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Banking in 2024: Global Challenges, Europe’s Focus, and Innovation Path

As the Roman poet Ovid once said, ‘A horse never runs as fast as when it has other horses to

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Iceland’s Landsbankinn and Meniga Transform Payments Landscape Through Open Banking Services

Iceland’s largest bank Landsbankinn announced it is leading the way in Open Banking innovation by becoming the first bank in

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French IN Groupe Takes Over Danish Digital ID Service from Nexi

Nexi has entered into an agreement with French IN Groupe which is to take over its eID business. This acquisition

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Jifiti Granted Electronic Money Institution License in Europe

Jifiti, a global white-labeled embedded lending provider, today announced that it has been granted an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license

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Swedish Fintech Startups Feel the Funding Contraction

In Sweden, fintech companies are finding it more difficult to secure funding, noting that investors have adopted a more cautious

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Neo Bank Saldo Opens Banking Operations in Finland

The competition for savings accounts is intensifying in Finland. Saldo Bank, a neo-bank with a Finnish background, brings term deposits

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Sweden’s Instant Payment Fintech Brite Raises $60 Million

Brite Payments announced a $60 million funding round led by specialist B2B software investor Dawn Capital and joined by Headline

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Sweden’s Social Trading Platform StockRepublic Secured SEK 15 Million from Placera Media

Placera Media is investing in Stockholm based Social Trading platform StockRepublic, Placera Media operates the financial news site Placera and

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Swedish Trade Financing Fintech Mitigram Raises $11M

Mitigram, the leading digital platform in global trade financing, today announces it has secured an additional $11m from its latest

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Swedish KYC Firm Verified Acquires Regtech Startup Pliance

Verified, a provider of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance solutions, announced the acquisition of Pliance, a

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Nordea Completes Acquisition of Digital Pension Broker Platform Advinans

Nordea completed the acquisition of Swedish digital pension broker platform Advinans, following receipt of the regulatory approvals. The acquisition strengthens

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Compliance Software Company Trapets Acquires Regtech Solutions

Swedish regtech company Trapets has acquired Regtech Solutions, a software company offering Know Your Customer (KYC) and screening services solutions

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Mambu, Doconomy to Support Financial Institutions With Their Climate Action Plans

Swedish climate technology startup Doconomy has partnered with cloud banking platform Mambu to support financial institutions globally in taking climate action

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Swedish Open Banking Firm Kreditz Nets Funding From Ingka Investments, Creades

Swedish open banking startup Kreditz has received funding from Ingka Investments, the VC arm of Ingka Group which operates IKEA retail

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Bottomline Partners in the Nordics Market

Knowit, a Swedish provider of digital services to banks and businesses in the Nordic region, announced a strategic partnership with

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Intergiro and Incharge Join Forces to Make Banking Easier for Students in Europe

Stockholm based Intergiro, a Banking as a Service (BaaS) platform, has partnered with Sweden’s financial service provider Incharge to launch

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Norwegian Fintech Two Raises €18 Million Series A

Norwegian B2B payment solutions provider Two announced that it has secured €18 million in a Series A funding round, bringing

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Mastercard Acquires Baffin Bay Networks to Strengthen Customer Security

Payment giant Mastercard has acquired Swedish cloud-based cybersecurity company Baffin Bay Networks to add to its multi-layered approach to cybersecurity.

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Swedish Fintech Zimpler Appoints Chief Product Officer

Zimpler, a Swedish fintech company providing seamless and secure account-to-account payments, announced the appointment of Stefan Andersson as its Chief

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Sweden Leads Nordic Insurtech Scene

With 19 insurtech startups, Sweden is the biggest insurtech market in the Nordics, hosting 60% of all of the region’s

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Focalpay Launches Pay by Bank Feature to Retailers and E-Commerce

Stockholm based Focalpay announced the launch of the brand new Pay by Bank, the first combined account-to-account payment and checkout

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Swedish Fintech Anyfin Raises €30 Million Series C Funding

Anyfin, the scaleup that enables consumers to refinance existing loans and take control of their financial wellbeing, announced that it

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The Winners of Mastercard Fintech&Impact Lighthouse 2022 Grand Finale

Mastercard has announced the winners of its Lighthouse 2022 Fall Finale at the “Fintech & Impact: Born For This Moment”

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A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM to Discontinue Blockchain Shipping Trade Shipping Platform

A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM announced the decision to withdraw the TradeLens offerings and discontinue the platform. Starting today,

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20 Top Funded Fintech Companies in Finland in 2022

The Helsinki Fintech Farm has published a list of 20 fintech companies in Finland that have received the most funding

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Tink Adds Four Senior Hires to Its London-Based Payments Team

Swedish open banking platform Tink has made four additions to its London-based payments team with hires for variable recurring payments,

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Sweden’s SEB Creates New Banking-as-a-Service Business Unit

Nordic financial services group SEB has created SEB Embedded, a new business unit to commercialise the banking-as-a-service concept and promoted

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Sweden’s Zimpler Expands to Latin America With New São Paulo Office

Swedish payments company Zimpler announced plans to expand to Latin America and that it has established its regional headquarters in

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Atlar Raises €5M Seed Funding Led by Index Ventures for Automated Bank Payments

Swedish bank payments platform Atlar has closed a €5 million seed round led by Index Ventures, with the participation of

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Top 20 Established Fintech Companies in Finland in 2022

The Helsinki Fintech Farm has published its annual list of the top established fintech companies in Finland, ranked based on

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Fintech Nordics Top Articles

The 9 Hottest and “Coolest” Fintechs in Iceland

Iceland’s financial services industry has changed rapidly over the past couple of years with fintech solutions at the forefront of

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Danish PFM Platform Spiir Released the Beta Version of Its App in the Baltics

Danish personal financial management (PFM) app Spiir announced that it has launched a beta version of its app in the

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Swedish Fintech Anyfin Raises €30 Million Series C Funding

Anyfin, the scaleup that enables consumers to refinance existing loans and take control of their financial wellbeing, announced that it

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Top 7 Fintechs in Sweden

Home to one of the largest and best-known tech ecosystems in Europe, Sweden is now emerging as a fintech powerhouse,

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9 Fast-Growing Fintechs from Finland

Finland is home to more than 200 fintech companies, which have raised a combined EUR 450 million in funding, and

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4 Companies to Know in Denmark’s Booming Fintech Sector

The Danish fintech startup scene has grown significantly over the last few years, rising from only 70 fintech companies in

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6 Fast-Growing Fintech Companies from Norway

Norway is home to over 120 fintech companies with the vast majority of solutions available right now focusing on mobile

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Mastercard’s Accelerator Lineup Features Women-Led and Sustainable Startups

Mastercard has revealed the 15 tech startups that will be joining the fall edition of its Lighthouse FINITIV programme from

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Iceland-Born Fintech Meniga Closes €10 Million Investment Round

Meniga, a provider of digital banking solutions founded in Iceland, announced that it has closed a €10 million strategic investment

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