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In the news: Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses; Liverpool launches its own local currency; Atom Bank hires as a banking consultant; and more.


News this week:

  1. Business Insider – is reportedly doing a deal with app-only bank Atom that could see the singer invest – Link
  2. NYTimes – Silicon Valley tried to upend banks. Now it works with them. – Link
  3. FT – The trouble with ‘free’ banking for challenger lenders – Link
  4. Finextra – RBS to become fintech fund and high street outlet for challenger banks under HMT remedy – Link
  5. Standard Digital – Banks take on M-Pesa with own money transfer service – Link
  6. Bloomberg – Facebook Messenger now lets you send money with Transferwise – Link
  7. PSFK – Liverpool receives its own digital currency – Link
  8. Engadget – Bill Gates wants a robot tax to compensate for job losses – Link
  9. Forbes – Why Ant Financial’s $200M investment In Kakao could disrupt South Korean FinTech – Link
  10. Business Insider – Moneyfarm will likely see reasonable uptake of its products from Uber drivers – Link


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