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Digital Lending Summit #2

The 2nd Summit took place in Frankfurt on 24th of April. The event, which we organized together with FINFELLAS and Linklaters Germany, was a great success. Digital Lending as an appealing asset class is here to stay and is playing an increasingly important role.

The conference brought together more than 100 institutional investors, fintech lenders, and industry professionals from 16 different countries to explore the latest trends and challenges in an open and collaborative atmosphere. Beginning at 9am meant plenty of time for networking, exchange views, and even make deals. All ended with a relaxed after-party around midnight in Frankfurt’s oldest wine bar “Zum Gemalten Haus”.

Topics included i.a.:

  • Macro-economic development trends in European Digital Lending;
  • View from Debt and Equity Financiers and Capital Allocators on financing operating platforms, e.g. for consumer lending or residential solar etc, also highlighting the need to have proper Back-Up Servicing in place;
  • Regulatory development trends;
  • Sustainable Finance and ESG;
  • Assessing Fintech Lenders, incl view from a Rating Agency.

The highlights and key take-aways were:

  • Regulation has its pros and cons;
  • Digital Lending is here to stay;
  • Investors are open to discuss and cautiously optimistic for more investments in the digital space in 2024;
  • Digital lenders play a crucial part in the ESG transformation – asset classes like solar panels and heatpumps are on the rise;
  • After taking the hurdle of getting licensed, DORA is now the main regulatory focus area.


A special shout-out goes to our esteemed sponsors:

  • Debitum Investments;
  • Indemo;
  • LANDE;
  • Linklaters.

We will be back with #3 in 2025!