Tagged: nordic region

DZ Bank Supports Collaborative Trade Finance with Surecomp’s RIVO

Surecomp recently announced that two financial institutions have subscribed to its newly launched RIVO platform “for collaborative trade finance.” DZ Bank is the first bank “to sign-up, alongside the leading provider of guarantee insurance in the Nordics.” Frankfurt-based DZ BANK – which also acts as… Read More

Dedicated Fintech VC Upfin Secures €30M for Early-Stage Investments

Upfin says it is here to support “exceptional” fintech founders with capital, deep industry expertise, and a network within financial services. Upfin is led by a team “with extensive experience founding, operating, and supporting fintech.” At first closing Upfin is “backed by a sovereign wealth… Read More

Nordic Fintech Challenger Lunar Offers €132M to Acquire Instabank

Nordic Fintech challenger Lunar has reportedly made a cash offer valued at €132 million in order to acquire all outstanding shares of Norway’s virtual banking platform, Instabank. Established back in 2016, Instabank currently serves over 60,000 clients based in Norway, Finland and Germany with secured… Read More

Avarda to Leverage Aiia Open Banking Services

The Nordic-based payment service provider Avarda has reportedly chosen European open banking provider Aiia, a Mastercard company, in order to support open banking payments via its white-label payment solutions for an extensive range of retailers and merchants. Supported by the Mastercard global Open Banking platform,… Read More

Nordic Fintech Challenger Lunar Introduces Payments Solution for Digital Commerce Platforms

Lunar, a Nordic-based Fintech firm, has introduced a solution to allow its business clients to accept and keep track online payments. Lunar’s solution is reportedly built into its business account and aims to address the growing digital commerce client base. Lunar’s business clients using a… Read More

Board of P27 Announces Appointment of Paula da Silva as New CEO of P27

The Board of P27 has reportedly appointed Paula da Silva as the new CEO of P27 replacing Lars Sjögren. As mentioned in the announcement, Paula is expected to start on January 17, 2022, while Claus Richter, Deputy CEO of P27, will be taking the interim… Read More

TietoEVRY Unveils New Business Strategy with Focus on Cloud Solutions, Financial Services

TietoEVRY is announcing its new strategy to promote better customer value and growth via specialization. The technology industry is being transformed with the Cloud as the foundation, offering expansion opportunities for the firm. Expansion will mainly focus on Cloud-native services, data & software engineering and… Read More

Nordic Fintech Lunar Acquires Paylike, Launches One-Step Checkout

Lunar, the financial services firm that provides Nordic consumers and businesses a new way to bank and make payments, announces the acquisition of Paylike in order to make online payments simpler and faster for digital commerce businesses and consumers. Being able to take payments and… Read More

European Commission Approves Merger Request from P27 Nordic Payments Initiative to Form Pan Nordic Payments Platform

The European Commission reveals that it has approved the merger request from the P27 Nordic Payments initiative in order to form its pan-Nordic payments platform. This latest approval from the European Commission marks a key milestone for the project which is focused on working towards… Read More

Finland’s Enfuce Partners Visa to Offer Payment Cards Solution Program for European Fintech Firms

Finland-based Enfuce is teaming up with Visa in order to introduce a fast-track, 8-week program for European Fintech firms. The program should help companies with launching their own payment cards. Under the new program, Fintech firms can provide their clients with physical and virtual payment… Read More

Banking Circle to Act as Front-Runner Bank in Creating Bulk-Clearing for Danish Krone after Joining P27 Nordic Payment Initiative

Global financial infrastructure provider, Banking Circle, has reportedly joined the P27 Nordic payment initiative as a “front-runner” bank in developing “bulk-clearing” for the Danish Krone, “underlining its commitment to building a global payments infrastructure.” P27 has been recognized as an important initiative to address the… Read More

Open Banking Fintech Nordic API Gateway Launches Aiia Platform to Meet PSD2 Opportunities for Secure Payments

Open Banking Fintech firm Nordic API Gateway has launched a platform, called Aiia, that aims to meet the opportunities of PSD2, which is a European regulation for digital payment services. PSD2 aims to make electronic payments more secure in Europe, support innovation and assist banking… Read More

Nordic Payments Firm Nets to Acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP), a Company that Offers Financial Services to SMEs

Nets, an established Nordic payments firm, has reportedly decided to acquire Polskie ePłatności (PeP) in a transaction that would value the Polish merchant acquirer at around €405 million (appr. $454.3 million). PeP’s business is focused on services that are typically required by small and medium-sized… Read More

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