Wirecard: spotlight on a leading European fintech

German payments processor has battled allegations of fraud, forgery and opaque business links

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Company fails to explain why spreadsheet’s data should be disregarded

A preliminary report by a top law firm has unveiled a pattern of suspected book-padding across the group’s Asian operations

Whistleblowers claim unit of German payments group was not audited

Half of the German company’s revenues come from partners but at some there is a mismatch with the reality on the ground

Documents indicate Jan Marsalek was aware of €2m transfer investigated by Singapore police 

Payments group agrees to improve processes as auditor signs off 2018 accounts

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Controversy dogs payments company that has a valuation of more than 40 times next year’s expected earnings

Internal presentation pointed to possible ‘falsification of accounts’

German payments company provides no comment on internal investigation

And how could it when the cops are still investigating?

German lender took almost half Markus Braun’s stake in payments group as collateral

The market in Wirecard was not manipulated.

BaFin cites ‘serious threat to market confidence’ following collapse in stock price

Singapore police are looking into matter but shares gain on group’s reassurances

BaFin investigates ‘potential market manipulation’ of payments group

Wirecard compliance officer was no book cook.