Trade up Your Tractor

A Hamburg-based start-up, E-Farm, now active on four continents, has developed a mobile app and online platform that makes it easy to advertise, search for, and purchase a wide range of second-hand farm machinery.

Money Service for Migrants

The Leipzig-based FinTech company Q-lipay is helping immigrants in Europe and the U.S. pay bills and buy products and services for their loved ones worldwide – and it’s all done safely, cheaply, and in real time.

Online Commerce Award

The 2019 German Online Commerce award for best customer service went to the music supply store Thomann, which sells everything from guitar strings to vocoder synthesizers to 2200-watt PA systems.

Bicycle Boom

Experts say that along with the good weather in Germany last year, a general trend toward pedal power is driving growth.

Cashless Payment

According to a survey of 435 retail businesses by the research organization EHI, for the first time ever, in 2018 Germans paid more often with credit or debit cards (48.6%) than cash (48.3%) for their retail purchases.

World’s First Trading Place for Bitcoin

In what is being hailed as a milestone for the world of cryptocurrencies, Stuttgart saw the launch of the world’s first trading place for Bitcoin and competitors organized by a regulated stock exchange operator.

Swiss Verisure Sets Up Shop in Germany

Being on the ground in Germany will play a central role in the company’s international expansion effort.

FinTech’s New Home

Foreign investors are lining up to invest in Germany’s FinTech hubs in the hope of backing the next game-changing financial technology. Frankfurt and Berlin, as well as Munich and Cologne, are all gaining momentum as digital financial centers.