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But it’s at the heart of the company because of its relationship with credit card companies Visa Inc., Mastercard Inc. and JCB International, which are key to the firm as a whole staying in business. The market in Wirecard was not manipulated. FRANKFURT (BLOOMBERG) – Before its dramatic fall from grace last week, Wirecard counted on a small banking unit just outside of Munich to help drive stellar growth in its main payments business. Inside Wirecard. Home » Business » Inside Wirecard, a deposit-taking bank helped fuel growth. Asian stocks gain, yuan soars as traders bet on U.S. stimulus, again, No plans for new coronavirus lockdown measures, says Kremlin, FTSE 100 LIVE: London shares edge higher as European markets slump amid Brexit, GOP Strategist Names The Only Way To Save The Republican Party From Donald Trump, Exxon Says Trump’s Hypothetical Call Was Just That, Hypothetical, 13-year-old boy falls to his death from Midtown terrace. Exclusive: Employee at payments group’s longtime auditor flagged suspicious accounting and attempted bribery in 2016, Angela Merkel and other leading politicians continued to lobby for the payments group even as the warning signs grew, A plan to buy Deutsche Bank is now seen as part of a desperate effort to disguise fraud at the German payments group, How the payments group became one of the hottest stocks in Europe while battling persistent allegations of fraud, Intimidation, surveillance and conspiracy theories: inside the FT’s five-year investigation of a billion-dollar fraud, Decision comes as MPs question why regulators failed to detect huge corporate fraud, Payments provider ramped up unsecured loans to opaque business partners in Asia to $1bn earlier this year, Positions go as November date is set for first creditors’ meeting, Christopher Bauer was being investigated over the collapse of the German payments group, Short seller attacks regulator and auditors in investor letter for failing to detect signs, Malta-based gaming company CenturionBet was used by the ’Ndrangheta crime organisation to launder money, Previous failed attempt to reinforce EU watchdogs was a ‘missed opportunity’, says Dombrovskis, Markus Braun and other executives detained in wake of collapse of once high-flying German technology group, Regulators examining deal that is said to have provoked a ‘furious’ reaction from board, Leo Perry of Ennismore Fund Management long believed that payments group was a fraud, Management board later passed over consultancy for compliance work in favour of PwC, A suspect in one of Germany’s biggest financial frauds talked of assembling a Libyan militia and bragged of adventures with Russian troops, Watchdog’s powers to be transferred to BaFin as deputy finance minister calls for ‘radical solutions’, Arrest on Monday came days before German payments processor’s collapse on Thursday, Auditor of insolvent payments group under fire for failing to detect fraud, Auditor EY says it found ‘clear indications of elaborate and sophisticated fraud’ at German payments company, Politicians turn scrutiny on BaFin as implosion of payments group hurts Germany’s reputation, Regulators act to ringfence group’s bank as former head released from custody on €5m bail, Unit of Japanese technology group engineered intricate $1bn bet on German payments company’s stock, Police open probe and regulator says affair is ‘a shame’ for Germany as payments group withdraws previous results, Fresh doubt cast on German group’s explanation for missing deposits, Germany’s financial establishment too often views harsh criticism of corporations as an affront, Tim Albrecht of DWS and Alexander Darwall of Devon Equity Management made outsized bets despite fraud warnings, Markus Braun resigns as payment group’s shares continue to collapse and investors threaten legal action, Auditor’s findings trigger collapse in German group’s stock market value, Shares of payments group crash as it says a third party may have tried ‘to deceive’ its auditor, The payments group had predicted vindication from a special audit — it did not arrive, The accounting firm struggled to verify €1bn of payments held by an uncooperative trustee, German financial watchdog filed criminal complaint against CEO Markus Braun and three other top executives, Accounting firm also complained of obstacles in completing special audit of German payments group, A preliminary report by a top law firm has unveiled a pattern of suspected book-padding across the group’s Asian operations, FT Investigation: internal documents from the payments company point to a concerted effort to fraudulently inflate sales and profits, Former Libyan intelligence chief oversaw surveillance of investors including Crispin Odey, Special audit will now look at accusations concerning type of lending made to merchants, German fintech boosted its cash reserves using trust accounts from its payments processing operations, German 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surge after it says probe by lawyers found ‘no material impact’, Singapore court dismisses fintech group’s attempt to limit scope of investigation, BaFin targets two FT journalists and several short-sellers after reports hit payments group’s share price, Internal presentation pointed to possible ‘falsification of accounts’, German payments company provides no comment on internal investigation.