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Alipay Accelerates EU Expansion with New Luxembourg E-Money License

Alipay, the mobile and digital payments platform of Ant Financial, Alibaba’s financial affiliate, has been granted an electronic money license

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SwatchPay Comes to Switzerland, Enabled by Mastercard

Following a 2017 China launch, Swatch brings its NFC payments watch, stylised as SwatchPay to Swiss shores. In a collaboration

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Falcon Private Bank Adds Cryptocurrency to Its List of Storable Assets

Falcon Private Bank, a Zurich-based wealth manager now allows its clients to transfer a limited variety of cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Bitcoin

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Digitalisierung: AZEK Lanciert Lehrgang Zum «Chartered Financial Data Scientist»

Wer fit ist im Umgang mit komplexen Datenstrukturen und programmieren kann, ist gefragt auf dem Arbeitsmarkt. Finanzfachleute in der Schweiz

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Surprisingly, Only 4% of UK’s Insurance Industry’s Payments is Fully Automated

A new white paper published by Banking Circle, has identified the stealth effect outdated payments processes are having on the insurance sector.

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40% of Global Financial Institutions Cite Security as Their Biggest Challenge

The Regtech: Beyond Compliance report by Frost&Sullivan was commissioned by Enterprise Ireland to analyse key trends in the global regtech

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Digitalisation in the Banking Sector – Switzerland 1, Europe 0 ?

Ten years after the global banking crisis, the Swiss financial industry faces its next crucial challenge. Once again, it must

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European Regulators Call for Common EU-Wide Regulatory Approach for ICOs

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published its advice to the European Union (EU) institutions on crypto-assets and

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Vontobel Now Offers Financial Intermediaries – ‘Digital Asset Vault’

Through a simple connection, wealth managers in Switzerland, banks and asset managers can now provide their clients with an end-to-end

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26 Regulatory Initiatives that Will Shape Fintech in Europe and Beyond

In the banking industry’s quest towards open banking, standardisation has now become the name of the game towards global applicability.

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Swiss FinTech Startup Map January

The new Swiss Fintech Startup Map counts now 308 members. 19 new Swiss Fintech Startups joined the map: Craider Technologies

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Report: Cisco is Building a Blockchain Ecosystem and Platform

Referred to as the “tech breakthrough megatrend” by PwC, blockchain is poised to change the rules by automating trust, increasing

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Ripple is Now Listed on Gibraltar’s Stock Exchange Group

The Gibraltar Blockchain Exchange (GBX), an institutional-grade, regulated digital asset exchange, has  added Ripple (XRP) to its Digital Asset Exchange

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10 Fintech Startups Selected for the Swiss Fintech Awards 2019

More then 70 Fintech Startups applied for the Swiss Fintech Awards 2019. The jury has pre-selected a very interesting mix

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Top Crypto Trend Predictions for 2019

2018 was a disastrous year for cryptocurrencies, which saw their value plunge by 80% between January and September. But as

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Technische Uinversität Darmstadt forscht an Blockchain in Echtzeit

Blockchains versprechen grossangelegte offene Internetanwendungen, die voll­ständig dezentral organisiert sind. Der Preis dafür ist eine zähe Geschwindigkeit bei jeder Transaktion,

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Crypto Fund AG verstärkt Management Team

Die Crypto Fund AG, eine Tochtergesellschaft der Crypto Finance AG, gibt die Ernennung von Christoph Steiger als Head of Sales

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Debt Obligations Top Monetary Concern in 2019: Nummo Survey

A recent customer survey carried by leading finance management portal Nummo has brought forward monetary concerns among US citizens in

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How Switzerland Ranks in the State of European Tech Hub Study

With a pool of over 147,000 professional developers and US$788 million raised in 2018, Switzerland’s tech industry ranks tenth among

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Revolut Gets Swiss IBAN

UK mobile-only bank Revolut has reportedly gotten a Swiss IBAN number by opening a correspondence account with Credit Suisse, according

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Interview with SIX Digital Exchange; “We will offer Digital IPOs”

SIX has announced that it is developing a fully integrated trading, settlement, and custody platform for digital assets. Thomas Zeeb,

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10 Interview Fragen an Neon: Schweizer “Challenger Bank” ohne Grundgebühren

Das Banking Startup Neon im Interview mit Startupszene.ch. Was ist die Geschäftsidee? Wir mischen das alltägliche Banking in der Schweiz auf.

