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Annerton advises Finion Capital GmbH on the successful application for a payment services license

Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, June 12, 2024Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH has successfully advised Finion Capital GmbH on its application for a license pursuant to Section 10 of the German Payment Services Supervision Act (Zahlungsdiensteaufsichtsgesetz – ZAG).

Finion Capital is a payment service provider for the fitness industry and enables fitness studios to collect and manage their members’ contributions with or without assuming the risk of default. The payment service is integrated into the Magicline software, one of the leading software products for the fitness industry, which enables seamless and simple member management from the creation of a member to the automated collection of membership fees. With the granting of the payment services license, Finion Capital can significantly expand its product offering for its more than 1,600 customers.

Theodor Tetzlaff, Managing Director of Finion Capital GmbH: “The granting of the payment services license is an important strategic step and contributes to the consolidation of our leading market position as a comprehensive service provider for the fitness industry. It enables us to expand our portfolio with new innovative payment products for the fitness studio industry.”

Annerton partners Peter Frey and Dr. Susanne Grohé supported the application for the licensing procedure and brought it to a successful conclusion.

Dr. Susanne Grohé, lawyer and partner at Annerton: “We are very pleased for Finion Capital and thank them for the trust they have placed in us and the good cooperation. We had to go a long way together until the license was granted and are pleased that our joint work has paid off. Finion Capital is now in a stronger position to compete and is well prepared for market opportunities that are opening up in the global fitness market.”

About Finion Capital & Sport Alliance

Finion Capital GmbH is part of the Sport Alliance Group. The company is a fast-growing financial services provider specializing in the fitness industry. Finion Capital supports fitness studios in the efficient management of membership fees, from invoicing to collection.
Headquartered in Hamburg, Sport Alliance is one of the leading software companies in the fitness industry, specializing in the provision of software solutions for efficient studio management, financial services and mobile applications. Its flagship product Magicline offers one of Europe’s leading ERP solutions for the fitness market and supports gym operators in optimizing and digitizing their facilities.

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About Annerton

Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH is an independent law firm specializing in regulatory law in the financial sector. Since 2020, Annerton Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH in Germany and Annerton S.A. in Luxembourg have been advising established international institutions and corporations as well as innovative start-ups in the banking, financial services and digital economy sectors. Annerton currently has 28 lawyers, two tax advisors and other team members at its four offices in Berlin, Frankfurt am Main, Munich and Luxembourg.

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