Tagged: lithuania

Mindaugas Mikalajūnas, CEO at SME Finance: Industry Exec Explains How Fintech Can Enhance SME Sector 

We recently spoke with Mindaugas Mikalajūnas, Cо-Founder and CEO of SME Finance, a Vilnius-based Fintech reinventing growth financing for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Europe. SME Finance aims to fill a gap left by risk-averse banks and high-cost alternative lenders. Led by Mikalajūnas with… Read More

Lithuania: Crowdfunding platform InRento Attracts €15 Million in Investments

InRento, the Lithuanian crowdfunding startup recognized for its innovative investment technology, has garnered a commendable €15 million in investments in its initial years. The platform, which specializes in real estate rental projects, boasts a flawless track record with no late or defaulted projects and an… Read More

Uldis Tēraudkalns, CEO of Nexpay: Fintech Veteran Comments on Implications of MiCA Regulation for European Fintechs

Uldis Tēraudkalns, CEO of Nexpay, a fintech scale-up providing business banking solutions for digital companies, recently shared his views and insights with CI. Licensed by the Bank of Lithuania and operating across Europe, Nexpay reportedly processes over €2.5 billion annually and has helped over 600… Read More

EstateGuru Reports Robust Performance of Loan Origination Volume in July Across Key Markets

EstateGuru reports that the loan origination volume in July “performed robustly across our key markets.” As noted in the update shared by EstateGuru, Estonia accounted “for €5.0M, Latvia contributed €1.4M, and Lithuania added €1.9M, resulting in a total origination volume of €8.9M.” The EstateGuru team… Read More

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and Lithuania’s SME Finance to Provide €40 Million to SMEs

The European Investment Fund (EIF) and SME Finance in Lithuania have joined to provide €40 million in financing for businesses in the Baltics and elsewhere, according to a statement by the EIF. The EIF will be providing a guarantee to SME finance to provide investments… Read More

European Fintech Nexpay Expands Services with SWIFT Payments in 23 Currencies

Nexpay, a Lithuanian Electronic Money Institution (EMI) providing business banking solutions for digital companies, has announced its enhanced service offering by adding SWIFT payments in 23 currencies. This strategic move caters “to the evolving needs of digital businesses worldwide and advances Nexpay‘s ambition to bring… Read More

HeavyFinance Obtains European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSPR) License

HeavyFinance, a European climate tech investment marketplace, has gained the European Crowdfunding Service Providers (ECSP) license to accelerate its financial service expansion in Europe. HeavyFinance, based in Lithuania, originates loans directly in five European markets – Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, and Bulgaria. This follows the… Read More

Spend Management Fintech Payhawk Launches Operations in Lithuania

Payhawk, a global spend management solution, has launched in Lithuania and opened a local office in Vilnius. Having recently obtained an Electronic Money Institution (EMI) license from the Bank of Lithuania, the company is looking “to hire a team of finance professionals that will help… Read More

Lithuania Outlines Fintech Guidelines

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been created and signed by multiple institutions in Lithuania to confirm the “National Fintech Guidelines for 2023-2038.” Lithuania is a hot Fintech market that has punched above its weight for some time now when it comes to innovation in… Read More

EstateGuru Reports €8.2M Worth of New Loans Issued via Platform in May 2023

In May, Estateguru’s crowdfunding platform reportedly saw €8.2M worth of new loans. In May of this year, Estateguru’s crowdfunding platform reported steady activity. Their sales team is now “concentrating on the Baltics and Finland: in Estonia the volume was €4.0M, in Lithuania €1.4M, in Latvia… Read More

Bank of Lithuania Terminates Electronic Money License of UAB Payrnet for Multiple Violations

The Bank of Lithuania has terminated the electronic money institution (EMI) license of UAB Payrnet. The bank said the license was revoked due to “serious, systematic and multiple violations of legal act. The company allegedly violated the Law on Electronic Money and Electronic Money Institutions,… Read More

B2B BNPL Fintech Hokodo Obtains European Payments License

B2B payment solutions provider Hokodo has announced the acquisition of a Lithuanian payments business, making it the first and, currently, only B2B Buy Now, Pay Later provider with a payments license. This acquisition is “part of Hokodo’s journey to make better payment options available to… Read More

HAYVN, a Digital Asset Focused Financial Institution, Obtains VASP License in Lithuania

HAYVN, a digital asset focused financial institution delivering Payments, Trading, Custody, Asset Management and Research services, has obtained a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license from the Lithuanian Financial Crime Investigation Service (FNTT). This regulatory approval “complements HAYVN‘s existing regulatory framework in the UAE, the… Read More

Lithuania: Big Data Analysis Firm Palantir Technologies to Establish Hub in Vilnius

Palantir Technologies Inc., a software and services company which specializes in big data analysis, plans “to expand its operations in Lithuania, after entering into a strategic partnership, together with the Ministry of Defense of Lithuania.” Both parties are planning “to collaborate in developing new digital… Read More

TransferGo Has Become One of the Largest Platforms for Remittances in Ukraine

TransferGo says it has emerged as one of the top platforms enabling remittances and transfers to Ukraine. TransferGo is a Fintech that is regulated by the Bank of Lithuania. The company states that the largest amount of funds going into Ukraine is from Poland and… Read More

Czech Lender PůjčkaPlus Joins PeerBerry Platform

PeerBerry and its partner Aventus Group continue a strategy to diversify the business by country and bring more diversity to investors. Recently, the Czech lender PůjčkaPlus joined the PeerBerry platform. The company reportedly “issues short-term non-bank loans with an average amount of around EUR 300.”… Read More

Finnish Fintech Saldo Bank Introduces Banking Operations in Lithuania

Financial technology company Saldo Bank UAB, formerly Saldo Finance UAB, has announced “the launch of banking operations in Lithuania in February 2023.” Having built regulatory readiness after obtaining a specialized bank license from the European Central Bank, Saldo Bank will “introduce term deposits and continue… Read More

EstateGuru Saw €183M Worth of Loans Issued on their Platform in 2022, 10% Less Than 2021

In 2022, EstateGuru reportedly saw €183.0M worth of loans on ther platform (10% less than in 2021), with €11.8M produced in December. Estonia was “the best performing market in terms of volume, in December (€5,3M), and also in 2022 overall (€69.2).” Finland followed “with €2.2M… Read More

Airwallex Expands into Lithuania

Payments and infrastructure Fintech Airwallex is expanding into Lithuania, according to a note from the firm. Airwallex currently operates in 19 locations around the world, including a presence in Asia Pacific, Europe, the UK and North America. Airwallex employes approximately 1200 individuals. After its last… Read More

European Financing Platform Debitum Reports Steady Performance for December 2022

The team at Debitum notes that the last month of 2022 “has brought positive and growing results for Debitum platform.” In December 2022, Debitum Asset-Backed Security offer “increased to 12 – TRIPLE DRAGON had 25 underlying assets in 5 ABSs, FLEXIDEA had 2 ABSs with… Read More

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