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March 6 · Issue #24 · View online
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Brain Food - 06.03.17
Important News
Aberdeen Asset Management and Standard Life confirm merger terms
Euronext furthers fixed income ambitions with $10 million stake in Algomi
HQ row fingered over likely LSE-Deutsche Bourse deal collapse
FinTech investor Ribbit Capital looks for $300m for new fund
MasterCard partners Turkish retailer on Messenger bot payments
The role venture capitalists can play in pairing banks and FinTech
Nordea readies for PSD2 with Open Banking API site
UK & US Fintech Working Group to explore RegTech
Mastercard rolls out mobile order and pay platform to six new markets
Monzo blows past £2.5 million crowdfunding target
Financial Services
Big banks at forefront of UK Government Digital Strategy initiative
Ogden takes the wraps off ClearBank
Banco Sabadell highlights commitment to startup ecosystem
Citi launches API for corporate treasurers
GAIN Capital Transfers $142m Worth of Client Assets from FXCM
Switzerland's Crypto Valley Association draws blue chip support
Credit Suisse taps Singaporean startup for wealth aggregation tech
Scotiabank trials AlphaPoint blockchain tech for trade reports
JPMorgan Marshals an Army of Developers to Automate High Finance
Deutsche Bourse FinTech venture fund targets blockchain and AI
What’s going on with Bob Diamond’s London-listed African investment vehicle, Atlas Mara?
FinTech
Cherry-picking banking startups shed 'challenger' label
The Lack of Blockchain Talent is Becoming An Industry Concern
Iran’s Fintech Association Launched
In FinTech, China shows the way
$1,210: Bitcoin Price Hits New All-Time High Amid Sustained Support
Anthemis secures insurtech investment partnership with Baloise
DTCC moves ahead with project to use distributed ledger tech for repo market
Small Business Lending Partnerships Pros and Cons Between Banks and Fintech Firms is a Key Focus at Bank/Alternative Lending Summit in NYC
UBS, PwC Back Blockchain Group in Switzerland's 'Crypto Valley'
Deal News
Snapchat IPO: Snap Stock Price Signals Success After Trading Debut
Kensho's AI For Investors Just Got Valued At Over $500 Million In Funding Round From Wall Street
The Soros Fund Management LLC Invests $267,000 in Square, Inc. (SQ)
Alibaba leads $200 million investment in Paytm e-commerce unit
Palo Alto Networks has acquired Israeli cybersecurity company LightCyber for $105 million
UK payments firm RMS acquired by venture capital firm TCV
NBC invests $500 million in Snapchat IPO
JC Flowers & Co picks up UK General Insurance Group
Alibaba-Rival JD to Get $2.1 Billion in Finance Arm Spinoff
Funding
Paytm-investor K2 Global closes new $183m fund
Ola raises $330 mn at $3.5-bn valuation
Dealflo Raises £10M in Funding
Polarity Raises $3.5M in Series A Funding
Atom Bank grabs £113m more funding from BBVA
BlueVine snags $75m credit line from Fortress Credit
Lending and credit health startup CreditMantri scoops up $7.6m
Online lender Upstart raises $32.5m
OpenRent, the UK online letting agent, picks up £4.4M from Rocket Internet’s GFC
Upstart Raises $32.5M in Funding
Regent Education Closes $8.5m Funding Round
Floodgate closes sixth VC fund at $131m
Monzo Attracts Over £8.8 Million in Interest Two Days into Pre-Registered Campaign
Regulation
Business Transformation - Is PSD2 and Open Banking friend or foe for banks?
Industry Moves
NCC chief executive Rob Cotton steps down following profit warnings from the cyber security firm
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