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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

Blockchain: Association of German Credit Platforms Adds Digital Debt Marketplace DEBTVISION as New Member

DEBTVISION GmbH, based in Stuttgart, Germany, has joined the Association of German Credit Platforms (Verband Deutscher Kreditplattformen (VdK)). The digital platform for promissory note loans brings companies together with institutional investors. This is the first time that the association has gained a new member in the… Read More

US Justice Department Said to be Investigating Wirecard in Alleged $100 Million Bank Fraud in Cahoots with Marijuana Firm

At a minimum, Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) has generated a good amount of fascinating, yet disappointing news, as the once high-profile Fintech plunged into bankruptcy. Today, according to WSJ.com, the US Department of Justice is investigating allegations of bank fraud surrounding a cannabis-focused company. While details… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform KlickOwn Completes First Security Token Offering in Partnership with Bitbond

KlickOwn, a real estate crowdfunding platform based in Germany, has completed its first security token offering (STO) for a property. As was reported last March, KlickOwn had listed a digital bond for a building located in Lüneburg, Germany – called “Historisches Lüneburg“. The digital security… Read More

Insurtech: Getsafe CEO Christian Wiens Comments on Lemonade IPO, European Insurance Market

Last week, well-known Insurtech Lemonade (NYSE:LMND) launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares listed at $29 but quickly moved higher closing over $60/share – a significant move. Today, Lemonade traded at around $80 a share giving the young firm… Read More

Wirecard Insolvency Administrator Says there are Over 100 Interested Parties for Core Business and Associated Companies

Last week it was announced that Dr. Michael Jaffé had been appointed to oversee the bankruptcy process of Wirecard AG (WDI:DE). The once prominent Fintech dove into ignominy following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds. The financial scandal saw the CEO, Markus Braun,… Read More

Dubai based Wirecard Executive Arrested, More May Follow

Multiple reports indicate that Wirecard’s (WDI:DE) top person in Dubai has been arrested. According to Reuters, the Munich prosecutor “questioned the chief executive of Cardsystems Middle East FZ-LLC earlier in the day and arrested him on the basis of a warrant.” The unnamed executive reportedly… Read More

Denmark’s CreditStretcher, UK’s Elfinity, and 9 Other Fintechs to Participate in Village Capital’s Finance Forward Europe Accelerator

Village Capital helps company founders and business owners through its accelerator program. There are 11 early-stage Fintech firms that will be taking part in Village Capital’s investment-readiness program, called Finance Forward Europe. The initiative is part of Finance Forward, which is a multi-year global coalition… Read More

Jan Marsalek, Wirecard Former COO, May Have Not Gone to Philippines, Still on the Lam

Jan Marsalek, the former COO of Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) who was fired from his job when €1.9 billion went missing, may have never traveled to the Philippines in late June as records he entered the country were apparently faked, according to a report by Reuters. Marsalek pulled… Read More

Singapore Investigates Two Firms for Falsification of Accounts in Regards to Wirecard Fraud

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE), once a prominent payments Fintech and now a financial debacle due to allegations of massive fraud, continues to try and find a way to survive. Meanwhile, shares in the firm have tanked dropping from over €100/share to now around €3/share as the… Read More

U.S. Fintech Saas Company HighRadius Continues European Expansion with Opening of New Frankfurt, Germany Office

HighRadius, a U.S.-based fintech enterprise Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company specializing in integrated receivables, announced on Thursday it has continued its European expansion efforts by opening its new Frankfurt, Germany office. Founded in 2006, HighRadius claims its HighRadius Integrated Receivables platform optimizes cash flow through automation of… Read More

Crypto Industry Slams Wirecard and Misplaced Funds: “You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.” 

Wirecard AG (WPI:DE)  has emerged as one of the most embarrassing financial debacles in years in Germany. The implosion of the Fintech has demolished the reputation of the former CEO Markus Braun who was subsequently arrested following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds…. Read More

German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel Defends Actions in Wirecard Collapse

The German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel or Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung (DPR) has issued a statement defending its actions in the ongoing Wirecard (WPI:DE) scandal. It was recently reported that the German government had terminated its contract with the DRP, private entity contracted by the… Read More

Wirecard Officially Terminates Employment Contract of Former CEO Markus Braun

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) has posted a notice today that it has officially terminated the employment contract of Dr. Markus Braun who resigned earlier this month following the revelation of £1.9 billion in missing funds. Braun has since been arrested on fraud charges. Currently, he is… Read More

German Banking Platform solarisBank Secures €60 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By HV Holtzbrinck Ventures

Germany-based banking as a service platform solarisBank announced on Tuesday it secured €60 million through series C investment round, which was led by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures with participation from Vulcan Capital, Samsung Catalyst Fund and Storm Ventures.  Founded in 2016, solarisBank claims to be the… Read More

UK FCA Halts Wirecard’s Regulated Activities, Fintechs Scramble to Adapt, German MPs Call for an Inquiry into Wirecard’s Collapse

  On June 26, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) imposed several “requirements” on Wirecard‘s (WDI:DE) activities in the UK. The move was in response to Wirecard’s missing €1.9 billion in funds along with allegations of fraud and other nefarious activities. After an audit uncovered… Read More

Collateral Damage: German Government Terminates Relationship with the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel

The German government has terminated a relationship with the Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel or “Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung” (DPR) in the wake of the fallout of the Wirecard (WDI:DE) scandal, according to a report in the Suddeutsche Zeitung. The DPR is an entity that has… Read More

There are Now 127 Islamic Fintech Firms Globally, According to IFN Islamic Fintech, a “One-Stop-Shop” for Info on Shariah-Compliant Services

IFN Islamic Fintech, a “one-stop-shop” for industry knowledge, networking and communication in the global Islamic financial technology space, revealed on June 26, 2020 that there are now at least 127 Fintech firms globally that reportedly provide a Shariah-compliant product. IFN says that it will soon… Read More

How Low Can it Go? Shares in Wirecard Hover Around €1, Board States Business Activities Will Continue

  The Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) saga has gone from bad to worse as allegations of profound fraud cratered the company when its auditor, EY, uncovered a misplaced €1.9 billion in funds. Since the clear operational failure, the former CEO, Markus Braun, has been arrested and… Read More

German Banking Platform SolarisBank Teams Up With American Express For Installment Product

Germany-based banking platform SolarisBank announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with American Express for a new installment product, “Splitpay.” SolarisBank reported that for the first time, members of a personal American Express Card in Germany will be able to use an installment option… Read More

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