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  • @fintechna 12:18 am on March 2, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Dwolla Rebrands Suite of ACH Payment Tools as ‘Transfer’ 

    was always a strange name. The word &; a contraction of &;web&; and &8216;dollar&8217; dreamed up by founder Ben Milne with the aid of a six-pack &8212; is something of a cherished institution, if little known outside the space. The Dwolla brand takes a step back today with the announcement that its bundled [&;]
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  • @fintechna 12:18 am on January 25, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Bank of America’s Head of Digital to Speak at Bank Innovation ’17 

    Edward &;EJ&; Achtner, of America&;s of Banking &; Strategy, Platforms, , and Partnerships, has joined the Bank Innovation 2017 speaker faculty. Achtner leads Bank of America&;s Digital Banking Practice, responsible for the development and deployment of digital solutions for the Charlotte, N.C.-based bank. Achtner also manages theRead More
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  • @fintechna 12:18 am on November 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Users Hit 65K Mark at U.K.’s Monzo 

    LONDON &; British challenger bank &;s new customer acquisition rate appears to be hockey-sticking. Tom Blomfield, co-founder of the new bank, told Bank Innovation today here that Monzo&;s weekly &8212; yes, weekly &8212; debit-card customer growth rate hit 8.7% last month. Blomfield said Monzo, known as Mondo until August, nowRead More
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  • @fintechna 3:35 pm on November 6, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Startup Of The Month: Contovista, A Personal Finance Banking Software Company 

    Founded in 2013, is a Zurich-based providing with financial management solutions that leverage big data, business intelligence and data visualization.  (Finanzprodukt.ch was one of the first page who reported about this company in April 2013)

    Contovista&;s portfolio includes a complete Personal Management (PFM) solution, a Finance Management solution for SMEs as well as Portfolio Analytics solution.

    Startup Of The Month: Contovista, A Personal Finance Banking Software Company fintech

    Its PFM solution uses advanced account statement visualizations that make it easy for online customers to understand the dynamics of the account. Transactions are aggregated by category, tag or any other available dimension, enabling customers to analyze their spending habits easily and in real-time.

    The company&;s Analytics Engine translates unstructured financial data into structured data enriched with meta-information. This data forms the basis for the company&8217;s products in PFM, Business Analytics and marketing, and can further be leveraged to build custom applications.

    Contovista&8217;s adds semantics to account statements by automatically categorizing transactions which can be enriched with custom tags, comments or documents.

    Contovista Banking Experience from Contovista on Vimeo.

    Contovista&8217;s solutions have already been integrated into Zürcher Kantonalbank. More integrations are expected to take place this year, according to a press release.

    In March, Contovista raised funding from the Aduno Group, a Swiss specialist in cashless payments, which now holds a 14% participation in the . The new capital was aimed at helping Contovista accelerate its growth and promote the company on the national and international levels.

    For the Aduno Group, the deal enabled the firm to offer a full-featured PFM and innovative data analytics solutions to its customers and partner banks.

    &;Digitization affects all business segments and is gaining importance in the financial sector. This requires strong partnerships with companies such as Contovista,&; said Martin Huldi, CEO of the Aduno Group.

    &8220;Our customers want individual solutions that are user-friendly. With the personal financial assistant we can meet their requirements and enable our customers an attractive 360° view of their financial transactions. We are delighted about this strategic partnership and we are able to offer our partner banks a service which allows to benefit quickly and cost-effectively from these new technologies.&8221;

    Qontis is another Swiss online PFM platform provider. The solution offers an overview of users&8217; personal finance details and includes a number of features including budgeting tools that can analyze a user&8217;s transaction history, cost optimization suggestions and capital accumulation support.

    In August 2015, Qontis announced a partnership with St. Galler Kantonalbank to integrate the startup&8217;s PFM tool into the bank&8217;s e-banking platform. Qontis&8217;s PFM solution is based on Meniga&8216;s software, which has been providing over 20 banks with more than 35 million customers its PFM platform since 2009.

    Meniga is the European market leader of white-label PFM and next-generation online banking solutions. Last year, the company signed a global contract to deploy its PFM solution across Santander Group markets.

     

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  • @fintechna 3:35 pm on October 9, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Freetrade to Launch Commission-Free Trading Platform in The UK 

    UK-based will be launching a new commission-free for stocks and shares. The company will be joining iDealing, another UK brokerage, that has opted for a zero commission model for stock trading.

    Freetrade to Launch Commission-Free Trading Platform in The UK fintechFreetrade&;s mobile-first investment platform seeks to democratize investing and targets demographics that have been priced out of investing on the stock exchange notably due to costly broker fees. These include Millennials, which currently counts some 14.8 million individuals in the UK alone.

