Tapping Germany's masses for investment cash is catching on. But consumer watchdogs warn the risks should be better signposted.
Dec 07, 2017 in
Kreditech offers loans to under-banked borrowers, at interest rates as high as 30 percent. Can CEO Alexander Graubner-Müller turn the fintech's image around?
Sep 02, 2017 in
Swedes are well down the path to a cashless society, but the very notion offends their neighbors in Germany. For them it's a matter of freedom.
Aug 03, 2017 in
Several fintechs in Germany are switching gears from collaborating with banks to tackling them head on in their core retail and commercial operations.
Jul 31, 2017 in
Germany's simple, robust savings banks model, which adroitly survived the financial crisis, is finding enthusaistic fans in some unexpected places - including Cuba and China.
Jul 22, 2017 in
New restrictions by Beijing on foreign investments are not stopping the Chinese conglomerate from continuing its European shopping spree.
Jul 10, 2017 in
A shipping downturn has left Germany's northern lenders in a zombie-like state ever since the financial crisis. Now, a fresh ratings downgrade has left state-backed NordLB fighting for its life.
Jul 04, 2017 in
A parliamentary committee has declined to hold anyone accountable in its report on dividend stripping. The opposition accuses the government of failure.
Jun 21, 2017 in
The head of HSH Nordbank, Germany's most prominent victim of the 2008 financial crisis, is under pressure to sell it within months. But first Stefan Ermisch must tackle the thorny issue of its billions in bad loans.
Jun 14, 2017 in
The US private equity firm is the latest international investor to express interest in the ailing German public bank, which was once the world’s largest shipping financier.
May 15, 2017 in
Crowdfunding is playing an increasingly important part in the financing of German start-ups. But lawmakers believe a lack of regulation is leaving investors exposed.
Apr 27, 2017 in
Some question whether Germany's customs agency is up to the task. Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble says it is.
Apr 26, 2017 in
The German government is critical of crowd financing's role in real estate and is considering removing its exemption from so-called prospectus requirements.
Apr 22, 2017 in
Bank charges for cash withdrawals are riling up customers and now consumer watchdogs are suing their first bank.
Apr 20, 2017 in
Companies & Markets
The state-owned northern German bank has reported a record net loss of nearly €2 billion because of bad shipping loans. Bremer Landesbank, which NordLB acquired this year, will merge with the parent company.
Apr 07, 2017 in