September 22, 2017
With the usual suspects maintaining a strong grip on the world’s attention (we are talking about Hong Kong, Singapore, and New York), it's easy to overlook emerging markets offering outstanding opportunities to international tech and finance talent. One of those markets is Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) – a unique region that has been making unprecedented strides to bring innovation to every level of the government and business operations. Being an economic success story for the past two decades, CEE countries are continuously reinventing their economies to adapt to the changing world.
Europe remains one of the world’s top regions for executives, experts note in an attractiveness survey 2017 (Europe). Despite major geopolitical events, growth around the world facilitates demand for European products and services and gives business decision makers the confidence to expand and invest. Asked to rank the attractiveness of global regions, investors vote Western Europe first overall (53%), followed by US (39%) and CEE (37%).
Image: CEE key economic indicators; FinTech in CEE: Charting the course for innovation in financial services technology
In total, the CEE FinTech market is estimated to be worth over €2.2 billion, with the FinTech investment market in the region to grow at