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January 30 · Issue #19 · View online
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Brain Food - 30.01.17
Important News
China's Ant Financial agrees $880m deal to buy MoneyGram
Salesforce M&A Dealmaker John Somorjai on AI Startups and Valuations
Former Visa president raises $125m for new fintech fund
UK Government to host international finFech conference as Brexit shadow looms
Alibaba's Koubei closes $1.1b investment led by Silver Lake
Santander's earnings rise despite UK profits taking a beating from pound slump
PayPal Has Been Talking With Amazon on Payments, CEO says
SEC Fines Morgan Stanley and Citigroup $6m over FX Platform CitiFX Alpha
P2P Global Investments PLC Plans Dividend of GBX 11 (P2P) - Woodford Investment
L39TV: Token - PSD2 - The end of banking, or not?
Financial Services
Bundesbank president tells G20 to avoid race to bottom on fintech regulation; Carney chips in
Chinese central bank tests digital currency system
İşbank combines banking with stock investing in mobile app
Hong Kong exchange ponders blockchain in settlement overhaul
Commonwealth Bank of Australia issues government bond on blockchain
Link rethinks business model as banks balk at ATM running costs
RailsBank signs Arkéa Banking Services; releases API
Erste Bank rolls out video-based identification of new customers
Consumers unaware of Open Banking - Equifax
UK banks strike branch banking deal with Post Office
FinTech
An extensive list of European AI tech startups to watch in 2017
London leads RegTech growth as global investment soars
The VC FinTech Accelerator – Empowered by FIS: A One-of-a-Kind Accelerator Backed by the World’s Largest FinTech Provider
Personal Finance bot Cleo arrives on Messenger
China's FinTech dragons roar
Nasdaq hails Estonian blockchain pilot for proxy voting
Starling Bank joins Faster Payments as direct member
Deal News
Intuit and Chase agree data sharing deal
BNP Paribas takes stake in AI-based compliance startup
Group payments app Tilt in buyout talks with Airbnb
Cisco to buy AppDynamics for $3.7bn
If you can't beat them, buy them: Net1 acquires stake in Bank Frick
Funding
Prattle Raises $3.3m in Seed Fundin
First Performance Raises $17.5M to Accelerate and Expand Global Presence
Sourcepoint Raises $16M in Series B Funding
Kountable Receives Up To $150M Credit Line USA
Reviver, Creator of World's First Digital License Plate, Secures Series A Funding
Alpaca Closes $1.75M in Funding
Cuvva parks £1.5m for pay-as-you-drive insurance
Raisin secures €30 million in Series C funding round
Dwolla swipes $6.85m for bank transfers API
Habito secures £5.5 million investment to shake up the mortgage industry
Regulation
EU Regulators Outline Guidance on New Privacy Regime
EU watchdog tells FS firms to focus on blockchain security risks
Key Hires
CurrencyCloud names former Misys man Addario as CTO
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