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Swiss Fintech is still on the road to success

The Zurich startup, which helps municipalities and institutional investors to capital, has now itself capital received: In a round of financing Loanboox has collected CHF 22 million risk capital. The investors include Deutsche Kreditbank and the Liechtenstein LGT Group. Investors seem confident in the business model of simply brokering financing…

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This European Fintech saves merchants millions of dollars

Adyen NV is a fintech that saves millions of dollars to merchants by streamlining card payment transactions. The financial technology firm, which is located thousands of kilometers from Silicon Valley, is making its founders gain much more. The chief executive, Pieter van der Does, the technology director, Arnout Schuijff, and…

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This is why 2018 was the best year for Swiss startups

Never before have so-called startups – young start-ups – received as much venture capital as last year. The ITC sector collected the most funds. Specifically, 1.24 billion francs flowed into venture capital in young Swiss companies last year. This corresponds to a handsome increase of almost 32 percent compared to…

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Fintech SWIFT announces the integration of a superior payment platform

SWIFT announced that it would carry out a Proof-of-Concept (PoC) to integrate its gpi payment standard with Corda, the blockchain platform of R3. The announcement was made at the FinTech Forum in Paris this morning by Gottfired Leibbrandt, CEO of the company. In a subsequent announcement, SWIFT explained that this…

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FinTech Deposit Solutions in Switzerland: time deposit instead of savings stocking

As announced in November 2018, the German FinTech Deposit Solutions has launched the Savedo platform in Switzerland. After the last round of financing in the summer of 2018, the FinTech and the open-banking specialist Deposit Solutions shines with the proud valuation of about half a billion US dollars. The confidence…

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How fintechs can improve women’s lives

How fintechs can improve women’s lives IMF head Christine Lagarde discusses the future of fintechs at the industry meeting of financial technology – and emphasizes the importance of regulation. Every year, the world of the future gathers in the 200-year-old Paris stock exchange ‘Palais Brongniart’. With 220 participating company directors,…

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Fintech: The real potential in foreign currency transfers

In the industry, foreign currency transfers are part of daily business. So far, the high fees and exchange rate surcharges of the banks are hardly questioned. But now there are cost-effective and secure alternatives: Fintechs offer better conditions, transparent exchange rates and are – as BaFin-regulated – as safe as…

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The technological leave the economic future of banking in the air

Technology floods everything and there is not a single corner without the internet being present. In fact, the most valuable companies in the world are technological. Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple … are just some of the giants that move the “electronic threads” of the world. As an example, the latter…

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