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Jeffery Yabuki (CEO, Fiserv) commenting on Fiserv’s acquisition of First Data: “We admire First Dat
 
January 20 · Issue #126 · View online
Brainfood
Jeffery Yabuki (CEO, Fiserv) commenting on Fiserv’s acquisition of First Data:


“We admire First Data for its excellence in merchant acquiring and global issuing services, and the tremendous progress they have made under Frank’s leadership. We expect this combination to catalyze and support an enhanced value proposition for our collective clients and their customers.”



Klaus Schwab (Executive Chairman, WEF) commenting ahead of the World Economic Forum on the topic of globalisation:
 

“We have to define a new approach to globalization which is more inclusive. Globalization produces winners and losers and there are many more winners in the last 24, 25, 30 years — but now we have to look after the losers, after those who have been left behind…..Globalization is also a phenomenon driven by technology and the movement of ideas, people, and goods. It is an ideology that prioritizes the neoliberal global order over national interests. Nobody can deny that we are living in a globalized world. But whether all of our policies should be ‘globalist’ is highly debatable.”



Sam Tidswell-Norrish, Motive Partners, commenting on the Global FinTech Nightcap at Davos next week:


“Ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, we at Motive Partners are delighted to be hosting the Global FinTech Nightcap with Infosys on 22nd January. This is our 4th year of the event and we are honoured to be co-hosting this year with Allied Irish Bank, Bradesco, Emirates NBD, Mastercard and Royal Bank of Scotland. We look forward to seeing many of our partners, portfolio firms and friends in the mountains!”

Motive Podcasts
Last week’s podcast we heard from Steve Evans (Owner & Editor-in-Chief at Artemis and Reinsurance News) and this week on our 46th podcast of the series, we have a special edition, recorded from the Payments20 Conference in Atlanta, speaking with Bruce Lowthers (Co-COO, FIS & P20 Chairman).
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Android
Upcoming Industry Events
Financial Services
Fiserv agrees $22bn First Data acquisition
ING joins a consortium that uses blockchain to shake up mining and metals sector
ABN Amro introduces wearable payments
BGF experiences a record year of funding with one investment per week in 2018
ING builds analytics academy to help employees with data skills
ANZ hits up Eftpos for Apple Pay capabilities
Goldman Sachs fuels SME finance provider Capify with £75m funding
HSBC uses DLT to settle $250bn of FX transactions
KPMG makes Budget proposals for more FinTech adoption
Natwest rolls out ESME loans to SME customers
Sberbank partners with a supermarket for fingerprint payments
Bloomberg and Temenos strike buy-side data deal
Emerging Market Equities: Should I stay or should I go now?
FinTech
Challengers Tide and ClearBank bid for RBS bailout cash
Temenos revolutionises its banking software with the launch of two new products
Nucleus business loans break £1bn barrier
Monerium raises $2m seed round to issue e-money on blockchain
Renovite Technologies is looking to disrupt ATM marketplace
New investment for LendUp spurs credit card spin off
Malaysia switches on real-time payments platform
A year in FinTech & alternative finance: Part 1
A year in FinTech & alternative finance: Part 2
Regulation
Korea to tear down barriers to FinTech innovation
Deutsche Bundesbank eases banks into ISO 20022
Mexico - one of the first countries to design FinTech legislation
8 Regulations That Could Shape Fintech in Asia This Year
The challenge of fraud operations management
European banking regulators call for unity in crypto regulations
Key Hires
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Paysafe recruits Mastercard's vice chairman Walt Macnee as a non-executive director
UniCredit sets up transformation and innovation advisory board
PayPal hires new CMO
Investec adds three to their equity research team
Fintech rising star poached by Barclays
P2P lender appoints ex-Morgan Stanley exec to COO
Accuity appoints David Wilson as CEO
Joanne Page Appointed CFO of Saxo Capital Markets UK
Rob Bowen heads Pepperstone in London
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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