80 Banks Charge Negative Interest Rates as Crisis Deepens in Germany

80 Banks Charge Negative Interest Rates as Crisis Deepens in GermanyAmid the coronavirus pandemic and deepening financial crisis, the number of banks charging customers negative interest rates in Germany has accelerated. At least 80 banks now reportedly charge negative interest rates, 16 of which apply this policy to even small deposits. Also read: IMF Declares Global Recession, 80 Countries Request Help, Trillions of Dollars Needed […]

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Germany’s Bitcoin Group Welcomes Licensing for Crypto Custodians, Expects Competition From Banks

Germany’s Bitcoin Group Welcomes Licensing for Crypto Custodians, Expects Competition From BanksBitcoin Group SE, a prominent member of the European crypto industry, has been preparing to apply for permission to conduct crypto custody activities in its home country, Germany. The providers of such services in the Federal Republic are now recognized as financial institutions. Bitcoin Group, which has been in the business for some time, welcomes […]

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Germany’s Bitcoin Group Welcomes Licensing for Crypto Custodians, Expects Competition From Banks

Germany’s Bitcoin Group Welcomes Licensing for Crypto Custodians, Expects Competition From BanksBitcoin Group SE, a prominent member of the European crypto industry, has been preparing to apply for permission to conduct crypto custody activities in its home country, Germany. The providers of such services in the Federal Republic are now recognized as financial institutions. Bitcoin Group, which has been in the business for some time, welcomes […]

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Bitcoin Is Financial Instrument, Clarifies Germany, Crypto Custodians Qualify as Financial Institutions

Bitcoin Is Financial Instrument, Clarifies Germany, Crypto Custodians Qualify as Financial InstitutionsThe Federal Financial Supervisory Authority of Germany, Bafin, has issued guidance to clarify the status of cryptocurrencies and the regulations that apply to related business activities. The recommendations are based on the country’s current legislation, taking into account the latest changes. Also read: Turkey to Inspect Cryptocurrency Exchanges as Part of Government Offensive Against Online […]

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40 Banks in Germany Declare Intent to Offer Crypto Services Under New Law

40 Banks in Germany Declare Intent to Offer Crypto Services Under New LawMore than 40 financial institutions in Germany have reportedly declared to the country’s financial regulator, BaFin, their interest to offer cryptocurrency services under the new German law. News.Bitcoin.com reached out to the regulator for some more information. The law, which went into effect early this year, enables banks to offer crypto services after obtaining a […]

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German Economy in Risk of Recession Amid Weak Demand, Tariff Threat, and Epidemic

German Economy in Risk of Recession Amid Weak Demand, Tariff Threat, and EpidemicGermany, the economic powerhouse of Europe, is facing renewed challenges that may soon push it towards recession. Falling industrial production and dwindling factory orders are the prime cause of concern. The negative results have been announced on the backdrop of weak demand from Eurozone countries, U.S. threats for import tariffs, and the fallout from the […]

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41 German Banks Now Charge Negative Interest Rates

41 German Banks Now Charge Negative Interest RatesThe number of German banks charging negative interest rates has been rising rapidly. At least 41 banks now charge negative interest rates on deposits. According to reports, seven of them are imposing negative interest rates even for small deposit amounts. Also read: Survey: 58% of German Banks Charge Negative Interest Rates 41 Banks Charging Negative […]

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Boerse Stuttgart’s Bison Trading App to Add Bitcoin Cash and Launch Desktop Version

With 80,000 Users, Boerse Stuttgart’s Trading App Bison to Add Bitcoin Cash and Launch Desktop VersionBison, the crypto trading application offered by Boerse Stuttgart, has seen a remarkable growth of users in the past 12 months, the group announced this week. Germany’s second-largest stock exchange is now planning to expand its features and offer traders in Europe another cryptocurrency option, bitcoin cash (BCH). Also read: Eastern Europe Sees More Fiat […]

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Deutsche Bank Reports €5.3 Billion in Net Loss for 2019 as It Counts the Cost of Restructuring

Deutsche Bank Reports €5.3 Billion in Net Loss for 2019 as It Counts the Cost of RestructuringA year of reorganization has left its mark on Germany’s leading financial institution. Deutsche Bank revealed this week it suffered significant losses in the last quarter and all of 2019. The banking giant claims that the damage is “entirely driven by transformation-related effects” such as compensation for sacked employees and devalued assets. Also read: US […]

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Boerse Stuttgart and SBI Partner to Expand Crypto Services in Europe and Asia

Boerse Stuttgart and SBI Partner to Expand Crypto Services in Europe and AsiaGermany’s second-largest stock exchange and a major financial services group in Japan have partnered to expand their crypto operations in Europe and Asia. Boerse Stuttgart recently launched its crypto trading platform while SBI has been expanding its crypto business operations for several years. Also read: Regulatory Roundup: Crypto ‘Inevitable’ in India, China Rankings, NY Streamlines […]

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