By Christof Danz, RBI |
If you think of European fintech centers, then London, Berlin and Stockholm are probably the first places that come to mind. And if you look eastwards you might also consider the Baltic States. But did you know that there is a very lively fintech scene in Bulgaria or that Belarus is making great efforts to take a leading role in the field of crypto currencies? And did you know that the digital penetration rate in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Slovenia, Croatia and Russia is close to or greater than the rate in such global emerging markets as China or Turkey? These and many more nuggets of information can be found in RBI´s brand new “CEE Fintech Atlas 2018” (get your copy here http://www.fintechatlas.com) that the bank has produced to offer you a useful overview of the state of fintech ecosystems across the CEE region.
Watch Max Schausberger, Head of Fintech Partnerships at RBI, talking with Austrian start-up magazine “der brutkasten” about the new CEE Fintech Atlas, the emerging fintech ecosystems in CEE and RBI´s initiatives to partner up with fintechs: