Save the date: Swiss Fintech Fair *Digital only*

Save the date: Swiss Fintech Fair *Digital only*

September 7 – 8, 2020

Soon, the biggest virtual fintech exhibition in Europe takes place. It’s called Swiss Fintech Fair! The event tip for porfoliomanagers, treasurers, bond dealers, investors and other Fintechs.

What’s in for you when you take part in this event? Learn more about the following topics:

– Does the crisis accelerate Open Banking? – Seizing opportunities while mitigating risks

– Future of Banking: Three main drivers

– Growing stronger in crisis

More details are listed in the agenda – get inspired by expert talks and webinars.


Loanboox will also be part of it

Our Co-Founder & Managing Director Switzerland Andi Burri will share his personal insights on how we succeeded with the worlds first, listed corporate digital bond issuance in a live webinar at 13:45.

Whether you are the CIO of a big bank, a software developer of a Fintech startup or an angel investor, I guess what we all have in common is the drive to change the world to a better place.

Discover how you, too, can be part of our ecosystem shaping tomorrow’s debt capital markets.

Eager to join? We only have a few free tickets left – get them now! Just send an email to

First come, first serve!

InTech Swiss: Easily develop your own Fintech? A quick start guide from Loanboox

How to scale a (digital) business? Loanboox’s Chief Operating Officer Dominique Huegli gives an insight into our strategy for success. A quick start guide.

The most important tool is the strategy or a set of strategies.

For the development of our innovative digital marketplace for debt financing, we have established a system of strategies at Loanboox. We use different strategies depending on the scope and consequences of the decision. Each strategy pursues a specific purpose and serves a different time horizon. Certain levels serve the longer-term perspective, others influence daily business.

Which strategies these are and how they are effectively implemented in companies can be found in this article on InTech Swiss.

Axpo Holding AG places first listed Green Bond via Loanboox

Axpo Holding AG places first listed Green Bond via Loanboox

Zurich, 15.07.2020. Axpo Holding AG is the first issuer to place a listed green bond entirely digitally via the independent debt capital market platform Loanboox.

The green bond for CHF 133 million and a term of 7 years was well received by investors in the capital market, and 35 orders got allocated. The energy group will use the capital to finance projects in the photovoltaic and wind energy sectors. The great interest shown by investors underlines the demand for sustainable investments and confirms Axpo’s strategy of profitable growth in renewable energies.

First fully digital corporate bond

The exchange-listed green bond was issued entirely digitally via the debt capital market platform Loanboox. In the dynamic and transparent Loanboox Live Bookbuilding® tool, investors set the price themselves. All process steps, deadlines and fees were known in advance to investors and issuer and were transparently visible at all times. Both sides were able to follow the order book in real time. The energy company placed the bonds with asset managers, banks, funds, pension funds and insurance companies. Martin Denkinger, Head Financing & Cash Management at Axpo, is very satisfied with the premiere:

The transaction via Loanboox worked smoothly and significantly increased transparency with regard to investors.

Important step towards digitalisation of the capital market

After successfully establishing itself as the leading platform in the field of municipal financing, Loanboox is now also digitalizing the bond market. Philippe Cayrol, CEO of Loanboox:

This first bond is a proof point that our digital process creates value for all market participants. We’re proud of the first deal and look forward to working with innovative clients and partners to set new standards in transparency, pricing and allocation in the primary market in Switzerland and in the EU.

Competent partners supported Loanboox

The Green Bond of Axpo Holding AG has a coupon of 1.002 percent. The bond will be listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Société Générale Paris, Zurich Branch as paying agent and listing partner, Deutsche Bank (London) as market maker, First Advisory Bond Services AG as holders representative and PwC Switzerland as due diligence agent acted as partners. Loanboox was also supported by Bär & Karrer AG as legal advisor in the transaction.

Contact person:
Martina Buehler, Head Marketing & Communication
Stefan Feller, Director Capital Markets
Talacker 50, 8001 Zurich, Switzerland
+41 55 220 78 29

Loanboox in the press

Loanboox in the press

With a new CEO and strengthened management, Loanboox takes a step into the next growth phase. Here is an excerpt of current press reports. 

