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This week, Ross McEwan, CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, announced his resignation after successfully c
 
April 28 · Issue #141 · View online
Brainfood
This week, Ross McEwan, CEO of Royal Bank of Scotland, announced his resignation after successfully completing one of the largest restructurings in UK corporate history and returning the taxpayer-owned bank to a strong and profitable footing.

RBS Chairman Howard Davies said:
“The Board and I are grateful for the huge contribution Ross has made in one of the toughest jobs in banking. His successful execution of the strategy to refocus the bank back on its core markets here in the UK and Ireland has helped to deliver one of the biggest UK corporate turnarounds in history.“

Motive Podcasts
On Wednesday, we heard from co-founders Stuart Jones, Jr. and Gabrielle Haddad, CEO and COO at Sigma Ratings, a FinTech Collective portfolio company and the world’s first ratings agency that focuses on governance and financial crime risk. Next week, we hear from one of the world’s leading radio personalities, Gareth Cliff, founder and president at CliffCentral.com, to talk about his journey from radio into ‘infotainment’ and how content is defining the media and marketing world as we know it.
Upcoming Industry Events - UK FinTech Week 2019
Financial Services
Standard Chartered gets customer experience revamp with Avaya
Emirates NBD, ICBC and Emaar team up to collaborate in China
BMO signs on for Mastercard Send for faster global payments
SoftBank to invest EUR900m in Wirecard
Sensing a threat they can't ignore, Wall Street banks instead partner with tech giants like Apple
Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank End Germany Merger Talks
Banks not ready for 'confirmation of payee' service
FinTech
Why Fintech Should Embrace The Fourth Industrial Revolution
Fintech startup Tully launches to solve UK’s consumer debt problem
N26 opens tech hub in Vienna with a focus on security
China's Tencent backs Argentina mobile banking startup Uala
Card issuing outfit Marqeta signs first European firms
Stripe Billing lands in Europe
Regulation
UK watchdog urges EU to make financial market access flexible
Austria Considers Establishment of Fintech Regulatory Sandbox
Chilean Govt Introduces Bill to Regulate Crypto, Fintech to Congress
RBI’s regulatory sandbox framework is not bold enough
Key Hires
Ross McEwan resigns as chief executive of RBS after five and a half years
Javier Pérez-Tasso appointed as SWIFT Chief Executive Officer
M&A Activity
Funding Transactions
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