Tagged: sweden

BoardClic, a Swedish SaaS B2B Platform for Mgmt Team Evaluations, Secures Funding

Swedish board evaluation platform BoardClic has raised €1.2 million “to boost next phase of international expansion.” BoardClic, a Swedish SaaS B2B platform for digital board and management team evaluations, has successfully acquired €1.2 million, according to an update shared with CI. The funding will be… Read More

SEB Strengthens Work Against Combatting Financial Crime

SEB (Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB) is recruiting Nicklas Lundh, from the Swedish Police, and Ravi Shankar Sharma, Head of Intelligence Development, Investigations and Analytics at Nordea, to jointly “lead a new Financial Intelligence unit within SEB’s Financial Crime Prevention unit (FCP).” Nicklas Lundh and Ravi… Read More

Zimpler, Gigapay to Offer Instant Payouts for Digital Content Creators

Zimpler, a Fintech company based in Sweden, has partnered with Fintech startup Gigapay in order to offer content creators with a seamless payout management system. Gigapay was reportedly the first to accommodate freelancers without a registered firm and now thanks to their collaboration with Zimpler,… Read More

Lenpals Chooses Bricknode for Digital Loan Management Software

Bricknode, a software-as-a-service (SaaS) financial services platform, recently revealed that Lenpals, a Fintech firm offering short-term personal loans, has chosen its loan management solution, Bricknode Lending. Lenpals is being introduced to help with redefining or trasnforming the short-term lending sector and provide affordable and responsible… Read More

AQRU and Sweden’s Quickbit to Expand Access to DeFi’s Yield Generating Products

AQRU plc, an incubator specializing in decentralized finance (DeFi), announces that its wholly owned subsidiary, Accru Finance Ltd., has entered into a partnership with Sweden’s crypto company Quickbit eu AB (publ), in order to “bring its yield generating products to a wider audience.” Quickbit is… Read More

Fintech Zimpler Enters Norway as Part of Global Expansion Efforts

Zimpler, which claims to be a leading Fintech company born in Sweden, recently announced that it has gone live in Norway. Following Sweden, Finland, Germany, Estonia, The Netherlands, Latvia and Lithuania, Norway becomes the eighth market “to offer Zimpler’s account-to-account payments solutions.” The first merchant… Read More

Digital Investor Relations: Quartr Raises Extended Seed Round of $7.1 Million

Quartr, a Swedish Fintech, has added $2.6 million to its seed round to bring the total to $7.1 million. Quartr is a platform that helps manage investor relations for publicly listed firms. to distribute information globally and reach a wider audience while delivering insights and… Read More

Klarna Closes $800 Million Round at “Post Money” Valuation of $6.7 Billion, Previously Valued at $45.6 Billion

As was previously reported, Klarna has raised $800 million in funding but at an even lower valuation. Klarna raised the capital at a “post-money” valuation of $6.7 billion. This is a profound drop in valuation as Klarna was valued at $45.6 billion in the not-so-distant… Read More

Sweden’s Brite Payments to Streamline Subscriptions with Recurring Payments

Brite Payments is set to significantly enhance monthly paid subscriptions with the launch of its recurring payments service. The Stockholm-based company claims it is set “to improve consumer convenience for subscription-based online businesses with its innovative, customer-first payment technology, as well as providing significant advantages… Read More

Huge Haircut: Klarna to Raise Money at $6.5 Billion, Down from Whopping $45.6 Billion Valuation

  Multiple reports are indicating that Fintech lender and digital bank Klarna will be raising new capital at a $6.5 billion valuation. This is a huge haircut from its last valuation which saw the firm raise money at a whopping $45.6 billion. It was reported… Read More

Klarna App Is Enhanced with Digital Wallet for Quick Access to Loyalty Cards

Klarna, a digital bank, payments, and credit provider, announced the launch of its new Loyalty Card feature in the Klarna App. This allows app users “to store and access their physical loyalty cards as digital versions.” They can then “collect all points and benefits at… Read More

Fintech Northmill Introduces Apple Pay, a Debit Card and Account

  Fintech firm Northmill, which has the vision to improve financial life, launches Apple Pay for all its card users. It gives users “a safe and simple way to pay with iPhone and Apple Watch.” Northmill has also “introduced an account and a card –… Read More

SEB Acquires Part Ownership Stake in Tech Firm Leneo

SEB reveals that it’s entering into a strategic cooperation with tech firm Leneo, acquiring a part ownership stake through SEB Venture Capital. The company has “developed a platform that helps companies to switch to new business models, where instead of selling products they sell a… Read More

Steven, an App Tracking Costs Shared between Friends, Raises €680,390 via Crowdcube

Steven, which keeps track of costs shared between friends and family, and are on a mission be the “number 1 solution” for controlling your personal finances in Sweden and in their target markets, has secured 114% (€685,470) of its €600,000 target (at the time of… Read More

Klarna Facing a Down Round as it Seeks More Funding: Report

Klarna, a European buy now – pay later (BNPL) platform that has experienced rapid growth, is planning to raise additional funding in a down round that may be a warning sign for the entire BNPL sector. According to a report by WSJ.com, Klarna is aiming… Read More

Fintech Lysa Receives Investment from SEB Venture Capital

SEB Venture Capital is making an investment in one of Europe’s “fastest-growing” automated savings platforms, Lysa. As part of the investment, SEB will “support the company’s continued growth and international expansion.” Lysa was founded in 2015 and has recently “become one of the largest and… Read More

Instant Payments Now in Focus as P27 Nears Testing Phase with Swish Banks

Instant payments are at “the top” of P27’s agenda. And more than a dozen banks connected to Swedish instant payments solution Swish are “set to test the Nordic payments platform by the end of the year.” Customer Relations Director Jacob Groth said: “We’re doing everything… Read More

Swedish Fintech Juni, a Neobank Focused on E-Commerce, Acquires $206M in Equity and Debt

Swedish firm Juni, a neobank focused on digital commerce entrepreneurs, has finalized a $206 million Series B and venture debt funding. The $100 million Series B investment round has been led by Mubadala Capital, whose international Fintech initiatives reportedly include investments in SpotOn, Brex, C2FO,… Read More

Open Banking Provider Tink Partners with Revolut

Open banking platform Tink has signed a strategic partnership for open banking technology with Revolut, a popular neobank. Tink’s payment initiation services (PIS) technology is expected to allow Revolut users across Europe to easily move money into their Revolut accounts. PIS enables users to connect… Read More

Instant Payments: Sweden Completes Initial Phase of Migration to TIPS

Sveriges Riksbank has successfully completed the initial phase of the migration to TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS). As noted in the announcement, this paves the way for “the instant settlement of payments in Swedish kronor in TIPS.” The first phase included establishing “a connection between… Read More

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