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Motive Partners - Brain Food - 20.02.17

February 20 · Issue #22 · View online
Financial Services
Nordea collaborates with local startup on smart savings app
IBM and Visa join forces to turn billions of connected devices into points of sale
Wall Street big beasts go all in on OpenFin
BNP Paribas and Plug and Play Launches FinTech /Insurtech Accelerator in Paris
RBS Plans for £800M Cost-Cutting Plans
Swift Reveals Future Global Payment Tech – Blockchain Not Included
Apple, Google and Facebook primed for PSD2 demolition of the card networks
DNB spins off Vipps mobile payment service
Santander invests in artificial intelligence startups
Chase preps digital mortgage platform
Hellenic Bank unveils innovation lab
Bank of Canada DLT experiment raises PFMI questions
ING sets up transformation 'war room'
TrueLayer unveils API platform to connect banks and developers
Financial services firms warming to DevOps
FXCM Details its Expected Savings from Leaving the US Retail Forex Market
Billionaire Co-Founder Calls Off Battle With Infosys’ Board
From Open Banking Towards Open Everything
Buy, build or partner? In praise of collaboration
Amazon Is Set to Rule the Fintech Game: Andreessen Horowitz VC
Is 2017 The Year Bank-FinTech Partnerships Hit Product/Market Fit?
Standard Chartered connects corporate customers to WeChat
FinTech startups to benefit from new hub at Royal Bank of Scotland base Entrepreneurial Spark, helping grow the UK £6 billion FinTech sector
Xero and Silicon Valley Bank Unveil Next Generation of Financial Management to Transform Small Business Banking
How FinTech Can Take Off Without Getting Hampered By Regulations
Nesta launches £5 million Open API challenge
The FinTech effect: Banks buy in to benefits of boosting financial well-being
How FinTech companies put the ‘service’ back into ‘financial services’
Deal News
Ripple's XRP asset boosted by BitGo linkage
SoftBank to Buy Fortress Investment for $3 Billion
Neil Woodford buys two FTSE 100 giants despite price falls
SoftBank willing to cede control of Sprint to entice T-Mobile
Prudential to bid for £3bn slice of state’s Bradford & Bingley mortgages
PayPal moves into bill payments with TIO acquisition
Airbnb Acquires Luxury Retreats, Beating Out Expedia, Accor
Verizon Said to Near Yahoo Deal at Lower Price After Hacks
Snap lowers valuation expectations in highly awaited IPO
Temenos to buy Australia's Rubik Financial for US$50 million
Credit Suisse changes tack on Swiss IPO after investor concerns
Nokia seeks to buy Finnish telecoms software firm Comptel for $370 million
SoFi closes in on $500m funding round
Klarna and LendInvest backer Atomico closes new $765m fund
Barcelona's ID Finance raises $50 million in debt funding to expand FinTech to developing countries
ManchesterStory launches FinTech fund with $31m
Pleo, a startup that offers a card and app to manage company expenses, gets backing from Creandum
European Investment Bank Provides 25 Million Euros in Growth Financing to Upstream
SolarisBank eyes EUR30m in Series B funding round
Trizic Raises $3.3M in Equity Funding
Frontclear Receives USD$30m in Funding
The Clearing House calls for overhaul of AML practices
Treasury to probe Co-op Bank – after FOUR YEARS
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