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John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury commenting on the winner's announcement of the UK Gover
 
August 26 · Issue #104 · View online
Brainfood
John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury commenting on the winner’s announcement of the UK Government’s Rent Recognition Challenge:
“Monthly rent is often the biggest expense that people face. Yet most lenders are unable to take it into account when working up a credit score. Three pioneering start-ups have found a solution, and we’re giving them the investment and support they need to help millions of renters across the country achieve their dream of owning a home.”


Motive Podcasts
Last week we spoke to Paul Taylor (CEO at Thought Machine) and this Wednesday we hear from Kevin Hanley, (Head of Innovation at Royal Bank of Scotland)
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Android
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Industrial Bank implements Avaloq for private banking core rebuild
Citi invests in TransFicc
Equity Bank spins off digital arm as standalone FinTech startup
Visa and MasterCard cut Canadian interchange fees
OCBC launches robo investment service
Deutsche Bank ventures into non-bank payment platforms with Modo stake
Paytm rolls out AI cloud for India's developers
UOB adopts machine learning tools to combat financial crime
World Bank says demand for blockchain bond tops expectations
FinTech
FinTechs Win Share of £2 million Prize Fund to Help Renters onto the Housing Ladder
BoE exec warns of AI job threat
Steve Wozniak Proud to Be 'Involved' with Already-Failed ICO Project
China is the global Insurtech ecosystem sandbox in which the SoftBank family love to play
In Kenya, Banks Explore Blockchain For Payments
How is Ripple reshaping payments?
Thai central bank kicks off digital currency project
Singapore presses ahead with blockchain-based Project Ubin
Chasing Revolut: London-based digital bank Monzo poised to raise $150 million at a $1.5 billion valuation
Thomson Reuters and Singapore FinTech group join to fight cybercrime
eToro Storms the UK with a Huge Premier League Football Deal
AI creating big winners in finance, but risks emerge
Regulation
Regulatory Innovation Driving Better Financial Services For Consumers
SEC Rejects 9 Bitcoin ETF Proposals
Key Hires
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Intuit CEO Brad Smith to depart after 11 years helming TurboTax maker
Barclays recruits Goldman computer scientist as head of markets innovation
How public-private partnerships can underscore the importance of skill development
Valutrades Appoints John Thwaytes as Director
Founder of BitTorrent Leaves Following Tron Takeover
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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