German banking-as-a-service credit institution

Solaris SE is a Berlin-based fintech company that provides a banking-as-a-service platform with its German banking license.[1] It was founded in 2015 as part of Finleap and launched in March 2016.[2] The company has partnerships with MasterCard and has raised funds from various investors.[3] Solarisbank offers banking service modules for digital companies and financial services startups. In January 2022, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) of Germany ordered a special audit due to organizational deficiencies.[4]

Company typePrivate
FounderAndreas Bittner and Marko Wenthin
Area served
Number of employees
232 (2019) Edit this on Wikidata


  1. "SolarisBank, a bank for digital and fintech startups, gets banking license". Finextra Research. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  2. Ninon Renaud (13 May 2016). "La banque en kit prend corps avec solarisBank". Les (in French). Retrieved 2022-09-04.- O'Hear, Steve (13 June 2016). "German fintech company builder FinLeap raises €21M at €121M valuation". TechCrunch. Retrieved 2017-11-18.
  3. Antony Peyton (11 October 2016). "MasterCard and SolarisBank partner for digital banking push". Banking Technology. Archived from the original on 2017-12-01. Retrieved 2022-09-04.- "SolarisBank partners MasterCard to develop new banking modules". The Paypers. 12 October 2016. Retrieved 2022-09-04.
  4. Dennis Schwarz; Felix Holtermann (28 January 2022). "Solarisbank wächst rasant, BaFin schickt Sonderprüfer". Handelsblatt (in German). Retrieved 2022-09-04.- "BaFin sorgt sich um Solaris Bank und schickt Sonderprüfer". Business Insider (in German). 29 January 2022. Retrieved 2022-09-04.