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We are delighted to announce that Stephen Catlin, Founder and CEO of Convex and former CEO of Catlin
June 9 · Issue #147 · View online
We are delighted to announce that Stephen Catlin, Founder and CEO of Convex and former CEO of Catlin has joined the Motive Partners Global Advisory Council (GAC).
Rob Heyvaert, Founder & Managing Partner at Motive Partners, said:
“We established the GAC to provide unique insight and intel in financial technology and adjacent industries. I am delighted that someone of Stephen’s experience and reputation within the insurance sector has joined the GAC, and we look forward to working closely together to support each other in the coming years.”
Commenting on his appointment to the Motive Partners Global Advisory Council, Stephen Catlin says:
“As technology intersects with the insurance industry at lightening pace, there is a significant opportunity to create efficiencies and to improve the way we’ve done things historically. The team at Motive Partners has a truly unique DNA, culture and deep industry expertise which I believe will be a huge asset for the industry. I’m looking forward to working with the team as they create value for the sectors and firms they work with.”

Motive Podcasts
Last week, we chatted to Omar Ali, Managing Partner of UK Financial Services at EY. This week, we bring you Doug Huggins, Co-founder and CEO of Markov, which equips players in the financial markets, such as traders and research analysts, to solve high-value problems using recent advances in data science and computing power.
All episodes are on Apple PodcastsSpotify or Google Podcasts.
Our favourite moment?
07:14: Doug talks through how Markov uses computing algorithms to enable players in the financial markets to make better decisions.
FinTech of the Week
Our FinTech of the Week is Level, a next generation litigation lender. Level provides access to justice and creates a level playing field in private litigation by ensuring that illiquidity does not impact the strategy and outcome of a legal case.
What’s the big deal?
Often individuals engaged in litigation can expect to receive a significant financial settlement at the conclusion of their legal proceedings but cannot access funds for legal fees to reach that point. 
Level’s role is to make the route to financing legal costs the least stressful part of a challenging process by offering fast, innovative and effective financing solutions that assist legal teams and their clients with the legal costs of litigation.
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Upcoming Industry Events
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Funding Transactions
Creditas nabs US$200 million from SoftBank
WorldRemit drives growth with $175 million funding
UK startup fintech TrueLayer just won funding from China's Tencent and Singaporean wealth fund Temasek
Biz2Credit Raises $52 million In Funding To Expand
Step raises $22.5 million led by Stripe to build no-fee banking services for teens
Getsafe, the German insurance app, scores $17 million Series A
Financial Services & FinTech
Stephen Catlin joins Motive Partners as Global Advisory Council member
Mastercard unveils new Open Banking Solutions
Yolt signs partners and prepares for wider roll-out
Microsoft brings real-time data to Excel
Apple is now the privacy-as-a-service company
ING co-creates blockchain-based trade-settlement platform
NatWest rolls out video banking service
China’s UnionPay: Hitting the Beaches in Europe
Alipay Merchants Triple In Europe
The Key To Open Banking? More Bank Participation
Apple’s Audacity
FS industry ready to shift from Open Banking to 'Open X'
Open banking is just a taste of what’s to come
Why Now Is Ideal Time For Banking Brands To Assert Their Privacy Role
HSBC Rolls Out Digital Wallet To Hong Kong Businesses
Digital banking: 5 things you need to know before starting a project
Banks see benefit of digitalisation as they strive for profitability
Virtual payment processing firm Troovo launches B2B offering
Amaiz banking for UK Solopreneurs has landed
Stripe Payments: Fintech Industry Has a $64 Billion Problem
Legal Limbo: Stablecoins and Regulation
Key Hires & Talent
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Yoyo appoints Mastercard veteran as chairman
Finxact appoints Christopher McClinton chief marketing officer
Penta Hires CEO From Banking-as-a-Service Provider
3 Top Executives Depart Online Lending Fintech Startup SoFi
Wells Fargo Names Kate Clifford-Toomey as New Chief Operating Officer for Corporate Risk
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