Banks cooperate with fintechs – even in Bielefeld

That is impossible? Commerzbank is doing it in Frankfurt, the Sparkassen with new management in Hamburg and Volksbank in East Westphalia. But with whom? And something is happening at Oppenhoff too. Heard that …?

The Sparrenburg in Bielefeld

… Commerzbank is expanding its cooperation with Creditshelf and the Frankfurt credit platform is not only encouraging larger corporate customers, but also business customers with an annual turnover of less than 15 million euros to secure a loan using Creditshelf?

… in the cooperative banking sector, which traditionally has a harder time cooperating with fintechs, is now blowing fresh winds from East Westphalia? Volksbank Bielefeld-Gütersloh, which emerged from a merger in 2014 and has long been in the shadow of the municipal savings bank in Bielefeld, has founded Klarwert GmbH, a digital asset management company that, in addition to the tried and tested IT network partners Fiducia & GAD and DWP-Bank, also focuses on IT Solutions from fintech Elinvar. Incidentally, Elinvar was the first German fintech in which Goldman Sachs invested around 2 million euros in 2019 and which has so far mainly counted private banks such as MM Warburg and Castell-Bank among its customers.

… the Sparkassen Innovation Hub, founded in Hamburg in 2017 to develop ideas with start-ups and bring them to market maturity, has changed its management? Milena Rottensteiner and Janosch Krug took over from Jens Rieken and Martin Schaffranski.

… Myriam Baars-Schilling, who as a lawyer supports companies such as Deutsche Post and Siemens in acquisitions and takeovers (M&A), has been elected by the partners of the Oppenhoff law firm as spokeswoman for the management until the end of 2022?