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December 19 · Issue #13 · View online
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Brain Food - 19.12.16
Important News
Woodford’s worst biotech stock to delist from Nasdaq
Citi backs blockchain startup
RBS drawing up contingency plans for Williams & Glyn as sale stalls
Former Barclays' chief Jenkins joins board of bitcoin wallet startup, 10x Future Technologies
Apple Held Talks to Invest in SoftBank Technology Fund
UniCredit to cut 14000 jobs and invest in digitisation
Bill Gates, Jack Ma and John Doerr are pouring $1 billion into a clean energy fund
RBS to Bolster Capital Position After Failing Stress Test
Financial Services
The Programmable Bank: Opportunities for Open Banking
HSBC and NAB open API developer portals
Can banks change their control freak cultures?
Nasdaq Stockholm and Nasdaq Clearing carpeted over cyber risk managment
First direct crowdsources product ideas
Turkey's Akbank facing $4m liability after hack
FinTech
Metro Bank migrates to the cloud
10 FinTech Predictions for Asia in 2017
63 Companies Shaping Africa’s FinTech Ecosystem
Deal News
Standard Bank snaps up mobile payments outfit
Soros-Backed LeapFrog Raising $800 Million for Africa Deals
Symphony, the messaging app backed by Wall St, is raising at a $1B+ valuation
UniCredit to raise 13 billion euros in Italy's biggest share issue
Visa and Mastercard strike wallet tokenisation deal
Funding
Lunar Way banks EUR4.2 million in new funding
figo Raises €6.8M, Supports its EU PSD2 Regulation Adherence
ApplePie Capital Raises $16.5M in Series B Funding
BidPal Raises $6.0M in Financing
SupportPay Raises $4.1M in Series A Funding
Stash raises $25 million for an app that can turn anyone into an investor
Kreditech adds Rakuten as new investor, raises another $10.4M
Personal Capital Receives $50M in Equity and Debt Funding
BlueVine Raises $49m in Series D Funding
Insurtech Startup Hippo Raises $14M in Series A Funding
Maxwell Financial Labs Secures $1.95M in Funding
Zibby Receives $100m Credit Facility from Victory Park Capital
Wyre Raises $5.8m in Series A Funding
Qineqt Raises $1.3M in First Close of Series A Round
Regulation
Asic launches licence exemption scheme for FinTechs
Key Hires
Goldman Sachs expected to name Solomon, Schwartz as Cohn successors
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