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"The specifications we are releasing today provide the platform for developers from banks, fintechs a
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“The specifications we are releasing today provide the platform for developers from banks, fintechs and other organisations to build new web and mobile applications that will deliver a safer, more personalised and easier banking experience for consumers wishing to search, select and switch financial products in a secure environment.”
Imran Gulamhuseinwala - Trustee, Open Banking

Brainfood - 10.07.17
Financial Services
Barclays Chairman ‘Confident’ London’s Euro-Clearing Hub Is Safe - Bloomberg
Commerzbank steps up focus on trade finance transformation
Monzo pays a high price for popularity as losses widen to £6.7...
HSBC Said to Approach Peter Hancock as Possible Outside CEO - Bloomberg
BNP Paribas loads first share registers on to blockchain platform
Commerzbank turns to blockchain for digital trade finance » Banking Technology
Open Banking releases payments initiation API for UK bank data sharing
22 Banks Join Swift's Cross-Border Blockchain Trial - CoinDesk
Goldman's commodities trading business is reportedly off to the worst start in a decade
Nordea begins API pilots
RBC Global Assetment Management pumps $20 million into innovation lab
Thomson Reuters launches startup incubator
Exclusive Interview With Josh Bottomley, Global Head of Digital, Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC | Lets Talk Payments
PNC executive Michael Lyons sees upstart FinTech companies as potential partners | Charlotte Observer
Tide raises $14 million for small business banking service
Red Ventures | Charlotte Observer
How the Unbanked are Driving FinTech Innovation in Africa | TechBullion
Why Ethereum May Outrun Bitcoin as Early as this Year | Finance Magnates
UK challenger banks punch above their weight - Editor's Blog -
Deal News
Payments giant Worldpay agrees to a $10B acquisition offer from Vantiv | TechCrunch
Vietnam: VIB to acquire Commonwealth Bank's Ho Chi Minh City branch
Competition watchdog forces ICE to sell Trayport
Symantec to buy Israeli cybersecurity firm Fireglass | Reuters
InVent takes stake in FinTech Digio | Bangkok Post: tech
IZettle eyes IPO
Globes English - Chinese fund MizMaa to invest $100m in Israeli startups
FinTech startup Revolut 'to be valued at £300m in upcoming £50m raise' | Tech City News
EFTsure raises $2m Series A, Keenan Burgess
Online lending platform gets $3m from Vertex to make a play for Indonesia
Ohpen raises $17m Series B, Keenan Burgess
Ohpen, a cloud-based ‘core banking provider’, scores €15M Series B at €100M valuation
FinTech start-up InstaReM raises $13 million from GSR Ventures, others - Livemint
FinTech startup Tide: $14 million boost from Spotify backers Creandum
PayFit raises $15.9 million to manage European payrolls
UK Finance opens for business
Monetary Authority of Singapore Signs FinTech Cooperation Agreement With Danish Financial Supervisory Authority - Crowdfund Insider
Key Hires
Brown Brothers Harriman taps CIO to lead FinTech biz
Ex-CHAPS CEO Phil Kenworthy joins board of startup bank ClearBank - Business Insider
Emirates NBD says chief investment officer Gary Dugan resigns  - The National
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