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The Motive team wishes everyone a very happy Easter weekend with family and friends! Thomas Beck, Av
April 1 · Issue #82 · View online
The Motive team wishes everyone a very happy Easter weekend with family and friends!

Thomas Beck, Avaloq’s Chief Technology Officer commenting on becoming a Founding Partner of FinTech Scotland:
“Research and development is part of Avaloq’s DNA. Edinburgh has been a fantastic location for us and our growing teams, with a very high calibre of local talent helping us become the leading international business we are today. A strong spirit of innovation and investment is key to the future success of Avaloq and our customers.”

Motive Podcasts
Last week we spoke to Paul Christensen (Co-founder & CEO, Previse), and this Wednesday we hear from Miguel Rio Tinto (CIO, Emirates NBD) 
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Android
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Global Finance Names The World's Best Banks In Central And Eastern Europe 2018
RBS To Acquire FreeAgent
Emirates NBD Group recognised for leadership in innovation
Avaloq becomes founding partner of FinTech Scotland
Blackstone picks strategic minority stake in Hong Kong-based PAG
BofA Launches SMB Loyalty Program to Help Grow Account Balances
HSBC Partners With PayPal for Corporate Payments
Malaysian Central Bank prepares for 'kodak moment'
Finbourne collaborates with HSBC, Fidelity and Altana Wealth
U.K. Asset Management Firm Schroders Launches FinTech Accelerator Program
KBC adds third-party services to its mobile banking app
Thailand's top banks to waive off digital transaction fees
Cyber attacks are the biggest finance operational hazard
TD Bank Updates Its Commercial Lending Division with NCino Partnership
JPMorgan mulls spin-off of blockchain project Quorum
Uber has applied for an e-money licence in the Netherlands to streamline European payments
Deutsche Börse and HQLAx to Build Securities Lending Platform on Blockchain
Amex Quietly Acquires Cake Technologies, a Payments FinTech
SWIFT Blockchain PoC Final Verdict – Back office Standardisation prerequisite for DLT adoption
Denizen Launches World's First True Global Account for Banking
Santander Wants to Use Ripple for Cross-Border Payments
FinTech Leaders Launch Parity Pledge in Push for Diversity
Banking & FinTech: Better Together
Saudi Prince to Push for Technology Deals on U.S. Tour
Accenture launches cloud-based utility to help US banks
Going Cashless: My Journey Into the Future
Paxful Trading Volume Shows Popularity of Bitcoin in Africa Continues to Grow
Can FinTech bridge Asia’s digital divide?
Starling Bank Opens Business Bank Accounts
The rise of FinTech raises trademark challenges
ECB, Bank Of Japan Publish Findings On Project Stella Phase 2
New Zealand launches industry API pilot
Key Hires
Larry Summers to step down from LendingClub's board
Bradesco names new CEO for insurance arm from asset management division
CBA CIO David Whiteing out in exec restructure
APG senior PE exec departs for family office
Apollo recruits ABL specialist Adam Johnson from GE Capital
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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