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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

SWIFT becomes TechQuartier's ecosystem partner

News | Online Payments | 19 Feb 2021

TechQuartier, a Germany-based fintech, has announced an ecosystem partnership with electronic payment messaging system SWIFT

TechQuartier, SWIFT, partnership, online payments, payment messaging system, Germany, Europe, fintech

Marlin acquires Lengow

News | Ecommerce | 16 Feb 2021

Marlin Equity Partners has acquired ecommerce automation platform Lengow, in a bid to make the France-based company the leading ecommerce platform on the market.

Lengow, Marlin acquisition, ecommerce, France, Germany, cross-channel

Deutsche Payment, WLPayments join forces for new payment features

News | Online Payments | 12 Feb 2021

Deutsche Payment and WLPayments have announce their partnership in combining Deutsche Payment’s expertise and WL Payments’ technology to service the German market. 

Deutsche Payment, WL Payments, partnership, payments, Acquirer, payment gateway, payment orchestration, Germany

EU4Digital launches pilot to increase volumes in Eastern Europe

News | Ecommerce | 12 Feb 2021

EU4Digital, an initiative to extend the European Digital Single Market to Eastern Europe, has launched an ecommerce pilot between Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Germany. 

EU4Digital, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Germany, ecommerce, European Digital Single Market, Europe, Eastern Europe

Commerzbank suffers USD 3.3 bln Q4 loss amid restructuring and COVID-19

News | Payments General | 11 Feb 2021

Germany-based Commerzbank has declared a USD 3.3 billion loss in the fourth quarter of 2020, as the lender undergoes major restructuring and deals fallout from the pandemic, according to Reuters.

Commerzbank, loss, restructuring, COVID-19, bank, Germany, pandemic, lender, branch closure, mBank

Klarna launches bank accounts in Germany

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 10 Feb 2021

Sweden-based fintech Klarna has announced it will be turning its mobile app into a banking app in Germany offering customers a consumer bank account and a Visa debit card.

Klarna, BNPL, banking, Germany, debit cards, Visa, ecommerce, mobile banking, banking app, fintech, financial app

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

German police seize EUR 50 million of Bitcoin

News | Cryptocurrencies | 09 Feb 2021

German prosecutors have confiscated more than 50 million euros worth of Bitcoin from a fraudster, according to Reuters.

Bitcoin, crypto, Germany, digital wallet, encryption

Banking Circle joins Association of Foreign Banks in Germany

News | Payments General | 08 Feb 2021

Luxembourg-based financial infrastructure provider Banking Circle has joined the Verband der Auslandsbanken in Deutschlan (VAB) which is the Association of Foreign Banks in Germany.   

Banking Circle Association of Foreign Banks, Germany, Luxembourg, Verband der Auslandsbanken in Deutschlan, VAB, financial infrastructure, banks

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

Ecommerce in Germany was worth EUR 83.3 bln in 2020, Bevh reported

News | Online Payments | 02 Feb 2021

Ecommerce association Bevh has reported that ecommerce in Germany was worth EUR 83.3 billion in 2020.

BEHV, study, research, ecommerce, Germany, coronavirus, pandemic, online retail, online shopping

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

Swedish payments provider Trustly plans USD 11 billion IPO

News | Online Payments | 25 Jan 2021

Sweden-based payments company Trustly has announced plans to launch an IPO in late April or early May 2021, with a valuation of up to USD 11 billion

Trustly, IPO, payments, Europe, Sweden, initial public offering, Sweden, Spain, Malta, Germany, UK, funding round, BlackRock, Investment Corporation of Dubai, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Neuberger Berman

Russia-based ecommerce company Wildberries rolls out in Germany

News | Ecommerce | 18 Jan 2021

Wildberries, the biggest ecommerce company in Russia, has launched its online store in Germany.

Wildberries, ecommerce, Russia, launch, online store, Germany, online shoppers, ecommerce platform

Deutsche Bank agrees to pay USD 120 million to settle bribery charges

News | Payments General | 14 Jan 2021

Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay USD 120 million to resolve bribery charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relating to violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

financial crime compliance, AML, risk management, bribery, fine, SEC, DOJ, Germany, Deutsche Bank

TrueLayer helps sync. launch in Lithuania and Germany

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

Open Banking-powered fintech sync. has launched in two more European countries with the help of financial API provider TrueLayer, according to AltFi.

sync., Lithuania, Germany, Open Banking, fintech, Europe, API, TrueLayer, Middle East, Qatar Fintech Accelerator, coronavirus, pandemic, e-money, licence, FCA

N26 secures banking licence in Brazil

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 08 Jan 2021

Germany-based digital bank N26 has received a banking licence from the Brazilian Central Bank, according to AltFi.

N26, Brazil, banking licence, Nubank, Germany, Brazilian Central Bank, digital bank, digital banking, fintech, credit operations, challenger bank

Germany to allow blockchain technology in transacting securities

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 23 Dec 2020

Germany’s cabinet has approved legislation that authorises the use of blockchain technology in transacting securities.

Germany, blockchain, security, crypto securities, electronic securities, government

What could be ahead for Open Banking in Germany – interview with FinTecSystems

Interviews | Online & Mobile Banking | 17 Dec 2020

Stefan Krautkrämer, Founder & Managing Director at FinTecSystems, discusses Open Banking's untapped potential in Germany and what should be the right approach for the future

Stefan Krautkrämer, FinTecSystems, Open Banking, Germany, interview, data, payments, AP, fraud prevention, personal finance, AML, banks, fintech, machine learning