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by Harlan Cockburn | May 5, 2022 | 28
Read moreIn the 1949 classic movie, The Third Man, the central character famously says, “In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace. And what did that produce? The cuckoo clock.
Fintech conquers Belgium – switching bank accounts service providers automatically and interoperability – part 2
by Csilla Herendy | March 8, 2022 | 22
Read more‘If you can’t beat them, join them’ as the old saying goes, which continues to be valid even in the age of Fintech. ING Belgium is attempting to exploit opportunities for rapid financial growth with the help of its own incubator programme, while BNP Paribas Fortis is playing emphasis on openness.
by Harlan Cockburn | February 22, 2022 | 26
Read moreFor me, one of the joys of interviewing Fintech players around Europe is the random and sometimes fascinating stories which surface. One such story comes to light in talking with Georgi Penev, Director of the Bulgarian Fintech Association since 2020.
by Harlan Cockburn | January 26, 2022 | 27
Read moreIf Piotr Jan Pietrzak ever decides to move on from his work as Director of Product at web browser Opera, I’m pretty sure there’d be a perfect new slot for him: Polish Ambassador, roving the world to sing the praises of his native land. Once upon a time he was champion of Polish electronic music, rockin’ the beats as a DJ.
by Harlan Cockburn | December 9, 2021 | 33
Read moreLook, I know it’s not a good thing to resort to easy stereotypes when speaking of different nationalities. Generally I would steer very well clear of, ‘All Swedes are…’ or, ‘Greeks are usually distinguished by…’ However, in the case of the three interviewees who are my guides to Fintech in Spain, I’m tempted to characterize them with the same quality: they all speak, and apparently operate, with passion.
by Csilla Herendy | November 23, 2021 | 11
Read moreSince 2010, the Belgian Fintech segment has been developing steadily, with the first players focusing on alternative financial solutions such as crowdfunding. However, the last few years have brought changes, the end of the decade saw the rise of payment solutions on the Fintech scene.
by Harlan Cockburn | November 9, 2021 | 22
Read more“We always say that we were a Fintech company since before the term was invented, because we’ve always been a technology provider for financial services. ” Head of Marketing at Dorsum, Greg Csorba, makes a reasonable point about a company that’s been in business for more than 25 years.
by Harlan Cockburn | September 14, 2021 | 19
Read moreIn speaking with people around Europe about all things Fintech and UX-UI, a common theme I’ve heard is, ‘But here we’re not as advanced / innovative / mature as the UK. ’ So when I call in to Andy Samu in London, I’m keen to hear his take on this.
by Harlan Cockburn | August 31, 2021 | 22
Read moreAbout halfway through our conversation I have to ask Sarah Millerton to repeat something, because I figure I must have misheard. Surely she didn’t say, ‘When we go out on our Fintech boat’? Or was that some kind of metaphor? Well, no actually, the Head of Relations and Global Events for Copenhagen Fintech was talking about a real boat, as if no self-respecting Fintech organization would be without one.
by Harlan Cockburn | August 3, 2021 | 18
Read moreWhen I meet Ivan Dovica online I’m in a warm home office. He on the other hand looks like an arctic explorer, wrapped up against a howling wind as he walks home at the end of the working day.