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Diebold Nixdorf Reportedly Provides Self-Service Checkouts with AI-enhanced Automatic Age Verification

It is now possible to pick up a packet of flour or a bottle of wine around the clock – including weekends – in the village of Freckenfeld (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany). The local village store had been closed since May 2023 and was recently reopened with… Read More

Germany’s Digital Commerce Firm JTL-Software GmbH Partners with Dutch Fintech Mollie

JTL-Software GmbH, a German e-commerce solution provider, and the Dutch financial services provider Mollie are entering into a strategic partnership. The long-term partnership is the result of collaboration “on individual projects since August 2023.” It enables integration of Mollie’s payment services “into JTL’s e-commerce solutions… Read More

lemon.markets Acquires an Additional €12 Million in Capital

lemon.markets has raised an additional €12 million in funding. Led by CommerzVentures, along with participation from Heliad AG and existing investors Creandum, Lakestar, Lightspeed, and System.One, the investment round is said to bring them one step closer to “providing the infrastructure for the next 100… Read More

German Government Owns $2B in Bitcoin (BTC). This Concerns Some Crypto Investors

The German government reportedly owns about $2 billion worth of Bitcoin (BTC) and this appears to a matter of concern for cryptocurrency investors. That’s because the nation’s government has been aggressively selling BTC that it had previously seized from an illegal website that has now… Read More

Fintech Mambu and C24 Bank, a BaFin-approved Banking Service Provider Announce Extension of Partnership

Mambu, a cloud banking platform, and C24 Bank, a “fully regulated” and BaFin-approved bank have announced an extension to their ongoing partnership following a successful initial launch of the greenfield digital retail bank. Founded by Check24, Germany‘s largest online comparison portal, C24 Bank “provides convenient… Read More

Payments Firm Nexi Now Allows Tap to Pay on iPhone

Germany based payments platform Nexi says it now enables merchants in Germany to accept in-person contactless payments with Tap to Pay on iPhone. The company added that it will continue to expand the availability of Tap to Pay on iPhone to its customers across Europe… Read More

Consumers in Germany Are Reportedly Adjusting Spending Habits Due to Cost of Living Crisis

Germans are increasingly turning to prepaid cards and adjusting their spending habits to manage the ongoing cost of living crisis and to avoid debt, according to a new survey conducted by research firm Opinium, commissioned by online prepaid payment firm Recharge. The survey of 2,000… Read More

Insurtech wefox Investors Reportedly Propose €25M Capital Injection to Block Potential Ardonagh Deal

wefox investors have reportedly proposed €25 million capital injection to potentially stop the Ardonagh deal. London-listed Chrysalis Investments is said to be among the shareholders expected to provide €25 million into what was once one of Europe’s largest Insurtech firms, Sky News reported. Two of… Read More

Fintech Shift4 Announces Acquisition of Majority Stake in Germany’s Vectron Systems AG

Shift4 (NYSE: FOUR), the enabler of integrated payments and commerce technology, has acquired a majority stake in Vectron Systems AG, one of the largest European suppliers of point-of-sale (POS) systems to the restaurant and hospitality verticals. Based in Germany, Vectron has ~65,000 POS locations “across… Read More

IOTA Accepted by European Blockchain Sandbox

Blockchain firm IOTA has been selected to participate in the European Blockchain Sandbox. According to a blog post, IOTA will be participating in the Sandbox with its Web3 identification product. IOTA says the solution tokenizes all kinds of identification processes, enabling identity verification in Web3 environments… Read More

Santander Announces Zinia as Consumer Finance Provider for Apple in Germany

Santander recently announced that Zinia, its digital consumer finance platform, will become the new consumer finance provider for Apple in Germany. Zinia will aim to offer customers purchasing Apple products “both in Apple stores and online at apple.de the option to defer payments by splitting… Read More

German Real Estate Sector Experienced a Boom But Pressure Is Increasing for Firms to Innovate – Report

For a long time, the German property industry experienced a boom, but with increasing regulation and rising cost and efficiency pressure, “the pressure on companies to innovate is increasing,” according to report from KPMG. The majority of companies have recognized the need “for more innovation,… Read More

Germany: Real Estate Funds See Big Outflow of Money

Open-ended real estate mutual funds in Germany have experiend net outflows of funds for the ninth time in a row in April, according to Barkow Consulting. The outflow amounted to €481 million, the highest figure in over six years (August 2017). Total outflows now amount… Read More

European Digital Bank N26 Welcomes Decision from BaFin to Lift Customer Onboarding Cap

N26, Europe’s digital bank, says that it welcomes the latest decision from the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) in Germany, which will see the complete lift of the growth restriction for N26 from June 1, 2024. To date, the company has been able “to take… Read More

Cybercrime Remains Real Threat in Germany, New Report Reveals

Cybercrime remains a real threat in Germany: more than one in three companies (35 per cent) in this country has been the victim of a cyber attack in the past two years. The attacks have placed a greater financial burden “on a large number of… Read More

BaFin President Cautions Against Trying to Pay for Green and Digital Transformation of European Economy by Easing Capital Requirements

Mark Branson, President of the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), warns against trying to pay for the green and digital transformation of the European economy by weakening capital requirements. Branson said at the BaFin’s conference in Frankfurt am Main on 14 May: “Otherwise we… Read More

Generative AI Is Becoming Increasingly Relevant for Firms Based in Germany – Report

Generative AI is becoming increasingly relevant for German companies: More than half of the companies (53 per cent) are planning to significantly expand their investment activities, according to an update from KPMG. More than half of these companies even want “to increase their investments by… Read More

GenoCrowd Says Real Estate Securities Offering Quickly Sells Out

GenoCrowd, a real estate investment platform that provides developers with access to capital, is reporting that a recent offering opened to investors has quickly sold out. According to an email, the Eisenbahnstrasse, Leipzig project, which went live on April 30th with a funding goal of… Read More

UK Fintech Tide to Introduce Business Accounts in Germany with Adyen

Adyen (AMS: ADYEN), the global financial technology platform of choice for leading businesses, has partnered with Tide, the UK’s business financial platform, to offer small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) Tide business accounts, first in Germany before potentially expanding further into Europe. Following its announcement of strategic… Read More

GenoCrowd Lists 4th Real Estate Securities Offering with AS Group

Real estate crowdfunding platform GenoCrowd has launched the fourth projectwith the AS Group of companies. The AS Group is a real estate investor, investment manager, and developer based in Berlin with subsidiaries in Hamburg, Leipzig, Magdeburg, Cologne, and Frankfurt am Main. The company focuses on… Read More

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