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Switzerland based Flovtec Technologies to Give Digital Asset Ecosystem “Full Control” Over Market Making Activities

Switzerland’s Flovtec Technologies AG, a technology firm focused on offering liquidity to digital token issuers and exchanges, stated that it will be giving the digital asset ecosystem greater (or full control) over market making activities. This move should provide a more seamless digital experience, transparent… Read More

Blockchain Startup FQX Appoints Experienced Corporate Finance Professional James Courtenay to its Board

Blockchain startup FQX will be expanding its board with an experienced corporate finance professional. The Zurich-headquartered Fintech firm will be appointing James Courtenay to its board. Courtenay previously served as head of international corporates at Standard Chartered’s investment bank. Based in Singapore, Courtenay has also… Read More

Fintech Veteran and Crypto Thought-Leader Diana Biggs Joins Switzerland’s Valour, which Helps Investors Acquire Digital Assets

Crypto pioneer and early Bitcoin thought-leader Diana Biggs has reportedly decided to join Switzerland-headquartered firm  which allows investors to easily acquire digital assets through their banking provider or brokerage firms.  Biggs will lead the company’s expansion, following the recent launch of Bitcoin Zero, Valour’s Bitcoin… Read More

AML/KYC Profider id4 Recognized as Most Innovative Fintech Solution

id4 has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Fintech Solution” at the WealthBriefing Swiss Awards 2021, according to a note from the company. id4 is a Swiss software company that is automating Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) processes, a requirement in the… Read More

Switzerland’s Valuu, a Digital Mortgage Brokerage Platform Introduced by PostFinance, Reports Significant Increase in Transaction Volume

Switzerland-based Valuu, a fully digital mortgage brokerage platform introduced by PostFinance, has revealed that it managed to triple the total volume of mortgages brokered when compared to its first year offering these services. Valuu’s management stated that they’re planning to further expand their range of… Read More

130 Blockchain or DLT focused Fintech Startups are Now Operating in Switzerland: Report

Switzerland is currently home to around 130 startups that are actively applying blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT) to improve processes in the finance sector, according to new data from Swisscom. The majority of these firms (48%) offer services related to banking infrastructure, with many… Read More

Switzerland based Wealth Management Fintech WealthArc Acquires $4M in Capital to Expand Overseas Operations

Switzerland-based wealth management Fintech WealthArc is reportedly planning to strengthen and expand its overseas business after acquiring over $4 million in capital. WealthArc’s Cloud-enabled platform is being used by wealth management services to access investment data that is automatically gathered and curated by AI algorithms…. Read More

Switzerland based Sygnum Bank, a Licensed Digital Asset Bank, has Helped with Tokenizing Premium Investible Wines

Switzerland-based Sygnum Bank, a licensed digital asset bank founded on “Swiss and Singapore heritage” operating globally, and Fine Wine Capital, a privately-held specialist trading firm with a special focus on the fine wine market, have reportedly tokenized a range of premium investible wines. This initiative… Read More

Fintech Firm Crypto Finance AG’s Crypto Broker AG Awarded License by FINMA to Act as Securities House with Bilateral Trading Activity

Crypto Broker AG, which is the Crypto Finance Group‘s brokerage, has reportedly been issued a license to serve as a securities house along with a bilateral trading facility by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA). After this license has gone into effect or become… Read More

New Open Banking API Solution has Now been Integrated by Swiss Cantonal Bank Berner Kantonalbank

The Berner Kantonalbank (BEKB) has reportedly integrated with an Open Banking API platform in order to connect partners and various third-party companies. The BEKB is able to easily and efficiently connect with other service providers through the new platform. For customers, this means that they’ll… Read More

Schroders Wealth Management to Use Banking Software from Temenos to Enhance its Financial Advisory Business

Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company, has revealed that Schroders Wealth Management in Switzerland has decided to use its solution in order to automate and improve its financial advisory business. Schroders Wealth Management will reportedly launch the Temenos Wealth Front Office which is described… Read More

Zürcher Kantonalbank has Reportedly become Latest Major Swiss Bank to Join SIX Group Open Banking Platform b.Link

Zürcher Kantonalbank has reportedly become just the third major Switzerland-based banking institution to join the Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG Open Banking platform b.Link (after Credit Suisse and UBS). Zürcher Kantonalbank has now connected with b.Link participant KLARA, which is an accounting services… Read More

Milestone: Banking Software Company Temenos Now Supports 60 Challenger Bank Clients

  Temenos (SIX: TEMN), a banking software company, announced on Thursday it has hit a new milestone by supporting a total of  60 challenger bank clients. Temenos reported that digital banks, such as Alba, Alpian, Banco del Sol, Flowe, FlowBank, Lunar, Next Commercial Bank, Pepper, Varo Bank, and WeLab Bank, have selected the company’s… Read More

Swiss Innovation Agency Innosuisse to Introduce Funding Projects to Ensure Long-Term Sustainability of SMBs

Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse will be introducing two funding projects in January 2021, which will be called the impulse program “Swiss Innovation Power” and the Flagship Initiative. In November of last year, the Federal Council in Switzerland had committed to launching the impulse program “Swiss… Read More

Switzerland-Based Smart Valor Secures Cryptocurrency Exchange & Custodian Licenses From Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority

Smart Valor, a Switzerland-based digital assets platform, announced on Thursday it secured Cryptocurrency exchange and custodian licenses from the Liechtenstein Financial Market Authority. Founded in 2017, Smart Valor describes itself as a blockchain startup set to enable borderless cryptocurrency finance. The platform aims to build… Read More

Zürich based Investart, an Online Investing Service, Is Now Offering Zero-Commission Trading Options to New Investors

Switzerland-based Investart, an online investing service with an intuitive “click-of-a-button” platform that’s intended for all users (especially to beginners), has dropped its commissions on transactions to zero. Customers have the option to choose between creating and managing their own investments or accepting portfolio allocations recommended… Read More

Mobile Payments in Switzerland are Becoming More Widely Adopted due to Permanent Changes in Consumer Behavior: Study

Mobile payments adoption in Switzerland had not really picked up when compared to some other markets, however, this has changed during the past couple years, according to a study by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences. Recent data shows that 40% of the Swiss population… Read More

Insurtech: Switzerland’s Digital Life Insurance Firm SafeSide Partners miira, a Comparison Site for Personal Retirement Planning

Switzerland-based SafeSide Life, a digital life insurance solution provider, has teamed up with miira, a comparison platform for enhancing personal retirement planning (that’s powered by PostFinance’s Innovation Lab). Through the partnership, the companies will aim to improve how consumers analyze financial protection requirements and subsequently… Read More

Switzerland based Proptech Firm Properti Received 580 Applications Last Year, and Ended 2020 with 508 Active Properties

Levent Künzi, Co-founder and CEO of Properti, a technology-driven real estate firm focused on modernizing residential real estate in Europe, has shared the company’s key milestones from last year in an annual review 2020 update. Künzi confirmed that Properti handled CHF 69 million (appr. $77.52… Read More

Swisscom Adds Financial Tech Firms Allindex, Relai, ROCKON Digital Evolution to its Fintech Startup Map for December 2020

Swisscom has published the latest Swiss Fintech Startup Map for December 2020. The new map features three new Switzerland-based startups for the month. The map offers regular updates on the Swiss Fintech sector. It’s now displaying a total of 376 Swiss Fintech companies. For the… Read More

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