Ramin Niroumand, founder of several fintech firms, plans to breathe life into a former Berliner Bank office block. Fintech enterprises are using software to create radically new services, so that they can lure customers away from traditional banks.
A Bavarian startup specializing in online payments nudges Germany's second-largest bank out of the country's DAX index. Analysts say it's the latest sign of fintech firms outshining traditional lenders.
Once popular only with startups, small and medium-sized businesses are increasingly turning to crowdfunding to raise cash. When they bypass traditional lenders, firms can get their money faster and without the red tape.
Startup Poland wants to make Poland a hub for innovative ideas to find the know-how and funding needed to bring them to fruition. DW talked with its CEO Julia Krysztofiak-Szopa about what Poland has to offer.
Speculation over a potential exodus from Europe's Fintech capital remains rife. Some firms are scoping out the alternatives, others are sticking to the mantra "keep calm and carry on," reports Sarah Bradbury from London.
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