Fintech Blog

May 15th, 2018

Kontomatik appoints Piotr Warsicki as new CEO

Warsaw, Poland– May 15, 2018 – Kontomatik, the leading banking API in Europe, has appointed Piotr Warsicki as its new CEO. Officially starting on May 7th, Warsicki takes over from founder and current CEO Marcin Truszel, who will stay with the company as a board-member. Kontomatik allows customers to electronically access the bank account information and share …

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April 3rd, 2018

Banks of No Innovation

They are big, they are rich, they have resources. Yet many of them just can’t bring anything new to the world of finances they are in, while small startups can. What keeps some banks from innovating? Banking used to be quite a simple thing: take money from the ones who have a surplus of it and …

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August 2nd, 2017

What is open banking and how APIs help?

Depending on who you ask, the answer to this question can vary. Banks see it as a way to improve customer satisfaction in an increasingly digital economy. Fintech startups see it as an opportunity to compete in a crowded market. Consumers see it as a more effective way to control their personal finance. All of …

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June 29th, 2017

Most Innovative Banking Products to Look For in 2017

In the tech industry, “disrupt” is the most powerful word that can appear in any headline. It’s the perfect definition of how many startups aspire to do business. They find a process that’s heavily integrated into our society, design a better way to do it, and collapse the foundation supporting an entire market. Economist Joseph …

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June 23rd, 2017

The Best B2B Lending Companies

The P2P lending industry proved to the world that alternative financing models could work. In China, P2P lending grew from $30 million in 2009 to $7.8 Billion today. But it’s not the industry’s explosive growth that is truly revolutionary. The truth is, it’s the concept of peer to peer lending that changes the game. Something …

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April 14th, 2017

The Biggest Fintech Fails of 2016

Scandals, frauds, bankruptcies and wipe-outs are nothing unusual in the financial world. They accompanied the industry since it was born, and 2016 was no different. Last year there were a couple of failures that cost billions of dollars and could lead to serious problems in the whole global economy. Deutsche Bank One of the world’s …

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March 1st, 2017

Interview with Rafał Gibczyński, CEO of SOLVEN and Polozyczka

Recently, we have conducted an interview with Rafał Gibczyński, CEO of SOLVEN & Polozyczka, an award-winning online lending platform. In this interview, you will find out the current status and the future plans of SOLVEN Sp. z o.o. and the secret sauce behind SOLVEN’s success. Hey there Rafał, could you briefly describe your background and …

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January 24th, 2017

PSD2 Explained. What it Means for Consumers and Fintechs

The final implementation date for PSD2 is fast approaching. This groundbreaking set of rules is deregulating payments in The European Union. What does PSD2 mean? You’ll find out everything there is to know about consumers, fintechs, and banks. This is Payment Services Directive 2 explained. Introduction – Why does the Meaning of PSD2 Matter? The …

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May 15th, 2018

Kontomatik finalises its GDPR readiness

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into power on the 25th of May, 2018. As Kontomatik has always been striving to offer its services under the regulatory umbrella, we would like to inform you that we are well aware of the GDPR and are doing everything at our disposal to remain compliant. We are …

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December 18th, 2017

Lending as a Service Explained

For decades lending was a standardized, yet tedious and time-consuming procedure. It also involved lots of human interaction and work. But it’s about to change — or rather is changing right now — with new technologies and solutions helping banks and fintech companies in simplifying and automating the process, thus cutting downtime, costs, and risks. …

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July 18th, 2017

Kontomatik Presents at FinDEVr London 2017

This June our team has attended one of the leading European events dedicated to the development of the financial apps – FinDEVr 2017 in London. Previously we have spoken at Finovate and FinDEVr events about banking APIs and their integration, mobile onboarding of the customers, and this time we decided to take a completely different …

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June 27th, 2017

10 Biggest Mistakes of Fintech Startups

For entrepreneurs in the Fintech industry, it seems as if the sun is finally rising. Once rigid in their ways, major financial institutions have demonstrated that they’re open to working with innovative new companies. A few noteworthy success stories have paved the way for alternative financing models, and first-round investment meetings have a much more …

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June 5th, 2017

Kontomatik Status page is here!

Kontomatik joins the ranks of top SaaS service providers like Amazon, Google Cloud or Salesforce, by launching Kontomatik Status page – a place where clients can learn the real-time status of supported banks. For each bank, we display a timeline of the past 7 days, colored in green, when everything is fine. If an outage …

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March 21st, 2017

Top Banking Trends 2017

Innovation in the financial services is certainly a hot topic. It is fueled by ever-growing investments in the fintech sector, outdatedness of the core banking systems and the regulation that requires banks to cater for the new technologies. However, with so many things on a table, it might be challenging to define the top banking …

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February 21st, 2017

Best Fintech Startups To Watch in 2017

There are many fintech startups that are changing how the world of finance works. The industry has been growing very fast and today we have so many financial technology companies that it became quite challenging to spot the most interesting ones. In this ultimate list, you will see the top fintech companies to keep your …

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