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N26 Moves Out of Beta & Fully Launches to U.S. Consumers

Less than a month after it opened its platform in the U.S., digital-only banking group N26 announced it has made its mobile banking app available to U.S. consumers nationwide. Starting today, U.S. residents may now download the app and apply for an N26 account and… Read More

Wirecard Announces Fast Track PSD2 Onboading Through Financial Commerce Platform

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced it automatically offering all new customers a fast track to PSD2 onboarding through its digital Financial Commerce Platform. “From 14 September 2019, new rules will apply in the European Union that stipulate that every online… Read More

Bitbond Meets with Government of Bermuda on Possible Digital Bond Issuance

Bitbond, a Germany based global peer to peer lender, is visiting Bermuda this week. Bitbond recently closed on a BaFin approved security token offering raising €2.1 million for a digital bond. Investors from 87 different countries participated in the offering (minus the US and Canada)…. Read More

Wirecard Launches New Grab & Go Prototype to Offer New Shopping Experience Through AI

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday the launch of its new Grab & Go Store prototype. According to Wirecard, the store offers an entirely new shopping experience through AI. “Consumers enter the store via smartphone, pick products which are… Read More

German Fintech Finleap Announces New Business Unit “Finleap Connect”

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, announced on Wednesday the launch of its new business unit, FinLeap Connect. According to FinLeap, the fintech platforms finreach solutions and infinitec solutions will become part of this business unit. “The finleap connect brand will unite finleap’s… Read More

N26 Digital Bank Invites Start Rolling Out to US Customers

Digital-only bank N26 has opened up its platform to US customers and is sending out invites to download the App and receive an N26 card now. N26, based in Germany, is one of a group of European digital banks crossing the Atlantic to provide services… Read More

Germany: KKR to Acquire Majority Stake in Payments Fintech Heidelpay

KKR, a global investment firm with over $150 billion in assets under management, has an agreement to acquire a majority stake in Germany based Fintech heidelpay. The deal involved AnaCap Financial Partners which is currently the majority shareholder in heidelpay. Details on the acquisition were… Read More

German Blockchain Banking Group Bitwala Raises €13 Million Through Series A Funding Round

German blockchain banking group Bitwala announced on Wednesday it secured €13 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Sony Financial Ventures and NKB Group. As previously reported, Bitwala’s mission is to empower people to exchange ideas. The company recently secured €4… Read More

Bitbond Regulated Security Token BB1 Becomes Tradable

Bitbond, a peer to peer lending platform that recently completed a security token offering for a bond-like security (BB1), has said the token is now tradable. In a tweet, Bitbond claimed the title of the first regulated EU security token to accomplish this feat. It… Read More

Germany First: Fundament Approved by BaFin for Blockchain based €250 Million Real Estate Bond

Germany is on a bit of a securities token roll. Yesterday, Crowdfund Insider covered the launch of a blockchain-based investment platform for early-stage companies that has received regulatory approval. Today, the Fundament Group has announced a €250 Million blockchain-based real estate bond – blessed by… Read More

Germany: BaFin Approves Next Security Token Offering as StartMark Seeks €50 Million

Germany’s security regulator the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has approved the prospectus of StartMark to pursue a security token offering (STO). The approval was received on July 15. This will be the 2nd STO receiving the blessing of BaFin as Bitbond recently became the… Read More

Wirecard Announces partnership With European Digital Automotive Platform AUTO1

Germany-based fintech Wirecard announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with AUTO1 Group, a European digital automotive platform. According to Wirecard,  the agreement was created through SoftBank’s existing partnership with Wirecard and AUTO1 Group and will cover several products in the area of digital… Read More

N26 Extends Series D Funding Round to $470 Million; Now Valued at $3.5 Billion

N26, a European digital-only bank, announced on Thursday a $170 million extension of its Series D funding round to $470 million. N26 reported that the extension drives the bank’s valuation to $3.5 billion, claim it to be the highest valued German startup. To date, N26 has raised more… Read More

Wirecard Announces Smart Mirror Prototype to Integrate Ordering & Payment Options

Germany-based fintech Wirecard announced on Tuesday its new prototype of a Smart Mirror, developed by Wirecard’s Innovation Lab. The company claimed that the mirror is Germany’s first intelligent mirror through which consumers may also pay for items. “The unique offering offers a completely new customer… Read More

N26 Launches New Premium Banking Account “N26 You”

N26, a European digital-only bank, announced on Monday the launch of its new premium banking account, N26 You. According to N26, the account puts users at the core of everything, while building on an existing seamless, borderless banking experience. “N26 You expands on all the… Read More

Fintech Investment: Goldman Sachs Backs Raisin with €25 million as Company Expands into US Market

Raisin, a Germany-based Fintech that has rapidly grown in popularity across the continent, has received a €25 million from Goldman Sachs. Raisin announced its intent to cross the Atlantic this past May and enter the US market. Raisin is a Fintech that enables savers to… Read More

Digital Bank N26 Launches in the United States via Partnership with Axos Bank

N26, a European digital-only bank, has launched in the US market. Long anticipated, N26 looks to enter one of the most competitive banking markets in the world that is dominated by global money center banks plus thousands of smaller regional operations. N26 is the first… Read More

Deutsche Bank’s Restructuring Includes €13 Billion for Tech & Innovation

Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DB / NYSE: DB) finally announced its plan to dig itself out of its financial hole this past week. Deutsche Bank’s plan entailed a significant downsizing with a workforce reduction of approximately 18,000 full-time equivalent employees to around 74,000 employees by 2022…. Read More

Wirecard Announces Online Flexible Payment Solution Support For Supermarket getnow

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Monday it is now offering online flexible payment solution support for German supermarket chain, getnow. It was revealed: “Thanks to Wirecard, getnow is able to offer its customers a flexible variety of digital payment… Read More

Online Lender October Pushes into Germany as it Continues Expansion

Marketplace lending platform October, which is based in France, has expanded in Germany, according to a blog post by CEO and founder Oliver Goy. October has selected Thorsten Seeger, a Funding Circle veteran, as CEO of October Deutschland as its plots its ongoing expansion across… Read More

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