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Regulators to probe Deutsche Bank over Postbank unit concerns

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 05 Sep 2023

Deutsche Bank has reportedly faced customer issues at a Postbank unit, prompting the German watchdog BaFin to consider investigating the problem further.

compliance, regulation, BaFin, online banking, mobile banking is investigated by BaFin and withdraws from Germany

News | Cryptocurrencies | 30 Mar 2023

The crypto exchange has announced withdrawing from Germany after regulatory problems, which the BaFin is investigating, according to Finance Forward.

BaFin, cryptocurrency, partnership, cryptocurrency exchange, EMI licence

BaFin sends representatives to flatexDEGIRO due to internal deficiencies

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 03 Mar 2023

The German supervisory authority BaFin has announced that it intends to send a special representative to the Germany-based broker flatexDEGIRO

BaFin, trade finance, trading platform, banking, risk management

Solaris may only accept new customers with BaFin's permission

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Jan 2023

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has announced tightening its regulation of Solaris, the Germany-based technical service provider and executing bank for numerous digital banks and fintech. 

regulation, expansion, BaFin, banking, financial services

BaFin warns of new Godfather banking and crypto malware

News | Cryptocurrencies | 10 Jan 2023

Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has issued a warning about a new crypto malware named Godfather.

crypto, malware, BaFin, data protection

Bitpanda secures crypto licence from Germany's financial regulator

News | Cryptocurrencies | 23 Nov 2022

Austria-based trading platform Bitpanda has secured a Crypto Custody and Proprietary Trading licence from Germany’s financial regulator (BaFin).

cryptocurrency, expansion, BaFin, regulation

UK leads Europe for Open Banking maturity, Yapily data shows

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 11 Jul 2022

Open Banking infrastructure provider Yapily has released its annual European Open Banking league table, placing UK at the top of the countries achieving maturity in Open Banking.

Open Banking, BaFin, Open Banking Ecosystem, Open Data Economy

Upvest raises USD 42 mln for international expansion

News | Payments General | 17 Jun 2022

Germany-based fintech Upvest has landed a USD 42 million investment to expand internationally and augment the company’s API.

investment, API, cryptocurrency, digital assets, fintech, BaFin

Trade Republic receives EUR 250 million

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 08 Jun 2022

Germany-based online broker Trade Republic has secured EUR 250 million in an extended Series C financing round. 

investment, financing , banking, BaFin, IPO, Venture Capital

Fintech Upvest expands partnership with ABN Amro 

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 23 May 2022

Germany-based fintech Upvest has announced deepening its partnership with Netherlands-based bank ABN Amro.

partnership, transactions , investment, B2B payments, BaFin

German BaFin official calls for EU-wide DeFi regulation

News | Cryptocurrencies | 18 May 2022

Birgit Rodolphe, executive director at Germany’s Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin), has called for uniform regulation of the decentralised finance (DeFi) space throughout the European Union.

BaFin, regulation, DeFi, cryptocurrency

Commerzbank applies for BaFin license for crypto custody

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Apr 2022

Germany-based bank Commerzbank has announced applying for a Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) license for a crypto custody business.

banking license, expansion, cryptocurrency, BaFin, crypto asset

Fintech Upvest receives custody license for cryptocurrencies

News | Cryptocurrencies | 25 Mar 2022

Germany-based fintech Upvest has received banking licenses for securities trading and cryptocurrencies.

banking license, expansion, cryptocurrency, BaFin, API

Solarisbank partners with Contis to launch a Banking-as-a-Service offer 

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 28 Jan 2022

Germany-based Banking-as-a-Service platform Solarisbank and the Contis Group have announced that they have successfully completed their partnership announced in 2021.

partnership, banking, BaFin, BaaS

BXM Operations acquires von der Heydt bank

News | Cryptocurrencies | 19 Jan 2022

BXM Operations, the company behind crypto trading platform Bitmex, has purchased the Germany-based von der Heydt bank.

acquisition, BaFin, cryptocurrency, crypto asset

aifinyo enters the payment market with BaFin's ZAG license

News | Payments General | 19 Jan 2022

Germany-based Smart Billing Provider aifinyo’s subsidiary aifinyo payments has received a license for financial transfer transactions (ZAG) from the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). 

banking license, payment processing, e-invoicing, BaFin

BaFin imposes administrative fine on Deutsche Bank

News | Payments General | 05 Jan 2022

Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has imposed an administrative fine of almost EUR 9 million on Deutsche Bank for a breach of the European Benchmarks Regulation (BMR)

BaFin, regulation, Deutsche Bank, banks, fraud prevention