11 February 2016

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JC Flowers snaps up Chi-X Asia Pacific units
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JC Flowers snaps up Chi-X Asia Pacific units

25 January 2016  |  2616 views  |  0 comments | 1 tweets | 3 linkedin

Private equity group JC Flowers is to buy the Australian and Japanese trading platforms of Chi-X Global and its Hong Kong IT unit Chi-Tec. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

HSBC invests in cognitive computing firm CustomerMatrix
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HSBC invests in cognitive computing firm CustomerMatrix

25 January 2016  |  5388 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 9 linkedin

HSBC has led a $10.5 million Series B funding round for New York-headquartered cognitive computing startup CustomerMatrix.

TrustBuddy investors to lose a chunk of cash on appointment of debt collectors
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TrustBuddy investors to lose a chunk of cash on appointment of debt collectors

22 January 2016  |  3775 views  |  1 comments | 3 tweets | 4 linkedin

Bankrupt P2P lender TrustBuddy says investors will lose a quarter of their cash after handing over £24 million of outstanding loans to a debt collection agency.

Hong Kong banks to roll out mobile P2P payment network
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Hong Kong banks to roll out mobile P2P payment network

22 January 2016  |  7078 views  |  0 comments | 12 tweets | 10 linkedin

Bank-backed Hong Kong ATM network Jetco is to launch a P2P mobile payment system with a consortium of 12 of the territory's leading banks.

CaixaBank first in Spain to introduce Samsung Pay
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CaixaBank first in Spain to introduce Samsung Pay

22 January 2016  |  7183 views  |  0 comments | 17 tweets | 15 linkedin

CaixaBank and its newly-launched mobile subsidiary imaginBank are to be the first in Spain to roll out mobile payments services on Samsung Pay.

Regulatory overhaul needed to make the Netherlands a fintech hub - report
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Regulatory overhaul needed to make the Netherlands a fintech hub - report

22 January 2016  |  7965 views  |  2 comments | 34 tweets | 15 linkedin

The Netherlands has the potential to become a fintech hub, but only if the country's regulatory framework is overhauled and banks, startups and government improve cooperation, according to a new report.

Electronic trading could affect fixed income liquidity during stress - BIS
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Electronic trading could affect fixed income liquidity during stress - BIS

22 January 2016  |  3719 views  |  0 comments | 5 tweets | 5 linkedin

The rise of electronic trading in fixed income markets could lead to liquidity issues in times of stress, according to new research from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).

Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round
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Financial industry giants join $50m Digital Asset Holdings funding round

21 January 2016  |  8628 views  |  0 comments | 13 tweets | 20 linkedin

Digital Asset Holdings, the blockchain startup helmed by former JP Morgan luminary Blythe Masters, has raised more than $50 million in a funding round joined by some of the biggest names in financial services, including Citi, Deutsche Börse and Santander InnoVentures. One of the investors, the ASX, has also handed Digital Asset a contract to design a post-trade settlement system using distributed ledger technology.

Capital markets sector leads fintech M&A activity
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Capital markets sector leads fintech M&A activity

21 January 2016  |  3761 views  |  0 comments | 10 tweets | 6 linkedin

There were 427 fintech mergers and acquisitions in 2015, worth a combined $64 billion, double the value of deals the previous year, according to figures pulled together by Berkery Noyes.

PwC establishes blockchain team
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PwC establishes blockchain team

21 January 2016  |  9517 views  |  0 comments | 29 tweets | 19 linkedin

Professional services giant PwC has set up a blockchain team at its Belfast office as it seeks to exploit and commercialise the technology behind cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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