All posts by Alexander Haymann
Fintech is taking off in Switzerland – albeit slowly. But why? Perhaps one reason is the structure of the Swiss financial sector, which limits the potential of certain technologies. What works abroad will not necessarily work here – especially in fintech. This article is part of the new Fintech book, which has been published by swiss made software and includes an article by the SFTA president. Read More
The Swiss fintech monetas has established itself as a leader in for digital transaction systems. In our interview Vitus Ammann, monetas CMO, explains how the company got there and which struggles it had to overcome and how the technology will help with the democratization of finance.
The digitalization of Swiss companies forges ahead. Thanks to a collaboration between bexio and UBS, accounting software and e-banking can now be linked together. After just three months, approximately 1,000 users have already registered to the service. And a further joint fintech solution is already planned for summer 2016. With the support of UBS, bexio is offering their customers Paymit. That’s two premiers for a Swiss SME.
A Zurich based startup aims to bridge the shortage of educated blockchain engineers, entrepreneurs and executives. A first successful workshop focusing on smart contracts marked the launch of the initiative.
The fintech industry has grown during the last years beyond most expectations. And especially insurtech startups have recently been picking up more funding than startups from other industries. The sectors health, car and product insurance are receiving the most attention by investors. And also in Switzerland a few insurtech startups have received remarkable funding during the last couple months.
On Thursday, February 4th in Zurich the Association hosted an engaging meetup focused on the second iteration of Directive on Payment Services (PSD2), the EU regulation poised to reshape the relationship between banks and fintech companies. Read More
Zurich has a new fintech start-up that for once does not try to disrupt the traditional banking, but even wants to help wealth managers to create more revenue. WealthInitiative offers a secure platform that enables wealth managers to trade real estate, art and passion investments, and, through that market place, enables them to explore synergies among their own client base. Read More