    Freetrade&;s mobile app was designed to make stock market investing more accessible for UK investors, the company says. It offers a user-friendly interface that makes it easy to search for companies that are trading on an exchange. The platform has no restriction around portfolio sizes and operates on a zero-commission model &;so low value traders are not excluded.&;

    Additionally, the company will introduce fractional share dealing to the UK market, an option available in the US through the likes of DriveWealth and Stash Invest that has yet to be brought in the UK.

    A fractional share is a share of an equity that is less than one full share. They are considered as an efficient way for investors to diversify every penny in their investment portfolio.

    Freetrade to Launch Commission-Free Trading Platform in The UK fintechFurthermore, the Freetrade app will offer access to a network of independent financial advisors (IFAs) using a model similar to &8220;Uber and Airbnb.&8221; Independent advisors will be able to provide advice directly through the app, providing thus people new to trading with access to the same professional advice as more seasoned investors.

    &8220;We came across the model they have in the US, and not being satisfied with simply bringing the same concept to the UK, we looked at how we could raise the bar,&8221; said Adam Dodds, co-founder of Freetrade.

    &8220;Professional advice is an intrinsic part of making a good investment decision, and no one, as far as we can see, is offering low-cost, flexible access to IFAs and other advisers,&8221; he said.

    &8220;We are creating a world-first – an Uber or Airbnb model for IFAs, alongside a zero commission trading model. With all these elements combined, we’re unlocking the stock market for millions of people, and creating an investment platform that will massively disrupt a huge market.&8221;

    Freetrade is in the process of applying to the UK&8217;s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to become an execution-only broker. The company plans to start officially trading by early 2017.

    Earlier this month, Freetrade announced that it has been selected to join Octopus&8217; program, Octopus Labs. Octopus is a UK fund management business managing over £6 billion worth of assets on behalf of over 50,000 retail and institutional customers.

    The 12-week acceleration program will give Freetrade a workspace in Octopus&8217;s London headquarters as well as top level mentoring from financial industry experts and successful entrepreneurs.

    The success of American companies such as Robinhood and Loyal3 has demonstrated that zero commission trading models can work. Robinhood Markets Inc., the Palo Alto-based company behind the popular commission-free stock trading app, has announced plans for international expansion in 2015. The company said it will start with Australia and China.

    Although Robinhood says it has no plans to start charging commissions to trade stocks, the company launched Robinhood Gold premium features last week, reports Techcrunch.

    For US$ 10 per month, users can skip the three-day waiting period with instant deposits and reinvesting, trade 30 minutes before and 2 hours after the market is open, as well as borrow up to double the money in their account to trade on margin with leverage.

     

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  • @fintechna 3:35 pm on September 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 

    Fintech.Li präsentiert hier wöchentlich die wichtigsten rund um in der Schweiz, Liechtenstein, Deutschland und Österreich.

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    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechDeutsche Bank boss Cryan tells staff to work like a tehnology company
    Deutsche Bank chief executive John Cryan says staff working for the giant bank have to change their way of thinking as &;we want to see ourselves increasingly as a company&;. Mehr erfahren

     

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech&8220;Hypi&8221; entdeckt die Schwarmfinanzierung

    Die Hypothekarbank Lenzburg lanciert eine Plattform für Online-Privatkredite. Dazu arbeitet das Institut neu mit einem Schweizer Fintech-Unternehmen zusammen. Mehr erfahren

     

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech19 Swiss As Solutions For Fintech Challenges

    Die Schweiz hat mehr und mehr Fintech Startups und Initiativen. Schweizer Banken versuchen aufzuholen oder sich gegen grosse Player zu positionieren (bspw. ApplePay) und haben eine Vielzahl von (Gegen)-Initiativen gestartet. Teils zusammen mit den Fintech Startups oder im Alleingang. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech
    Multibanking: Die Finanz­zentrale der Zukunft – Interview mit comdirect-CEO Arno Walter
    Jeder zweite Deutsche verfügt über mindestens zwei Girokonten, jeder Vierte hat seine Gelder sogar auf drei oder mehr Konten liegen. Dazu kommen Kreditkarten, Depots, Baufinanzierungen, Ratenkredite. Mehr erfahren

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechFintech: Startups am Staatstropf
    Laut beklagt die Fintech-Branche das Fehlen staatlicher Anschub-Finanzierung. Umso mehr sorgte die Förderung eines -Projekts für Aufsehen – schüttet der Staat nun sein Füllhorn aus? Mehr erfahren

     

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechEasycredit stellt Ratenkauf für den Onlinehandel vor

    Easycredit steigt ins E-Commerce-Dienstleistungsgeschäft ein und stellt einen benutzer- und verbraucherfreundlichen Ratenkauf für den Onlinehandel vor. Mehr erfahren

     

     

