40% of Business Leaders Willing to Invest More Than US$5M on Blockchain, Said Deloitte Study

The blockchain industry is maturing and beginning a new chapter as executives move from experimentation and research to active adoption and implementation, according to a new study by Deloitte. Deloitte’s 2019 Global Blockchain Survey, released earlier this month, points to

Read More

Interest in Crowdlending Continues to Rise in Switzerland

Interest in crowdlending continues to increase in Switzerland with professional investors growing in importance in the sector, according to a new study by the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ of the Lucerne School of Business, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and the

Read More

7 Wealthtechs in Switzerland Offering More Than Just Your Average Robo-Advisory

Wealthtech is a lesser known little brother to fintech that has slowly been gaining a strong footing in Switzerland. The term refers to companies that use tech like robo-advisors and automation to digitise the wealth and asset management sector. Today,

Read More

Brett King Predicts Ant Financial Will be The Largest Financial Institution by 2030

At the DWS Digital Convention last year, Australian banking futurist, best-selling author and co-founder of mobile banking startup Moven, Brett King spoke about how technology is killing traditional banking and requiring the industry to entirely redefine how the financial services

Read More

“BORN IN SWITZERLAND” Swiss Original Fintech Overview Map Update: 162 Companies

Luc Schuurmans, Head Private Banking, Executive Management at Bank Linth LLB AG,  put together an updated overview map of Fintech Companies “Born in Switzerland”. Since his last update, he collected 22 Fintech Startup more – nummo, TokenSuisse, Lapo Blockchain, GENTWO, creditfolio, Lendity, ImmoYou,

Read More

Liechtenstein Passes New Blockchain Regulation

The government of Liechtenstein has adopted what has been called the “Blockchain Act”, or more specifically the Report and Motion on the creation of a Law on Tokens and Trustworthy Technology Service Providers (Token and TT Service Provider Act; TVTG). Because

Read More

Orange Digital Ventures Invests in Raisin’s €100m Series D Round

Orange Digital Ventures announces its latest investment with Raisin, an innovative Berlin-based fintech making strides in the European savings marketplace. Orange has joined the €100m Series D fundraising round of Raisin alongside existing investors Index Ventures, PayPal, Ribbit Capital and

Read More

Fintech Kooperation Zwischen Bankiervereinigung und Swiss Fintech Innovations

Die vielfältige Kooperation zwischen Banken und Fintech-Unternehmen sowie das wettbewerbsintensive Umfeld sind wichtige Erfolgsfaktoren für den Schweizer Finanzplatz. Mit einem gemeinsamen Memorandum of Understanding stärken die Schweizerische Bankiervereinigung (SBVg) und der Verband „Swiss Fintech Innovations“ (SFTI) die Zusammenarbeit im Interesse

Read More

BMW is the Latest Automotive Company Jumping the Blockchain Bandwagon

German car manufacturer BMW is exploring the use of blockchain in numerous applications, including mobility services, supply chain and customer services. This news follows a streak of automotive manufacturers like Porsche and Mercedes Benz announcing their foray into blockchain. Speaking

Read More

EU Report Looks Into Innovation Hubs And Regulatory Sandboxes

In recent years, governments in the European Union (EU) have launched numerous initiatives to facilitate financial innovation, including establishing so-called “innovation facilitators.” These typically take the form of innovation hubs and regulatory sandboxes. As of January 2019, 21 EU Member

Read More