Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) published its CEE Fintech Atlas. For the first time, the publication provides detailed insights into 19 fintech ecosystems in Central and Eastern Europe. The atlas provides an overview of the size of the ecosystems and identifies the largest fintech companies in the region and their most important investors. In addition, country-specific features are presented in expert articles.
At the presentation of the atlas, Maximilian Schausberger, Head of Fintech Partnerships at RBI, underlined the potential of Central and Eastern Europe for fintech: «It is a market with 200 million classic bank customers and 150 million digital customers. In just a few years, it will already have 170 million digital customers. RBI has always seen itself as a bridge-builder between Western Europe and CEE and would like to play this role in the digital transformation of the banking business in CEE as well.”
With its Fintech Partnership Program «Elevator Lab», RBI is an important promoter of Fintech ecosystems in CEE. «In recent years, we have built up a great deal of knowledge through Elevator Lab, which has been incorporated into the atlas,» said Schausberger.