The Italian Fintech District, located in Milan, announced that Societe Generale, one of the leading financial services group, joined its community. The Fintech District is the gateway to the Italian Fintech ecosystem and attracts the most relevant national and international stakeholders, acting like the team that allows you to co-create with the industry’s startups. In the Fintech District community, there are currently over 100, there are also numerous collaborations developed with public institutions, investors, professionals, financial institutions, international innovation hubs, universities and corporations.
Societe Generale’s entry in the Fintech District community as a “Corporate Member” will offer to the entire ecosystem significant opportunities for the development of fintech projects capable of supporting the digital transformation of the financial sector in Italy.
The decision to become a partner of Fintech District confirms Societe Generale’s attention towards Italian Fintech and is part of the wider process of innovation and digital transformation that the Group is carrying out at a global level, to offer its customers increasingly advanced and effective services.
Alessandro Gumier, Head of Global Banking and Investor Solutions for Societe Generale in Italy says: “With this partnership, we want to actively contribute to the development of the Italian Fintech ecosystem by providing startups with our expertise to help them develop their ideas and transform them into innovative services. Fintech is contributing to shaping the future of the financial industry – closely following its developments and supporting the best projects are essential steps to be able to develop innovative solutions at the service of our customers. The partnership with the Fintech District will allow us to combine our strengths with qualified Fintech companies to rapidly develop innovative solutions, in a perspective of co-construction, for the benefit of our customers.”
Alessandro Longoni, Head of Fintech District says: “We are proud to welcome Societe Generale, the first international bank to become a member of the Fintech District community. At the same time, we recognize how significant a step this partnership represents for this important financial group in the local implementation of its innovation strategy and to assume a role of growing importance on the Italian territory. Societe Generale’s entry not only offers added value to the entire community but also consolidates Fintech District’s position both nationally and internationally, as a reference player for developing concrete Open Innovation projects with the world of finance.”