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

FinTech Financial Centre Frankfurt

The Financial Centre Frankfurt has great chances to become the European Capital of Financial Technologies

A European consortium of universities and FinTechs is working to promote knowledge-sharing between banks, FinTechs, regulators, and financial supervisors on the risk management of financial technologies. Since 2019, the financial technology company Firamis GmbH has been part of this consortium. In an interview, Dr. Jochen Papenbrock, CEO and founder of Firamis, discusses the role of […]

FinTechGermany Award 2019

FinTechGermany Award “Golden Garage” honours outstanding FinTech companies in the Financial Centre Frankfurt

With the leading investor award for start-ups, the Financial Centre Frankfurt honours outstanding FinTech companies in six different categories. The jury’s vote went to AUTHADA GmbH in the Seed/Early Stage category and to Barzahlen – Cash Payment Solutions GmbH in the Late Stage Category, while solarisBank AG received the prize for the best FinTech in […]

Interview with Andreas Lukic about the 2019 FinTechGermany Award

In an interview with Frankfurt Main Finance, Andreas Lukic, CEO of ValueNet-Capital-Partners GmbH and jury coordinator of the FinTechGermany Award (FTGA), explains how the award has evolved in recent years and why the “Golden Garage” should be awarded monthly. What inspired you to establish the FinTechGermany Awards as an annual event? In the ’90s and […]

The FintechGermany Award is the ideal platform for knowledge sharing

Interview with Philipp Sandner on the FinTechGermany Award 2019 “Regulation is probably still one of the biggest challenges for young FinTechs in Germany,” says Philipp Sandner, Head of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. In a Frankfurt Main Finance interview, he discusses how the FinTechGermany Award can support young FinTechs to overcome regulatory challenges. What is […]

Advanced Analytics and Artificial Intelligence will gain in importance

In our interview Christopher Schmitz, Partner and FinTech specialist at Ernst & Young (EY), evaluates the characteristics 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, […]

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 […]