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Shift Technology Joins the Unicorn Club by Securing $220 Million in Investment

Shift Technology, a France-based SaaS provider of AI-driven decision automation and optimisation solutions for the insurance industry, announced that it

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Swiss Contactless Payments Has Continued to Flourish, Neobanks Rise in Popularity

The Swiss Payment Monitor found that the trend towards credit card use and contactless payment has continued to flourish in

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Revolut Kicks off Beta Phase of Bitcoin Withdrawals

Revolut, a British fintech company offering banking services, has rolled out the beta launch of bitcoin withdrawals to customer’s own

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F10 Seeks Sustainable Finance and SME Services Applications

The ten startups in F10 Switzerland’s second Acceleration Program has officially graduated during an online startup showcase which featured 275

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Banking Circle Reports Significant Growth a Year After Securing Its Banking License

Payments specialist Banking Circle reported a significant uplift in payments flow and clients a year after it secured a banking

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Visa Teams up With Tala to Drive Crypto Adoption Among the Underbanked

Tala, a digital financial services provider in emerging markets, announced a new partnership with Visa to help underbanked populations participate

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Bluecode Taps Deutsche Handelsbank’s Former Top Exec as New COO

European mobile payment provider Bluecode has expanded its executive team by hiring Daniel Koller as its new Chief Operating Officer

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Swiss-Singaporean Cybersecurity Firm Acronis Snags $250 Million Investment

Acronis, a cybersecurity firm founded in Singapore and incorporated in Switzerland, announced that it has received more than $250 million

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Wealthsimple Raises US$ 610 Million, Canadian Celebrities Buy In

Wealthsimple, a Canadian online investment management service focused on millennials, announced that it has raised $610 million (C$750 million) in a

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Postfinance and Swissquote Set to Officially Kick Off Their Digital Banking App Yuh

PostFinance, the financial services unit of Swiss Post, has partnered with Swissquote will be officially launching their collaborative digital banking

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Adesso Schweiz to Support Hypothekarbank Lenzburg’s Open Banking Ambitions

Consulting and IT service provider adesso Schweiz has entered into a strategic partnership with Hypothekarbank Lenzburg to further develop and

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New CIO for Swiss Mobile-Payment App TWINT

Swiss mobile payment app TWINT announced the appointment of Simon Wehrli as its Chief Information Officer as well as a

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German Challenger Bank Vivid Money Secures EUR 60 Million for European Expansion

Berlin-based mobile banking app Vivid Money announced an investment of EUR 60 million, bringing the company’s valuation to EUR 360

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PostFinance to Offer Personal Loans via Fintech Startup bob finance

PostFinance, the financial services unit of Swiss Post, has partnered with Swiss digital lender bob Finance to offer personal loans.

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Lidl Pay startet in Deutschland

Mit dem Scan der Lidl-Plus-App an der Kasse können Kunden ganz einfach in einem Schritt ihre Coupons einlösen, auf Wunsch

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«MOGLI» – die erste Payment-App für Schweizer KMU’s erhält Finma Fintech Bewilligung

MOGLI safe and easy: «MOGLI» bewahrt die Kundengelder im Girokonto bei der Schweizerischen Nationalbank auf. Das Herz von Geschäfts- und

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Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank Join Forces to Build Digital Asset Marketplaces

German stock exchange operator Deutsche Börse and Commerzbank have partnered to invest into Fintech 360X to create digital asset marketplaces.

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Trends und Analysen des digitalen Hypothekarmarktes

Mit Valuu lancierte PostFinance Anfang 2019 die erste vollständig digitale Hypothekenplattform der Schweiz. Die Idee dahinter: Personen in der Schweiz

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European Investment Bank Issues Digital Bond on Ethereum

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has launched a digital bond issuance on a blockchain platform, deploying distributed ledger technology for

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Swiss Startup Competition Venture Announces Fintech Finalists for 2021

Switzerland’s startup competition >>venture>> has announced its list of 52 finalists for its 2021 competition. The competition has finalists from

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10 Swiss Blockchain Startups to Watch in 2021

Startup.ch, which serves as a Swiss startups radar, has compiled a list of ten up-and-coming Swiss blockchain startups that the

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Swiss-Austrian Bluecode Bags €20 Million Investment to Accelerate Expansion Plans

Bluecode, a Swiss mobile payments solution enabling cashless payments, announced that it has received new funding worth €20 million with

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Crypto Firm Paxos Raises US$ 300 Million in Series D Funding At US$ 2.4 Billion Valuation

Paxos, a New York-based regulated blockchain infrastructure platform, announced it has closed a US$ 300 million Series D round of

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French Healthcare App Alan Raises €185 Million at €1.4 Billion Valuation

Alan, a France-based digital health insurance platform, announced last week the closing of a €185 million Series D funding round,

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Kid-Focused Startup Greenlight Snags US$260 Million in Series D Funding Round

Greenlight Financial Technology, a debit card for kids and a mobile app that empowers parents raise financially-smart children, announced the

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Current Raises US$220 Million Funding, Triples Valuation to US$2.2 Billion

US-based challenger bank Current announced that it has raised $220 million in Series D funding and tripled its valuation to

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Verse: Solving the in-App Instant Payments Challenge

Verse, a mobile P2P payments provider, wanted to seize an opportunity to move quickly on the P2P payments scene to

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

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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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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 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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The current CV VC Top 50 Report highlights maturity and substance of the blockchain ecosystem in Crypto Valley. The number

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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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Fintech: Banks, Beware! Why Banks Have a Difficult Time Innovating

The birth and rise of Fintech is deeply rooted in the global financial crisis of 2008, particularly the erosion of

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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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