Posts Tagged ‘EU’

EU watchdog says some banks too plodding to win fintech race

The European Banking Authority (EBA) looked at the risks and opportunities from fintech and its impact on the business models of long established lenders. Risks to banking profitability depend on how well banks adapt to what customers want, and whether they are weighed down by books of souring loans or hindered by old technology, the EBA […]

Oracle decides on Brussels for European fintech innovation centre

US software giant Oracle will centre its European fintech programme in Brussels as European centres become increasingly attractive to fintech investments post-Brexit. Oracle chose the Belgian capital to host its Fintech Innovation Programme due to its proximity to European financial institutions and to the European Commission (EC). It will now dedicate more European staff and resources to […]

Decentralized 2018: Athens, Greece Blockchain Conference Nov 14-16 Event Details

Owing to the fact that the Decentralized 2017 was a massive success as Europe’s first ever Blockchain conference that focused on the implications of blockchain technology, the University of Nicosia has organized a similar conference scheduled to take place on 14-16 November 2018 in Divani Caravel, Athens, Greece. Decentralized 2018 Conference features overs 1200 attendees […]

London Fintech Week 2018 announces the FCA, Royal Bank of Scotland, Bank of America and IBM as event headliners

London Fintech Week 2018, sponsored by, returns for its fifth year and will bring together between 3,000-5,000 leading fintech thinkers throughout the week from around the globe to engage in one of the world’s leading financial services ecosystems. The conference will feature 40 international companies exhibiting over the course of the week, with each day […]

Southeast Europe – Fintech and Innovations, 2018

Key findings: Slovenia and Croatia ranked highest in ICT development in Southeast Europe (SEE) in 2017, data from International Telecommunication Union’s study Measuring the Information Society Report shows. Bulgaria is the second most innovative upper-middle income country in the world, the most innovation efficient country and the top innovation achiever in SEE together with Moldova, […]

This German Fintech May Soon Be More Valuable Than Deutsche Bank

German payments company Wirecard AG is fast approaching the market valuation of banking behemoth Deutsche Bank AG, capping a week in which investors snapped up shares in Europe’s biggest ever fintech public offering. Wirecard is hovering close to a record 158.10 euros in Frankfurt. Its 19.4 billion-euro ($22.5 billion) market valuation, just 470 million euros shy […]

London Tech Week 2018: Five Nordic fintech firms on the up

As part of London Tech Week 2018, Northern Europe’s largest group dedicated to growing the tech start-up scene in Scandinavia, Tech Nordic Advocates, hosted young companies armed with pitches and investors armed with cash in a day of networking. The event, The Best of Nordic & Baltic (Fin) Tech Summit, involved a raft of CEOs demonstrating their […]

Lithuanian gov’t among first in EU releasing ICO guidelines

The Lithuanian Finance Ministry has released the comprehensive guidelines for ICO amid the country’s efforts to become a location for ICO projects. The guidelines cover regulatory, corporate, indirect taxation, accounting and anti-money laundering aspects for ICO projects. The document also describes which funds raised through ICOs are subject to corporate or personal income taxes, value added tax. […]

E-Payments Challenge: Worldline Invites Fintech Companies to Its First Ever External Hackathon

Worldline, European leader in the payments and transactional services industry, has announces its first e-Payments Challenge Hackathon at Europe’s largest Fintech event, Money20/20. Worldline wants to collaborate with external fintech companies to develop tomorrow’s e-payment solutions in P2P, C2B, B2B, B2C. The aim of this 48-hour hackathon, taking place from September 26th until the 28th, is to […]

Slovenia Plays Host to the World’s First “Bitcoin City”

Slovenia has announced that its largest shopping center — coincidentally known as BTC City — will transform into a complete bitcoin city, in which every store and venture will accept cryptocurrency and operate via blockchain technology. The complex, located in the country’s capital of Ljubljana, contains over 500 retail stores. Details regarding the center’s newfound approach […]