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Who can you meet on the Money20/20 Roadshow event in Budapest?

Meet the speakers of the Budapest event:   Douwe Lycklama (founding partner) is thought leader in payments, digital identity and b2b transactions. Much of his work takes place at crossroads of business challenges, technological possibilities and regulatory developments, for clients from the financial industry, governments and corporates. Today’s attention area’s include the API economy for[…]


Erste API Bank: On Top of FinTech Waves

“We provide the best banking API in the world.” – has announced Erste Bank (in the Czech Republic). Bankers and FinTech Companies with sensitive mind might consider this announcement as the “Declaration”. To be specific: Erste Bank offers access to its – certain – systems for FinTech companies. (“Sandbox Netbanking API provides REST API interfaces designed for an[…]


Future trends, Brexit impact and „Banks vs Fintechs” – interview with Brett King

This summer, two CEE FinTech co-founders, János and András had the opportunity to meet and talk with Brett King, four times bestselling author, the host of the “BREAKING BANK$” Radio Show and the founder of the fintech startup Moven. During our conversation with Brett, we discussed future trends, Brexit impact and „Banks vs Fintechs” as[…]


Wyze.me the first Hungarian automatic PFM – Interview with Tamás Gémes, CTO

Wyze.me is the first fully automatic PFM app in Hungary founded by György Mudri and Tamás Gémes. Their mission is to increase financial literacy through easy-to-use and automatic technology solutions in the CEE region. They got their first investment from Kitchen Budapest in June 2015. Last month the team came out with the public beta so[…]

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PSD2 – threat or opportunity? Is it a further compliance requirement or could it be turned into new business potentials?

PSD2 is a work-in-progress EU Directive to be implemented in the domestic legislations by January 18, 2018. This regulation will shape the digital financial market, since it frames the rules for the new and traditional players. The rules PSD2 will introduce  result in a much lower entry barrier to the sector which will enhance competition[…]


„We are excited to partner with FinTechs”, Interview with Márk Hetényi, Retail and Digital Deputy CEO at MKB Bank

The interview series continue with Márk Hetényi, who speaks about how banks are embracing FinTech, what are FinTechs good at and he also revealed some plans of MKB Bank. Márk gave the interview at the MKB FinTech Lab, where he announced that MKB is starting an incubation program in the near future to take up local FinTech companies. Márk Hetényi[…]


Central Eastern Europe is a hugely innovative region – Interview with Chris Skinner

On the 2nd of June we attended the FinTech Lab organized by MKB at Brain Bar Budapest a financial technology related event where all the ecosystem players gathered together to discuss topics related to digital banking and FinTech. Technology has been making its own way into our finances for years. An ever increasing number of[…]