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July 31 · Issue #45 · View online
Brainfood
“At present, close to 30 financial institutions are planning to connect to RT1 in November while another 70 banks are preparing to join in 2018.”
Hays Littlejohn, CEO of EBA Clearing

Brainfood - 31.07.17
Financial Services
RBS to spend £885 million on promoting new entrants to resolve state aid obligations
The Fight for Euro Clearing After Brexit Spills Out in Public
Emirates NBD raises profile with FaceBanking launch
HSBC adopts AI to streamline compliance efforts
MasterCard beats estimates as consumer spend more
Amazon has big plans to disrupt the payments industry
Goldman launches new online lending strategy for mass affluent
UniCredit among 30 banks to begin testing instant payments
Digital sales reach record high at BBVA
Ant Financial targets Malaysia through CIMB JV
UniCredit confirms data breach
TransferWise To Support Apple Pay In The US
FinTech
Private Equity’s Big Bets on Financial Tech
Worldline and Total partner with African FinTech InTouch
Global VC FinTech investment attracts $6.5 Billion in H1 2017 – with UK investment up 37% reveals Innovate Finance
Trussle leads call for mortgage standards
Bitcoin Options Will Be Available This Fall
AirAsia plans to launch FinTech products
Mobile startup Varo applies for US bank charter
India Offers the Highest Expected ROI on FinTech Projects – 29% Versus the Global Average of 20%
Sydney FinTech hub Stone & Chalk to open up in Melbourne
Euroclear backs away from gold bullion blockchain project
Deal News
Worldline to buy Baltics payment processor from First Data for €73m
Commonwealth Bank Positions Life Business For Sale
Visa invests in card issuing outfit Marqeta
Sage Group buys Intacct accounting software for $850M
Prudential is set to launch £10bn sell-off of annuities
Cerberus builds stake controlling 5 percent of Commerzbank voting rights
Nasdaq acquires behavioural science startup Sybenetix
Walkie Talkie building sold to Hong Kong firm for a record £1.3bn
Overstock's Medici Ventures takes stake in Symbiont
Funding
Callsign pulls in $35M Series A for its adaptive authentication platform
Metro Bank launches £280m fundraise as lending growth accelerates
Betterment eyes profits, IPO on $70 million round
Goldman Sachs Invests $35m to Accelerate the Growth of beqom
Cyprus FinTech startup Capital.com raises $25 million
Personal Finance bot Cleo raises £2m
Regulation
PSF lays down blueprint for new UK payments architecture
Commission takes aim at EU-wide currency exchange costs
SEC told to improve cyber attack defences
Key Hires
VEON names former Xerox CEO Ursula Burns as chairwoman
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