Press releases

« back to overview

BANKSapi expands management with EX-W&W manager


Manuel Wanner-Behr (38) joins the management of Munich-based open banking and open finance specialist BANKSapi Technology GmbH as Co-CEO with immediate effect.

Before his current position, Mr. Wanner-Behr held several management roles within the W&W Group. His positions included management at Adam Riese GmbH and W&W Interaction Solutions GmbH. In these positions, he gained extensive knowledge of the financial industry and its digital opportunities and challenges. Mr. Wanner-Behr, who began his career as a banker and later worked as a product manager at a platform specializing in banking and fund services, is also one of the co-founders of “treefin AG”. This company, founded as a venture of Finconomy AG, was one of the first FinTech and InsurTech companies in Germany to pioneer the creation of financial homes.

“I am absolutely convinced of the potential of Open Banking and, in the future, of Open Finance, which will be unleashed when the FIDA regulation comes into force. For this reason, I am delighted to be part of the team and to be able to lead this revolution. With a motivated, experienced and innovative team behind us, I am sure that we will continue BANKSapi’s growth path.” Manuel Wanner-Behr will now be responsible for Marketing & Sales, Legal, HR and the “Frontend Solutions” product line.

“I am delighted that we have been able to win Manuel Wanner-Behr for BANKSapi. With his wealth of operational and strategic experience in the banking and bancassurance environment, he effectively completes the management team and is the perfect addition to prepare BANKSapi even better for current and future market developments due to upcoming regulations,” says Felix Baaken, BANKSapi co-founder and co-CEO.

Reinhard Tahedl, CEO of the parent company Finconomy AG and CFO of BANKSapi, adds: “With Manuel Wanner-Behr, a first-generation FinTech founder and specialist in the implementation of financial home and portal solutions is taking over the leadership of BANKSapi. I am delighted that with Manuel we can significantly strengthen our expertise in the run-up to the FIDA regulation and that he will continue to drive BANKSapi’s corporate growth with Felix Baaken as co-CEO.” 

About BANKSapi Technology GmbH

BANKSapi Technology GmbH is a BaFin-regulated open finance provider based in Munich and Kiel. The B2B company provides both an API and the front ends, after which users can access their accounts, credit cards, building society contracts and securities accounts.

Target groups such as banks, insurance companies, sales departments, ERP and accounting providers, credit platforms and payment providers are given the opportunity to give users an overview of finances, streamline processes and develop innovations that can make life easier for end customers financially.

The technology is hosted in the German high-security data center of noris network and meets the highest standards of data protection and IT security. Behind BANKSapi Technology GmbH is an experienced management team and the company builder Finconomy AG.

« back to overview