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Le Swave, France FinTech, the ACPR and the AMF unite to organize the first FRENCH FINTECH WEEK

January 31, 2017 | News, Press Releases

Paris, le 27 janvier 2021

In the continuation of the year 2020 which will have enabled French fintech, insurance and regtech to show their resilience, France FinTech, the professional association of the sector, Le Swave, the first French start-up accelerator dedicated to financial services, the ACPR and the AMF announce the creation of the French FinTech Week, a full week of events, to be held from October 11 to October 15, 2021.

Financial innovation is going through a decisive stage in its development. In a context marked by an economic crisis which increases competition between traditional establishments, fintech and bigtech on a global scale, innovation is stimulated both by the development of new uses and the desire for innovative services on the part of of consumers, technological advances in data processing, and by building an appropriate regulatory framework. In order to meet the many challenges involved in this period, a multidisciplinary reflection bringing together all the stakeholders constitutes an opportunity to strengthen the strengths of the Paris market.

Organized by the supervisors, an association representing the interests of entrepreneurs and an accelerator of international dimension, the French FinTech Week will make it possible in particular to discover the supervision systems put in place during the ACPR and AMF Fintech Forum, with the support of the Banque de France, to visit the European FinTech Hub, the extension of the Swave acceleration program over 5 m² which will open at the end of the year, to participate in half a day dedicated to financing start-ups, to meet the most active fintechs and major groups in the sector and to discuss the structuring trends of this sector during the benchmark event Fintech R: Evolution.

As such, the organizers are also launching a call to all the players in their ecosystem to come forward to them by May 30th to integrate the programming of this week of events aimed at strengthening regional attractiveness and placing Paris at the heart of financial innovation in Europe.

The detailed program will be available on: http://frenchfintechweek.org/

About Paris & Co

Paris & Co is the economic development and innovation agency for Paris and the metropolis. It promotes the dissemination of innovation through the incubation of more than 500 French and foreign startups per year, the experimentation of innovative solutions, the organization of national and international events. It develops its activity in a dynamic of open innovation in close collaboration with more than 120 large companies and major institutions. The Swave is the platform that the agency launched in 2017 to accelerate innovation in the financial sector. 

About France FinTech

Created in 2015 on the initiative of entrepreneurs, France FinTech brings together companies using innovative and disruptive operational, technological or economic models aimed at addressing existing or emerging issues in the financial services industry and representing the main components of the sector. The association's mission is to promote excellence in the sector in France and abroad and to represent French fintechs to public authorities, the regulator and the ecosystem. France FinTech is today the largest sectoral association of start-ups in France and in Europe. In addition to its actions in regulatory and legislative fields, its numerous publications, its workshops and various meetings, the association organizes each year the benchmark event of the ecosystem, Fintech R: Evolution.

France FinTech is a founding member of theEDFA (European Digital Finance Association).

About the AMF

An independent public authority, the AMF is responsible for ensuring the protection of savings invested in financial products, investor information and the proper functioning of the markets. Visit our site www.amf-france.org

About the ACPR

Backed by the Banque de France, the Prudential Control and Resolution Authority is the administrative authority that controls the banking and insurance sectors and oversees financial stability. The ACPR is also responsible for the protection of the customers of the supervised establishments and ensures the mission of the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It also has resolution powers. The operational services of the ACPR are grouped together within its General Secretariat. Visit our site: https://acpr.banque-france.fr

About the ACPR-AMF Fintech Forum

Established in June 2016, the Fintech Regulation Consultative Forum (ACPR-AMF Fintech Forum) is a monitoring, dialogue and proposal body common to the Prudential Supervisory and Resolution Authority (ACPR) and the Autorité financial markets (AMF). Its objective is to ensure that all stakeholders have a good knowledge of the issues, in particular regulatory and supervisory issues, developments, specificities and risks of fintechs. He leads working groups as well as an annual event, widely open to ecosystem players.

contacts: 

Paris & Co:
Edouard More
Director of the Enterprise Solutions Department
edouard.plus@parisandco.com
Phone: +33 (0) 6.45.27.60.93

France FinTech
Kristen charvin
General Delegate
kristen.charvin@francefintech.org

ACPR
Communication Unit press@acpr.banque-france.fr
Phone: + 33 (0) 1 42 44 72 76

AMF
AMF Communication Department
directiondelacommunication@amf-france.org
Phone: + 33 (0) 1 53 45 60 28

 

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