Berlin is not only the capital of Germany but also the capital of the highest percentage of start-ups. However, in Hamburg, just a 1,5h ride by train from Berlin, we can find more and more Fintech start-ups. Fintech Valley would like to present you a small selection of these Fintechs that are worth to take a closer look at.
Haftpflicht Helden offers a liability insurance via their app. No paperwork is involved, you can simply buy the insurance using their app in “3 Minutes” according to the official website. The insurance was developed together with the German Insurance company NV-Versicherungen.
The company was founded in 2015, it seems that the offered insurance is available for Germany only. You can find more information about the company and the insurance on their website
https://haftpflichthelden.de/ (in German only)
Kreditech was founded in 2012 and offers online loans to individuals using “a globally unique technology for scoring thin-file customers”. The headquarter being in Hamburg, they operate in Poland, Spain, Czech Republic, Russia and Mexico. According to their website, they “do not offer any consumer finance products in Germany.”
To find out more about this Fintech company and the different loans they offer, please check https://www.kreditech.com/
The Fintech company Deposit Solutions, founded in 2011, is an open architecture platform that allows European banks to gather retail deposits from across Europe onto their home balance sheet without requiring their own retail infrastructure. Banks can offer their products on their platform, other banks can then market those offers directly to their own clients, who can access them without having to open a new account at another bank.
The company works with banks all across the European Union and is backed by European and US investors.
For further details about this Fintech, please visit http://www.deposit-solutions.com/en/technology-2/index.html
Only founded beginning of 2016, the Hamburg Fintech FinGym is an independent platform for “financial fitness”. They offer different courses and training regarding taxes, insurances, loans for different kind of situations, financial plans and more. The courses take place in Hamburg.
If you wish to find out more about the company and their course programs, you can check their official website http://fingym.org/ (in German language only)
Exporo is an online platform where investors can invest in real estate projects through crowdinvesting. The company was founded in 2014. On their website https://exporo.de/
(in German language only) you can check the current open real estate projects as well as the projects that have successfully been financed through the platform.
The Fintech figo is a banking service provider. Their “banking API enables developers, startups and banks to connect to every financial service provider.” The company was founded in 2012 and currently, their API is fully functional in Germany and partly in Austria with more countries to follow.
For further reading about this Fintech, please visit https://www.figo.io (available in German language only).
The Start-up Garage of Comdirekt functions as an Accelerator for Start-ups within the
Fintech-Industry. After evaluation of the corresponding Fintech idea, besides co-working space, support by banking experts and technical resources, Start-up Gargage also offers financial aid to the start-ups.
More information (also in English) can be found at http://www.comdirect-garage.de/
Founded in 2008, the Fintech Paymorrow is a provider of payment solutions for E-Commerce companies. With the payment via invoice (“Rechnungskauf”), the buyer can receive the ordered goods directly and pay later via bank transfer. Besides the payment via invoice, they also offer payment via direct debit (“Lastschrift”). On their official website https://paymorrow.de/ (in German language only) both buyer and merchant can find more detailed information about their service.
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