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'We live in a time where people just expect things to be easy and to work - always. That is what tech
 
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Brainfood
‘We live in a time where people just expect things to be easy and to work - always. That is what technology has to be - simple and reliable. It has to cater for this very essential modern human need.’
Dr Michael Gorriz - Standard Chartered Bank’s Group CIO

Brainfood - 05.06.17
Financial Services
Noonan triggers sale of AIB in last major act as Minister
Russian Banks To Take Part In FinTech Lab
HSBC boards the robo-advice train
Digital with a human touch
BBVA and B of A move to make data sharing safer, less painful, Gareth Jones
Is the UK mortgage market a level playing field for new banks?
Dutch banks bid to manage falling cash use through joint ATM network
FinTech's Coming to Trounce India's Banks
FinTech
Seedrs joins NatWest alternative finance panel
The UK economy is dependent on FinTech
Cards vs non-cards, or cards and non-cards?
NatWest pilots app that helps track business spending
Legacy tech will become barrier to fighting financial crime
NAB opens client access to equity investments via OurCrowd
Revolut adds pensions to platform through PensionBee
Android Pay lands in Canada and Taiwan
Deal News
LSE to buy Citi's bond data and indexes business for $685 million
First Data acquires CardConnect
Alfa Financial Software makes a splash in London's biggest float of the year
RBC and NAB invest in financial management software firm Wave
China Minsheng Investment leads $262m pre-IPO in P2P lending firm
Lloyds completes deal to buy MBNA credit card business from Bank of America
RateSetter valued at £200m following new £13m round
Xactly agrees to be acquired by private equity firm for $564M
Funding
Zopa raises £32 million to support challenger bank build-out
New York based insurance marketplace PolicyGenius has raised $30m in Series C funding led by Norwest, Radboud Vlaar
Portugal-based RAIZE draws in €10m from Banco BNI Europa
WealthTech business Prumentum takes $25m
Evolute scores $6.15m for wealth management technology
Real estate crowd investing platform Exporo nabs €8m
Regulation
Malaysia’s central bank unveils FinTech sandbox
Countdown to PSD2: Finextra surveys financial institutions on readiness and strategies
Key Hires
Former BlackRock Executive Mark Brady to Join Hong Kong FinTech Startup FinFabrik
ANZ brings in former IBM CIO Smith for agile push
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