FinTechs – New Energy for the Finance Sector

Financial services technology companies, known as FinTechs, are making moves and currently the latest trend in the finance sector. Across the globe, start-ups are setting out with the goal to digitalise the finance industry, making it more efficient and customer oriented.

The Frankfurt Financial Centre offers young FinTechs attractive working and living conditions. The proximity to the established banks is also advantageous for these young start-ups. Additionally, the City of Frankfurt and the State of Hesse are very engaged in promoting Frankfurt’s FinTech scene.

Innovation Map

Our map shows which companies and institutions have already recognized the great potential of the Rhine-Main region and settled here.

Studies

Independent studies from renowned consulting firms illustrate the advantages of the Rhine-Main-Neckar for young FinTechs.

Events

FinTech is a community: local events of all sizes offer young FinTech startups the chance to present themselves, network and to join forces with their peers.

FinTech ecosystem

Welcome to Frankfurt – Germany’s leading FinTech ecosystem

Hessen Trade and Invest has, in cooperation with Frankfurt Main Finance and Wirtschafts- und Infrastrukturbank Hessen, published a new brochure highlighting the many qualities of the FinTech ecosystem in the Frankfurt Rhein-Main region. Hessen Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Regional Development, Tarek Al-Wazir states in the brochure, “The digital transition taking place in the […]

Frankfurt FinTech Report #5 – Frankfurt FinTech goes global!

South Korea, Hong Kong, Norway and Holland – in the first quarter of 2017 Frankfurt Main Finance was very busy developing its relationships around the world. In January, a Frankfurt FinTech delegation visited FinTech events in Busan and Hong Kong. In February, Frankfurt Main Finance made its first ties with the Norwegian FinTech scene and […]

Frankfurt FinTech Report #4

Joint Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse blockchain prototype Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse jointly presented a functional prototype for the blockchain technology-based settlement of securities. The innovative prototype is designed to provide the technical functionality for the settlement of securities in delivery-versus-payment mode for centrally-issued digital coins, as well as the pure transfer of either […]

FinTech Matchmaking

FinTech Matchmaking with Holland FinTech

After a successful round in Amsterdam, Holland FinTech and Frankfurt Main Finance joined forces again in Frankfurt for their second FinTech Matchmaking event. Both the Netherlands and Frankfurt boast a vibrant FinTech scene which makes for an ideal partnership in this international exchange between close neighbors. One of the main challenges for young start-ups is […]

Golden Garage

Top FinTech Companies honored with Golden Garage

Promoting the Frankfurt FinTech ecosystem would not be complete without recognizing some of the top FinTech start-ups for their accomplishments. On November 17, 2016, Frankfurt Main Finance, Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain and WM Gruppe held the annual FinTechGermany Awards ceremony to present FinTech companies with a Golden Garage. Companies competed in four categories: Early/Seed Stage, Late […]

FinTechGermany Awards honor top FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech Start-ups

On November 17, 2016, Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain, Frankfurt Main Finance, and for the first time WM Gruppe (Börsen-Zeitung) will present the FinTechGermany Awards. The renowned prize for entrepreneurs will honor the most promising FinTech, InsurTech, and RegTech companies from the following categories: Seed-/Early Stage Late Stage Growth Stage Foreign new entrant to Germany The first […]

InsurTech continues to gain influence in Germany

German InsurTech start-ups continue to grow and attract more funding. A newly released study from EY shows InsurTech as a new rising star in the FinTech community. InsurTechs are financial technology start-ups that attempt to change the insurance industry and how customers access insurance products through digitalization. While other segments of the FinTech scene have […]

Frankfurt FinTech

Frankfurt FinTech Report #3

The Frankfurt chapter of Startup Grind hosted their eighth event in the Financial Centre on Thursday, October 13, 2016. Startup Grind is a global community in which local chapters organise monthly events featuring successful local founders, educators and investors who share lessons learned on the road to building great companies. October’s event featured a fireside […]

Frankfurt FinTech Report #2

Catch up on recent goings on in the Frankfurt FinTech Scene with the FinTech Report! FinTech Bachelor Kicks Off at Frankfurt School and FinTech Group AG The first group of students in Europe’s first dual Bachelor degree “Digital Innovation and FinTech” have begun their studies. The study program was brought to life by Frankfurt School […]

Frankfurt Main Finance introduces new Fintech Membership

On October 5, 2016, the general assembly of Frankfurt Main Finance passed a resolution to introduce a new membership for FinTech companies. This creates a third membership level in addition to the existing levels of Regular Member and Sustaining Member. FinTech Members can be FinTech companies from all over Germany which fulfil certain criteria. Potential […]

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