Le Swave, France FinTech, the ACPR and the AMF join forces to organise the first FRENCH FINTECH WEEK
In 2020, French FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech players demonstrated their resilience. As a follow-up to this, France FinTech, the trade association for the sector, Le Swave, the first start-up accelerator dedicated to financial services, the ACPR and the AMF have announced the creation of French FinTech Week, an event-packed week to be held from 11 October to 15 October 2021.
Financial innovation is going through a crucial phase in its development. At a time when the economic crisis is increasing global competition between traditional, FinTech and BigTech companies, innovation is being driven by the development of new uses, consumer demand for innovative services, technological advances in data processing, and the construction of an appropriate regulatory framework. To meet the many challenges of this period, a multidisciplinary reflection involving all stakeholders is an opportunity to strengthen the position of the Paris financial centre.
Organised jointly by the supervisory authorities, an association representing the interests of entrepreneurs and an internationally renowned accelerator, participants at French FinTech Week will have an opportunity to discover the supervisory mechanisms in place during the ACPR and AMF Fintech Forum, backed by Banque de France, to visit the European Fintech Hub, the 5,600 m² extension of Le Swave's acceleration programme which will be opened at the end of the year, to take part in a half day devoted to start-up financing, to meet the most active FinTechs and major groups in the sector, and to discuss the defining trends in the industry during the Fintech R:Evolution flagship event.
The organisers are also putting out a call to all the players in their ecosystem to contact them by 30 May if they want to be included in the agenda of this week-long event aimed at strengthening the region's appeal and to place Paris at the heart of financial innovation in Europe.
You will find the detailed programme on: http://frenchfintechweek.org/
Paris&Co is the innovation and economic development agency of the Paris metropolitan area. The agency supports innovation by incubating more than 500 French and foreign startups each year, conducting experimentation for innovative solutions, and organizing national and international tech events. Its development is based on an open innovation approach, in close collaboration with more than 120 major corporations and institutions. Launched in 2017, Le Swave is Paris&Co’s acceleration program for innovation in financial services: “The business booster for fintech lovers”.
About France FinTech
Created in 2015 in the wake of the fintech breaking wave and initiated by French fintech entrepreneurs, France FinTech is the main association that brings together startups of the financial sector. It covers all sectors of innovative finance from banking and insurance to asset management. We aim to promote the quality of French fintechs across the country and around the whole world. As such, we are a central partner for public authorities, regulators and, above all, our ecosystem. Today, France FinTech is one of the biggest associations of fintechs around France and Europe. Besides its actions in the regulatory and legislative fields, France FinTech offers various services that result in numerous publications, workshops and flagship events for the ecosystem such as FinTech R:Evolution.
France FinTech is one of the founding members of EDFA (European Digital Finance Association)
About the AMF
The AMF is an independent public authority responsible for ensuring that savings invested in financial products are protected and that investors are provided with adequate information. The AMF also supervises the orderly operations of markets. Visit our website https://www.amf-france.org
About the ACPR
The Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution is the administrative authority operationally attached to the Banque de France that supervises the banking and insurance sectors and ensures financial stability. The ACPR is also responsible for protecting the customers of the supervised institutions and ensuring the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It also has resolution powers. The ACPR’s operational departments come under its General Secretariat. Visit our website at https://acpr.banque-france.fr/
About the ACPR-AMF Fintech Forum
Created in June 2016, the FinTech Regulatory Advisory Forum (ACPR-AMF Fintech Forum) is a joint body created by the Autorité de Contrôle Prudentiel et de Résolution (ACPR) and the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF) to act as a forum for monitoring, engaging in dialogue and making proposals for the financial sector. Its purpose is to ensure that all stakeholders are perfectly up to date with the challenges faced by FinTechs, in particular regulatory and supervisory affairs, developments, specific characteristics and risks. It organises working groups as well as an annual event that is widely open to players of the FinTech ecosystem.
Paris&Co: Edouard Plus, Executive Director - Corporate Solutions - edouard.plus [at] parisandco.com - Tel: +33 (0)6 45 27 60 93
France FinTech: Kristen Charvin, Managing Director - kristen.charvin [at] francefintech.org
ACPR: Communication Unit - presse [at] acpr.banque-france.fr - Tel: +33 (0)1 42 44 72 76
AMF: AMF Communications Directorate - directiondelacommunication [at] amf-france.org - Tel: +33 (0)1 53 45 60 28
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Head of publications: The Executive Director of AMF Communication Directorate. Contact: Communication Directorate – Autorité des marches financiers 17 place de la Bourse – 75082 Paris cedex 02