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechDeutsche Bank und Axel Springer investieren gemeinsam in Start-ups
    Die Deutsche Bank und der Axel Springer Verlag fördern künftig gemeinsam junge Technologieunternehmen aus der Banken- und Versicherungsbranche. Das gaben die Unternehmen am Montag bekannt. Mit der Kooperation wollen das Geldhaus und der Verlag über den Start-up-Entwickler Axel Springer Plug and Play schneller Wachstumsfirmen auswählen, entwickeln und finanzieren. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechWie die Deutsche Post versucht, die Startup-Konkurrenz kaltzustellen

    Fintechs machen der Post das Geschäft mit digitalen Identifizierungsverfahren streitig. Nach erfolglosen Übernahmeversuchen wehrt sich der Konzern jetzt mit einer fragwürdigen Preispolitik. Mehr erfahren

     

     

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechDer Wandel einer Bank zum Start-Up – Interview mit CreditPlus-Bank-CEO Jan. W. Wagner
    Vor wenigen Tagen überraschte die CreditPlus Bank mit einem vollständig digitalen Konsumentenkredit per Smartphone-App – und der Ankündigung, mit einem kulturellen Wandel den bankinternen digitalen Erfindergeist zu fördern. Eine Start-up-Atmosphäre soll die Bank bekommen. Das wollen wir genauer wissen und sprachen mit Jan. W. Wagner, dem Vorstandsvorsitzender der CreditPlus Bank über den Weg zur digitalen Bank. Mehr erfahren


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechCrealogix: Umsatzplus dank Digital Banking Hub

    Der Bankensoftware-Hersteller Crealogix hat zwar im Geschäftsjahr 2015/2016 noch Verluste geschrieben. Der Umsatz hat aber deutlich angezogen. Mehr erfahren

     

     

     

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    6 Best Swiss Fintech Startups 2016 in Top 100 Startup List

    Startup.ch puts together a list of Top 100 Best Swiss Startups 2016. Several notable names in the Fintech industry made it into the list. Knip and Bexio even into the Top 3 and 10. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech28 Mio. US-Dollar für das Schweizer InsurTech Startup FinanceFox

    Die Resonanz auf Geschäftsmodell und der Geschäftsgang der unabhängigen Service- plattform für Endkunden und Versicherungsvermittler überzeugen die Investoren: Der deutsch-schweizerische InsurTech sichert sich weitere 28 Mio. US-Dollar am Kapital- markt. Das Investment fliesst in die Internationalisierung, das Produkt und das Marketing. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechDKB: Eine Bank als FinTech-Hub – Interview mit Bereichsleiter Karsten Traum

    Cringle, Barzahlen.de, FinReach-Kontowechsel, VISA-Wallet, Kooperation mit SOFORT-Überweisung und einiges mehr: Die DKB scheint immer vorne mit dabei zu sein, wenn es um FinTech-Kooperationen geht. Warum macht die Bank das? Wir fragten Karsten Traum, Bereichsleitung Privatkunden der DKB – er ist unter anderem für die Kooperationen mit FinTechs zuständig. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechTwint-CEO: «Unser grösster Feind ist das Bargeld»

    Die grossen IT-Anbieter wie Apple oder Samsung bereiten Thierry Kneissler nicht allzuviele Kopfschmerzen. Stattdessen kämpft der Chef der Bezahl-App Twint gegen die Gewohnheiten der Schweizer Bevölkerung an. Mehr erfahren

     

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechDaniel Keller wird Chief Product Officer der solarisBank

    Mit Daniel Keller gewinnt die solarisBank einen erfahrenen Digitalexperten als Chief Product Officer (CPO), um die Skalierung der Banking Plattform und des Produkt Portfolios weiter voranzutreiben. Er wird dabei unter anderem die Entwicklung und Umsetzung einer fokussierten Produkt-Strategie vorantreiben, die Planung und Steuerung der Banking-Baustein-Initiativen vornehmen sowie das Produkt-Team weiter ausbauen. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechNeuer GKB Finanzassistent – bequem und sicher die Übersicht behalten

    Die Graubündner Kantonalbank bietet ihren Kunden neu mit dem persönlichen Finanzassistenten einen neuen Online-Dienst an. Dieser analysiert und kategorisiert automatisch alle Transaktionen. Mehr erfahren

     

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechUBS verliert Kickstart-Accelerator-Macher
    Bei der UBS war er für den Aufbau des ersten branchenübergreifenden Startup-Beschleunigers zuständig. Nun wechselt der ehemalige Entrepreneur zur Swisscom, wo er einen bekannten Fintech-Spezialisten der Schweiz ersetzt, wie finews.ch erfahren hat. Mehr erfahren

     

     

