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Quote of the Week '30% of the World's Financial Services IT Budgets (are based) at Canary Wharf' - Ca
April 24 · Issue #31 · View online
Quote of the Week
‘30% of the World’s Financial Services IT Budgets (are based) at Canary Wharf’ - Canary Wharf Group 

Brainfood - 24.04.17
Important News
Green Investment Bank sold to Macquarie
Schroders agrees to buy Swiss private equity firm Adveq
Neil Woodford: What the general election means for investors
SoFi backer Silver Lake Partners closes new $15bn fund
RBS stake may be sold at a loss, chancellor admits
PayPal forges mobile payments deal with Google
Nasdaq formalises FinTech venture programme
Virtu Financial's Takeover of KCG Holdings Is Imminent
Financial Services
BNP Paribas and AXA co-operate on blockchain-based fund distribution platform
Simple bungles customer account transition to BBVA
For Goldman, the FinTech Revolution Can’t Come Soon Enough
Nomura Launches Voyager-Nomura FinTech Partnership
Nomura sets up Indian FinTech programme; creates $92 million startup investment fund
BBVA Completes Cross-Border Instant Payments
Six Dutch banks to take Belgium’s Payconiq to the Netherlands
Zelle P2P network zooms past Venmo
SparkLabs launches tech accelerator in Beijing
New reforms accelerate FinTech activity in Dubai
Plastc goes into meltdown
Robo-advisor Wealthfront moves into lending
Alipay and WeChat near $3 trillion payments milestone
Orange Bank preps July launch
Challenger bank Revolut and proptech startup Trussle are joining force to offer mortgages
EC plans blockchain 'observatory'
Deal News
Alibaba’s Ant Financial may have won the bidding war for MoneyGram after upping its offer to $1.2B
Jack Ma's Ant Financial merges with Lazada's HelloPay Group
Microsoft reportedly to acquire Israeli cloud monitoring startup Cloudyn for around $60 million
SoftBank plans $1.5bn investment in India’s Paytm
Swedish mobile insurance provider BIMA secures $16.8 million
College Ave Student Loans Secures $30M in Fourth Funding
LVH Secures $10M in Additional Financing
Approved Raises $1m in Pre-Seed Funding
Oak HC/FT secures $600m for new FinTech and health fund
FCA Sets Out ‘Mission’ as British Bank Regulator Ushers In New Era
Key Hires
Goldman Sachs tech exec joins blockchain startup Chain
Thai Bank Appoints Former Microsoft Chief
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