Bloomberg: BayernLB-Beteiligung in Schweiz bekommen neuen CEO von Unicorn

Der Neue Kämmerer: Finanzplattform Loanboox stellt sich personell neu auf

Handelszeitung: Kredit-Plattform Loanboox ernennt einen neuen Chef, Gründer geht in den VR

Börsenzeitung: Philippe Cayrol führt Loanboox

Finanzbusiness: Loanboox ernennt neuen CEO und CRO

Finews: Loanboox: Neuer Chef kommt von französischem Einhorn

Finews: Loanboox Hires CEO From French Unicorn

gj Geldinstitute: Loanboox verstärkt Geschäftsleitung

L’Agefi: Un ancien dirigeant de Blablacar nommé CEO de la fintech Loanboox

Institutional Money: Loanboox strukturiert Geschäftsleitung um

Kreditwesen: Loanboox: Umbau der Geschäftsführung

Agefi: Nomination Philippe Cayrol

Cash: Mühlemann gibt CEO-Rolle bei Loanboox ab

Finextra: Loanbox appoints new CEO and CRO DKB, Hamburger Volksbank, Volkswagen Bank, Mastercard

Fintech Switzerland: Swiss Fintech Loanboox Appoints new CEO and CRO

MoneytodayDas FinTech Loanboox bekommt einen neuen CEO

Payment & Banking:  DAILY: Hickhack um Wirecard & weitere News


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Press release: 40bn milestone and strengthened executive team

Press release: 40bn milestone and strengthened executive team

  • BlaBlaCar manager Philippe Cayrol new CEO
  • Founder Stefan Muehlemann focuses on his position as Executive Chairman

Zurich, June 17th, 2020. The debt capital market platform Loanboox is broadening its executive team: Philippe Cayrol joins the Fintech as its new CEO. The experienced start-up manager takes over from founder Stefan Muehlemann who will focus on his role as Executive Chairman. 

Philippe Cayrol, new CEO

unicorn BlaBlaCar. As Head of Corporate & Business Development, Cayrol developed the start-up into the world’s largest carpooling marketplace. Previously, Cayrol co-founded an investment fund in London that focused on growth capital for early stage companies.
The digitalisation of the large debt markets is only getting started, so I am very excited to join an exceptional team who is passionate about bringing more efficiency, accessibility and transparency to the debt capital markets. I am impressed by the innovative features and the traction of the platform and look forward to contributing to the future success of all our users,
says Cayrol.

Strengthened executive team to support new growth phase

With over CHF 40 billion of financing requests handled through the platform since the start and 2’500 organisations in six countries, I am incredibly proud of what we have achieved. As we now scale up our activities to the next level, including new products and target groups, it felt natural to strengthen the team. Whilst I was the right CEO for Loanboox’ inception and first years, it is now time to hand over operational responsibility to experts with relevant experiences. With Philippe, we have found a talented executive with the right mix of entrepreneurial spirit and execution capabilities,

says Muehlemann.

In addition to Cayrol, the two previous members Dario Zogg (Co-Founder & CTO) and Dominique Huegli (COO) complete Loanboox’ executive board. Co-Founder Andi Burri will continue his responsibilities as Country Head Switzerland and member of the Board of Directors, and will additionally focus on key customer relationships. Stefan Muehlemann, who founded Loanboox in 2015 and was CEO since then, will concentrate on his position as Executive Chairman.

About Loanboox:

Loanboox is the leading European debt capital market platform for large corporations, public-sector entities, institutional investors and banks. To date, Loanboox has processed financing requests of over CHF 40 bn and is active in six countries.

Here you can download the press release and a picture of Philippe Cayrol and Stefan Muehlemann.

Felix R. Ehrat elected to the Board of Directors of Loanboox

Felix R. Ehrat elected to the Board of Directors of Loanboox

At the Annual General Meeting at the end of April, Dr. Felix R. Ehrat was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of Swiss Fintech AG. Swiss Fintech AG operates the debt capital market platform Loanboox. Ehrat has many years of experience as a business lawyer and board member in various companies. With the election of this highly skilled expert, the Fintech further professionalises its structures and has now appointed the first independent person to the board in addition to the founders. 

Dr. Felix R. Ehrat worked for 25 years as a lawyer in various fields (corporate law, M&A, banking law, litigation) and roles (partner, senior partner, chair) in the law firm Bär & Karrer AG. In addition, he gained experience as president and member of the advisory board of various companies in the financial, consumer goods and industrial sectors as well as in executive committees of important economic associations (Economiesuisse, SwissHoldings).

From October 2011 to June 2018, he was a member of the Executive Committee and Group General Counsel of Novartis. Today, he holds directorships and advisory mandates in various companies and organisations (including Geberit, Globalance Bank, Accenture, Locarno Film Festival), teaches as a lecturer at the University of St. Gallen and provides consulting services. 

With Dr. Felix R. Ehrat, we have brought in an exceptionally well-founded expert. Mr. Ehrat will actively support us in strategy processes as well as in the future orientation of our fast-growing Fintech

says Stefan Muehlemann, Founder & CEO of Loanboox. In addition to Ehrat and Chairman Muehlemann, the two Co-Founders Dario Zogg and Andi Burri are still members of the Board of Directors.

Ehrat on his new mandate: 

Loanboox fascinates me because the company and its employees use the possibilities of modern technology in an important area of the financial industry, combining it with a great deal of enthusiasm and empathy, and thus providing the increased transparency that results in deep benefits for the customers.