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German Challenger Bank N26 Announces UK Expansion, is the US Next?

Germany-based challenger bank N26 has officially launched in the UK in setting up an interesting battle between other competing digital banks. The Fintech reportedly issued its first British accounts on Thursday. The launch of the UK accounts comes just a few months after N26 announced it… Read More

Just 2 of 8 German ICO’s Are in the Black

Ethereum’s mythical 17 000% 2017 price rise is but a distant memory in 2018’s long bear market, and for three-quarters of ICO (initial coin offering) projects initiated in Germany by German companies, a “loss is now closer than such dream returns,” WirtschaftsWoche reports. A total of… Read More

German Challenger Bank Kontist Secures Series A Investment

Kontist, a Berlin-based challenger bank, announced on Tuesday it secured a Series A investment to expand the financial services available to freelancers, small businesses, and entrepreneurs. The round was led by Haufe Group, one of Germany’s providers of digital workplace solutions and services with participation from… Read More

Security Token Platform Neufund Partners with Blocktrade.com on Secondary Transactions

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Neufund, Europe’s first security token issuance platform, has partnered with Liechtenstein-based Blocktrade to provide additional liquidity in security tokens. Neufund has previously announced partnerships with the Malta Stock Exchange, Binance and BitBay for secondary transactions.  The move is designed to boost liquidity in the nascent security… Read More

Investment Crowdfunding Platform aescuvest Goes Pan European for Healthcare Sector

Aescuvest, a Germany based investment crowdfunding platform, has announced it will now operate on a pan-European basis. Aescuvest has partnered with EIT Health to become the first online investment platform to offer crowdfunding specifically for SMEs in the healthcare sector Aescuvest states that it will… Read More

Kreditech Shakeup: Founder Alexander Graubner-Müller Steps Down As Managing Director

Kreditech, a Germany-based fintech that’s targeting the digital banking space, announced on Friday that its founder and former CEO Alexander Graubner-Müller is stepping down from his operational role as a managing director. Graubner-Müller reportedly co-founded Kreditech with Sebastian Diemer in 2012 and after initially acting as… Read More

Germany: Real Estate Platform Zinsbaustein Receives Additionaly Investment from Sontowski & Partner Group

Real estate crowdfunding platform zinsbaustein.de has received additional backing from the Sontowski & Partner Group. Zinsbaustein founding group FinLeap has sold its stake in the firm and is now focusing on building the recently introduced “B2B2X Fintech” platform. Investor Marc Stilke will also expand his involvement… Read More

Mittelstandskredit: COMPEON Partners with iwoca to Provide Better Access to Credit for SMEs in Germany

COMPEON, a full-service commercial financing provider that connects businesses to both traditional banks and Fintechs, has created a new “digital link” with online lender iwoca to provide access to speedier loans. COMPEON, based in Düsseldorf, says this steps up the existing partnership between the finance portal… Read More

Advanced Blockchain Invests in WOM Token as Company Prepares for Dutch Auction Token Generation Event

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WOM Token or “Word of Mouth” has received an investment from Advanced Blockchain AG for an undisclosed amount of funds. WOM Token Ltd. is said to be building a blockchain-based protocol that gives brands, content creators, and social networks a method to monetize word-of-mouth recommendations… Read More

Aspiring Online Money Centre bank Marcus by Goldman Sachs Nears UK Launch

Marcus began its existence as a mere online lender seeking to provide consumers with affordable credit all online. But as time moves on, it is becoming more clear that Marcus is being positioned as not just providing loans but becoming the bank of the future:… Read More

Fortune Favors the Bold: Berlin based Digital Challenger Bank N26 Says F¥€K the Fees, Plans US Expansion

In a creative use of the English language, Berlin based digital challenger bank N26 is out with a promotional campaign that is rather blunt. As depicted below in a Tweet courtesy of @Skollma, N26 goes straight to the point and says F¥€K Fees. #nobullshit. The marketing… Read More

SolarisBank Teams Up With CrossLend For Fully Automated Loan Securitization

Germany-based banking platform SolarisBank announced on Tuesday it has formed a strategic partnership with digital marketplace for European loans CrossLend for fully automated loan securitization. According to SolarisBank, the partnership will allow the bank group to establish a so-called ‘Balance Sheet Light’ model, with loans being generated in… Read More

Browser CryptoMining Deemed Potentially Profitable Alternative to Website Ads

Researchers at Germany’s top technical university in Aachen have conducted what they claim is the, “first in-depth study of the prevalence and economics of browser-based mining as a new web business model,” and have found that mining crypto on website visitors’ browsers could prove a profitable… Read More

Schwarmfinanzierung: Deloitte Study on “Crowdlending” in Germany says Banks Win

Deloitte Germany has published research on the crowdfunding sector and when it comes to comparing new forms of online capital formation and old banks – banks win. That is, at least in the eyes of the Deloitte research. Deloitte states that when it comes to… Read More

Wirecard Teams Up With comdirect to Facilitate Contactless Payment Through Wearables During the 2018 German Beach Volleyball Championships

Germany-based global provider of digital payments and commerce solutions Wirecard announced on Thursday it has partnered with German direct bank comdirect to facilitate contactless payment through wearables. According to Wirecard,  in partnership with Visa payment technology, the duo is offering contactless payment through wearable devices during the 2018… Read More

Petition the SEC: Raise the Crowdfunding Limit to $20 Million

“small businesses are still shut out from equity crowdfunding due to the current regulatory constraints.” Recently, a group of prominent small business advocates and crowdfunding industry insiders sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Jay Clayton. The group, which included representatives of… Read More

Malta based Crypto Exchange BitBay forms Partnership with Neufund

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Neufund has inked another partnership agreement. This time the equity token offering platform has hooked up with Malta-based BitBay – said to be the third largest European cryptocurrency exchange in operation. Neufund continues to add secondary trading agreements and strategic partners to their growing blockchain… Read More

The Stuttgart Stock Exchange Pushes into Digital Assets, will Support Initial Coin Offerings & Trading in Cryptocurrency

The Stuttgart Stock Exchange (Gruppe Börse Stuttgart) has announced it is launching infrastructure necessary to trade and manage digital assets including the trading in cryptocurrencies, an initial coin offering platform, custody and wallet. Following the launch of cryptocurrency trading via BISON, a platform for ICOs,… Read More

German Fintech FinLeap Launches B2B2X Platforms For Contextual Finance

FinLeap, the fintech start-up platform behind Germany’s SolarisBank, announced on Friday it has launched B2B2X platforms Finreach Solutions and Infinitec Solutions for contextual finance. According to FinLeap, the new platform systems enable FinLeap’s cooperation partners to combine bundled solutions and all-in-one solutions with fintech companies, financial products,… Read More

Following Partnership with Hewlett Packard, Blockchain Startup Streamr Wins AutoBahn Global Innovation Award

Blockchain startup Streamr won the Plug and Play Global Innovation Award for Performance from innovation platform STARTUP AUTOBAHN part of an event in Stuttgart last week. Streamr won for their pilot project with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), which was established to drive data monetization. Streamr’s… Read More

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