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April 11 · Issue #29 · View online
Brainfood
Brainfood - 11.04.17
Important News
China’s Souche.com receives $180m in Warburg-led series D round
Institutional FX Blockchain Startup Cobalt DL Partners with LMRKTS
HSBC partners with FinTech Tradeshift on financing product
On-demand insurance platform Trov raises $45 million ahead of U.S. and global expansion
BNP Paribas to acquire 95% stake in French neo bank Compte-Nickel
BNY Mellon wins Commonwealth Bank mandate
Banks and asset managers on the prowl for FinTech firms with M&A (mergers and acquisitions) buying spree ahead
Balderton Capital sets out to raise sixth venture fund
FinTechs come together to help banks cut FX costs
Financial Services
​Commonwealth Bank prepares for quantum computing with launch of QxBranch simulator
JPMorgan Chase pumped $600m into FinTech in 2016
Wells Fargo signs data sharing deal with financial agreggator Finicity
Emirates NBD Capital Completes UAE's First IPO in 2017
SIX adopts DTCC LEI utility in preparation for MiFID II
Deutsche Bank rolls out mobile NFC payments for Android handsets
Visa and top UK banks get behind launch of Amazon Business
Big Banks Poised to Scoop Up FinTech Startups, Report Finds
Amazon targets unbanked with new cash option
FinTech
Forget about banks buying FinTechs — this deal happened the other way around
Is believing in Moore's Law science or religion?
WhatsApp makes P2P payments play in India
The Top 10 InsurTech Trends for 2017 That Set the Digital Insurance Agenda
First Islamic FinTech gets UK regulator's approval
London and Singapore remain world's top FinTech hubs
Confessions of a FinTech VC: No one is using FinTech outside Venmo
Token signs programmable money deal with OP Financial
Former Uber Italy CEO launches social savings app
Monzo gears up for current accounts after receiving full banking license
FinTech can grow in the UAE by targeting people with low income
Battle for IP ownership challenges FinTech collaboration
DTCC envisions single global ledger for transaction reporting
Deal News
J.C. Flowers picks up Island Finance Business for its portfolio
Silver Lake and Broadcom bid $18bn for Tosh memory biz
Square is in talks to buy the Yik Yak team
Sequoia Co-Leads $1B Round In News App Toutiao, Minting China’s Biggest Media Company
StatPro buys UBS Delta
Microsoft to acquire Deis to help companies innovate with containers
Ripple Market Cap Well Over $1.5 Billion as XRP Doubles in Price Again
Silver Lake Registers To Raise Latest Behemoth Fund
Funding
Enterprise Ireland launches €44m co-investment fund
Data analysis startup ActionIQ raises $13 million led by Sequoia
500 Startups looks to raise another $25m FinTech fund
French InsurTech Otherwise grabs €1.6m Seed round
Iyzico, a Turkish online payments company and potential Stripe competitor, closes $15M Series C
Cybersecurity startup SlashNext raises $9 million
Lending Club founder Renaud Laplanche is back with a new startup and $60 million in funding
Zopa backer Forward Partners closes new £60m fund
83North closes $250m fund to invest in Europe and Israel
Meniga Raises €7.5M in Funding
FinTech startup Wecash bags US$ 80M in Series C financing
Oval Money takes €1.2m for personal savings app
Meniga raises €7.5 million funding round
Otonomo raises $25 million to help connected-car makers monetize their data
Regulation
ISO rolls out new standards for mobile banking
Singapore and France Bolster FinTech Ties with Cooperation Agreements
Key Hires
JPMorgan's Head of New Technologies Hired by LendingClub
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