Tag "Switzerland"

Fintech News Network Unveils 2020’s Top 20 Swiss Fintech Startups

The Fintech News Network has released its selection for 2020’s top 20 fintech startups in Switzerland. These year’s companies cover a wide range of sub-segments including alternative financing, personal finance management, blockchain, regtech, proptech, wealthtech, and more. Most of these

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Challenger Banks Are Setting New Standards in Usability

Challenger banks are setting new standards when it comes usability, and are championing features including card management and personal finance management, according to a new study by Capco. The consulting firm, which analyzed the mobile banking offering of 16 financial

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Startup Exits on the Rise in Switzerland: Study

Startupticker has released the second edition of its Swiss Startup Radar report which examines Swiss startup exits. The research, conducted in collaboration with HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne, found that in terms of exits, the trend in Switzerland is positive

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Swiss Fintech Startups Raised CHF 360M in 2019: Swiss Venture Capital Report 2020

In 2019, Swiss fintech startups raised CHF 360 million in funding through 39 rounds. Compared with the previous year, this represents a 91.8% increase in investment amount and a 50% increase in deal number, according to the Swiss Venture Capital

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Top 14 Upcoming Fintech Events in Switzerland 2020

2019 saw a lot of developments in the Swiss fintech ecosystem including the introduction of new laws, more collaborations within the private sector, as well as increased adoption of digital solutions by the traditional banking and financial services industry. As

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Open Banking in Switzerland: a short Overview

Open banking has grown to become a global phenomenon and while pioneers like the UK and the European Union (EU) have turned to regulatory action to support the industry’s transition into this new era of banking, legislators in Switzerland has

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Switzerland Remains the Wealthiest Country in the World: Research

This year again, Switzerland heads the global ranking in terms of wealth with an average of US$564,650 per adult, a 144% increase since 2000. Switzerland is followed by Hong Kong (US$489,260) and the US (US$432,370) as the world’s wealthiest countries

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Swiss University Rolls Out Blockchain Pilot Project to Fight Fake Diplomas

The University of St. Gallen has unveiled a new pilot project for a blockchain-based system that certifies diplomas and verifies their authenticity. The university’s CIO Harald Rotter told CNN Money Switzerland he hopes to issue about 200 tamperproof certificates by

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Swiss Central Banker: Stablecoins Hold Promise for Widespread Deployment

Though cryptocurrencies and cryptocurrency-based tokens “are more like speculative investment instruments” and are unlikely to reach mainstream adoption, stablecoins, which are pegged to stable, official currencies, “hold greater promise for widespread deployment as a payment instrument and store of value,”

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N26 Launches In Switzerland But Without CHF Support

N26 is officially live in Switzerland. The Germany-native digital bank launched its services in Switzerland on September 3, 2019, offering Swiss customers a choice of two memberships: a free standard bank account and a free business bank account. Over 20,000

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