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    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech“Blockchain might be like the Internet”
    DZ BANK Vorstand Thomas Ullrich hat in seinem Grußwort über den Status quo beim Thema Blockchain in der DZ BANK Gruppe berichtet, u.a. am Beispiel der Reisebank. Die DZ BANK Tochter hat im Juli innerhalb von acht Sekunden eine transatlantische Zahlung zwischen Calgary in Kanada und Frankfurt-Rödelheim mittels Blockchain-Technologie abgewickelt – ein Vorgang, der bisher vier Tage gedauert hat. Mehr erfahren

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechBREXIT – A Catalyst For Blockchain Technology?
    Brexit — this topic has been in everyones mind for the prior weeks as I traveled across Germany and the US, not only in financial services. Nevertheless, today the first shock in financial services has gone and according to my opinion the Brexit has the potential to become THE game changer for implementing Blockchain Technology — fast track. Not only in financial services. Mehr erfahren

     

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechTraditional investment banking model &;no longer an option,&; states McKinsey & Company ‘blockchain technology could deliver a broad range of benefits’
    Global management consulting firm, McKinsey & Company, recently published a report outlining strategies that could help the capital markets and investment banking (CMIB) industry. “Time for Tough Choices And Bold Actions” defines the industry’s ailments and proposes initiatives that banks could implement, including the adoption of blockchain technology. Mehr erfahren
    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechReisebank mit Ripple: In acht Sekunden über den Atlantik
    Das Fintech-Thema Blockchain wird vielerorts diskutiert und gerne auch in den Innovationshochburgen wie Silicon Valley verortet. Doch erstmals in die Tat umgesetzt wurde es jetzt zwischen Kanada und Deutschland. Genauer gesagt zwischen der ATB Financial in Calgary und der ReiseBank mit der Zentrale in Frankfurt-Rödelheim. Und darauf sind wir mächtig stolz. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechThe biggest bitcoin hacks and thefts of all time

    The story of bitcoin’s biggest hacks and thefts is the story of bitcoin itself. From its early days and its first hack, to the biggest theft of all time, bitcoin’s utopian promises often turned into a dystopian reality where scammers, thieves, unaccountable and often amateur exchanges, some, even fully anonymous, proliferated in a wild west of euphoria and hope for a new future combined with devastating, and at times, tragic loss. Mehr erfahren

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechBlockchain: Steht Vitalik Buterin vor seiner schwierigsten Aufgabe?
    Der Gründer der Zuger Blockchain-Schmiede Ethereum plant den nächsten grossen Sprung mit der als bahnbrechend geltenden Technologie. Doch dazu braucht er Hilfe, die schwer zu finden scheint. Mehr erfahren

     

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechSantander Vies to Become First Bank to Issue Cash on Blockchain

    Spanish banking giant Santander is working on a project that explores how it could digitize customer cash using the public ethereum blockchain. Revealed today during a panel talk at Devcon2 by Ether.camp founder and ethereum Java client developer Roman Mandeleil, the news was confirmed by representatives of Santander. In statements, Santander said its goal is to open up its bank-issued funds to a community of innovators as a way of tapping additional efficiencies. Mehr erfahren


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech

    SIX holt Blockchain-Diva Blythe Masters an Bord

    Die Börsenbetreiberin SIX Group will die Blockchain-Technologie einsetzen – und hat dafür in der amerikanischen Star-Bankerin Blythe Masters die Partnerin gefunden. Mehr erfahren

     

     

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    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechStudie von Hays und PAC: Digitalisierung – gefragt sind Generalisten statt Nerds

    Stehen wir im Private Banking vor einer Zeitenwende? Zwar werde die persönliche Beratung unverzichtbar bleiben, so Stephan Paxmann (TME Institut) „…. aber sie wird durch digitale Unterstützung bald ein Vielfaches für neue Kundengruppen leisten können.“ FinTechs und Non-Bank-Start-ups liefern dazu zahlreiche innovative Geschäftsideen. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechSAP/IDC-Studie: 6 von 10 globalen Banken wollen Partnerschaften mit FinTechs – oder sie übernehmen

    Sechs von zehn globalen Banken stehen einer Partnerschaft mit FinTechs aufgeschlossen gegenüber. Dies ergab eine Umfrage über den digitalen Wandel bei Banken, die von SAP veröffentlicht wurde. Jede dritte der befragten Banken (34 Prozent) würde mit einem FinTech-Unternehmen zusammenarbeiten, während jede vierte (25 Prozent) auch eine Übernahme in Betracht ziehen würde. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechCommerzVentures Report: Blockchain Tech, Wearables & AI to Transform Insurance

    CommerzVentures, the fintech venture capital fund of Commerzbank, has released a white paper highlighting the key technologies which it believes will transform the insurance industry. Aimed at providing insights into their potential uses in the insurance sector, CommerzVentures’ ‘Emerging Technologies Transforming the $ 4tn Insurance Industry’ paper explores how the insurance chain value will be transformed by technological innovations. Mehr erfahren

