Tag Archives: CEE

  • Customer engagement solutions for banks

    This time we talked to Moxtra, participant of RBI’s Elevator Lab and leader in mobile-first embeddable collaboration services, offers an embeddable, omni-channel client engagement platform for financial services companies. Using Moxtra’s technology, clients and bank agents can collaborate around documents using secure messaging, e-signatures, voice layered over content and real-time meetings. Have a look at […]

  • How to get maximum value out of data

    On their website they say they are obsessed with finding answers: Gauss Algorithmic, one of the fintechs participating in RBI’s accelerator programme Elevator Lab support companies to expose and exploit the wealth hidden in data for their further development. They specialise in Big Data. We talked to Johnson Darkwah, one of Gauss Algorithmic’s Big Data […]

  • Connecting the dots: Business Aviation in CEE

    Business aviation might be a niche market, but one with remarkable growth numbers and potential. According to the European Business Aviation Association (www.ebaa.org), the European business aviation field generated a turnover of EUR 100 bn in 2016 and offered 400,000 highly skilled jobs. As the world economy is back on a growth track, so is […]

  • Ewald Nowotny, Governor of Austrian National Bank: High degree of FX saving and borrowing in CESEE households but banks are disciplined

    When it comes to sharing expertise on CEE, the 23rd “Euromoney Central and Eastern European Forum” which took place on 16 and 17 January in Vienna, was the place to be. In the course of this forum prominent issuers, investors, financial intermediaries and policy makers discussed, debated and analysed key issues the CEE markets are […]

  • Will technologies shape the way companies deal with regulatory requirements?

    We talked to the start-ups that will eventually participate in the accelerator programme “Elevator Lab” of Raiffeisen Bank International. In our mini-series we introduce these fintechs and their business models. Last time, we heard about Sonect from Switzerland, this time, we get to know Russel Perry, founder and CEO of kompany. The start-up provides real-time […]

  • Legal aspects of virtual currencies

    Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin or Ether are currently among the hottest topics in some media and also some board rooms. It seems that a whole industry has come to life in only a matter of months. As a result, there is a lot of uncertainty and misinformation — not only with regard to the […]

  • Economic development in CEE

    Peter Brezinschek, chief analyst at Raiffeisen RESEARCH, gives an economic outlook on the current situation of the CEE region. Moreover, he answers our questions regarding the development of the Austrian economy and tells us what’s happening on the global markets. Enjoy watching our video.

  • Public Holidays 2018 in CEE

    Discover CEE wishes you a happy New Year and is already looking ahead at 2018. Are you planning a business trip to the CEE region? Or would you like to know on which dates your business partner in CEE is on public holidays? The Discover CEE Public Holidays 2018 overview shows all the dates at […]

  • Bitcoin – a sustainable investment?

    Raiffeisen Bank International’s chief analyst Peter Brezinschek about his view on the current Bitcoin boom: The name Bitcoin is on everyone’s lips. It represents more than 1,000 other digital currencies that have been developed over the past decade or so as a private response to the loss of confidence in the money system as a […]

  • How will we use real money over the next years?

    In July 2017,  the application phase for “Elevator Lab”, the fintech accelerator program of Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) started. In total, 336 fintech start-ups used the opportunity for a potential long-term cooperation with the RBI Group and RBI’s 16.6 million customers in Austria and the CEE region. 13.4 per cent of all applications were submitted by […]

  • New payment gadgets to come

    Imagine paying for fuel right on the head-up display of your car, or paying for clothes in the changing room, or simply paying with your watch, some other sort of jewelry or the sleeve of your jacket. This is actually not so far from real life, as you might think. As posted in this article […]

  • Smartphones as payment devices

    Financial transactions are speeding up. Transfer times have already become much shorter in the past years. Diverse initiatives on the European level will also promote and challenge this, for example Instant Payments, which means to implement euro payments within ten seconds in Europe by the end of the year – 24 hours a day, 365 […]