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"LMRKTS applies a unique financial technology which,... helps banks to improve their risk profile whi
June 12 · Issue #38 · View online
“LMRKTS applies a unique financial technology which,… helps banks to improve their risk profile while saving capital which can then be used to lend to small-and-medium sized business among others. Their solution can have an even bigger impact for emerging markets banks where regulatory pressure and increased capital needs are compounded by the illiquidity of local markets”

Andi Dervishi, Global Head of FinTech Investments at IFC

Brainfood - 12.06.17
Portfolio Company News
World Bank Takes on Trading With $3 Million Investment
IFC invests in portfolio compression service for EM FX /Euromoney magazine
IFC Invests in LMRKTS
Financial Services
Only banks that become 'digital houses' will survive forthcoming disruption - BBVA chief
HSBC Ties With AI FinTech on Compliance Effort
HSBC opens 'social network' for business customers
Lloyds Bank inks £1.3 billion IT outsourcing deal with IBM
Barclays Africa and its co-creation projects
BBVA sets up Global Patent Office
Goldman Sachs CEO: U.S. ‘needs to invest in infrastructure to keep up!’
Plug and Play partners with bank to launch Tokyo accelerator
FinTech50: London continues to dominate European scene
Mizuho prepares for API banking
LATTICE80 partners with NFI to bridge Asia and the Nordic’s FinTech ecosystems
Bitcoin Price Tops $2800, Entire Market Now Worth $100 Billion
Atom Bank postpones launch of current accounts as new rules cloud the outlook
Apple moves into P2P payments space
Amazon taps merchant data to grow lending business
SocGen extends FinTech collaboration mission to Germany
Why Brazil Is One of the Most Attractive Countries for FinTechs
Swiss FinTech Giant Cuts a Third of its Jobs
Deal News
ECB triggers overnight Santander rescue of Spain's Banco Popular
LSE boss: It wasn't Brexit that killed the Deutsche Boerse dream
Microsoft agrees to buy U.S.-Israeli cyber firm Hexadite
Challenger bank Shawbrook rejected a 'final' takeover bid
AlphaCode, Nedbank buy into Entersekt
Blackstone signs deal to buy Sponda of Finland
Yahoo shareholders approve the $4.48 billion sale to Verizon
Foxconn, Amazon, Apple join Toshiba chip plant feeding frenzy
Australia's NAB and Westpac back data sharing startup Basiq
Cloud security broker Netskope raises $100m more led by Lightspeed and Accel
DealCloud picks up $4.5m in latest funding round
Nasdaq joins €7M funding round in French blockchain outfit Stratumn
Pinterest Raises $150 Million at 2015 Share Price
Coinbase is Seeking Another $100m, Biggest Round for a Cryptocurrency Firm
Social payments startup Plynk raises EUR25 million scores a $1.2M seed round to simplify developer encryption key security
Maybank launches FinTech sandbox to help startups develop
Key Hires
UK General appoints John Spencer as new chairman
ABN Amro IT exec joins Fidor as CIO
Centre for Financial Services Innovation adds to board
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