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FinovateEurope 2017 in the Press


Last week was quite a rush– seeing all of the new fintech ideas on stage at FinovateEurope and meeting the teams behind the innovations really has us excited about the future of fintech. The 71 companies from across the globe that took the stage to demo their newest technology gave the press, media, and analysts plenty to talk about (and the audience a lot to tweet about).

Hotwire_FelicityHudsonFelicity Hudson (pictured), Head of Hotwire PR’s FinTech practice contributed a piece about FinovateEurope this year:

“Great, Exciting, Fab, Impressive, Cool, Smart, Fab, Delight, Proud – are just some of the most popular words to appear in the 4,620 tweets around this year’s event in London. After ‘great’ and ‘#fintech’, the next most talked topic was PSD2, reflecting the amount of debate this upcoming regulation is stirring up. The general consensus from this audience is that this major legislative shift represents an opportunity, rather than a threat for banks.”

Hudson continued with an analysis of the event based on Twitter:

“Digging deeper into hashtag usage, and we see blockchain, IoT, biometrics, and regtech all appear in the top 10 most common topics. These have been talking points within the industry for a little while, though applications are now beginning to move out of the ‘lab’ and into the real-world – a case of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’. While the regulatory environment for financial services is often viewed as a barrier to creativity, agility and innovation, you only have to look at PSD2 to see an example of legislation as a powerful enabler.

The blushing emoji smiley face seemed to capture the emotion for most – with 80 posts featuring this little grin. Oh, and then the piggy bank and snout (30 each) – with lots of love for @WorldlineGlobal and the talking piggybank, particularly from the Meniga team.”

In addition to Hudson’s contribution, here’s a list of press coverage that has rolled in so far. We’ll be updating this post in the coming weeks as additional pieces are published.

American Banker
Moven expands into Europe with U.K. launch
by Bryan Yurcan

Assurance & Banque 2.0
En 2017, ne dites plus “entrée en relation”, mais “onboarding”
by Adrien Pigeot
Bankacılıkta Yüzyılın Güvenlik Uygulaması “Gözünüzü Açın”
9 lutego 2017 r. – to powinieneś wiedzieć dziś rano

Banking Hub
by Dr. Sarah Brockhoff

Banking Technology

Bank Innovation
7 Startups From Finovate Europe That Got Our Attention
by Diana Asatryan

Fintech innovation with a posh accent – interviews from Finovate Europe
by John Best
VASCO demonstrates selfie-based authentication solution at FinovateEurope
by Stephen Mayhew


City A.M.
When fintechs and banks go speed dating
by Lynsey Barber

ITSector demonstra app na Finovate London

Daily Sabah Tech
Turkish banks take off with fintech ventures
by Timur Sirt
Five crazy start-up ideas in FinTech now
by Paul Clarke

eSignLive blog
Using Mobile as an Upselling Channel in Financial Services
by Rahim Kaba

Financial IT

Financial Post
As one of few senior women in technology, Janice Diner pays it forward
by Suzanne Wintrob
Yapı Kredi, Göz Id Uygulamasını Finovate Europe’da Anlattı

Find Biometrics
Worldcore Adds BioID Facial Recognition to Platform

Fintech Finance

The Fintech Times
The FINOVATE Europe showcased the best financial innovations
by Kate Shcheglova


FS Tech
FinovateEurope 2017 – winners announced
by Chris Lemmon

Önce CEO’yu gözünden tanıdı

Fintech – hrozba, nebo příležitost pro banky?
by Marek Miler and Adéla Skoupá

IT Reseller
Crealogix gewinnt Award mit VR-Banking-Anwendung

Leveris blog

LinkedIn Pulse
Fintechs are coming of age – my review of Finovate London 2017
by Michael Hilbert

Mapa Finance

Memento blog
Memento – Best of Show at Finovate

modeFinance blog
modeFinance on stage at the Finovate European conference
Polska firma pojechała do Londynu podbić serca światowych finansów. To już kolejny raz. Teraz bank ma być jak Facebook
by Agata Kołodziej

El Mundo
Tras Siri y Alexa, tu nuevo ‘chatbot’ será financiero
by Nerea Castro
Das sind die Gewinner der Finovate-Europe-Awards
by David Kiler

Nostrum Group blog
Finovate Europe 2017

OCTO blog
Finovate Europe 2017 : our first impressions
by Adrien Pigeot, Svetlana Baranov, Samuel Brunard

Moven Unveils ‘Easy’ Financial App at FinovateEurope

Private Banker
Collaboration Over Disruption the Key Theme for WealthTech at FinovateEurope 2017 (subscription content)
by John Schaffer

Puls Biznesu
Comarch wprowadził Myrę na salony
by Mariusz Gawrychowski

Retail Banker
FinovateEurope 2017: Three Ways Fintech Could Replace You
by Patrick Brusnahan

RFi Group
The latest and greatest at Finovate Europe

Fintechy na fali cyfrowej transformacji banków
by Robert Stanikowski and Łukasz Rey

Social Geek
STARTUPS La app para el control financiero ‘Moven’ acaba de realizar su lanzamiento en Reino Unido
by Stiven Cartagena

Trustly blog
Finovate 2017: Trustly demos its newest payment innovation

Zainwestujesz nawet za kierownicą. Nowa polska aplikacja

FinovateEurope 2017: have fintech startups matured?
by Billy Bambrough

Yahoo Finance
Worldcore Payment Institution Teams Up With BioID and Presents Face Recognition Authentication at FinovateEurope 2017

Thanks to everyone who attended, contributed, and braved the Finovate stage. Have a press piece from FinovateEurope you’d like us to add to this piece? Please email the link to and we’ll include it.

We’ll see you at next year’s event!