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April 3 · Issue #28 · View online
Brainfood - 03.04.17
Important News
LSE and Deutsche Börse merger officially blocked by European Commission
MasterCard acquires NuData Security
Nordea strikes mobile money deal with FinTech startup Betalo
Nedbank is working to turn transformation challenges into opportunities for all South Africans
OneSavings Bank shares sink after JC Flowers flogs a 10 per cent stake for £96m
Emirates NBD Enlists UAE Central Bank in Blockchain Check Trial
Emergent Payments Closes Over $5M Equity Funding
SCB plans digital revamp to fight FinTech risk
Financial Services
IBM, Natixis and Trafigura team on blockchain platform for oil trades
HSBC partners TradeShift to digitise the corporate supply chain
People let go of their Bloomberg terminals even as financial data spending rises to record $27bn
Australian banks lose bitter battle with Apple Pay
VocaLink and BancTec win UK cheque clearing mandate
UK FS firms see fight against cybercrime as major challenge
CaixaBank to open payment innovation hub with global partners
BofA promises $1.5m for Charlotte FinTech push
How IBM Has Become A Serious Contender In The Enterprise Cloud Services Market
Banks drive ahead with blockchain project for syndicated loans market
Bloomberg terminal base shrinks in 2016
Citi takes API developer hub to Hong Kong
Scalable Capital Doubles Its Assets Under Management to €200 Million
Moven strikes gold with TD Bank licensing extension
Chinese messaging giant WeChat has big ambitions in Europe
Square arrives in the UK
Open banking is the next step on a longer journey
FinTech and banks – how to get beyond 'innovation theater'
Monzo attracts largest-ever crowd for £2.5 million round
The State Of Digital Transformation In Banking And Financial Services
Deal News
Stripe-backer Square Peg Capital closes $180m fund
Corsair Capital poised to snap-up stake in London & Country
Euronet Worldwide enters confidentiality with MoneyGram in bid against China-based rival
Cloudera files to raise $200 million in IPO
Creamfinance Raises €21M in Series B Funding
cloudvirga Raises $15M in Series B Funding
China Growth Capital leads $14m funding in Tiger Brokers
ShapeShift Closes $10.4M in Series A Funding
Moneytree Completes a $9M Series B Funding Round
Source Code, Sinovation Join $67M Round In China’s Personal Loan App Yongqianbao
The Naga Group Raises €12.5M in Series A Funding
Filament Receives $15M in New Funding
Open banking, what’s needed to move forward?
MAS Inks Cross-Border FinTech Agreement with French Authorities
US Supreme Court rejects effort to revive $5.7bn interchange settlement
SEC Rejects SolidX Bitcoin ETF Listing on NYSE, Price Drops 1.5%
Switzerland prepares for mass-market migration to ISO 20022 standard
Key Hires
BBVA creates global head of data role
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