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Brian Food 26.10.16

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Important News
RBS Williams & Glyn unit sell-off and status with the EU
CYBG's proposal to buy RBS's Williams and Glyn leads to a decline in its share price
ANZ Bank opens up its mainframe
A Quant Startup Made $430 Billion In Banks' Systemic Risk Vanish In 25 Minutes
Allied Minds raises £5m from Neil Woodford for prostate cancer technology
Mastercard builds chatbots for banks and merchants; teams with Fit Pay
IBM, Treasury in settlement talks over Census failure
OSC Launches Canada’s First Regulatory Sandbox for FinTech
$28 Billion Flows Out of Hedge Funds in Quarter Suffer Biggest Quarterly Outflow Since 2009
Financial Services
CoinDesk Visa to Launch Blockchain Payments Service Next Year - CoinDesk
CBA and Wells Fargo combine blockchain and IoT to revolutionise trade finance
LMAX to move regulatory oversight to Ireland in the absence of passporting deal
SBI Securities and IBM test blockchain for bond trading system
Ecuador bank gets nod to proceed with suit against Wells Fargo over Swift heist
Banking Will Become Invisible by 2030: KPMG
Banks test Ripple digital asset for cross-border payments
Ecobank to roll out Masterpass QR across 33 African countries
America’s biggest banks have announced their Venmo competitor, Zelle
Pay by MasterCard direct from your dashboard
Mizuho opens Tokyo innovation lab
Synchrony Financial joins R3
Facebook Messenger adds PayPal support for bot payments
Visa tells Europe to be ready for 3-D Secure 2.0 by April 2018
Adam Dell Launches Clarity Money, Revolutionary New Personal Finance App
Etisalat to launch mobile wallet
Eckoh brings Apple Pay to voice calls
SocGen opens tech hub for digital drive
Social Stock Investing Platform GetStocks Integrates TipRanks
Private Equity
HNA takes $6.5bn Hilton stake to tap tourist growth
TD Ameritrade, TD Bank Said Near $4 Billion Scottrade Deal
First Capital in talks to buy JPMorgan stake in Chinese securities JV
Gmex restructures; spins off technology business
French bank mobile payment apps Wa! and Fivory merge
Wavefront raises $52m in Series B round to accelerate product roadmap
PaySimple Receives $115M Growth Investment
Coins raises $5m for blockchain-based financial inclusion push in SE Asia.
Monzo raises £4.8m
Citi Ventures invests in Feedzai Raises $100 Million to Expand in E-Commerce
ThreatMetrix Receives $30M in Growth Capital
Ladder Raises $14M in Series A Funding
EverQuote Closes $23M Series B Funding
Nvoicepay Receives $10M Growth Equity Investment
Finrise Raises $5.4M in Funding
The EU cannot afford to offer the City a poor financial services deal
US regulators set out new cybersecurity standards
City of London chiefs have published new proposals for a London visa system, while a rival offering from the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry is also expected soon
Key Hires
UBS names Stephens to spearhead blockchain projects
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