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Boon Payments Platform Closes as Wirecard Aftershocks Continue

Boon, a European payments platform and Apple Pay partner (among others), is shutting down, according to the company. Boon is part of Wirecard (WDI:DE), a Germany based Fintech that recently filed for bankruptcy following revelations of an accounting scandal and allegations of fraud. Boon is… Read More

Two Sides to Every Trade: Short Seller Jim Shanos Made $100 Million on Wirecard

Kynikos Associates, founded by well-known investor Jim Chanos, bet on Wirecard (WDI:DE) – the once prominent German Fintech that is now in the midst of insolvency proceedings. Chanos did not buy shares in Wirecard, he sold them, and the short bet paid off apparently as… Read More

Germany: Wirecard Scandal Compels Regulatory Adjustment

Wirecard (WDI:DE), once a Fintech darling that fell through the regulatory cracks and now is one of the biggest financial debacles ever in Germany, is compelling public officials to revamp their approach to compliance and oversight. According to a report in Suddeutsche Zeitung, German Finance… Read More

Former Wirecard CEO Arrested Along with Former CFO, Report Indicates Over €3 Billion May be Lost

The odyssey of the collapse of Wirecard (WDI:DE) continues to generate headlines as investigators sort through the rubble of the once prominent Fintech. The news has been flowing at a steady pace as pieces of the puzzle are added to Wirecard’s saga as authorities seek… Read More

Report Claims Missing Wirecard COO Jan Marsalek is in Russia, Transferred Significant Sums from Dubai in Bitcoin

A report in German newspaper Handelsblatt claims that Jan Marsalek, Wirecard‘s former COO who is apparently on the run in light of the collapse of the once prominent Fintech, is said to be hiding out in Russia. The report references in the know individuals who… Read More

Cop a Plea: Arrested Wirecard Executive Formerly based in Dubai Wants to Cooperate with Investigators

A former Wirecard (WDI:DE) executive who was based in Dubai but returned to Germany and was quickly arrested wants to cooperate with investigators according to multiple reports. The unnamed individual was previously CEO of Cardsystems Middle East an entity that reportedly generated the bulk of… Read More

Railsbank CEO Calls on Regulators to Step Up Safeguarding of e-Money Firms Following Wirecard Collapse

The Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) scandal has rocked the Fintech world as the once high flying firm that was a member of the DAX filed for bankruptcy following the revelation of a €1.9 billion in missing funds. Regulators, elected officials as well as Fintech industry insiders have… Read More

Wirecard Offices in Ireland Raided by Police

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE)had its offices in Ireland raided today, according to a report in the Irish Times. Quoting a statement by the  Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB): “Following receipt of a mutual legal assistance treaty from German authorities, the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau began… Read More

US Justice Department Said to be Investigating Wirecard in Alleged $100 Million Bank Fraud in Cahoots with Marijuana Firm

At a minimum, Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) has generated a good amount of fascinating, yet disappointing news, as the once high-profile Fintech plunged into bankruptcy. Today, according to WSJ.com, the US Department of Justice is investigating allegations of bank fraud surrounding a cannabis-focused company. While details… Read More

Insurtech: Getsafe CEO Christian Wiens Comments on Lemonade IPO, European Insurance Market

Last week, well-known Insurtech Lemonade (NYSE:LMND) launched an initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares listed at $29 but quickly moved higher closing over $60/share – a significant move. Today, Lemonade traded at around $80 a share giving the young firm… Read More

Wirecard Insolvency Administrator Says there are Over 100 Interested Parties for Core Business and Associated Companies

Last week it was announced that Dr. Michael Jaffé had been appointed to oversee the bankruptcy process of Wirecard AG (WDI:DE). The once prominent Fintech dove into ignominy following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds. The financial scandal saw the CEO, Markus Braun,… Read More

Dubai based Wirecard Executive Arrested, More May Follow

Multiple reports indicate that Wirecard’s (WDI:DE) top person in Dubai has been arrested. According to Reuters, the Munich prosecutor “questioned the chief executive of Cardsystems Middle East FZ-LLC earlier in the day and arrested him on the basis of a warrant.” The unnamed executive reportedly… Read More

Alternative Banking, Payments, & Processing Provider Contis Launches “Quick Migration” to Support Wirecard Customers

Contis Group, an alternative banking, payments, and processing provider, announced on Friday it has launched “quick migration” in order to support Wirecard customers. The launch of the quick migration processing comes less than a month after Wirecard filed for bankruptcy last week following the announcement… Read More

Jan Marsalek, Wirecard Former COO, May Have Not Gone to Philippines, Still on the Lam

Jan Marsalek, the former COO of Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) who was fired from his job when €1.9 billion went missing, may have never traveled to the Philippines in late June as records he entered the country were apparently faked, according to a report by Reuters. Marsalek pulled… Read More

Singapore Investigates Two Firms for Falsification of Accounts in Regards to Wirecard Fraud

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE), once a prominent payments Fintech and now a financial debacle due to allegations of massive fraud, continues to try and find a way to survive. Meanwhile, shares in the firm have tanked dropping from over €100/share to now around €3/share as the… Read More

Crypto Industry Slams Wirecard and Misplaced Funds: “You don’t get what you expect. You get what you inspect.” 

Wirecard AG (WPI:DE)  has emerged as one of the most embarrassing financial debacles in years in Germany. The implosion of the Fintech has demolished the reputation of the former CEO Markus Braun who was subsequently arrested following the revelation of €1.9 billion in missing funds…. Read More

German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel Defends Actions in Wirecard Collapse

The German Financial Reporting Enforcement Panel or Deutsche Prüfstelle für Rechnungslegung (DPR) has issued a statement defending its actions in the ongoing Wirecard (WPI:DE) scandal. It was recently reported that the German government had terminated its contract with the DRP, private entity contracted by the… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Says Wirecard Customer Funds Parked in Singapore Banks

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the top financial regulator in Singapore, has issued a statement indicating Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) customer funds have been parked in Singapore banks thus segregating the funds from the Wirecard implosion. Wirecard is not currently licensed by MAS as there is… Read More

Wirecard Officially Terminates Employment Contract of Former CEO Markus Braun

Wirecard AG (WDI:DE) has posted a notice today that it has officially terminated the employment contract of Dr. Markus Braun who resigned earlier this month following the revelation of £1.9 billion in missing funds. Braun has since been arrested on fraud charges. Currently, he is… Read More

i2c Announces Migration Package to Assist Wirecard Client Transition

Online banking and payments company i2c announced on Tuesday it is now assisting clients of Wirecard or any other insolvent bank. As previously reported, Wirecard filed for bankruptcy last week following the announcement the German fintech had misplaced €1.9 billion. The aftershocks of the announcement… Read More

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