Tag "Europe"

Top 50 Early-Stage Insurtechs in Europe

With 29 out of 50 companies, the UK takes the lion’s share in this year’s Future50, a ranking by Insurtech Insights and Sønr depicting Europe’s top 50 most promising early-stage insurtech startups. These 50 insurtechs were selected out of thousands

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Europe Paved the Way for Open Banking but Held Back by Adoption Discrepancies

Europe is often considered a pioneer in the widespread introduction of open banking, but despite groundbreaking regulations like PSD2, significant differences and discrepancies exist between countries of the continent, a new research by German open banking platform Ndgit found. In

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European Funding Trends: Soaring Wealthtech and Insurtech Funding

In Q2 2021, European fintech companies raised a record of US$7.2 billion in venture capital (VC) funding, a 30% quarter on quarter (QoQ) surge driven by insurtech and wealthtech companies, according to new data from CB Insights. Among all fintech

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The 10 Most-Well Funded European Fintech Companies of 2021

2021 has been a record year for fintech funding globally. In Europe, total fintech funding broke the record for annual investment, reaching EUR 10.4 billion in just June 2021 and surpassing the previous record of EUR 9.3 billion raised across

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European Buy Now Pay Later Market Heats Up

Buy now pay later (BNPL) arrangements, which allow customers to buy items on credit and pay the money back over time, is witnessing record growth in Europe with demand from consumers rising and investor sentiment remaining overall optimistic, according to

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Physical Fintech Events are Back in Europe

As vaccination rollout continues and confidence begins to return, governments in Europe are starting to relax COVID-19 restrictions. Already, signs are showing that the event industry is inching back to the traditional in-person events that were the norm before the

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China, UK, Germany Among Top Shopping Markets for European E-Commerce Customers

In Europe, online shoppers are increasingly embracing cross-border e-commerce, with China, the UK and Germany emerging as the top three preferred shopping markets, a new report says. In a new paper titled How Europe prefers to pay: E-Commerce Payment Report

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2021 Breaks Record in Fintech SPAC Deal Count and Volume

In Q1 2021, 17 blank check companies announced plans to merge with fintech firms, totaling a combined valuation of US$62.396 billion, data from fintech-focused investment bank Financial Technology Partners (FT Partners) show. These figures are a new record for the

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Fintech Funding in Europe Reaches Highest Quarterly High Since Q2’18

In Q1’21, fintech funding in Europe reached its highest quarterly total since Q2’18, surpassing US$2.9 billion in just the first two months of the year, data from market intelligence startup CB Insights show.   High fintech investment levels, not only

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The Most Well-Funded Fintech Startup in Each Country in Europe

In Europe, fintech is the largest investment category, receiving more than EUR 30 billions of venture capital (VC) investment since 2014, ahead of health (EUR 29B), enterprise software (EUR 27B) and transportation (EUR 12B), data from Dealroom show. An analysis

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