Germany

Revolut Launches as a Bank in Liechtenstein and Germany

Revolut has operationalized its Lithuania-based European specialized banking licence in 10 European markets. Customers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden who upgrade to Revolut Bank for additional services will now have their deposits protected under

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Roll Out of Digital Euro Could Transform Payments in Germany

A digital programmable euro is essential for innovative business models in Germany, according to the Frankfurt School Blockchain Centre (FSBC). The FSBC is a think tank and research centre focusing on the business implications of blockchain. It published the “The

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Jumio Acquires 4Stop For End-To-End Identity Solutions

US-based online mobile payments and identity verification company Jumio is acquiring strategic partner and KYC, compliance and fraud prevention solution provider 4Stop. The deal is expected to close early next year. The acquisition of the Germany-headquartered company will help Jumio

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Boerse Stuttgart’s BISON Launches Crypto Savings Plan

German stock exchange Boerse Stuttgart Group’s crypto platform BISON announced that it has rolled out savings plans for tradable cryptocurrencies.  Plans start at a savings rate of 0.01 euros per week, month or quarter, and are accessible through BISON‘s app

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G+D Named a Winner of Singapore Fintech Festival’s Global CBDC Challenge

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) announced that Munich-based security technology group Giesecke+Devrient (G+D) was one of the three winners of the Global Central Bank Digital Currency Challenge (Global CBDC Challenge) The challenge was a part of the Singapore Fintech Festival

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German Investment Platform Moonfare Raised US$125 Million Series C

Moonfare, a German-based digital private equity investment platform for individual investors, announced that it has raised US$125 million in Series C funding, led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm Insight Partners. The company has raised US$185

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German B2B BNPL Firm Billie Bags US$100 Million From the Likes of Klarna, Tencent

Billie, a Berlin-based “Buy Now, Pay Later” (BNPL) platform for businesses, announced that it has closed a successful Series C funding round of US$100 million, increasing its valuation to US$640 million which has nearly quadrupled since the last funding round.

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8 Fast-Growing Fintech Startups from Berlin to Watch

Boasting one of the densest network of startups, deepest pools of experienced talent and some of the world’s most sophisticated investors, Berlin is a major tech powerhouse and one of the world’s largest fintech hubs in the world. The city

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Neobank N26 Secures US$900 Million Series E, Now Valued at US$9 Billion

German neobank N26 announced a record-breaking US$900+ million Series E funding round which increases the company’s valuation to more than US$9 billion. The round was led by renowned New York-based tech investors Third Point Ventures and Coatue Management, and joined

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German Asset Manager DWS Group Acquires Minority Stake in Smart Pension

Smart, a global savings and investments technology platform provider based in London, announced that DWS Group has acquired a minority stake in the firm by joining its £165 million series D funding round. The DWS Group is a German asset

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