Tagged: sweden

UK Fintech Freetrade Hires Karl Broomé to Serve as MD to Oversee Markets, Company Submits Paperwork to Acquire License in Sweden

As it prepares to introduce services in Sweden, Freetrade, a commission-free trading app that’s regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), has hired Karl Broomé to serve as ts MD to oversee the market activities. Broomé has joined Freetrade after having worked previously in… Read More

Sweden’s Online Crypto Broker Safello Acquires Cryptocurrency Platform Bitcoin.se

Safello, an online cryptocurrency brokerage that is regulated as a financial institution with Finansinspektionen (Swedish FSA), announced on Monday it has acquired Rational Money AB, the company behind Bitcoin.se, a Sweden-based educational portal on cryptocurrencies. Safello claims that since 2012, Bitcoin.se has played a vital role in… Read More

Swedish Fintech Zaver Secures $5 Million Through Latest Funding Round

Zaver, a Sweden-based fintech that allows merchants to accept careless payments and offers buy now, pay later (BNPL), has reportedly secured $5 million through its new funding round, which involved participation from  Inbox Capital, Inventure, Fredrik Österberg, Magnus Rausing, Joen Bonnier, Fabian Hielte, and Max… Read More

Swedish Banking Startup Juni Partners with TruNarrative

Juni, a digital banking startup based in Sweden, has enlisted TruNarrative’s Regtech services to onboard customers in a compliant manner. Juni is in pre-launch mode having raised about €2.18 million in seed funding. Created last year, Juni was founded by Samir El-Sabini and Andres Orsedal…. Read More

Swedish Open Insurance Platform Insurely Secures €2.5 Million Through Latest Investment Round

  Insurely, a Sweden-based open insurance platform, has reportedly secured €2.5 million through its latest investment round. According to Silicon Canals, the investment round was led by Swedish venture capital firm, Luminar Ventures.  Founded in 2005, Insurely states it is on a mission to digitize… Read More

London’s Element Ventures Invests in Swedish Fintech Billhop, which Makes Invoices and Bills Payable with Cards

Billhop, a Swedish Fintech firm that makes invoices and bills payable by card payments, has acquired €4 million in capital through a Series A round from financial technology VC Element Ventures. Billhop’s services aim to address the issue of low card acceptance in supplier payments… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Raises SEK 250 Million Through Recent Investment Round Led by M2 Asset Management

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced on Thursday it raised SEK 250 million through its latest investment round, which was led by M2 Asset Management, a Swedish investment company controlled by Rutger Arnhult, and the institutional investor and asset management firm… Read More

Sweden’s Payments Firm Trustly Is Reportedly Planning an IPO during Q2 2021, Valuing it at a Potential €9 Billion

Sweden-based payments company Trustly is reportedly planning to conduct an initial public offering (IPO) during the second quarter of this year. The IPO might value the firm at around €9 billion. Trustly’s owner, Nordic Capital, is currently working cooperatively with Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and… Read More

Sweden Neobank Northmill Bank Unveils Third Savings Account

  Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, announced earlier this week the launch of its new 24 months fixed-rate savings account with a 1.35% annual interest rate and state-provided deposit insurance up to SEK 1,050,000. The third savings account’s launch comes almost exactly… Read More

Sweden-Based Retail Banking Subscription Software Management Business Minna Technologies Scores €15.5 Million Through Series B Funding Round

  Minna Technologies, a Sweden-based subscription software management business, has secured €15.5 million through its Series B investment round, which was reportedly led by  Element Ventures, with participation from MiddleGame Ventures, Nineyards Equity, and Visa, Launched in 2016, Minna Technologies is an FSA authorized FinTech… Read More

Swedish Neobank Northmill Bank Announces New Partnership With Tink

Northmill Bank, a neobanking group based in Sweden, recently announced it has joined forces with open banking platform Tink. Northmill reported that the partnership will allow the bank to add another layer of intelligence to its credit assessments. While speaking about the partnership, Babel Poli,… Read More

Sweden-Based Fintech Juni Secures €2 Million Through Latest Seed Round Led By Venture Fund Cherry

Juni, a Sweden-based fintech startup, announced on Thursday it secured €2 million through its Seed funding round, which was led by Cherry, an early stage European venture fund. The company reported that it was created by a group of marketers and fintech entrepreneurs tired of “modern”… Read More

Stockholm’s Trade Finance Fintech Mitigram Celebrates 5 Years Since Launch, has Negotiated $55 Billion in Trades

Trade finance Fintech firm Mitigram, which serves as a global platform for funding and hedging against trading risks, recently celebrated five years since its launch. Mitigram claims that it’s the first major digital market network for corporates, traders and financial institutions. Established in 2015, the… Read More

Swedish Fintech Payer Launches Beta Testing For New E-Commerce Product

Payer Financial Services, a Sweden-based fintech, announced on Monday it has launched beta testing for its new B2B e-commerce product. Founded in 2007, Payer states it has delivered smart and secure payment solutions for e-commerce. The company claims to be one of the leading Nordic… Read More

Ecosystem for Plant-based Businesses Kale United Returns to FundedByMe Seeking €2.15 Million

Kale United AB is returning to the European crowdfunding platform FundedByMe a 4th time to raise capital online. Launching to the public on November 23rd, 2020, Kale says it has already attracted over €1 million from private investors prior to the public offering. Investors Dismatrix… Read More

Open Banking Firm Tink Acquires OpenWrks Aggregation Service in Move to Solidify UK Market Position

Tink, a leading Open Banking platform, has acquired an aggregation platform operated by OpenWrks. Tink is making the move to strengthen its position in the UK while buttressing its European expansion. The acquisition is also part of a strategic partnership where OpenWrks will power its… Read More

World’s “Smartest” Cities: Singapore, Helsinki, Zurich, According to Smart City Index Report for 2020

Singapore, Helsinki (in Finland) and Zurich (in Switzerland) have been named as the world’s “smartest” cities during this year. They’ve managed to outperform other major European and global financial hubs, according to the Smart City Index Report for 2020. Geneva is another Swiss city that… Read More

Sweden’s Buy Now Pay Later Fintech Klarna Reportedly Planning to Raise $500 Million at $10 Billion Valuation and Potential US IPO

Sweden’s Buy Now, Pay Later firm Klarna is reportedly planning to secure $500 million in capital via an investment round which could double its valuation to around $10 billion, according to a recent report from Reuters (which cited sources familiar with the matter). Klarna had… Read More

Sweden-Based Fintech Open Payments Secures €3 Million Through Seed Funding Round Led By Industrifonden

Open Payments, a Sweden-based fintech, announced on Monday it secured €3 million through its seed funding round, which was led by Industrifonden, with participation from existing investors Brightly Ventures, Luminar Ventures, and angel investors. Founded in 2017, Open Payments states it provides the groundbreaking market… Read More

Assetz Capital and Aros Kapital Partner on CBILS

Peer to peer lender Assetz Capital has announced a partnership with Aros Kapital to assist with lending under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). Assetz Capital was approved for accreditation as a CBILS lender in May. Gustav Rocklinger, CEO at Aros Kapital Limited, stated:… Read More

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