Iceland

Revolut Launches as a Bank in the Nordics

Revolut, a global financial super-app with more than 18 million customers worldwide, has operationalized its Lithuania based European specialised banking licence in 10 European markets. Customers in Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden who upgrade to

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The Biggest Fintech Funding Rounds of 2021 in the Nordics

The fintech industry in the Nordic region, which comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, saw strong funding growth in 2021 with record deal amounts. Out of the ten biggest funding rounds announced this year, Sweden leads the chart with

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Landsbankinn Chooses Salt Edge to Become PSD2 Compliant

Landsbankinn, the largest Icelandic bank, has joined forces with Salt Edge, a pioneer in open banking, to comply with Icelandic law on the PSD2 legislation. The new Act on Payment Services, which transposes the European PSD2 into Icelandic law, entered

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Rapyd Inks Deal to Acquire Icelandic Payments Firm Valitor for US$100 Million

Rapyd, a global fintech-as-a-service company, has entered into a definitive agreement with Arion Banki to acquire Valitor, an Icelandic payments solutions company, for US$100 million. The acquisition of Valitor will complement Rapyd’s existing payment capabilities throughout Europe, as well as

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Nordea Taps Meniga’s Cashback Rewards Platform for Its Swedish Customers

Icelandic digital banking and finance solutions developer Meniga has signed a new partnership agreement with Nordea, a financial services groups in the Nordics, to continue the integration of its cashback rewards platform within the latter’s mobile banking app in Sweden.

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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 round. The round was led by institutional investors, Velocity Capital Fintech Ventures, and Frumtak Ventures. Other participants in the round

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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 these changes. Innovative fintech solutions are provided by the three largest commercial banks in the country, namely Landsbankinn, Íslandsbanki, and

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