The European FinTech Association (EFA) is the first organisation representing FinTech companies of all sizes across the EU.
We are designed by and for Europe’s FinTech community. We aim to serve as a resource and forum for education, information sharing and networking between companies, policymakers and the general public.
Promote, communicate and develop cooperation and dialogue between FinTech companies within the European Union;
Speak with one voice for the FinTech sector, highlight the significant developments in the FinTech field, and provide feasible solutions;
Advocate and represent the interests of its members at the political policy level, in particular in relation to the EU institutions and other European regulatory bodies
Over the last few years, financial services have been revolutionised by the introduction of tech based solutions.
Consumers and businesses now have the opportunity to send, access, manage and invest their money at the touch of a button, online. Europeans no longer need to make inconvenient trips to their bank branches to find out about their options, or put up with poor customer service and confusing charges to access basic services.
We believe this transformation has only just begun. Access to convenient, secure online financial services should become the norm for all Europeans – and we will support this by means of our tech competence.
We believe that FinTech companies can lead the way in delivering comprehensive, innovative and understandable financial service products for all Europeans.
Innovation and digitisation has introduced real competition in the EU, improving outcomes for consumers and businesses, empowering each and everyone in their financial decision making.
By sharing our deep tech know-how, we foster sound tech regulation that is beneficial for the overall EU financial market, presenting people with the advantages of technology for finance.
Digital FinTech companies offering financial services are still subject to scattered regulations and requirements, preventing efficient cross-border growth.
Digital financial services can empower all Europeans to manage and maximise their capital, payments, and investments safely and securely.
We believe that tearing down cross-border barriers will ensure that users, regardless of their location, can access the same quality of financial services everywhere.
Digital innovation can deliver better outcomes for all. By encouraging competition, empowering consumers to shop around and offering convenient alternatives to traditional banking, FinTech providers are fundamental to delivering user friendly innovation.
We will promote customer centric regulation, to build a fairer and more accessible financial services landscape.
Security is crucial to building trust in FinTech, and financial services as a whole.
We aim to support and promote the transparent use and protection of data, use our insights to help build efficient and convenient processes to combat illegal activities, and to work towards risk based and harmonized standards across the EU.
We support the development of a strong digital single market for financial services with consistent consumer protection standards, future proof regulation, and true competition that works for Europeans.
By encouraging proportionate regulation that will support European financial innovation and facilitating seamless market access, we believe the European Union can be a kick-start for global growth of FinTech companies.
The European Fintech Association denounces the war in Ukraine and condemns the violation of international law. We are deeply concerned by the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding and we urge all parties to work towards a peaceful resolution.
On Thursday 3 June, the European FinTech Association (EFA) held its Annual General Assembly and welcomed high-level speakers from the European institutions. Read here what was said.
The EFA welcomes and fully supports the Commission’s plans to put forward a legislative initiative on instant payments to promote adherence to SCT Inst. Legislation is necessary to further accelerate the uptake and roll-out of instant payments in the EU.
The European FinTech Association (EFA) supports the European Commission’s aim to encourage a more innovative and competitive EU retail payments market. EFA believes the European Payments Initiative (EPI) can contribute to this objective
The European Fintech Association (EFA) welcomes the opportunity to participate in the European Banking Authority’s (EBA) consultation on its draft Guidelines on the use of remote customer onboarding solutions.
Here you will find a brief explanation of the Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Package Proposal and a link to our position paper on the topic