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.

Science

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.

Recent Articles

Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence will gain in importance

In our interview Christopher Schmitz, Partner and FinTech specialist at Ernst & Young (EY), evaluates the characterises of the Rhine-Main FinTech ecosystem and explains why, in the near future, we can expect to see even closer cooperation between emerging FinTechs and established companies like banks, insurers and asset managers. The investment volume in FinTech start-ups, […]

From the garage to the Financial Centre Frankfurt

Accelerator Frankfurt was founded in 2016 by Ram Shoham and Maria Pennanen, based on their first-hand experience working for corporates that struggled to form partnerships with start-ups. Their unique go-to-market program accelerates B2B software startups in the fields of Fintech, Regtech, Cybersecurity, Insuretech, Proptech and Blockchain. The startups receive mentorship from experienced entrepreneurs and investors, […]

Lucie Haß Interview zum FinTechGermany Award 2019

FinTechs need to highlight their unique selling points

What challenges will young FinTechs be facing in the future and how can the FinTechGermany Award help in overcoming them? Lucie Haß, Managing Director at Helaba Digital and jury member of the FinTechGermany Award 2019, discusses these questions in an interview with Frankfurt Main Finance. What is especially important to you when judging applicants for […]

Tomorrow’s financial industry will be digital

Frankfurt Main Finance asked Tarek Al-Wazir, Hessian Minister of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing, three questions on the subject of FinTechs. During the interview, we learned, among other things, about the FinTech highlights awaiting us in 2019. FinTech – Why is this topic important to you personally? And why is it important for the region? […]

“We should highlight the strengths of the location”, Matthias Hübner, Partner at Oliver Wyman in Frankfurt, in an interview on the FinTechGermany Award 2019

Matthias Hübner, partner at Oliver Wyman, is a jury member for the FinTechGermany Award 2019, the leading investor-driven FinTech Award in Germany. Amongst other things, we asked Matthias Hübner what he pays special attention to when judging FinTech applicants. What is especially important to you when judging applicants for the FinTechGermany Award? I find two […]

Fintech Interview with Compendor

„A shift of business consciousness is required”

RegTech (short for Regulatory Technologies) aims at providing time-efficient, configurable and reliable regulatory solutions for businesses. A few years ago, complex Excel spreadsheets were needed to process compliance-related issues. Today, young and emerging RegTech companies offer software solutions addressing regulatory requirements in a simple and efficient manner and support and document their implementation. Following the […]

Financial Centre Frankfurt, World Alliance of International Financial Centres,

World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC) launched

On October 1st, 2018, eleven global Financial Centres have launched the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC). The new international non-profit association, registered in Brussels, was first proposed by the Financial Centres Frankfurt (Germany), Moscow (Russia) and Paris (France) in December 2016. By 2018, 7 Financial Centres have joined to establish the WAIFC with […]

Leading FinTechs honoured at the 2018 FinTechGermany Awards with the Golden Garage

For the fourth time, the Golden Garage was awarded to outstanding FinTech companies on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the FinTechGermany Award ceremony. The leading investor-driven award for FinTech entrepreneurs, organized by Börsen-Zeitung, Business Angels FrankfurtRhineMain, Frankfurt Main Finance and TechFluence, honours start-ups in six different categories for their accomplishments. Awamo was able to convince […]

Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report

Release of the Frankfurt Startup Ecosystem Report

Universities and corporations hold key levers in driving Frankfurt from a startup to a scaleup ecosystem. With a strong startup culture, fast growth in funding, and a globally-leading Fintech cluster, Frankfurt can create billions in economic value.

Global Startup Ecosystem Report: Frankfurt’s Startup Ecosystem conquers Top 10

Frankfurt, Hesse, April 17, 2018 – Released at the Global Entrepreneurship Congress in Istanbul, the Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2018 features insights from over 10,000 founders across 45 cities, and shows what it takes to build a dynamic startup ecosystem. For the second time since 2017, Frankfurt is one of the top 45 cities for […]