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Motive Partners - Brainfood

March 20 · Issue #26 · View online
Brainfood - 20.03.17
Important News
Virtu Offers $1.3 Billion for KCG to Create Trading Leader
Vista to buy DH Corp for C$4.8 billion, merge with Misys
Citi names Piazza permanent head of FinTech unit
UK competition watchdog tells Diebold Nixdorf to sell off some business
Verizon Sought $925M Discount for Yahoo Merger, Got $350M
Financial Services
BNP Paribas whittles down startup field for second annual accelerator
PBoC Chief: FinTech is Our Future, the Yuan’s Stable
Scotiabank to fund research into cyberattacks and risk modeling
57 banks and nothing wrong?
Google brings P2P payments to Gmail Android app
Starling Bank integrates with TransferWise
Starling Bank spreads its wings (and crashes)
Swift outlines ‘compliance utility’ ambitions; plans for next stage of gpi project
Banks embrace the cloud
BBVA opens fintech Olympics
FinTechs have a solution post-Brexit – now we must embrace the uncertainty
Canadian FinTech Koho launches
SIX develops distributed ledger to automate the bond lifecycle
Bank of England sets up FinTech Community; runs blockchain and AI trials
Mr. Trump, Don't Miss The FinTech Boat
Innovate Finance Launches Ambassador Programme
Deal News
Intel to Buy Mobileye for About $15 Billion in Car Tech Push
First Data boosts e-commerce biz through Acculynk acquisition
Dutch robo-advisor Pritle acquired by BinckBank
China's Ant confident of closing MoneyGram deal
Euronet sparks MoneyGram bidding war with Ant Financial
UK-based insurtech company Simply Business acquired by Travelers
SolarisBank raises EUR26.3 million
Goodlord grabs £7.2m for property transaction platform
Poland's mBank sets up EUR50 million fintech fund
ProducePay raises $77 million in debt and equity to revolutionize farm financing
Makeblock Raises $30M in Series B Funding
Launcher.Solutions Closes $5m Series A Funding
Spark raises $606M for second growth fund
Insurtech Company Simplesurance Raises Over €30M in Funding
Creditas Raises $19M in Equity and Debt Funding
Qtum's Blockchain Crowdfund Scores Over $12M From Bitcoin & Ethereum Investors
Noventis Closes $4M Debt Financing from Silicon Valley Bank
WayRay raises $18M to bring AR tech to cars
NYDFS steps up war of words with OCC over fintech charter plans
Key Hires
Santander's Head of R&D Joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance
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