     


    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintechGFT-Studie: Mobile Payment – Aktuelle Marktanalyse, Aus­wirkungen und Empfehlungen für den Bankensektor

    Mobile-Payment kommt. Als Vorreiter gelten die Region Asien/Pazifik und der afrikanische Raum. Dort besitzt kaum ein Einwohner ein klassisches Bankkonto. In Europa gelten vor allem Großbritannien sowie Spanien und Italien als Treiber, während es in Deutschland noch Optimierungsbedarf im Handel und Vorbehalte bei den Konsumenten gibt. Das aktuelle GFT-Whitepaper „Mobile Payment 2016: Aktuelle Marktanalyse, Auswirkungen und Empfehlungen für den Bankensektor“ nimmt die Entwicklung unter die Lupe und will wichtige Empfehlungen für den Finanzsektor geben. Mehr erfahren

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech

    New Report Highlights Germany’s Fintech Industry’s ‘Impressive Growth’

    The Germany’s burgeoning fintech industry is quickly emerging as a regional leader with a number of startup gaining international recognition and Berlin becoming a “strong contender for London’s fintech crown,” according to a new report by UK payments startup GoCardless Ltd. Mehr erfahren

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech

    Finanz-App „MoBox“ für Jugendliche – comdirect-Studie untersucht das Finanz­wissen junger Menschen

    The Germany’s burgeoning fintech industry is quickly emerging as a regional leader with a number of startup gaining international recognition and Berlin becoming a “strong contender for London’s fintech crown,” according to a new report by UK payments startup GoCardless Ltd. Mehr erfahren

     

    FinTech DACH News Rückblick der Woche 38 fintech

    Fintech: Der Hype weicht der Ernüchterung

    The Germany’s burgeoning fintech industry is quickly emerging as a regional leader with a number of startup gaining international recognition and Berlin becoming a “strong contender for London’s fintech crown,” according to a new report by UK payments startup GoCardless Ltd. Mehr erfahren

     

     

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  • @fintechna 3:36 am on September 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung 

    These following names are experts who are proudly named in the Who is Who and also be a part of Top for featured in the newspaper .

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechOlga Feldmeier &; Managing Partner at XAPO ltd

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    Olga is a part of the management team of Xapo, a Silicon Valley based startup, which is a global leading player in the industry. Olga’s background is in financial services industry: she was a strategy advisor for at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and at Barclays Capital.

     

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechAndreas Kubli &8211; Group Managing Director &8211; UBS Switzerland AG

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    Andreas Kubli is Managing Director at UBS Switzerland AG Zurich. Since 2013 he has held the Head of the Multichannel Management & Digitization position at UBS Switzerland. Prior to this, he was leading Strategy and Business Development UBS Switzerland. Before his entry into UBS he was a partner with McKinsey & Company. Andreas Kubli has a masters in Corporate Law from the University of Law in New York as well as licentiatus juris form the University of Zurich. Andreas Kubli is an authorized attorney at law in Zurich as well as in New York.

     


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechChristian König &8211; Founder of Fintech News Switzerland

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Chris is a Fintech Specialist with 15 years Investment Banking experience. He consults Fintech and Investment companies around the world (Singapore, Vietnam, Switzerland) with his company Finanzpro Ltd and is specialized in Financial Products, Social Media and Content Marketing. He is also the organizer of the Fintech Vietnam Meetup and is regular Fintech Speaker, a Fintech Mentor and a Digital Finance Lecturer. On top of that he runs several Blog projects such as Fintechnews Singapore, Fintechnews.ch and other award winning Finance Blogs. He holds a Master in Banking&Finance from the University in St.Gallen and is Certified Inter. Investment Analyst.


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechDaniel Gutenberg &8211; General Partner of VI Partners

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Daniel Gutenberg is General Partner of VI Partners, a Swiss venture capital firm. He joined the company in 2003. Subsequent to selling Gutenberg Communication Systems AG to the Telindus Group in the year 2000, Daniel Gutenberg became a very active business angel and investor in numerous startups. His focus is on and he has been taking board assignments for various public and private Companies as well as for YPO Young Presidents’ Organization, a network of young global business leaders. He also acts as the president of the Swiss Technion Society and as a member of the Circle of Investors of BrainsToVentures. Daniel Gutenberg was awarded as business angel of the year in 2011 (SECA).


