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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

BaFin grants Getsafe a European Insurance Licence

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 25 Oct 2021

Digital insurer Getsafe has received its insurance licence from Germany's financial regulator, BaFin, according to the official press release. 

insurance, expansion, BaFin

Heyfina closes financing round

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 20 Oct 2021

Germany-based fintech Heyfina has announced closing a financing round which included venture capital company Atlantic Labs and Visionaries Club.

investment, expansion, mobile banking, BaFin, fintech

Star Finanz receives Bafin license

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 11 Oct 2021

Germany-based online and mobile banking solutions provider Star Finanz has announced receiving a BaFin banking license.

BaFin, mobile banking, banking license, regulation

Coinbase secures licence for crytpo custody and trading in Germany

News | Cryptocurrencies | 29 Jun 2021

German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has offered Coinbase a licence for crypto custody and trading, under the licensing regime introduced in January 2020.

cryptocurrency, BaFin

BaFin orders N26 to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 13 May 2021

Germany-based financial authority BaFin has ordered N26 to implement appropriate internal controls and safeguards and comply with general due diligence requirements to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.

BaFin, N26, AML, CFT

BaFin warns about identity fraud - wellingtonfundsfr.com

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 23 Feb 2021

Germany-based regulator BaFin has issued an official warning regarding the reported identity fraud licenced investment firm Wellington Management Europe.

BaFin, Germany, licence, Wellington Management Europe, identity fraud, investment firm

BaFin warns about false Twitter account used in its name

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 09 Feb 2021

The German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) has learned that a fake account is being used under its name at the news service Twitter, according to an official statement

Germany, BaFin, online fraud, Twitter, false account, banks, financial institutions, LinkedIn

Goldman Sachs to comply with AML rules, BaFin rules

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 08 Feb 2021

Germany-based financial watchdog BaFin has ordered Goldman Sachs’ Europe-based arm to comply with rules to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing, according to riskscreen.com.

BaFin, Goldman Sachs, AML, money laundering, regulator, Germany, financial watchdog, terrorist financing, KYC, Know Your Customer

In the light of the Wirecard scandal, Germany to replace BaFin's chief

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 01 Feb 2021

Amid criticism over the BaFin’s, Germany's financial regulator, handling of the Wirecard fraud scandal, the head of Germany's financial regulator will leave his post.

BaFin, Wirecard, fraud, scandal, financial regulator, Germany, payments

BaFin warned by Commerzbank about Wirecard in early 2020, FT reports

News | Payments General | 13 Jan 2021

Commerzbank has warned Germany’s financial watchdog, BaFin, about money laundering risks at Wirecard in early 2020, according to Financial Times.

Wirecard, BaFin, Commerzbank, anti-money laundering, AML, accounting fraud, payments , cross-border payments, banking, PSPs, fintech

ESMA finds deficiencies in BaFin supervision of Wirecard's financial reporting

News | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 04 Nov 2020

The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU’s securities markets regulator, has published the results of its Fast Track Peer Review which involved Wirecard and BaFin.

ESMA, BaFin, Wirecard, supervision, EU, securities markets regulator, Fast Track Peer Review, FREP, GLEFI, financial reporting

The Wirecard scandal - how digitalisation can be marshalled to tackle money launderers

Voice of the Industry | Digital Identity, Security & Online Fraud | 23 Jul 2020

In the future, banks that are not as internationally networked in money laundering prevention as the perpetrators will remain easy to outsmart

hawk:AI, AML, CFT, FIU, financial crime, money laundering, Tobias Schweiger, AI, machine learning, digitalisation, fraud prevention, Wirecard scandal, FATF, BaFin, Germany, Wirecard Bank