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Ralf Emmerich (Co-Founder & CEO, Finantix), commenting on the recent investment of Finantix by Mo
 
December 16 · Issue #121 · View online
Brainfood
Ralf Emmerich (Co-Founder & CEO, Finantix), commenting on the recent investment of Finantix by Motive Partners:

“Our rapid growth is based upon the strength of our front office and multi-channel components, which are recognized as best in class for their solid architecture, rich functionality, sophistication, flexibility and ability to enable effective sales, advisory, onboarding, products origination and management processes for private banks, wealth managers and insurance companies. Motive Partners’ experience growing financial technology businesses on a global scale, combined with their extensive network, makes them an ideal partner for the next stage of our growth.”

Motive Podcasts
Last week we spoke to Amber Baldet (Co-Founder and CEO, Clovyr) and Rob Underwood (Senior Vice President, Finos) and this Wednesday – the last podcast of 2018 – we hear from the industry legend Mike Harris (Founder & former CEO of First Direct, Mercury Communications, Egg Plc and former Chairman of Garlik).

The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Android
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Motive Partners takes a majority stake in Finantix
JPMorgan CEO's `Golden Age of Banking' is proving short-lived
Citi takes a minority stake in Privitar
Barclays debuts spend blocker for vulnerable customers
Spanish banks rail against Big Tech threat
Data privacy provider Privitar picks up investment from Citi
UNICEF fuels SME funding for emerging markets
PayPal gives a toss about Viva Republica’s $80m funding
Former Deutsche Markets executives launch primary debt platform in Singapore
Visa announces fintech partnership to help companies eliminate $33 trillion in paper checks
Accenture acquires select assets of financial software firm Zafin
BBVA drives first acquisition term loan on blockchain
Natixis launches new global private equity house Flexstone Partners
FinTech
Fintech Robinhood will offer checking service promising 3% interest
Fintech Startup Plaid Is Now Valued At $2.65 Billion After $250 Million Raise
Experian to acquire African credit info firm Compuscan for $263m
Wirecard woos with Apple and Google Pay play
Finger payments to go campus-wide at Copenhagen Business School
South Korean payments app Toss raises $80 million
Barclaycard joins forces with Evernym on self-sovereign identity
Ripple powers Coinone’s remittance app in South Korea
Regulation
GDPR will stagger rate of consumers sharing data with banks over ten years
Delay to Distribution Finance Capital’s UK banking licence
Facebook's latest breach illustrates the limits of GDPR
Google will shift control of European data from U.S. to Ireland to aid GDPR compliance
GDPR: Small business owners still ‘clueless’ about data protection rules, study claims
Banking and Fintech on the Blockchain
European Crypto Asset Regulation 'Sandboxes' Still Lag Despite Upcoming Banking Authority Guidelines
European Open Banking Grows Through Smart Regulation
Key Hires
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State Street appoints Donna M. Milrod as Head of Global Clients Division
AIB names Colin Hunt as new chief executive
Temenos appoints a new head of sales in the Asia Pacific
Swift CEO steps down after the era of tech disrupting Global Banking
BNP Paribas securities names new Head of Germany & Austria
Citigroup is promoting 125 employees to managing director
IronX hires ex-CEO of Sirin Labs to join the Advisory Board
Starling hires Stuart Doignie from Ezbob as head of SME banking
SWIFT CEO to step down in June
Top five executive moves in the Forex industry for 2018
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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