back
Taking a Closer Look at Norway’s FinTech Landscape: Startups, Investors and State-Wide Supportive Initiatives
UK challenger promises changing Tides for small business banking
Carney accused of "lack of understanding" in remarks on robo-advisors
After raising $5m, Qvivr gears up to launch wallet-replacing card
Is proptech the new fintech? Trussle follows Habito with £4.5 million round
Ripple lands first Middle Eastern bank
Deal News
Vodafone is in talks to merge with Idea and create India’s largest telco
Microsoft Sells $17 Billion in Second Bond Deal in Six Months
SoFi moves beyond lending with acquisition of mobile banking startup Zenbanx
Zoopla buys automated valuation firm Hometrack for £120m
Funding
Atom Bank raises further £100 million
Earnix Completes $13.5M Financing Round
Korea’s AIM raises $1.6M for its mobile trading service
Yomoni raises $5.4 million for its automated portfolio management service
Taxfyle Secures $2M in Financing
SparkFund Raises $7 Million to Transform Access to Energy Technology
Regulation
Europe’s FinTech Sector Relays Concern Over 'Open Banking' Legislation
Key Hires
Sequoia Capital shakes up leadership
ECommPay Announces Appointment of Paul Marcantonio as Head of UK and Western Europe
Soros Hires UBS' Fitzpatrick as Chief Investment Officer (UBS)
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