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech
    Marc P. Bernegger &8211; Serial Web Entrepreneur &
    Fintech Investor

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    Marc P. Bernegger is a serial web entrepreneur and fintech investor. Aged 20, Marc co-founded the party platform usgang.ch (trade sale to Axel Springer) and he is a founder of amiando (awarded by the World Economic Forum as Global Technology Pioneer in 2010; trade sale to XING). He is Ambassador Switzerland at FinLeap, was partner at the listed investment company Next Generation Finance Invest (today Ayondo Holding) and venture partner at Orange Growth Capital. Marc was awarded as «100 most successful people under 40 in Switzerland» by BILANZ in 2015


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechPatrick Comboeuf &8211; Director of Studies &8211; CAS &;Digital Leadership&;

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Patrick Comboeuf is a senior (digital) executive with a strong track record on both the corporate and academic side. He was Director E-Business at SBB orchestrating their digital channels (> CHF 400 Mio of revenue p.a.) from 2006 to 2014. As a leader of a team of 50-odd experts he was the driving force behind a vast array of digital transformation initiatives like SBB Mobile (ticketing/timetable) – with 5,4 million users the most downloaded app in Switzerland, their intra-preneurial startup programme SBB Digital as well as the company’s headline making social media presence to name a few. He’s a regular blogger and keynote speaker at conferences on topics like Mobile Commerce, Digital, Service Business, Customer Experience and how to create a sustainable digital lifeline for dinosaurs in the corporate world.

     

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechUrs Haeusler &8211; CEO of DealMarket

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Urs is CEO of DealMarket &8211; the global Private Equity Platform providing a comprehensive platform for fundraising and deal flow management. Based on his online expertise and global network Urs is valued as senior advisor for entrepreneurs and corporates alike. He also is the owner of Haeusler Management & Ventures, an internet business consulting firm, since 2008. Urs also supports early stage tech start-ups as a Business Angel.

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  • @fintechna 3:36 am on September 24, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung 

    These following names are experts who are proudly named in the Who is Who and also be a part of Top for featured in the newspaper .

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechOlga Feldmeier &; Managing Partner at XAPO ltd

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Olga is a part of the management team of Xapo, a Silicon Valley based startup, which is a global leading player in the industry. Olga’s background is in financial services industry: she was a strategy advisor for at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and at Barclays Capital.

     

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechAndreas Kubli &8211; Group Managing Director &8211; UBS Switzerland AG

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Andreas Kubli is Managing Director at UBS Switzerland AG Zurich. Since 2013 he has held the Head of the Multichannel Management & Digitization position at UBS Switzerland. Prior to this, he was leading Strategy and Business Development UBS Switzerland. Before his entry into UBS he was a partner with McKinsey & Company. Andreas Kubli has a masters in Corporate Law from the University of Law in New York as well as licentiatus juris form the University of Zurich. Andreas Kubli is an authorized attorney at law in Zurich as well as in New York.

     


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechChristian König &8211; Founder of Fintech News Switzerland

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Chris is a Fintech Specialist with 15 years Investment Banking experience. He consults Fintech and Investment companies around the world (Singapore, Vietnam, Switzerland) with his company Finanzpro Ltd and is specialized in Financial Products, Social Media and Content Marketing. He is also the organizer of the Fintech Vietnam Meetup and is regular Fintech Speaker, a Fintech Mentor and a Digital Finance Lecturer. On top of that he runs several Blog projects such as Fintechnews Singapore, Fintechnews.ch and other award winning Finance Blogs. He holds a Master in Banking&Finance from the University in St.Gallen and is Certified Inter. Investment Analyst.


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechDaniel Gutenberg &8211; General Partner of VI Partners

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Daniel Gutenberg is General Partner of VI Partners, a Swiss venture capital firm. He joined the company in 2003. Subsequent to selling Gutenberg Communication Systems AG to the Telindus Group in the year 2000, Daniel Gutenberg became a very active business angel and investor in numerous startups. His focus is on and he has been taking board assignments for various public and private Companies as well as for YPO Young Presidents’ Organization, a network of young global business leaders. He also acts as the president of the Swiss Technion Society and as a member of the Circle of Investors of BrainsToVentures. Daniel Gutenberg was awarded as business angel of the year in 2011 (SECA).


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech
    Marc P. Bernegger &8211; Serial Web Entrepreneur &
    Fintech Investor

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Marc P. Bernegger is a serial web entrepreneur and fintech investor. Aged 20, Marc co-founded the party platform usgang.ch (trade sale to Axel Springer) and he is a founder of amiando (awarded by the World Economic Forum as Global Technology Pioneer in 2010; trade sale to XING). He is Ambassador Switzerland at FinLeap, was partner at the listed investment company Next Generation Finance Invest (today Ayondo Holding) and venture partner at Orange Growth Capital. Marc was awarded as «100 most successful people under 40 in Switzerland» by BILANZ in 2015


    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechPatrick Comboeuf &8211; Director of Studies &8211; CAS &;Digital Leadership&;

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Patrick Comboeuf is a senior (digital) executive with a strong track record on both the corporate and academic side. He was Director E-Business at SBB orchestrating their digital channels (> CHF 400 Mio of revenue p.a.) from 2006 to 2014. As a leader of a team of 50-odd experts he was the driving force behind a vast array of digital transformation initiatives like SBB Mobile (ticketing/timetable) – with 5,4 million users the most downloaded app in Switzerland, their intra-preneurial startup programme SBB Digital as well as the company’s headline making social media presence to name a few. He’s a regular blogger and keynote speaker at conferences on topics like Mobile Commerce, Digital, Service Business, Customer Experience and how to create a sustainable digital lifeline for dinosaurs in the corporate world.

