RBI publishes second edition of CEE Fintech Atlas



Today, Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) is launching the second edition of its CEE Fintech Atlas. It provides a profound overview of 19 fintech ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Data on the size of the ecosystems, the most important fintechs, the largest investors as well as the readiness of the countries’ population for digital banking are not only updated. The CEE Fintech Atlas 2019 also has a focus on the hot topic of Open Banking in response to the second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) by the European Union. Furthermore, it offers a number of interviews with top-class interview partners such as fintech founders, representatives of national banks and experts from diverse fintech-related organizations. 

CEE’s great potential for fintechs, already manifested in the CEE Fintech Atlas’ first edition, is confirmed in the current issue. “There is not only a growing number of digital bank customers interested in innovative banking solutions but many CEE markets also have become true fintech hotspots. This is apparent from the increase of investments in fintechs as well as the foundation of related associations and incubations programs,” states Christian Wolf, Head of Strategic Partnerships & Ecosystems at RBI. Against this background and being convinced of the significance of fintechs, RBI operates CEE’s largest fintech partnership program, Elevator Lab. This program also is a valuable source of information which has been incorporated into the CEE Fintech Atlas 2019.

On the occasion of the CEE Fintech Atlas 2019 launch, there will be an online event this afternoon at 15:00 CET presented by der brutkasten with keynotes by Christian Wolf and Gunter Deuber, Head of Economics/Fixed Income/FX Research at Raiffeisen RESEARCH. The event will be completed by a panel discussion on fintech and Open Banking developments in CEE with several key players in the area of banking and financial innovation. Registration for and participation in this event is free of charge at www.fintechatlas.com

The atlas can be downloaded free of charge at www.fintechatlas.com.


About Raiffeisen Bank International

RBI regards Austria, where it is a leading corporate and investment bank, as well as Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) as its home market. 13 markets of the region are covered by subsidiary banks. Additionally, the RBI Group comprises numerous other financial service providers, for instance in leasing, asset management or M&A.

Around 47,000 employees service 16.8 million customers through around 2,000 business outlets, the by far largest part thereof in CEE. RBI's shares are listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange. The Austrian Regional Raiffeisen Banks own around 58.8 per cent of the shares, the remainder is in free float. Within the Austrian Raiffeisen Banking Group, RBI is the central institute of the Regional Raiffeisen Banks and other affiliated credit institutions.

For further information please contact:

Ingrid Krenn-Ditz (+43-1-71 707-6055, [email protected]) or

Christof Danz (+43-1-71 707-1930, [email protected])

http://www.rbinternational.com | http://www.elevator-lab.com/