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March 3 · Issue #132 · View online
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Charlotte Crosswell (CEO, Innovate Finance) commenting on results from the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018

“Innovate Finance is once again proud to release the Women in FinTech Powerlist and I would like to thank everyone who participated in the process. These fantastic women are making a major impact on the FinTech talent pipeline. This is despite continued under-representation in terms of funding female-led firms. It is vital that the sector doesn’t just pay lip service to inclusion and diversity. We must now be geared more towards action and ensuring change actually happens.
Statistics for women in the FinTech sector remain bleak. Women represent just under a third of total staff in the UK FinTech sector and female founders are still struggling to raise capital with an unconscious (or conscious) bias against women-led organisations. Innovate Finance’s Venture Capital Investment Report for 2018 showed that only three per cent of the $1.7 billion of VC FinTech investment in the UK went to firms with a female founder.“

Motive Podcasts
In last week’s podcast, we heard from Stephen Daffron (Founding Partner & Industry Partner at Motive Partners and President of Dun & Bradstreet) and this week on our 52nd podcast of the series, from the World Economic Forum in Davos, we spoke with Kairat Kelimbetov (Governor, Astana International Financial Centre), reporting on the exciting opportunity for Kazakhstan - Central Asia’s leading financial centre.
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on Apple Podcasts
The Future of Finance by Motive Labs on SoundCloud
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Financial Services
Mastercard and Angaza shine for payments in emerging markets
Emirates NBD invests in wholesale banking operations
Mastercard tracks social media buzz around mobile payment
Standard Bank gears up for go-live of payments blockchain
JPMorgan moves into POS financing space
Citi and Kyriba made a new API integration for faster payments
UOB applies AI to transactional data to speed up loan approvals for SMEs
Bloomberg Enterprise Access Point adds alternative data
Ping An plans $8bn IPO of FinTech subsidiary
Fidelity invests in blockchain data startup Coin Metrics
Santander and LSE instrumental in Nivaura’s $20m funding
Mapfre picks the brains of neurologists for 'behavioural' fund
Innovate Finance Publishes Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018
Facebook talks to cryptocurrency exchanges about selling its new digital coin
Europe’s army of FinTech start-ups
UCL and Barclays unleash deep tech venture builder
Saudi Arabian ATM firm trials biometric and blockchain authentication tech
Genesis launches Automated Quoting System to streamline fixed -income trading workflows
How FinTech companies inspire Africa with mobile technology
London-based FinTech automation startup Nivaura raises $20 million
Experian calls off £275m ClearScore acquisition
Tinkoff Bank among the first adopters of Faster Payments System in Russia
Esma withdraws registration of Bloomberg Trade Repository
Engadine Partners to deploy Red Deer's MiFID II research management package
State regulators move to streamline FinTech regulation
UK Finance launches an online guide to ethics in banking
Bank of China to implement Wolters Kluwer's OneSumX for reg reporting in Australia
Banking software provider NDGIT loving licence revenue
Key Hires
Octopus Choice appoints new boss as founder moves on
Fonetic hires a former JP Morgan and Apama execs to drive growth
State Street puts Maiuri in charge of global technology
Zopa appoints Virgin veteran McCallum as chairman hires Theofanis Pantelides as CIO
ComplySci Bolsters Go-to-Market Team with 2 Key Executive Hires
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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