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

1 Year TechQuartier – FinTech scene in Frankfurt

The Tech Quartier celebrates its 1-year anniversary. Lars Reiner, founder and Manager of Ginmon, Thomas Schalow, founder of AsiaFundManagers.com, Andreas Mang from easyfolio and Christopher Schmitz, author of the EY-study „Germany FinTech Landscape“ take a look at the FinTech scene in Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main-Neckar region. The FinTech scene in particular continues to grow in […]

EY Start-up Academy – successful round of financing for Frankfurt-based start-up

Consortium comprising High-Tech Gründerfonds and lenders from Business Angels FrankfurtRheinMain e.V. invest more than EUR 775,000 in node.energy EY Start-up Academy sets the stage for the round of financing Hessen’s economics minister, Tarek Al-Wazir: Frankfurt/Rhine-Main region has the highest FinTech growth in Germany The young Frankfurt-based company node.energy, a provider of digital solutions for managing […]

TechQuartier-Director Sebastian Schäfer: “We are a community based on innovation”

It is the focal point of the FinTech and start-up community in continental Europe’s biggest financial centre – and it is celebrating its first birthday: TechQuartier in Frankfurt. A discussion with the director Dr. Sebastian Schäfer on the FinTech ecosystem in Frankfurt. In the interview, he discusses the milestones they have reached and the goals […]

FinTech location Germany set for growth

Germany’s segment of emerging technology companies operating in the financial services sector (FinTech) is increasingly successful in establishing itself as a dynamic and diversified cluster on its own steam. This is one of the key findings of the recent study “Germany FinTech Landscape” carried out by auditing and consultancy company EY which, together with Frankfurt […]

The EY Start-up Academy: a crash course for start-ups right in the heart of Frankfurt

EY has founded in cooperation with Deutsche Börse and the TechQuartier in Frankfurt the EY Start-up Academy with the aim of supporting Tech- or FinTech start-ups in their founding phase as well as contributing to the growth of the start-up ecosystem. The 12-week program consists of more than 30 events (about 2 or 3 per […]

Accelerator Frankfurt – second Demo Day a complete success

Start-ups from all over the world have presented their entrepreneurial ventures to investors and potential customers on July 13th in Frankfurt. The Demo Day was the highlight of a four-month accelerator programme in which a total of eight young companies went through a tight training schedule. Accelerator – long a familiar concept in the start-up […]

FinTech Money Map: Frankfurt is catching up to the FinTech revolution

The number of start-ups settling in Frankfurt has more than doubled over 2014. As a result, the banking capital on the Main can now boast the largest growth in Germany. Although for many years almost all FinTechs preferred Berlin as a location, Frankfurt is now catching up, as the Portal Internet World Business reports. Experts […]

Who says what to which security?

Fintech 2.0: The young financial services company Catana Capital GmbH relies on innovative investment on the basis of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence. For the first time, a company has taken the risk of, and also succeeded in, mapping the entire value-added chain of a truly automated asset management – from the collection of data […]

Potential for further growth of the German start-up scene

The German start-up scene has developed considerably over recent years. However, in international comparison with Israel, the United Kingdom and California, there is still room for improvement regarding entrepreneurial spirit and framework conditions. This is the result of an EY study on the attractiveness of start-up ecosystems, which has been conducted in cooperation with Deutsche […]

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 […]