New alliances in finance

Fintechs are coming of age and cooperating with banks

17. January 2018

New alliances in finance

Fintechs are coming of age and cooperating with banks

Is a new market about to consolidate, are forces being joined? Finance start-ups are building alliances and exploiting synergies. This development could serve as a model for traditional banking houses. Cooperating instead of competing Some innovations are off to an…

Alexa, we can’t talk about money!

Amazon backs down from banking via its voice service Alexa

21. December 2017

Alexa, we can’t talk about money!

Amazon backs down from banking via its voice service Alexa

Nobody will transfer money or check his account balance with Alexa any time soon. Banking via Amazon and its voice service Alexa is hitting some unexpected delays. Have digitised financial transactions by voice run afoul of the coming banking regulations?…

Finance 4.0 – the future of smart economics

Digitising banks: the unexpected revolution

14. December 2017

Finance 4.0 – the future of smart economics

Digitising banks: the unexpected revolution

Regulation and cost-efficiency, pricing policies and digitisation are high-priority affairs for many economic sectors. Only those effectively incorporating them into their everyday business operations will have success in the future. In this context a comprehensive digitisation is of the utmost…

Where does digital banking live?

Dynamics and strengths of digital eco-systems

6. December 2017

Where does digital banking live?

Dynamics and strengths of digital eco-systems

In the world of internet digital eco-systems have formed: companies covering many different needs such as shopping, communication and payment. Networking, cooperation and synergies could become efficient strategies for banks on their way to digitisation. From small beginnings to global…

28. November 2017

From diesel to dividend

How Volkswagen is developing new financial services

With a tidy investment of $ 500m, Volkswagen Financial Services aims to develop and offer new financial products, mainly mobile services. Again, traditional banks are lagging…

21. November 2017

Deutsche Telekom is going electric

Phoning, mailing, fuelling: a new product from the telephone company?

Deutsche Telekom is building charging stations for e-cars, because it has spotted a structural advantage. To find out how and why communications and driving will converge and what…

3. November 2017

Fritz meets Coca-Cola, Fritz beats Coca-Cola

How David fritz-kola blew away Goliath Coca-Cola in Hamburg bars

Launched as an alternative soft drink manufacturer by two students, a start-up company has done the impossible and ousted Coca-Cola from many pubs and bars in Hamburg. Today,…

26. October 2017

How beginners become winners

First movers: Even the best ideas need some luck

First movers create or conquer new markets. But what if the time isn’t right for a new business idea? Or if the market becomes highly competitive very quickly? Some innovations…

19. October 2017

Think tank for the digital world of finance

The Sparkassen Innovation Hub pools skills and develops ideas

Co-working, think tanks, brain pools: to encourage innovations, new forms of teamwork have appeared and proven themselves to be a viable alternative to the old methods. Tried and…

12. October 2017

Putting lipstick on a pig?

How energy companies are risking their future

RWE is running its subsidiary Innogy, E.ON has outsourced some of its core business to its daughter company Uniper. But new names cannot hide the fact that the traditional energy…

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