Top 13 Fintech Startups From Austria

Fintech has become a true global phenomenon, attracting US$17.4 billion in venture capital in 2016, an 11% increase compared to 2015, according to data provided by PitchBook. While China, the US and the UK remain the clear leaders in the

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Fintech in Iran: An Overview

Fintech is gaining steam in Iran as the country’s central bank, financial institutions and government agencies are taking steps to make Tehran a regional hub for financial innovation. This comes as part of the Iran Vision 2025, which seeks to

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Was nützen Crowdlending-Kredite im Wertschriftenportfolio?

Wir werden oft gefragt, wie  Peer to Peer Lending Kredite in ein Wertschriftenportfolio passen. Deshalb möchte ich dazu eine Orientierungshilfe geben. Traditionellerweise wird ein Wertschriftenportfolio auf die drei Anlageklassen Geldmarkt, Anleihen und Aktien verteilt. Die Gewichtung dieser drei Klassen hängt

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WEF Blockchain Report: Multi-Stakeholder Approach is the Best Way to govern Blockchain

The World Economic Forum (WEF) said governing blockchain appropriately will bring out its best qualities. It compares the blockchain era to the first era of the Internet. The blockchain era should not be governed by nation states, state-based institutions or

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Blockchain in Capital Markets: What Has Been Done So Far

The success of blockchain, the technology underlying Bitcoin, has grown each year as angel investors, VCs and banks continue to inject millions in investments to fuel the development of systems based on blockchain, attracted by the technology’s potential to streamline

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Private Banking and Wealth Management are still stuck in the past

Wealth management has now reached a point where a mind shift has become essential, as the gap between profitability and market share has widened to unsustainable levels, said Deloitte. In its report Innovation in Private Banking and Wealth Management: Embracing

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3 Fintech Conferences in Europe to Attend

The massive growth of the fintech industry has been matched by the rapid increase in the number of international conferences. Below, we’ve listed three upcoming fintech events and conferences in Europe that anyone in the financial services should attend in

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Smart Home, Intelligent Living: The Next Hot Trend Comes To Switzerland

Smart home solutions are increasing in popularity in Switzerland, yet only few consumers are actually using these products, according to a recent study by Homegate.ch. Smart home, one of the biggest trends in the past few years, promises to make

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PSD2: How EU Banks And Fintechs Are Responding To Open Banking/APIs

The Payment Services Directive (PSD2), established by the European Commission and currently pending the adoption by the EU Counsel of Ministers, is a major policy development set to impact the payments industry across Europe. The PSD2 seeks to standardize and

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Fehlen KMUs Geld für weiteres Wachstum?

Rund zwei Drittel der Schweizer KMU wirtschaftet ohne Bankkredite. Eine HSLU Studie im Auftrag des SECO zur Finanzierung der KMU in der Schweiz schafft aber nur wenig Klarheit, warum das so ist und welche Wachstumschancen dadurch verloren gehen. Immerhin können KMU

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