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Avaloq Doubles Down on Open Banking with Its Latest Solutions

With the deadline looming for financial services firms to be fully compliant with the Payment Services Directive II by September

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Swiss Money Transfer Comparision Page Monito Raises $2.5 Million Led by Tamedia

Monito, the Lausanne-based comparison website for international money transfer services, has raised US $2.5 million in Series A financing led

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Top 5 Digital Banking Trends für 2019

Im kommenden Jahr werden sich im Banking die Trends der letzten Jahre forcieren und miteinander verzahnen: Open Banking und die

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FINMA Gives Green Light to Dukascopy Coin- First Swiss Bank ICO

Dukascopy Bank informs that Swiss FINMA has informed them, that there are no further regulatory obstacles to Dukascopy’s own crypto

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36 Startup Accelerators für Deutschland. Übersicht, Linkliste und Grafik

Der Deutsche Blog “Paymentandbanking” hat eine sehr hilfreiche Übersicht der 36 wichtigsten Deutschen Startup Accelerators auf dem deutschen Markt zusammengestellt.

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Die Investoren in der Sendung «Die Höhle der Löwen Schweiz”

TV24 holt nächstes Jahr das weltweit bekannte TV-Format «Die Höhle der Löwen» erstmals in die Schweiz. In der beliebten Gründershow

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The 5 Biggest All-Time Monthly Losses in Bitcoin and Ethereum

Cryptocurrencies have an history of high volatility, driven by varied factors from global demand and usage and changes in software, to

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Swiss Blockchain Federation Welcomes Government’s Approach for Blockchain Regulation

The Swiss Blockchain Federation welcomes the report published by the Federal Blockchain/ICO Working Group and supports the path being taken

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The Swiss Fintech Startup Map Overview (June Update)

Swisscom/eforesight shows every month a very nice overview with the Swiss Fintech Startup Map Overview. Here the  June Update, now counting 185

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Banks Vs. Fintech: ‘Fintegration’ Is The Smartest Move

Banks and fintech startups have more business interests in common than issues that divide them, according to a new report

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Wearable InsurTech Infographic

How Wearable Technology is Influencing The Insurance Industry. A nice infographic about Wearabble Insuretech from LifeInsurancePost.com. In 1964, Edward Thorp

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Top 28 Fintech Investors In Europe

Global investment in financial technology ventures, or fintechs, tripled to US$12.21 billion in 2014, according to Accenture, a clear indication

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TOP Fintech Startups Over Last Decades

In the time of technology development and human creativity, more and more startups are established to tackle various problems in different

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The 9 Best Fintech Podcasts

Top 9 Fintech Podcasts: Podcasts use an audio file to share information through computers or portable music devices. When they

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The World’s Top 10 Neo- and Challenger Banks in 2016

In 2015 and 2016, a new breed of challengers have emerged – the digitally focused challengers, such as Atom, Fidor

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Top 10 Fintech Accelerators in Europe

A startup accelerator program is an intensive business development program that supports founders and helps them turn their ideas into

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Wer sind die Top Schweizer Fintech Influencer?

In diesem Beitrag zeigen wir, wer gemäss verschiedenen Messmethoden zu den Top Schweizer Fintech Influencer gehört. Kürzlich erschien ein Ranking vom

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FinTech Infographics: The Evolution of FinTech

The FinTech industry offers technology solutions and services to solve financial isues. This evolution started with the birth of the signature verification system

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KPMG Report: Robo Advice Platforms Will Manage US$2.2 trillion Worth of Assets by 2020

KPMG surveyed 1,500 bank clients about their awareness of and interest in digital wealth management, or robo-advisors. The firm found

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Europe’s Top 11 Peer-to-Peer Lending Platforms

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is a direct alternative to a bank loan with the difference that, instead of borrowing from a

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