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"If you want to be respected, you need LQ… And what is LQ? The quotient of love, which machines never
October 8 · Issue #55 · View online
“If you want to be respected, you need LQ… And what is LQ? The quotient of love, which machines never have… A machine does not have a heart, [a] machine does not have soul, and [a] machine does not have a belief. Human beings have the souls, have the belief, have the value; we are creative, we are showing that we can control the machines”
Jack Ma - Founder & Executive Chairman, Alibaba Group 

Financial Services
Bloomberg unbundles chat to take on Symphony
Citibank and Standard Chartered become shareholders in Swift India
Faster Payments invites bids for infrastructure overhaul
MasterCard releases Early Detection System to warn banks of at-risk cards
TD Bank opens Israel cybersecurity office; injects AI into mobile app
Time Out on Oakley Capital's fundraise as the private equity firm pulls in €800m for new investments
Indian central bank paves way for digital wallet interoperability
Lighthouse Bank Continues Expansion In Silicon Valley with Opening Of Full-Service Banking Office
NYSE & Nasdaq fueling the mini-boom in SPACs – The Bancorp leading FinTech SPACs
Adyen rolls out Alipay in stores worldwide
Old Mutual's Nedbank Group deciding on McKinsey’s services
Mashreq Bank unveils new digital bank in UAE
Four more banks join IBM/UBS blockchain trade finance platform
Singapore Consortium Rolls Out New Software Prototype Powered by Blockchain
German savings banks to roll out mobile payment service
'This time is different': BofE's Hauser hails FinTech revolution
LSE chief Xavier Rolet bets the UK can create an £100bn company in the FinTech sector in 10 years
Self-Made Billionaire Jack Ma Says You'll Need This 1 Rare Skill to Succeed in the Age of Machines
R3 Officially Releases Version 1.0 of Blockchain-Inspired Platform Corda
Oracle Opens API Framework for Open Banking
Curve partners Xero to automate expenses
Bitcoin is creating stark divisions on Wall Street
UBS Boss Hits Out at Bitcoin – ‘It Is Only a Transaction Currency’
Dedicated Cryptocurrency Fund TaaS Reveals Partnership with Sharpe Capital
Zopa bids to attract more borrowers with Saffron Building Society tie-up
Salesforce’s New Service for Retail Banking Will Take Banks to the Cloud
New DLT consortium forms for syndicated lending market
Starling to move into business banking
An Interview with CEO of collectAI – for working capital management
Bankers Are Learning to Love MiFID
Banking and financial services: New tech solves GDPR
LSE gets MiFID II ARM nod
PSD2: Brits don't trust retailers and social media platforms with bank details
Set Aside More Cash to Cover Bad Loans, ECB Tells Banks
Key Hires
JPMorgan Appoints Vis Raghavan CEO of EMEA
Hoxton Partners partner Hussein Kanji to speak at FinTech Investor Forum
Former Head of Swisscom’s Digital Lab Dr. Vlad Trifa Joins Ambrosus
Adam Toro Joins Amana Capital’s London Division
Cantor Fitzgerald Adds Jon Yalmokas as its Global Head of Prime Brokerage
Former Head of Swisscom’s Digital Lab Dr. Vlad Trifa Joins Ambrosus
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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