About us

The European Fintech Alliance (EFA) is a platform for all companies – big or small, established or just started – active in the Fintech business. It primarily aims at supplying early and first-hand information about relevant political and regulatory developments which have an impact on the industry. What is more, it provides strategic advice to companies facing regulatory intervention by policy-makers in Brussels and the EU Member States. It assists its members in formulating common policy positions and in actively communicating their views to key decision-makers so as to create a more favorable regulatory environment.

"Fintech is not only an enabler, but the driving engine"
– Pierre Gramegna,
Luxembourg's Minister of Finance

Our References

October 24, 2016

Das Investment:

Start-ups gründen Fintech-Verband (read more)

July 13, 2016


Europe’s Fintech companies join forces to launch the European Fintech Alliance (read more)

July 12, 2016


Starttschuss für Fintech-Allianz (read more)

October 20, 2016

Crowdfund Insider:

Focused on Change: European Fintech Alliance Kicks Off at Deutsche Bourse (read more)

July 12, 2016


Europäische Fintech-Initiative gegründet (read more)

For more details:

For more tweets:

Press releases

EFA submission to EU fintech consultation 14 June 17
EFA submission to EU fintech consultatio
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EP report on FinTech - The influence of technology on the future of the financial sector
EP report on FinTech - the influence of
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Press release – 27th March 2017
Comments on the EBA’s Final Draft RTS on Strong Customer Authentication and common and
secure communication under Article 98 of Directive 2015/2366 (PSD2)
2017-03-27 EFA comments on final EBA dra
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Press release – 15th February 2017
“We will grow the alliance and lead by example”
European Fintech Alliance (EFA) with new leadership from Germany and Finland
17-02-15-EFA Statement EN.pdf
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Our Members




Marcus Laube, crossinx


Cornelia Schwertner, figo

Sascha Bross, Holvi

Roman Keßler, fintechgroup

Founders and Administrators 

Dr. Marc Tenbücken, Hendricks & Schwartz

Christian Wenning, Erste Lesung


Permanent Legal Advisor

Frank Müller, Aderhold


What's in for you?

Fast and reliable information about
new regulatory
and legislative developments

Helpful advice on
how to deal with changing regulatory environments and
new legislation

Formulation and representation of the industry’s policy positions towards decision-makers

Valuable exchange of experience between member companies

Networking with
firms in the industry


How we contribute

Our experienced policy and communications experts

Run the

Monitor media, legislative processes and relevant policy developments

Provide for strategic guidelines and support on policy issues 

Bring together members and
establish partnerships

Organize top-level events on current regulatory issues


Initiated by

The European Fintech Alliance was founded by two companies specialized in communications and the representation of interests. We are driven by the passion for entrepreneurship on the one hand and the interest in politics on the other. Our mission is to bridge the gap between these two spheres.

Hendricks & Schwartz is specialized in the positioning of companies and the active management of relevant stakeholders. We help our clients protect their existing and planned activities by representing their strategic business interest vis-à-vis policy-makers and regulatory institutions on the Member State and the European level. Our offices are in Berlin, Munich and Zurich.

Erste Lesung helps companies find their way through the political and administrative mazes in Brussels and Berlin. Our services include strategic advice and guidance in meeting your challenges in the field of political communications, media monitoring, and the positioning in the political arena in Berlin or Brussels, as well as event and agenda management.