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Ajay Bhalla (President of Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard) commenting on the economic an
 
December 9 · Issue #120 · View online
Brainfood
Ajay Bhalla (President of Cyber and Intelligence Solutions, Mastercard) commenting on the economic and social benefits of global digital identity solutions:  

“Today’s digital identity landscape is patchy, inconsistent and what works in one country often won’t work in another. We have an opportunity to establish a system that puts people first, giving them control of their identity data and where it is used.” 

Alberto Corvo (Founding Partner & CEO, Motive Labs) commenting on the appointments of Roberto Ferrari and Sameer Sawhney to the Motive Labs team:

“As we expand our international coverage to other key markets, we are excited to welcome Sameer and Roberto to Motive Labs. Sameer brings a history of expanding businesses profitably in Asia & Oceania, a deep understanding of emerging economies and markets and a truly global perspective. Roberto brings extensive experience in financial technology in Italy and offers a rare dual perspective having advised and chaired several FinTechs as well as holding leadership roles at a major bank. Sameer and Roberto share our dedication to innovation and value creation and I look forward to seeing them apply their experience and industry knowledge within Motive Labs.”

Motive Podcasts
Last week we spoke to Amber Baldet (Co-Founder and CEO, Clovyr) and Rob Underwood (Senior Vice President, Finos) and this Wednesday we hear from Sylvia Carrasco (Founder and CEO, Goldex).
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Android
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Avaloq and Gazprombank go crypto for WealthTech
Microsoft and Mastercard want to hold all your data in one system
Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investments Group Invests $20 million in GitLab
HSBC releases robo-advice and investment service
Nasdaq Acquires Quandl to Advance the Use of Alternative Data
Emirates NBD's Liv. signs up with Verrency
MasterCard and Microsoft forge digital identity partnership
UBS first foreign bank to gain the majority stake in China venture
Rabobank combines bond trading and bank loans for SME business financing
Aberdeen launches investment trust to ‘democratise' sustainable finance
These Are The Most Powerful Women In Finance In 2018
Russia’s Sberbank Uses Smart Contract to Settle Three-Way Repo Deal
China unifies its bond market regulation
HDFC Bank launches the next-gen mobile banking app
Metro Bank keeps on digital with international payments
Bidvest Bank launches new account in retail banking push
Norwegian Finance targets European banking expansion
FinTech
Tibco acquires data manager Orchestra Networks
Yandex.Money moves mobile wallet forward with Moven
From here to æternity: first live implementation of the next-gen blockchain
Branch wins AI excellence award at African Fintech Summit
Insurtech Lemonade has a pop at Europe
Zopa unleashes UK challenger bank
Certua launches create-your-insurance toolbox
Italian banks’ blockchain project picks up the pace
Regulation
China’s banking regulator slaps US$22 million fines on six banks
Open banking opens a world of potential data mistakes for banks
FinTech Licence
European Council seeks better AML game
ISO 20022 not snowed under by icy responses
Geo-blocking Regulation applicable as of 3 December 2018
G20 Leaders Pledge Crypto-Asset Regulation After Buenos Aires Meeting
Key Hires
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Roberto Ferrari and Sameer Sawhney Join Motive Labs
Ant Financial CEO joins UN task force on digital finance
£109m investment to create 359 jobs in tech
Kyriba adds WorldFirst as a strategic partner
Job losses in Lithuania as Barclays hands ops centre to HCL
Lunar Way hires Nordea Kredit chief Smith
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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