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The Finanser Interviews by Chris Skinner: Matthias Kröner, CEO, Fidor Bank

The Finanser: Matthias Kröner has been CEO of Fidor Bank since 2006. He is responsible for investor relations, corporate communications, strategic development and communities. Fidor is an internet bank, its primary account combines elements of a traditional bank account with internet payments and innovative banking services. Fidor was the first bank to integrate Ripple’s payment protocol, allowing its customers to instantly send money in any currency in any amount. (more…)

Influences FinTech

April 22, 2015


The Future of the Digital-only Bank

Money SummitIn the last few years “neobanks” such as Moven, Simple and GoBank have been born to create a frictionless digital experience. Fidor Bank has a similar mission, and their European banking license allows them to own all of their infrastructure and create a completely new paradigm. They even have plans to come to the US and Asia shortly. Fidor Bank believes it is the “Bank For The Digital People.” Here’s what Kroner said in our interview: (more…)

Fintech news, news

April 21, 2015


The Five Most Influential People In The Future Of Banking The five most influential people in the future of banking: Brett King (CEO Moven, USA), Matthias Kröner (CEO Fidor bank, GER), Bank of Dave aka @FishwickDavid (UK), Piyush Gupta (CEO DBS bank, SG), Matteo Rizzi (General Partner SBT, Belgium) – the first two are founders of Life.SREDA’s portfolio projects.


Fintech news, Mobile payments/banking, Mobile-first banks, news

April 5, 2015

Fidor Eyeing Expansion to the US: What it Could Mean for Bitcoin


DIGITAL CURRENCY MAGNATES: Fidor is not your ordinary bank. You can actually sign into your account through Facebook Connect. They have offered a savings account with an interest rate determined by the number of Like’s awarded on the company’s Facebook page. Customers can interact in the Fidor online community with each other and even support staff, should they have inquiries. They also offer P2P loans through crowdfunding and P2P betting. So it’s only natural that they’ll take a liking to P2P currencies. (more…)

Fintech news, Mobile-first banks

March 5, 2015