     

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintechUrs Haeusler &8211; CEO of DealMarket

    Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech Top Digital Fintech Heads for Switzerland on Who is Who in Handelszeitung fintech 

    Urs is CEO of DealMarket &8211; the global Private Equity Platform providing a comprehensive platform for fundraising and deal flow management. Based on his online expertise and global network Urs is valued as senior advisor for entrepreneurs and corporates alike. He also is the owner of Haeusler Management & Ventures, an internet business consulting firm, since 2008. Urs also supports early stage tech start-ups as a Business Angel.

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  • @fintechna 3:35 pm on September 23, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2): What It Is And Why It Matters 

    Recent regulatory changes in Europe, including the (), are set to accelerate payments innovation.

    The Payment Services Directive (PSD) was initially adopted by the European Union (EU) in 2007 and aimed at providing a legal framework for all payments made in the region with the purpose of making these faster, more efficient and easier to use for European consumers and payments services providers.

    In October 2015, the EU adopted a revised PSD &; also referred to as PSD2 &8211; that sought to enhance consumer protection, promote innovation and improve the security of payments services.

     

    PSD2: What is it?

    PSD2 is a major policy development expected to impact the payments industry across Europe through: further standardization and interoperability of cards, Internet and mobile payments methods; the reduction of barriers to entry in particular for card and Internet payments providers, driving thus increased competition, innovation and transparency across the European payments market; as well as providing the necessary legal platform for the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA).

    The directive seeks to improve the existing EU rules for electronic payments, while taking into account emerging innovative payment services, such as Internet and mobile payments. It sets out rules concerning:

    • Strict security requirements for electronic payments and the protection of consumers&; financial data, guaranteeing safe authentication and reducing the risk of fraud;
    • The transparency of conditions and information requirements for payment services;
    • The rights and obligations of users and providers of payment services.

    The regulation came into effect on January 12, 2016, and EU countries must incorporate it into national law by January 13, 2018.

     

    The impacts

    The new directive brings key changes that include:

    Third-party payment initiation: Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISP) will be able to initiate online payments from the payer&8217;s bank account. This will encourage competition in the European payments industry. Accenture estimates PISP services could account for up to 16% of online retail payments by 2020.

    The definition of a &;payment institution&; is extended to new types and categories of players. While the original PSD applied only to transactions occurring within the EU, the PSD2 will extend this scope to &8220;one leg out&8221; transactions.

    Third-party account access: The directive will regulate account information service providers (AISPs). These providers act as aggregators of customer payment account information.

    Prohibition of card surcharges: The regulation seeks to standardize the different approaches to surcharges on card-based transactions across the EU.

    Security of online payments and account access through the introduction of new security requirements for electronic payments and account access, along with new security challenges relating to AISPs and PISPs.

    The directive will affect everyone in the shifting payment landscape. This includes , fintechs, the PCI (Payment Card Industry) as well as merchants.

    EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2): What It Is And Why It Matters fintech

    How PISPs and AISPs will change existing interaction models between customers and banks, Accenture report &;Seizing the Opportunities Unlocked by the EU’s Revised Payment Services Directive&8217;

    PSD2 will bring both challenges and opportunities for European banks. Banks will be required to open up their infrastructure to third parties by offering APIs under the XS2A (access to account) rule. They will be forced to grant them access to their customers&8217; online account/payment services in a regulated and secure way.

    On the other hand, PSD2 presents significant opportunities to grow new revenue streams &8211; by facilitating and monetizing access to raw data and banking services, for instance &8211;, capture customer ownership and process toward an extended ecosystem centered on the &8220;Everyday Bank,&8221; a concept that takes banking to being trusted, indispensable and central to consumers&8217; everyday activities.

    EU’s Payment Services Directive (PSD2): What It Is And Why It Matters fintech

    EU banks: challenges and opportunities of PSD2, Accenture report &8216;Seizing the Opportunities Unlocked by the EU’s Revised Payment Services Directive&8217;

     

    Featured image: Mobile banking concept by Ditty_about_summer, via Shutterstock.com.

