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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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Spend Management Startup Pleo Extends Series C With Additional US$200 Million

Denmark-based B2B spend management service Pleo has raised US$200 million in a Series C extension round. It now brings the company’s total Series C round to US$350 million. The round was raised at a valuation of US$4.7 billion, according to

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Finnish Card Issuer Enfuce Picks Up EUR 45 Million to Drive Global Growth

European Card-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform Enfuce has raised EUR45 million in a Series C round. The round was led by growth investor Vitruvian Partners, with participation from Tencent, a statement from the company said. The funding will be used to drive global growth

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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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Mastercard Finalises Acquisition of Danish Open Banking Firm Aiia

Mastercard announced it has completed its acquisition of Aiia, a Danish open banking technology provider that offers single and secure API access to banks and fintech companies, and enables users to easily perform account-to-account payments. Details of the deal which

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IKEA Inks Partnership With Trustly to Enhance Global Payment Experience

Trustly, a global payments platform for digital account-to-account transactions, has announced a partnership with IKEA. Through the partnership, Trustly will enable IKEA’s shoppers to pay for their purchases directly from their online bank account. The collaboration also equips IKEA with

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Finnish Fintech Saldo Receives European Central Bank’s Specialised Banking License

Saldo Finance, a subsidiary of Finnish Saldo Finance Plc, has been granted European Central Bank’s (ECB) specialised banking license in Lithuania. ECB’s specialised banking license will make it possible for Saldo to accept deposits, grant loans and provide funds transfer

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Stockholm Sees Growing Green Fintech Space

Sweden’s credentials in sustainability and Stockholm’s vibrant fintech ecosystem are converging into a flourishing green fintech market where players are gaining traction and starting to expand globally. This booming sector is highlighted in the 2021 edition of the yearly Stockholm Fintech

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Danish Challenger Bank Lunar Snaps Up Payments Firm Paylike

Danish neobank Lunar announced that it has acquired Paylike, a full-stack European payment platform for an undisclosed sum. With this move, Lunar gains a gateway that will make it possible for its business customers to receive payments from their clients

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