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“Fintech” describes an emerging financial services sector. The term first applied to the back-end of established consumer and trade financial institutions but has since been expanded to include any technological innovations in the financial sector, covering topics such as education, retail banking, investment and even crypto-currencies like bitcoin.

The term “regtech” was coined to describe the rise of technology specifically designed to meet regulatory mandates around the world.


Technology is a game changer in this respect. If you can apply digitalisation and automation to the regulatory process, they will greatly assist in providing robust, complete and reliable data in a timely and efficient way. Up until recently it simply was not feasible or viable to master the sheer amount of data created by millions of transactions each day.

In the era of Big Data technologies, however, computers and data storage facilities can comfortably handle terabytes of data flow. Despite the challenges posed by the recent waves of regulation, fintech and regtech have led to real progress by helping regulators manage the vast amount of data. We expect there to be even more progress in the future as regulators, market participants and market infrastructure providers continue to work closely together.

Fintech/regtech: the highlighted parts of the value chain are affected

Survey: Comparing global start-up environments

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The survey, conducted by Ernst & Young and Deutsche Börse, shows the major differences between the start-up scene in Germany and other developed countries. (Survey in German)

Federal Ministry of Finance founds fintech council

Quelle/Source: Bundesministerium der Finanzen

The “FinTechRat” will advise the ministry on digital financial technology topics, in particular IT developments and their potential as well as related risks and opportunities. Stefan Teis, Senior Vice President Group Business & Product Development at Deutsche Börse, is a volunteer member.

Deutsche Börse FinTech Hub


The FinTech Hub is an initiative to support the FinTech community in Frankfurt and in the Rhine/Main region. It connects FinTech start-ups by offering co-working spaces, consulting as well as networking services and by providing a "hip" central event location.

Deutsche Börse Venture Network: your place for growth

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The Deutsche Börse Venture Network project helps to boost funding for young and fast-growing companies. It brings emerging, high-growth companies and investors together, giving them access to a powerful network of professional partners.

Clearstream: fintech initiatives

We actively support innovation in the area of fintech as it forms the basis for continuous upgrades to our cutting-edge systems.

DB1 Ventures: your corporate venture capital platform

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DB1 Ventures has been established with the mission to invest in fintech enterprises strategic to the company. DB1 Ventures provides not only capital, but also expertise, guidance, and connectivity to its portfolio companies.