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Ewan MacLeod, Chief Digital Officer at Nordea: “We’re recognising that we don’t have the monopoly on
 
December 3 · Issue #63 · View online
Brainfood
Ewan MacLeod, Chief Digital Officer at Nordea:
“We’re recognising that we don’t have the monopoly on good ideas, and sometimes others do but we can partner with them. FinTech’s can work at lightning speed. Sometimes it can be very effective if we provide the financing to make a dream come true.” 

Industry Reports
SWIFT tests show blockchain has potential for global liquidity optimisation - SWIFT Report
The State of European Tech 2017 - Atomico Report
Upcoming Industry Events
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Financial Services
CYBG in exclusive partnership with MasterCard
ECB orders banks to embrace instant payments to beat bitcoin
RBS joins $45 million funding round for 1QBit
MasterCard Bets on Blockchain and Payments with Latest Crop of Startups
PayPal Looks to Diversify Beyond Payments
Why Scandinavia's Biggest Bank Is Setting Up Its Own FinTech Startup Fund
Kiwibank Unveils Realtime P2P Payments for Merchant Customers
Balderton Capital pulls in $375m for Fund VI
Société Générale to Cut 15% of Branches as it Moves Towards Digital Banking
FinTech
UK Banking Stress Test Results: What It Means For FinTech
Why Dubai is the capital of FinTech innovation
Bitcoin hits $11,000 and then plummets. What next?
Norwegian Bank Nordea Launches Facebook Messenger Payment Feature
Banks continue push for "blockchain, not bitcoin"
Collaborative firms are buoyant in the FinTech market
Hong Kong FinTech Unicorn WeLab Eyes Next Step
FinTechs Have a Larger Share of Personal Loans than Banks or Credit Unions
How Banks & Regulators are Applying Machine Learning
Revolut Reaches 1M Customer Milestone
Regulation
PSD2: 'screen scraping' ban confirmed in finalised standards
Key Hires
Larry Summers joins Somerville startup PillPack as strategic advisor
Citigroup Taps Northern Trust Veteran Brian Ovaert to Head Securities Services
Nasdaq and Cantor Fitzgerald Plan to Join Bitcoin Derivatives Market
AlphaPoint names Nasdaq EVP Salil Donde CEO
Kx Systems Adds Richard Kiel to Drive its FX Solutions, Platforms Business
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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