Tag "Switzerland"

Swiss Marketplace Lending Volume Surged 42.5% to CHF 15.4 Billion in 2020

In 2020, the total volume of new debt capital brokered through online platform in Switzerland grew 42.5% to CHF 15.4 billion. This represents a 183% increase from 2017 during which total volume of marketplace lending in Switzerland totaled CHF 5.4

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Fintech Takes Lion’s Share in Q2 2021 Swiss VC Funding

Out of the CHF 1.4 billion raised by Swiss startups in Q2 2021, CHF 677 million, or nearly half of that sum, went towards fintech companies, according to a new report by Startup.ch, Switzerland’s largest startup directory and a leading

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Crowdfunding Skyrockets in Switzerland Amid COVID-19 Support Campaigns

In 2020, Swiss reward-based crowdfunding and crowddonation campaigns skyrocketed in number and volume on the back of soaring solidarity campaigns amid COVID-19, according to the Institute of Financial Services Zug IFZ’s annual crowdfunding research. 2020 saw 14,984 campaigns funded in

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12 Fintech Leader Women to Follow in Switzerland in 2021

Fintech News Switzerland has selected some fintech women leaders in the Swiss fintech sector. These 12 women have gained the trust and respect of their peers through hard work, dedication and leadership. They are now driving changes in the traditional

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The Green Fintech Action Plan to Turn Switzerland Into a Sustainable Digital Finance Hub

The Green Fintech Network, a group of startups and experts in digital and sustainable financial services, has released an action plan to improve the framework conditions of green fintech companies active in Switzerland. The action plan, released on April 8,

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An Overview of the Swiss Green Fintech Sector

Riding on the rise of sustainable finance, a new wave of climate-focused fintechs are emerging in Switzerland to provide customers with environmentally-friendly digital financial services and investment opportunities. Thomas Ankenbrand and Marc Grau from the Institute of Financial Services Zug

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Swiss Fintech Funding Drops 38% in 2020

Swiss fintech companies raised a total of CHF 220.1 million in 2020, a 38% decrease compared the CHF 360.3 million raised in 2019, new data from local startup portal Startupticker.ch show. The decline in fintech fundraising, outlined in the newly

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Switzerland’s Blockchain Fintech Industry in 2021

Switzerland is home to 130 startups that are applying blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) to finance use cases, new data from Swisscom show. Most of these companies (48%) operate in the banking infrastructure vertical, followed by investment management (24%),

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9 Upcoming Online and Hybrid Fintech Events in Switzerland

With COVID-19 still spreading, virtual conferences and hybrid events continue to be the preferred way for many fintech professionals and entrepreneurs to connect with their peers and build business connections, while remaining safe. For Swiss fintech professionals looking to network

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Survey: Who is the Top Swiss Fintech Influencer in 2020?

In May 2020, Fintechnews.ch launched the Fintech Influencer Switzerland Interview series, which presents at least once a week a short interview that we conducted with a well-known, longtime Swiss fintech influencer to get their views on some of the industry’s

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