SNB Study: Results of the Swiss Payment Methods Survey

In spring 2023, the Swiss National Bank conducted its second payment methods survey of companies in Switzerland. Around 1,750 companies, across all sizes, language regions and industries, participated in this survey on payment method topics. In-depth knowledge of these topics

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Abschaffung von Kontoführungsgebühren – merkt es die Schweizer Kundschaft überhaupt?

Die Preise für Bankdienstleistungen sind in den letzten zwanzig Jahren wesentlich stärker gestiegen als das allgemeine Preisniveau. Ein Hauptgrund hierfür war das Negativzinsumfeld, das zu einer Verengung der Zinsmarge bei den Banken führte und gewisse Banken dazu veranlasst hat, ihre

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Media M&A Landscape Confident for Growth Amid Strategic Shifts

In 2023, the mergers and acquisitions (M&A) market underwent a considerable decline, dropping by 15% year-on-year (YoY) in value to US$4.3 trillion and reaching its lower level in a decade, data from Bain and Company’s M&A Report 2024 shows. Strategic

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Vencora Acquires Crealogix

UK based Vencora announced the settlement of its public tender offer for all publicly held registered shares of Crealogix Holding with a nominal value of CHF 8.00 each. The Offer was completed successfully on February 21, 2024. With a proven

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Synthesized Receives UBS Next Investment

Synthesized Ltd, a London based data firm who provides engineering teams a quick way to create and share production-like test and training data through machine learning and automation, announced that UBS Next, the group’s venture and innovation unit, is investing

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IT Industry’s Surveillance Capitalism Threats Democracies, Autonomy

The information technology (IT) industry is taking a problematic trajectory, with major corporations running on business models that heavily rely on gathering personal data and manipulating user behavior. If left unchecked, this “surveillance capitalism business model” poses an important threat

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Digital Nomadism, a Catalyst for Growth but also Fraud Surge

For companies, the digital nomad movement is a double-edged sword. Bringing about new growth opportunities but also increasing fraud cases involving forgeries and counterfeit documents, a new study conducted by Regula, a global developer and provider of forensic devices and

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The Top Swiss Law Firms for Fintech and Blockchain Practice

Chambers and Partners, a legal research company, has released its Chambers Fintech 2024 guide, an annual report which recognizes the top fintech advisors and litigators worldwide. In this year’s Swiss edition, Chambers and Partners ranked MME Legal | Tax |

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KI Partnerschaft zwischen Adnovum und Squirro

Adnovum und Squirro starten eine strategische Partnerschaft, um innovative Lösungen für die Banken- und Versicherungsbranche, für Transport- und Logistikunternehmen sowie für den öffentlichen Sektor anzubieten. Das Ziel der Zusammenarbeit ist es, mit den modernen Technologien von Squirro in den Bereichen künstliche

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European Banks Invest in Fintech Startups, Embrace New Tech Amid Rising Threat from Digital Challengers

In Europe, incumbent banks are responding to rising competition from platform players, neobanks and payment providers by launching their own digital-only subsidiaries, investing in technology and providing banking-as-a-service (BaaS) offerings. These strategies are arising as banks are perceiving considerable threat

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