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  • @fintechna 3:35 am on September 21, 2016 Permalink | Reply
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    New Report Highlights Germany’s Fintech Industry’s ‘Impressive Growth’ 

    The Germany&;s burgeoning industry is quickly emerging as a regional leader with a number of startup gaining international recognition and Berlin becoming a &;strong contender for London&8217;s fintech crown,&; according to a new report by UK payments startup GoCardless Ltd.

    &8220;It&8217;s no secret that Germany took its time to enter the scene, especially with investors erring on the side of caution due to the complex nature of German financial regulations, the says.

    &8220;But now the gap is finally closing on the UK. As Brexit places London’s ‘EU passport’ in jeopardy – the UK may soon find itself overtaken by Germany in the near future.&8221;

    New Report Highlights Germany’s Fintech Industry’s ‘Impressive Growth’ fintech

    Germany&8217;s fintech universe by city, EY Analysis 2016

    With now 250 companies employing approximately 13,000 people, Germany&8217;s fintech industry is growing rapidly.

    A report by EY released in March, suggests that the German fintech market is fragmented but has developed three main hubs: Berlin, Rhein-Main-Neckar region and Munich, each standing for a distinct characteristic.

    In terms of investment, Germany is lagging behind the UK, with €524 million invested in domestic fintech startups in 2015 compared to €707 million for UK startups.

    Ventures focusing on banking and lending alone have attracted a big chunk of Germany&8217;s overall fintech investment, raising €402 million in 2015.

    New Report Highlights Germany’s Fintech Industry’s ‘Impressive Growth’ fintech

    GoCardless &;What you didn’t know about German FinTech&8217; report

    The report notes the involvement of Peter Thiel, the co-founder of PayPal and a prominent figure in the tech industry, in a number of deals. These include participation in funding rounds of Zinspilot, a platform for comparing interest rates, and Hamburg-based consumer loan platform Kreditech.

    Traditional and financial institutions have too been involved, with a number of them either acquiring or partnering with startups to add innovative products and services to their portfolios. These include Sparkesse which acquired the majority of shares in payments startup Payone in 2015, as well as Deutsche Bank which has been collaborating with domestic startups such Gini and Fincite.

    Gini is a B2B focused financial data analytics startup delivering an API that uses artificial intelligence to enable businesses to automate paperwork, while Fincite is a German -advisor provider.

    Deutsche Bank has further announced plans to invest €1 billion in digital banking in the next five years as part of its &8220;Strategy 2020&8221; to boost efficiency, cut down on risky businesses and boost its capital base, as reported by Handelsblatt in March.

    One of the UK&8217;s competitive advantages over Germany is the supportiveness and openness of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) related to the UK&8217;s ambition to become the fintech capital of the world. &8220;A major component of that policy includes tax incentives to encourage seed investments, along with government programs to support innovation,&8221; the report says.

    This has helped foster a flourishing fintech startup community with widely renowned ventures such as TransferWise, Funding Circle and Monese.

    Germany&8217;s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), on the other hand, is deemed &8220;more complex and more conservative towards the development of fintech.&8221;

    &8220;The BaFin is still far behind on implementing policies similar to the FCA&8217;s,&8221; it says.

    &8220;For many German FinTech startups, acquiring a banking license from the BaFin is considered a path to profitability as it enables establishment of faster processes. But it also requires startups to implement strict controls and supervision for fraudulent activity. The application process can be long, complex and costly for recently founded startups, which discourages venture capitalists from making major investments in the industry.&8221;

    In light of the regulatory hurdles, banks have been trying to bridge the gap through investment funds, while players such as &8220;fintech company builder&8221; FinLeap have introduced products and services to help startups with financial regulations.

    For instance, FinLeap&8217;s SolarisBank is a fully licensed digital bank focusing on powering e-commerce businesses and fintech startups with modular, API-accessible financial services.

    While some local fintech startups have to rely on partnerships with existing financial institutions to help them grow, others such as N26, formerly known as Number26, have been awarded a full German banking license.

    Berlin-based N26 is a digital challenger bank that allows users to open an online banking account from their smartphone &8220;in under 8 minutes.&8221; N28 provides customers with a free MasterCard payment card, as well as the ability to send money abroad in 19 different currencies.

    N26 is currently available to customers residing in Germany, Austria, Ireland, France, Spain, Italy, Greece and Slovakia.

    Another challenger bank that holds a German banking license is Fidor Bank (Fidor Group), which was acquired by France&8217;s Groupe BPCE in July 2016.

    &8220;There&8217;s already lots of activity in the German FinTech scene and some of the established players mentioned earlier have already laid the groundwork,&8221; the report says.

    It concludes:

    &8220;There is massive potential for Germany to rival, and perhaps even take over from, the UK when it comes to fintech. The UK leaving the EU may also pave the way for Germany to take that lead sooner than expected, with the UK’s so called ‘EU-passport’ in jeopardy.&8221;

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