FinTech Made in Switzerland (2016) is the first documentary film about Swiss FinTech. It offers a glimpse into how the traditional bankers’ nation is coming to terms with technological change and plans to catch up in the digital future. Filmmaker and economist Manuel Stagars made interviews with heads of digital banking from major Swiss banks, politicians, investors and Swiss FinTech startups in roboadvisory, lending, cryptocurrencies, or insurtech who speak candidly about their views of the digital future.

In 45 minutes, the documentary seeks solutions to the challenges of advanced economies to stay competitive in the digital age. All interviews from the research phase of the film are accessible in full length on the website of the film,, which makes the project the first interactive knowledge portal about Swiss FinTech.

Being an entrepreneur himself with a deep background in economics and finance, Manuel conducts conversations with the stars of Swiss FinTech about the merits and challenges of technology at eye level. This helps shift the focus on the underlying drivers of technology that have tangible effects on the economies of nations and the lives of people. With its interactive and unconventional format, FinTech Made in Switzerland lets the complex subject matter come to life for an interested audience and provides conversation starters about entrepreneurship and digitization.

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