Tag "Europe"

New European Alliance Formed To Enable Mobile Payment Systems Interoperability

Seven independent mobile payment systems in Europe have teamed up to form the European Mobile Payment Systems Association (EMPSA), an organization headquartered in Zurich tasked to create a European network of the seven mobile payment solutions. Members of EMPSA include

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N26 Launches In Switzerland But Without CHF Support

N26 is officially live in Switzerland. The Germany-native digital bank launched its services in Switzerland on September 3, 2019, offering Swiss customers a choice of two memberships: a free standard bank account and a free business bank account. Over 20,000

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Top 10 Most Valuable Fintechs Across North America and Europe

PitchBook, a software-as-a-service company that delivers data, research and technology covering the private capital markets, has released its list of the ten most valuable fintech startups in North America and Europe. These tackle a broad range of areas including cryptocurrencies,

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Europe’s Largest IEO Comes from Austria, €43.6M Raised

Bitpanda, a Vienna-based crypto startup, has launched a new digital asset exchange, called Bitpanda Global Exchange  after raising EUR 43.6 million in the largest initial exchange offering (IEO) in Europe. On August 6, Bitpanda sold out its IEO for the

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Regtech in Europe: Regtech 3.0 Solutions and more

Regtech, a term that refers to the use of technology such as advanced analytics, robotic process automation, cognitive computing and cloud computing, to help financial services firms get better at dealing with regulation, is one of the fastest-growing segments of

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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

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EU Calls for a European Blockchain Infrastructure

The blockchain ecosystem has been steadily maturing over the past several years and projects are getting both larger and closer to going live, or have already done so. 2019 is set to witness several large platforms attract significant user bases,

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10 Most Active VCs in the European Fintech Sector

2018 witnessed an explosion of high-profile venture capital (VC) deals in the European fintech space, surpassing the US by nearly EUR 100 million, according to PitchBook. Just a few weeks ago, UK banking startup OakNorth raised US$440 million from SoftBank’s

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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 its European counterparts. Zurich, Geneve and Lausanne have been found to be Switzerland’s three largest tech communities, according to the

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The 10 Hottest AI Fintech Startups in Europe

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a critical aspect in financial services. Financial institutions around the world are making efforts to adopt AI for task automation, customer services, behavior analysis, as well as fraud finding, and are making large-scale investments in

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