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Switzerland’s Post Office Division to Reinvent itself as a “Radical” Digital Bank, but Could Face Challenges

Switzerland’s Post Office division is reinventing itself as a “radical” banking challenger. Last month, the Swiss Post Office had announced a “Banking & Beyond” initiative, called PostFinance. As first reported by swissinfo.ch, the nation’s post office will be working on the new project with Swissquote,… Read More

Bloomio Receives Patent for “Method of Blockchain Wallet Recovery”

Bloomio AG, a holding company of the Bloomio group, has announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued U.S. Patent No. 10,790,976, which is described as a method for recovering cryptographic assets associated with a cryptocurrency wallet. Citing a study by… Read More

Overfunding: Short & Mid-Term Rental Management Company GuestReady Quickly Surpasses €1.5 Million Funding Target Through Seedrs Round

GuestReady, a Switzerland-based short and mid-term rental management company, has successfully secured its initial €1.5 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs. Founded in 2016, GuestReady states it provides services for homes on Airbnb across London, Paris, Dubai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Porto, Manchester, Edinburgh,… Read More

Switzerland Is Establishing a Green Fintech Network to Take Advantage of Sustainable Finance Opportunities

Switzerland is establishing a Green Fintech Network in order to help the country take advantage of the different opportunities offered by sustainable finance solutions. As stated in the announcement: “The Federal Council sees sustainable finance as a great opportunity for the Swiss financial centre. The… Read More

Brussels based Keyrock, a Digital Asset Market Maker, Secures €4.3 Million from SIX Fintech Ventures, Others

Brussels-headquartered Keyrock, a digital asset market maker, has secured €4.3 million in capital through an investment round that was co-led by MiddleGame Ventures and SIX Fintech Ventures, which is a CHF 50 Million corporate VC fund that invests in global early-stage startups. Volta Ventures, Seeder… Read More

Libra Adds Ian Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer

The Libra Association, the creation of Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) that is seeking to develop a payment crypto, has hired Ian Jenkins as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer of Libra Networks. Libra Networks is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Libra Association that manages the operations… Read More

Switzerland’s SMART VALOR, a Regulated Digital Asset Exchange, to Run Automated Price Reserve for its Token on Kyber Network

SMART VALOR, a Switzerland based regulated digital asset exchange, will be running an Automated Price Reserve for the VALOR token on the Kyber Network, which provides a tool that allows traders to exchange tokens instantly without having to use exchanges. The VALOR token will be… Read More

NEC Corp. Acquires Swiss Financial Software Firm, Avaloq, for Estimated 2 Billion CHF

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) revealed on October 5, 2020, that it has acquired the Avaloq Group AG, a major Swiss financial software firm. The Avaloq acquisition has been made so that NEC can use its digital finance software and industry knowledge as it makes plans… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse Is Expecting Business Activity in Wealth Management Sector to Slow Down During Q3 2020

Thomas Gottstein, CEO at Credit Suisse Group AG, a global wealth manager, says that he expects business activity in the wealth management sector to slow down during the third quarter of this year. However, he believes that overall revenue and trading will continue at the… Read More

World’s “Smartest” Cities: Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich, According to Smart City Index Report for 2020

Singapore, Helsinki (in Finland) and Zurich (in Switzerland) have been named as the world’s “smartest” cities during this year. They’ve managed to outperform other major European and global financial hubs, according to the Smart City Index Report for 2020. Geneva is another Swiss city that… Read More

SIX Group to Leverage Luxembourg Fintech LUXHUB’s Open Banking Tech to Streamline Switzerland’s Financial Sector

Luxembourg based Fintech firm LUXHUB has partnered with Zürich-headquartered Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange. According to a release, the SIX Group will be using LUXHUB’s Open Banking technology. As mentioned in the announcement: “SIX continues to invest… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse to Introduce App-only Banking Services to Compete with Fintech Challengers

Credit Suisse Plans New “CSX” Digital Banking Offering Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, a global wealth manager, has revealed that it will be introducing an app-only banking service, in order to compete with challenger banks. At the end of October 2020, Credit Suisse will launch “CSX” and… Read More

Zürich based SIX Group Expands Fintech Incubator Program to Spain, after Acquiring Stake in BME, Spain’s Stock Market Operator

Zürich-based Swiss Infrastructure and Exchange (SIX) Group AG, the operator of Switzerland’s stock exchange, has revealed that it will set up its Fintech incubator and accelerator F10 in Spain. In June 2020, SIX had acquired a controlling interest in BME, the Spanish stock market operator…. Read More

Switzerland based Digital Asset Firm Smart Valor Partners with Republic, a Leading Crowdfunding Platform

SMART VALOR, a Switzerland based regulated digital asset exchange, has partnered with Republic Advisory, affiliated with leading investment crowdfunding platform Republic – a sister firm of AngelList and CoinList. According to SMART VALOR, this partnership will enable companies raising funds through most regions to gain blanket… Read More

Indonesia’s Rapidly Expanding Fintech Sector May Create New Opportunities for Switzerland based Businesses: Report

Indonesia has a population of around 270 million residents, and most of these people are underbanked or financially underserved. Businesses in the fast-growing economy also don’t yet have access to modern financial services, like the kind we’d typically find in many of the developed Western… Read More

Swiss Challenger Bank Neon Scores €4.6 Million Through Latest Investment Round to Finance Growth

Neon, a Switzerland-based challenger banking startup, announced on Wednesday it scored €4.6 million through its latest investment round, which was supported by the existing investors, including Backbone Ventures, TX Group, the Schwyzer Kantonalbank innovation foundation and the “Höhle der Löwen” investors Roland Brack and Bettina… Read More

Switzerland Fintech i2invest Secures €1.2 Million in Seed Funding; Launches First Investment Product

i2invest, a Switzerland based fintech, reportedly announced it secured €1.2 million through its new seed funding round as well as launched its first investment products. Founded in 2017, i2invest describes itself as a “lending tech” for investors that uses a data-driven and artificial intelligent (AI)… Read More

Telos, the Second-Most Active Blockchain, Reveals that Social Network APPICS Decided to Move from Steem to its Network

Telos, one of the most active blockchain networks in terms of transactions per second (according to Blocktivity, but not necessarily the best or only metric for assessing performance), has revealed that social network APPICS will be moving its platform from Steem to Telos. As mentioned… Read More

Decentralised Information Asset: DeFi Firm DIA Distributes Token Today, Site Struggles to Serve Purchasers

DIA or “Decentralised Information Asset” described as an open-source data and oracle platform for the DeFi ecosystem, has kicked off its public distribution of its governance token. The distribution of the governance token is via an “autonomous bonding curve sale” for the Switzerland based entity…. Read More

Regulated Digital Asset Focused SEBA Bank Completes Independent Audits

SEBA Bank AG, a bank that is regulated and licensed by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA), has completed two independent audits in relation to existing processes and controls. SEBA Bank is a digital asset focused firm that offers an “institutional-grade solution for digital… Read More

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