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Munich-based Regtech Firm DataGuard Secures $20 Million in Funding via Round Led by One Peak Partners

Munich-based Regtech firm DataGuard, which provides what it refers to as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)-as-a-Service, has secured $20 million in capital through a Series A investment round, which was led by One Peak Partners. DataGuard assists firms with ensuring that their business complies… Read More

Fintech Raisin Launches its First Cooperation in the Private Banking Sector, with German Financial Service Provider, Hauck & Aufhäuser

Germany’s private banking customers who have an account with Bankhaus Hauck & Aufhäuser will now be able to access various third-party deposit products that are being offered through a partnership with Fintech firm Raisin’s German deposits platform (www.WeltSparen.de). According to a release, Hauck & Aufhäuser… Read More

Germany: SME Funding Platform Creditshelf Reports Strong Growth in 2019

Creditshelf Aktiengesellschaft (CSQ.F) is reporting that revenue increased 92% during 2019. According to a release, creditshelf saw revenue increase to €4.564 million from year prior of €2.4 million. The growth was due in part to a successful partnership with Commerzbank. Creditshelf is an online lender… Read More

European Crowdfunding Platform Aescuvest Fights Spread of COVID-19 with #TakeBackControl Campaign

Aescuvest international GmbH has issued a call to crowdfunding platforms to fight the global threat of the Coronavirus or COVID-19. aescuvest has issued a call to support programs to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic and to promote and fund innovations that may help… Read More

Digital Platform For Business Banking Penta Secures €18 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By RTP Global

Digital bank Penta announced on Tuesday it secured €18 million through its latest round of funding, which was led by RTP Global with participation from ABN AMRO Ventures, VR-Ventures, finleap, and HV Holtzbrinck Ventures. The latest funding round comes six months after Penta raised €8… Read More

Proptech KlickOwn Launches First Security Token Offering for Real Estate in Germany

KlickOwn has launched its first security token offering for real estate in Germany. Launched in mid-2019, the first digital security is for a building based in Lüneburg, Germany. The offering is debt-based seeking up to €1.5 million. As of today, the offering has raised over €350,000…. Read More

Accenture Announces Acquisition of German Embedded Software Company For Car Brands & Suppliers ESR Labs

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) recently announced the acquisition of ESR Labs, a Munich-based company that develops embedded software for German car brands and suppliers. This news comes just days after Accenture acquired Mudano, which is a strategic data consultancy to UK financial services firms, further enhancing its… Read More

Germany: BaFin Said to Approve First Cross Border Security Token Offering in ParkinGO

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority or BaFin, has approved the first cross-border security token offering (STO) for ParkinGO, according to the company. ParkinGO will be issuing digital securities on the token issuance platform STOKR based in Luxembourg. Retail investors in Germany, along with investors… Read More

Digital Banking: Georgia’s TBC Bank to Expand its Online Financial Services to Germany

TBC Bank Group PLC, a Georgian bank headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia, announced on March 12, 2020 that it will be expanding its digital banking services to Germany, in order to take advantage of the leading European nation’s progressive environment for new businesses. The Space digital… Read More

Name Change: Kreditech Rebrands to Monedo

Kreditech has rebranded to Monedo. The company is a point of sale (PoS) lender. The online lender claims to have over one million customers that have received more than 2 million loans. In a release, Monedo said it was looking to “further grow its position… Read More

German Insurtech omni:us Secures $13 Million Through Series A Investment Round Led By CommerzVentures

Germany-based insurtech omni:us recently announced it secured $13 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by CommerzVentures with participation from Viola FinTech and Uniqa Ventures. The investment round notably comes just a few months after omni: us received a €1.6 million grant from… Read More

BaFin, Germany’s Financial Regulator, Suspends Operations of Crypto Firm, which Allowed Users to Buy and Sell Digital Currencies via ATMs

The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany (BaFin), the nation’s financial regulator, is suspending the operations of a firm known as KKT UG from Berlin, which allowed users to purchase and sell digital currencies via ATMs. As BaFin noted on March 4, 2020, Adam Gramowski,… Read More

Real Estate Crowdfunding Platform EstateGuru Now Financing First Project in Germany

Pan-European marketplace for short-term SME property-backed loans EstateGuru announced on Thursday it has just approved and published the first German project on its funding portal. According to EstateGuru, the first German project is in Sindelfingen, which is close to Stuttgart, and the borrower is an… Read More

Wirecard Partners Xolo to Provide “Fully Digital Seamless” Banking for Freelancers and Solopreneurs

Wirecard AG (GER:WDI), a multinational internet tech and financial services provider which is listed on the German stock exchange (DAX) and is headquartered in Aschheim, district of Munich, has teamed up with Estonia-based Xolo, a company that allows entrepreneurs to launch their businesses completely online. … Read More

Wirecard Teams Up with Union Bank in the Philippines to Improve Digital Banking Services for Corporate Clents

Germany-based Wirecard, a global internet technology firm and financial services provider, is teaming up with Union Bank in the Philippines in order to enhance the efficiency and the convenience of its banking services for corporate clients in the country. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was… Read More

Invesdor Identifies New CEO

In a post on LinkedIn, Invesdor founder Lasse Mäkelä has announced the platform he launched has identified a new CEO. Mäkelä did not identify the name of the new executive. He stated: “As many of you also know, Invesdor has been in search of a… Read More

equensWorldline SE Partners UniCredit to Handle SEPA and Instant Payments, and High-Value Transactions in Multiple Currencies

equensWorldline SE, a subsidiary of Worldline, a company specializing in payments and transactional services, has teamed up with UniCredit, a Europe-based financial institution, in order to handle the processing of all SEPA payments, instant payments, multi-currency, and high-value transactions. As mentioned in a press release:… Read More

BNY Mellon Insight Investment Commits €100 Million to iwoca to Boost Lending in Germany

iwoca, an online lender serving SMEs, has received significant backing from BNY Mellon Insight Investment. According to multiple reports, iwoca has received €100 million to provide funding for small businesses in Germany. Last year, iwoca expressed its intent to boost its presence in Germany, a… Read More

N26 You, Metal, & Business You Accounts Make Their Debut in Greece & Slovenia

Digital-only bank platform N26 announced earlier this week its products, N26 You, Metal and Business You accounts, are now available for residents in Greece and Slovenia. According to N26, the premium memberships come with features to help “make everyday life as easy as possible.” The banking… Read More

Kapilendo CEO Christopher Grätz Discusses First Digital Security Offering, Digital Banking Services for SMEs

Kapilendo is a Germany based Fintech that started life as a more traditional debt-based crowdfunding platform but has recently issued its first digital security. While moving into the blockchain sector Kapilendo has also added digital banking services catering to SMEs. Launched in 2015, Kapilendo went… Read More

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