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Motive Partners - Issue #24

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Important News
London Stock Exchange €29bn merger likely to be blocked
RBS to become FinTech fund and high street outlet for challenger banks under HMT remedy
RBS looks for digital salvation after posting ninth successive loss
Barclays Africa to Receive $1.1 Billion After Split From Parent
SoftBank nears deal to invest $3 billion in U.S. startup WeWork
Visa opens London innovation centre
Euclid Opportunties takes stake in RSRCHXchange
HSBC and Rio Tinto chairs get call to replace BT's Rake
Financial Services
Silicon Valley Tried to Upend Banks. Now It Works With Them
Apple Pay Already Accepted at a Third of US Retail Outlets
NatWest and RBS to put digital experts in every branch
Big banks join coalition to promote Ethereum uptake
Bank of America first to launch Zelle P2P payments
Russian banks co-operate on FinTech accelerator
Starling releases Open API, talks up marketplace model
BNY Mellon seeks blockchain experts for new emerging biz and tech team
FinTech
3 Reasons FinTech Is Thriving
Starling tests Google Home payments
High rate of defaults hit P2P lending sector
Report: Majority of China P2P Lenders Could Fail in 2017
TransferWise integrates with Facebook Messenger
Chatbot savings app Plum partners P2P lender Ratesetter
Meet Clinc, an AI startup that lets you converse with your bank account
Tech City UK adds 26 tech companies to its Future Fifty programme
Deal News
The State of SMB SaaS Report
Deutsche Börse Group joins €131.5 million Digital+ Partners fund
Northern Trust runs private equity fund on blockchain
Private equity losing out to cash-rich companies on the big deals
Jack Ma's Ant Financial gets 45% stake in Globe Telecom unit
Ant Financial to make $200 million investment in South Korea's Kakao Pay
British ARM buys Swedish IoT company Mistbase
Bharti Airtel takes stake in FinTech lending startup
Bob Diamond to buy Athens-based consumer finance bank
Vodafone sells pager unit to Capita
Funding
Famoco Raises €11M in Funding
Monzo draws £19.5 million funding; returns to Crowdcube for further £2.5 million
Japan's One Tap Buy closes $13.3m round from Softbank, Mizuho
Zibby Secures $150M in Financing
Sunlight Financial raises $130M from Route 66 Ventures
Brazil's Creditas gets $19 million amid boom in local FinTech financing
Israeli VAT recovery co VATBox raises $20m
Nymbus Secures $16m in Funding
Tala Raises Over $30M in New Financing
Prospa Secures $25M in Growth Funding
More cash for European VC as Project A raises €180m
Regulation
UK and Ontario regulators form FinTech pact
EBA to relax controversial PSD2 authentication rules
Key Hires
Ex-Warburg Pincus Europe head Joseph Schull invests in Ecrebo
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