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Germany: Fintech Raisin Partners with Procheck24 on Offering for Deposit Solutions

Procheck24, Germany’s largest financial product broker, is collaborating with Raisin to offer a “novel” deposits solution for financial institutions. According to a note from Raisin, its services will now be made available via Procheck24’s 60,000 business partners including client banks. Raisin is an open banking… Read More

Fintech Germany Award – Frankfurt

The FTGA has been awarded to startups and scaleups annually since 2016 whose business ideas have the potential to fundamentally change the financial sector. It offers founders a large stage and the confirmation of what has been achieved through prizes awarded by a competent jury. In… Read More

Germany has Over 800 Fintech Firms with $2.2 Billion in Funding Secured since January 2019: Report

Germany has one of the world’s most active Fintech sectors. It has become increasingly competitive with many new ventures being launched. There are more than 800 Fintech firms in Germany and $2.2 billion has been invested into the sector between January 2019 and August 2020,… Read More

Association of German Credit Platforms Adds Working Capital Fintech CRX Markets

CRX Markets has joined the Association of German Credit Platforms (VdK) a first for a Fintech in the working capital sector. VdK is a new association for the online lending industry with many new members since the beginning of the year. CRX Markets is now… Read More

Digital Assets: Germany, France, Other Nations Ask European Commission to Draft Strict Policies for Stablecoins

Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands recently asked the European Commission (EC) to draft strict regulatory policies for stablecoins, which are digital assets that are supposed to be backed or pegged 1-to-1 with major fiat currencies like the US dollar or the British pound… Read More

Germany: SME Lender Creditshelf on Track for Substantial Growth During 2020

creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft, a marketplace lender serving German SMEs, reports that growth remains robust for its platform even during the ongoing COVID-19 challenge. According to creditshelf, a solid Q2 led to significant revenue growth of 41.6% during the first six months of 2020 when compared to… Read More

Spotify, Netflix, Revolut Investor TCV Leads €90 Million Round for Mollie, a European Payment Processing Firm

Mollie, a European payment processing company, has secured €90 million in capital through a Series B investment round which was led by TCV, a prominent investor that has also participated in rounds conducted by Spotify, Revolut, Netflix, and Nubank, one of the largest digital banks… Read More

ETC Group Says Greater Liquidity Coming for Bitcoin based BTCE Traded on XETRA

ETC Group reports that it has signed a series of “Authorised Participants” to support the liquidity of BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (BTCE). Launched in June 2020, BTCE became the first Bitcoin-based exchange-traded product to list on XETRA in Germany. BTCE is 100% physically backed… Read More

Delivery Hero, a MENA Region Online Delivery Service, Partners Mastercard to Digitize Entire Payments Process

Delivery Hero, a Berlin-based online delivery platform operating in the Middle East, has teamed up with Mastercard in order to digitize its entire payment process across all its products offered to MENA region customers. Delivery Hero app users will have the option to pay for… Read More

Marketplace Lender auxmoney Receives €150 Million Equity Investment led by Centerbridge

Largest Fintech Funding Round in Eurozone for 2020 auxmoney, a Germany based marketplace lender, has raised € 150 million led by Centerbridge. In a note from the Fintech, auxmoney stated that existing VCs, including Foundation Capital, Index Ventures, and Union Square Ventures remain fully invested…. Read More

Chinese Offline Shopping Platform Cosmose AI Secures €12.5 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By Tiga Investment

Cosmose AI, a China-based offline shopping platform, announced on Tuesday it secured €12.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Tiga Investments with participation from OTB Ventures and TDJ Pitango. Founded in 2014, Cosmose AI claims it “harnesses anonymous mobile user… Read More

Digital Onboarding Is Being Widely Adopted in Germany after BaFin Introduced Directive to Regulate the Process in 2014

Digital challengers such as neobanks and various other Fintech service providers are beginning to transform many traditional business activities through the digitalization of many different services that previously required laborious manual processes (like accounting). Customer or user experience (UX) has become a key differentiator when… Read More

London Fintech SatoshiPay Reveals How they’ve Leveraged Blockchain or DLT to Process Real-Time Micropayments for Online Publishers

London-based SatoshiPay, a Fintech firm that aims to provide fast and affordable payment solutions, has revealed that it has reached a key milestone in establishing its blockchain-enabled clearing platform as a “new standard” for cross-border transactions. The SatoshiPay team notes that, as of August 2020,… Read More

Insolvency Proceedings for Wirecard Kick Off in Munich, Report Claims Fintech Considered Acquiring Deutsche Bank

The district court of Munich has opened the insolvency proceedings regarding the assets of Wirecard (WDI:DE), which were applied for on June 25, 2020, according to a note from the company. The current preliminary insolvency administrator Dr. jur. Michael Jaffé from the law firm JAFFÉ Rechtsanwälte… Read More

German Digital Bank N26 Aims to Offer Experience that Fits Modern Lifestyles, Celebrates 1 Year US Launch

Germany-based digital bank N26, which offers a mobile banking platform, is celebrating its one year anniversary in the US with almost 500,000 customers. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Since announcing its public US launch in partnership with Axos Bank in August… Read More

finleap Hires Wirecard Tech Team: Report

As the class action lawsuits pile up, Wirecard (WDI:DE) is experiencing an exodus of empl0yees. The once prominent Fintech, now insolvent and dealing with allegations of fraud, has experienced a profound destruction in value as shares in Wirecard have effectively collapsed – trading slightly above… Read More

German Insurtech Claimsforce Secures €7 Million in Series A Funding

Claimsforce, a Germany-based insurtech startup, reportedly secured €7 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by Notion Capital. According to Verdict, the round saw participation from Fly Ventures, Point Nine, and La Famiglia. Claimsforce explained it is on a mission to create… Read More

ABN AMRO Set to Discontinue Moneyou Feature Activities in the Netherlands & Germany

ABN AMRO announced on Wednesday plans to discontinue Moneyou activities in the Netherlands and Germany, with the exception of the Moneyou mortgage activities. According to ABN AMRO, Moneyou started in 2001 as an online mortgage label, followed by online savings accounts in 2008. At the… Read More

Neufund CEO Zoe Adamovicz Explains Reason for Pivot: Security Tokens No More?

This past June, Neufund, one of the first European platforms to issue security tokens, announced its intent to move away from digital securities. The Berlin, Germany based Fintech issued the following surprising statement: “We’ve been active participants of the discussions held at the Bundestag, engaged… Read More

Boon Payments Platform Closes as Wirecard Aftershocks Continue

Boon, a European payments platform and Apple Pay partner (among others), is shutting down, according to the company. Boon is part of Wirecard (WDI:DE), a Germany based Fintech that recently filed for bankruptcy following revelations of an accounting scandal and allegations of fraud. Boon is… Read More

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