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All 96 Fintech Unicorns: Worth a Combined US$404B

There are 96 fintech unicorns around the world that are worth collectively an estimated US$404 billion, according to data from CB Insights. Nearly half (46) of them are from the US, making it the largest hub for fintech unicorns in

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Fintech in Africa will Boom in 2022: Fintech News Network Launches Its 8th Publication

The Fintech News Network is pleased to announce the launch of our eighth publication; Fintech News Africa. The Fintech News Network is an industry publication covering fintech and digital news across the globe. Our readers are from established financial institutions

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FINMA CEO to Step Down and Move to German’s BaFin; Jan Blöchliger Takes over

Mark Branson is stepping down as Chief Executive Officer of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. He will take on the role of President of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority BaFin in Germany from mid-2021. Mark Branson has worked

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Growth of Switzerland’s Fintech Sector Stalls: Fintech Report 2021

Despite an increase in the number of Swiss fintech companies in 2020, an evaluation of fintech companies’ capitalization and the number of employees working for them signals a slowdown in the growth of the sector, according to the Lucerne University

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Central Banks Ramp up Digital Currency Plans

Around the world, interest in central bank digital currency (CBDC) is growing in response to changes in payments, finance and technology, and on the back of rising digital adoption triggered by COVID-19. A 2021 survey of central banks conducted by

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Avaloq’s CEO Steps Down Following NEC Merger

Swiss core banking solution provider Avaloq announced that Juerg Hunziker will be stepping down as CEO by the end of March following its recent acquisition by Japan’s NEC Corporation. In the meantime, the current Group Executive Board members Martin Greweldinger, Group

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“BORN IN SWITZERLAND” Swiss Original Fintech Overview Map Update: 174 Companies

Luc Schuurmans, Head Private Banking, Executive Management at Bank Linth,  put together an updated overview map of Fintech Companies “Born in Switzerland”. Since his last update, he collected 10 more Swiss Fintechs- aisot, axelra, custodigit, finpension, sparbatze, investart, inapay, flovtec,flowbank

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AdNovum Appoints Appway Exec as Its New Chief Marketing Officer

Swiss software company AdNovum has appointed Andreas Punter as its Chief Marketing Officer. By creating this new position, AdNovum aims to strengthen its marketing and communication unit and thus support the strategic focus on clients and vertical markets. Andreas Punter

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ICC and Finastra Team up To Close the Growing Trade Finance Gap

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Finastra, a London-based financial services software and cloud solutions provider, have committed to a strategic initiative to tackle the growing trade finance gap. Both organisations are orchestrating an ecosystem and exploring the development

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Switzerland Bags the Top Spot in United Nation’s B2C E-Commerce Index in 2020

For the first time, Switzerland leads the Business-to-Consumer (B2C) e-commerce Index, an annual list by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) which ranks 152 countries on their readiness to support and engage in online commerce. The 2020

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