Anyfin , a Sweden-based fintech startup that enables consumers to refinance their existing loans with a picture, announced on Thursday it secured $30 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by EQT Ventures with participation from Accel, Northzone, Fintech Collective and Global Founders Capital (GFC). This round of funding comes just a little over two years after Anyfin raised €4.8 million through Series A investment round.
As previously reported, Anyfin stated its founders, Filip Polhem, Mikael Hussain and Sven Perkmann, wanted to create a consumer-centric financial services company that offered a great experience to the customer. They have extensive experience in consumer finance, assessing credit risk and technology, having previously held leading roles at various Sweden companies, including iZettle, Klarna, and Spotify.
“By leveraging more publicly available consumer data and by using AI and modern mobile technology, Anyfin enables consumers to refinance their existing loans within seconds simply by taking a picture of their loan statement. Consumers send Anyfin the picture through a channel of their choice, like SMS, email or Facebook Messenger, and the company replies with an option to refinance the loan at a better price. With one tap, the consumer accepts the new option from Anyfin, and the company takes care of settling the existing loan for them. Aside from a better price, the terms of the new loan mirror those of the existing loan.”
Anyfin is currently available in Sweden and Finland and plans to expand across Northern Europe. Speaking about the latest round of funding, Hussain, CEO and Co-Founder of Anyfin, added:
“We want to make it as simple as possible to refinance a loan and give consumers the rate they deserve. People are re-assessing their financial situations in light of the coronavirus outbreak and Anyfin can help them get control of their finances and avoid expensive loans. We’re excited to have the EQT Ventures team onboard with their extensive network and rich operational experience.”