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The Growth of the German Fintech Ecosystem
Thursday, September 29th, 2016

In the second quarter of 2016, the investments received by VC-backed German financial technology companies, have been 80% higher than those for UK ventures, and its fintech ecosystem is now growing at a good pace. According to a new report from CBInsight and KPMG International, in Q2 2016, the funding activity on fintech startups slowed… Read more…

Germany Adopts Regulation for Online Investing
Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Last week the German Government approved a regulation to protect small investors investing through online securities crowdfunding portals. The law, originally drafted in 2014, was seen by many industry players as way too restrictive, potentially able to kill the growing German market of digital investments. For the relief of many stakeholders, the approved version is… Read more…

Alternative Finance in Europe: the Numbers
Monday, April 20th, 2015

Following the success of the Report on UK’s Alternative Finance, which last November revealed the incredible growth in the UK, University of Cambridge in collaboration with EY conducted a research on Alternative Finance in Europe. The study, called “Moving Mainstream – The European Alternative Finance Benchmarking Report” published in late February, discloses statistics on the… Read more…

Germany’s New Rules for Crowdfunding: Will They Help the Market to Grow?
Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

A few months ago the German government released draft regulations to increase protections for retail investors. The draft received a lot of criticism from the German crowdfunding ecosystem, which deemed it too restrictive, potentially limiting the growth of this new source of finance. Last week, after having collected comments from the public, the German government… Read more…

Germany Proposes Rules to Protect Small Investors
Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Together with the UK, Germany is the biggest market for securities crowdfunding in Europe. In fact, German platforms have been up and running for a few years now, allowing more than 100 projects to raise seed capital from crowdinvestors and reaching record-breaking sums, like the €3 million recently raised by a startup only in a… Read more…