To draw attention to the active fintech scene of the Dutch capital, Holland FinTech – a financial technology hub, has set up Amsterdam FinTech Week. It’s a week-long event that takes place every year focusing on key themes for the fintech industry. This year, at the launch party of the Amsterdam Fintech Week (XFW20), Fintech AERA and Holland Fintech launched the European Fintech Navigator – a guide to the European fintech ecosystem.
From print to website
This year, the European Fintech Navigator (EFN) has moved from a traditional softcover book to an interactive website. According to Fintech ÆRA, the interactive website covers Europe in country profiles, industry expert insights, regulators and supervisors, investors, company, as well as profiles covered.
It also covers topics for banking and payments to insurance and pensions, and looks at all the underlying technologies and trends that allow startups to enter the market as well as the transformation the incumbent industry is going through.
The new digital version of European FinTech Navigator also has a unique focus on sustainable and social finance and highlights trends in European fintech and the various regional ecosystems.
The aim is to create an educational platform to serve the European market and policy makers. For this aim, Fintech ÆRA works with various intermediary institutions – fintech hubs, like associations and incubators – across Europe. Holland Fintech was one of the foundation’s first partners, with whom the print version of the European Fintech Navigator was produced. Partnerships with other regions across Europe are expected to expand coverage across the whole of Europe soon, claims the foundation.
All about fintech
Founded in 2014, Amsterdam-based Holland FinTech is an independent ecosystem. It brings together various stakeholders in finance, technology, and the supporting ecosystem to share knowledge and do business with one another.
It offers global fintech news, events, and research as well as hosts, organises, and supports events and partners with international organisations to match startups working with large corporates.
Holland FinTech has more than 500 members, ranging from incumbent financial institutions to innovative start-ups.
As for FinTech Aera Foundation, it is a European Think Tank founded in 2017. It is dedicated to the advancement of the global FinTech ecosystem for the purpose of furthering financial and digital inclusion.
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