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Motive Partners - 27.12.16

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December 27 · Issue #14 · View online
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Brain Food - 27.12.16
Important News
A New Fund Seeks Both Financial and Social Returns
Italy set to pump around 6.5 billion euros into Monte Paschi rescue
Fund manager Neil Woodfood paid £7.2m as profits more than triple to £35.5m
Bitcoin Reaches $900, Highest Ever Market Cap at $14.5 Billion
Lloyds agrees £1.9 billion MBNA takeover
Deutsche Bank to Settle Mortgage Inquiry for $7.2 Billion - The New York Times
RBS drawing up contingency plans for Williams & Glyn as sale stalls
Online Emergency Insurance Platform Emerge Raises $1.8m in Funding
Financial Services
BNP Paribas applies blockchain technology to corporate payments
CBA cashes in Visa windfall to pay down software assets
Lloyds partners startups peddling bill payments tech and AI virtual assistants
The drought is over… a torrent of tech IPOs is expected in 2017
Robo-advisor Munnypot soft launches in UK
Euroclear pencils in 2017 for bullion on blockchain roll out
London fintech startup Curve brings mobile wallet and all-your-cards-in-one app to Android
Deal News
Singapore's Senjō Group acquires Kalixa for EUR29 million
TDK Agrees to Buy InvenSense for About $1.3 Billion in Cash - Bloomberg
Euronext enters exclusive talks over acquisition of LCH.Clearnet SA
Big banks prepare $20 million funding round for Axoni
UK’s Nutmeg pulls in an extra £12m for its Series D from Taipei’s Fubon bank
Y Combinator-Backed Nigerian FinTech Startup Paystack Closes on $1.3M Seed
UK watchdog calls on Diebold Nixdorf to address competition concerns
European Commission Paves Way for FinTech Growth in 2017
Key Hires
Trump Picks Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Advocate as Budget Chief
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