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Les Matheson, chief executive of personal and business banking at RBS, commenting on the appointment
April 22 · Issue #85 · View online
Les Matheson, chief executive of personal and business banking at RBS, commenting on the appointment of Frans Woelders as chief digital officer said: 
“These changes signal our intent to transform our business around the experiences and needs of our customers. We will do this by combining the mind-set, behaviours and approach of a FinTech, with our competitive advantages; highly professional and caring colleagues, deep expertise in technology, a large existing customer base, and our great brands. The result will make banking with us effortless everyday and brilliant when it matters”.

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U.S. Investors Pile Into Fundraising Round for Jack Ma’s Ant Financial
Barclays Launches Tech-Focused Venture Arm to Foster Innovation
Alipay plans aggressive expansion of public transport payments in China
JPMorgan, National Bank of Canada, others test debt issuance on blockchain
250 Corporates Join ICICI Bank Blockchain Test
Metro Bank Announces New AI Powered PFM Service
Vista Equity to merge PowerSchool, PeopleAdmin with Onex investment
Central Bank of Ireland Establishes FinTech Unit
After Rejecting Litepay, Mastercard Patents Its Own Blockchain Technology
Standard Chartered Opens FinTech Innovation Center in Hong Kong
Adjusting to new digital demands goes beyond technology
Finastra launches sandbox for FinTech companies in Hong Kong
Ripple Exec Says XRP is 'Absolutely Not a Security'
Apple Introduces Interledger API for Apple Pay Payments
The House Of Lords Shouldn't Dismiss AI Risks
Santander InnoVentures Enters Brazilian FinTech Market Through Creditas Investment
FinTech in risk management leaves nothing to chance
FinTech investment in Denmark increased seven-fold between 2014 and 2017
India Innovation – FinTech and Telecoms get thumbs up, Cryptos get hit
Securities Association Announces FinTech Guidelines
OCC To Publish Position On FinTech Charter Soon
Basel III: The final regulatory standard
PSD2: Opening Up Banking
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Bank of England boss lowers Brexit job loss estimate as he strikes tone of optimism over financial services deal
RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role
Former US Trade Rep Named In Mastercard Role
Deutsche Bank operating chief quits just days after promotion of CEO
Blockchain Hires Former Goldman Sachs Executive to Attract Institutions
ECB Is Said to Push SocGen to Name Deputy CEO Replacement
Coinbase acquires Earn, appoints first CTO
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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