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March 27 · Issue #27 · View online
Brainfood - 27.03.17
Important News
Warburg Pincus takes 35% stake in Avaloq
SoftBank Invests $300 Million in WeWork
Deutsche Bank signs up new London HQ in show of faith in Brexit Britain
Deutsche Bank opens New York innovation lab
Nedbank overhauls commercial lending with Misys tech
How Emirates NBD is staying young at heart
RBS to close 158 branches
Standard Chartered opens up to AliPay
Tandem rocked by £29 million funding halt
Financial Services
When will banks stop seeing financial inclusion as charity?
The Grade II listed bank
Canada calls in Accenture for payments overhaul
Westpac wants to take over your messaging keyboard
French retailer Carrefour launches online bank account
SIX and IBM to build Watson-powered cyber-security hub
Wells Fargo will now let customers withdraw money using their smartphones Announces RESTful API Release
The future of bank-fintech collaboration
China's Baidu expands in Silicon Valley
G20 urged to set up central bank blockchain consortium
SecureKey taps IBM to put identity on the blockchain
IBM Teams With Wanda to Bring its Cloud to China
Microsoft: New LinkedIn sales tool a Salesforce killer?
Deal News
CreditEase’s FinTech fund unveils three new US investments
Ant Financial Said Considering Higher Offer for MoneyGram
Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak joins $9.5 million investment into 'robotic digitization' startup Ripcord
Kabbage looks to raise money for acquisitions: sources
Citi Ventures leads $11 million round in AI-based personal finance advocate Clarity Money
Alibaba invests $150 million and partners with Mail.Ru Group for global games distribution plan
CloudCheckr Secures $50 Million Series A From Level Equity
Fabric raises $2.5 million to simplify life insurance
Lynkos raises $2.5 million to connect businesses using AI
Hybrid cloud storage company Avere Systems raises $14 million from Google, Western Digital, others
Malaysia's Jirnexu raises $1.5 million for FinTech software
Mashape raises $18 million for its API gateway
Dosh Raises $2M in Seed Funding
Full-stack FinTech provider Jirnexu closes Series A with $4.5m
Uber Rival Grab Raising $1.5 Billion in New Funding Round
Marlette Funding Closes $333 Million Securitization Transaction
Big Squid grabs $3m to predict business scenarios
Here's why open banking tools should target small businesses
Key Hires
Zopa's Giles Andrews to take the chair at MarketInvoice
Early stage fund SeedPlus lands $2m from IFC
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