18 Juli 2018
“Some of the best-known Blockchain companies are domiciled in the EU and need consistent and harmonized regulation to pave the way for growth and innovation. It is a great advantage for both the fintech and crypto industries to give room for a progressive EU policy debate through a forum such as the EFA. We join the alliance to share knowledge and maintain dialogue with key decision makers”, said Bitwala CEO Joerg von Minckwitz. Brussles/Berlin – With Bitwala, the European Fintech...
08 Juni 2018
TOP STORIES European Fintech Alliance Hits out at New Regulation Expert Group BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS Mastercard Seeks to Break Down Trust Barriers in Open Banking POLICY / REGULATION The Netherlands’ Central Bank: Blockchain Not Yet Fit for Financial Markets PAYMENTS Form3 Teams with Arkéa Banking Services for SEPA Real-Time Payments BLOCKCHAIN Circle Looks to Become Licensed Bank; Coinbase Acquires Broker-Dealer CROWDFUNDING Overfunding: Insurtech Startup Celo Surpasses 100,000 Funding...
01 Juni 2018
TOP STORIES Brexit Blow for UK’s Hopes of Helping Set AI Rules in Europe BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS 350 Jobs Cut as Deutsche Bourse Allocates Investment in New Tech POLICY / REGULATION Bank of England Governor Open to the Idea of a Central Bank Digital Currency PAYMENTS European Payments Chiefs to Gather in Munich for EBAday2018 BLOCKCHAIN Cryptocurrency Attacks are Rising CROWDFUNDING Nordea and Invesdor Fuel Financing for Finnish Firms INSURTECH Blockchain Could Allow Developing Countries to...
25 Mai 2018
TOP STORIES EU Parliament Touts Blockchain to “Empower Businesses and Citizens” BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS Mastercard Accelerates Search for Fintech Mates POLICY / REGULATION Polish Finance Ministry Rolls Back Crypto Tax, Promises Smarter Regulation PAYMENTS UK Payments Community Calls on Open Banking to Enable Better Access for Fintechs BLOCKCHAIN IBM Steps up AI and Blockchain Ambitions in France CROWDFUNDING Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Surpasses $1bn AUM INSURTECH Insurtech Investment...
18 Mai 2018
TOP STORIES EU Approves AML Legislation Targeting Anonymity In Crypto Market BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS Deutsche Börse Group to Build Fintech Acceleration Platform POLICY / REGULATION Polish Financial Watchdog To Fund Anti-Crypto Social Media Campaign PAYMENTS French Banks to Introduce P2P Mobile Payments BLOCKCHAIN HSBC Performs First Trade Finance Transaction Using Blockchain with ING CROWDFUNDING Crowdfunding Platform OurCrowd Surpasses $1bn AUM INSURTECH Lloyd’s of London Launches Lab for...
11 Mai 2018
TOP STORIES Securities Regulators to Set Up Fintech Network and ICO Framework BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS Finastra Joins France’s Finance Innovation Hub POLICY / REGULATION Dutch Ministry Develops National Blockchain Research Agenda PAYMENTS Deutsche Bank Teams with Airlines on New Payments Model BLOCKCHAIN 30% Of Financial Executives To Commit Resources To Blockchain INSURTECH German Insurtech Simplesurance Secures $24 Million During Series C Funding Round Want to read more? Become an EFA member...
04 Mai 2018
TOP STORIES World Bank Report Shows Financial Inclusion on the Rise BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS Finastra Joins France’s Finance Innovation Hub POLICY / REGULATION Are UK Fintech Firms Ready for Brexit? PAYMENTS Google Pay Now Available on the Internet BLOCKCHAIN European Commission to Fight Fake News With Power of Blockchain CROWDFUNDING No Public ICO for Telegram INSURTECH GDPR Will Be an On-Going Process, Not a One-Time Data Fix Want to read more? Become an EFA member and get the full version of...
27 April 2018
TOP STORIES Artificial Intelligence: Commission Outlines a European Approach to Boost Investment And Set Ethical Guidelines BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS Five European Institutions Join Multi-Bank Innovation Platform POLICY / REGULATION Banks and Cryptocurrencies Global Evaluation: Europe PAYMENTS N26 Now Offering Google Pay in Belgium, Ireland, Slovakia And Spain BLOCKCHAIN Accenture, Cognizant, Deloitte And Synechron Support Top Blockchain Consortium CROWDFUNDING Global Fintech Funding Hits Record...
20 April 2018
TOP STORIES Number of German Banks Declines While Fintechs Attack BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS BBVA Invests $50 Million in Chinese AI-focused Fund POLICY / REGULATION Lithuania Wants to Become First Country To Enable” Virtual Limited Liability Companies” PAYMENTS Metro Bank to Introduce AI-Powered Money Management Tool BLOCKCHAIN Mastercard Patents Blockchain Tech to Combat Fake Identities CROWDFUNDING Seedrs: £500 Million in Crowdfunding by 2021 INSURTECH InsurTech Investment Attracted $2...
13 April 2018
TOP STORIES Digital Day 2018: 22 Countries Sign Comprehensive Blockchain Cooperative Agreement BUSINESS DEVELOPMENTS New Digital Insurance Start-Up to Challenge Nordics SME Payments Market POLICY / REGULATION FCA Unveils 2018/2019 Business Plan PAYMENTS Corporates Clamour for Enriched Data Rather Than Faster Payments BLOCKCHAIN Malta Determined to Become the “Blockchain Island” INSURTECH A New Fund Launches to Compete for InsurTech Investments Want to read more? Become an EFA member and get...

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