Tag "Switzerland"

HSLU Report: Growth Momentum Carries on in Swiss Marketplace Lending

In 2022, online marketplace lending continued to rise in Switzerland, driven by mortgage loans and corporate and public sector debt instruments. A study by the Lucerne School of Business and the Swiss Marketplace Lending Association (SMLA) reveals that in 2022,

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The Best Rated Mobile Banking Apps in Switzerland

Over the past two years, mobile banking has developed strongly in Switzerland, overtaking e-banking as the most popular transactional and delivery channel. This industry is seeing the emergence of leaders, among which banking incumbents Zurcher Kantonalbank and Luzerner Kantonalbank, a

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10 Female Founders Shaping the Swiss Fintech Landscape

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 08, the Fintech News Network is presenting its spotlight on the trailblazing female founders in Switzerland’s fintech landscape. These remarkable women are not only shaping the future of the industry but also

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Zurich Recognized as Switzerland’s Leading Fintech Hub

Switzerland is home to several tech startup hubs that each has their speciality. Among these tech hubs, Zurich is recognized as the country’s fintech hub owing to the canton’s proximity to financial institutions, a new report published by UBS/Credit Suisse

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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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Swiss Tech Funding Falls 35% Driven by ICT, Fintech

In 2023, venture capital (VC) investment to Swiss tech startups fell by 35% year-on-year (YoY), a slump that was more pronounced in segments that are more mature and which require higher levels of capital, including information and communications technology (ICT)

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Swiss Fintech Trade Group Details Vision of “Tokenized Finance”

A new paper by industry trade group Swiss Fintech Innovations (SFTI) shares the association’s forward looking vision for the coming ten years in the digital asset industry, exploring the concept of “tokenized finance” and detailing ways and recommendations to create

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Top 10 Fintech Events to Attend in 2024 in Switzerland

Switzerland’s fintech ecosystem has experienced significant growth over the past years. With over 400 fintech companies, Switzerland is home to 10% of all European fintechs, and Zurich hosts 46% of these, data from recruitment consultancy Michael Page show. The sector’s

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New SNB Study Reveals Critical Role of Card Schemes and Banks in the Contactless Payment Usage

Financial intermediaries, including card schemes and issuing banks, are playing a critical role in the use and promotion of new payment methods in Switzerland. A 2023 research by the Swiss National Bank (SNB) revealed that the rules and standards set

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Swiss-Backed CBDC Project Explored Feasibility of Cash-Like, Anonymous Digital Currency

Project Tourbillon, an initiative led by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Innovation Hub Swiss Centre and supported by the Swiss National Bank (SNB), explored the feasibility of a retail central bank digital currency (CBDC), finding that it is possible

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