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Fintech Klarna Tops 150 Million Consumers

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Klarna, a European Fintech that also operates in North America (and an HQ in Columbus, Ohio), is reporting topping 150 million consumers. Klarna is mainly a payments provider including buy now – pay later (BNPL) services that cater to both businesses and individuals. Klarna describes… Read More

Piraeus Securities S.A. Now Live with Scila Surveillance for Real-Time Market Surveillance

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Scila and Athens Exchange Group co-operates to offer a SaaS solution based on Scila Surveillance “for both Buy and Sell side members of the Athens exchange.” Piraeus Securities S.A. is reportedly “the first customer of the new service to go-live.” The Scila Surveillance software is… Read More

Sweden’s Fintech Firm Payer Announces New Chair of the Board

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Payer recently announced that Dominik Belloin, one of its board members, has been appointed as the new Chairman of the Board. Dominik Belloin “succeeds Annika Javestad, who served in the role during the development phase.” The appointment now “awaits the approval of the FSA.” Payer… Read More

LexisNexis Risk Solutions Acquires Biometric Innovator BehavioSec

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LexisNexis Risk Solutions, part of RELX, has announced the acquisition of BehavioSec, “an advanced behavioral biometrics technology provider.” Founded in Sweden in 2008 with a presence in the U.S., Canada and EMEA, BehavioSec provides “a highly predictive behavioral biometrics solution that uses behavior analysis for… Read More

Fintech Dreams Enhances Client Acquisition, Global Expansion Strategy with New Appointments

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Dreams, the financial wellbeing platform and “leader” in engagement banking solutions, recently announced the appointment of Russell Prince-Wright, Jason Curtis and Peter Hedlund, to join Dreams’ senior management team “as Regional Directors and drive the company’s B2B expansion.” Collectively, Russell, Jason and Peter “bring more… Read More

Kassio, a Global Crypto Platform, Finalizes $1.6M Pre-Seed Round

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Kassio, a “crypto-for-everyone” platform that allows users to buy, sell, borrow, earn and utilize cryptos, has raised funds worth $1.6 million via its pre-seed round. Kassio has acquired the capital from two major European investment funds, and Aalto Capital, which has led the investment round…. Read More

FT Partners Advises Swedish Acct-to-Acct Payment Provider Zimpler on Equity Funding from Nordstjernan Growth

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Zimpler, a Swedish Fintech within the payments space, has secured new equity funding from Nordstjernan Growth, an arm of an established Swedish investment house “focused on long-term quality growth.” FT Partners advises leading Swedish account-to-account payment provider Zimpler (@zimplers) on its new equity funding round… Read More

Medius Sells Minority Stake to Advent International

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Medius, a provider of source-to-pay solutions, today announced that global private equity firm Advent International has acquired a minority stake in the company. Following the deal, Marlin Equity Partners remains the firm’s majority shareholder. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in Stockholm… Read More

Visa Completes Acquisition of Tink Open Banking Platform

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Visa (NYSE:V) has completed the acquisition of Tink, a Swedish open banking platform. The acquisition was announced in June 2021 at a valuation of €1.8 billion. At that time Tink stated that it became clear that they shared a common mission with Visa to “connect… Read More

UK Fintech Freetrade Set to Expand Operations in European Markets

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Fintech firm Freetrade reveals that they have received their license from Sweden’s financial regulator, Finansinspektionen. Freetrade confirms that their mission “to get everyone investing got a big boost this week, as we secured our licence from the Swedish financial regulator.” The company wrote in a… Read More

Swedish VC Wellstreet Introduces Fintech Fund with Anticipated Total of $40M

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Swedish VC company Wellstreet has introduced a Fintech fund with an expected total of around $40 million. The funds will reportedly be directed towards early-stage B2B and infrastructure tech firms promoting greater overall efficiency in the international banking and Fintech sectors. Supported by experienced industry… Read More

Fintech Klarna Reveals that Most Consumers Don’t Know How Much Interest They’re Charged when Using Credit Cards

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Klarna, an international retail bank, payments and shopping platform, recently noted that six out of ten or 60% of credit card users don’t know how much interest they are actually being charged. This, according to the latest YouGov research that was commissioned by Fintech firm… Read More

Open Banking Fintech TrueLayer Expands into Sweden, Appointing Karl Hagner as Country Manager

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TrueLayer, which is one of Europe’s Open Banking platforms, has announced its expanding operations into Sweden with the appointment of ex- Adyen executive Karl Hagner as its Country Manager. An experienced commercial manager, with a sharp focus on payments in digital commerce, Stockholm’s Karl will… Read More

Billhop, a Straight-Through Processing Payments Platform, Raises €10.5M

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Proprietary straight-through processing (STP) payments platform Billhop – which provides businesses process and capital efficiencies based on credit card infrastructure –  has acquired €10.5 million in capital, via a round led by EQT Ventures along with contributions from Element Ventures (currently awaiting SFSA approval). The… Read More

Climate Tech Firm that Works with Banks Doconomy Raises $19 Million

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Doconomy has raised $19 million in an equity round led by CommerzVentures. Doconomy is a climate tech firm that helps banks, brands, and consumers to measure and reduce their environmental impact. Other backers include two new investors, Ingka Investments, part of the largest IKEA retailer… Read More

SaveLend Group Adds Executive to Help with Expansion Plans

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SaveLend Group has announced the hiring of Olle Asplund as Chief Product Officer as part of an expansion plan. According to SaveLend, Asplund will focus on business development, strategically as well as operationally. Starting in April, He will also be in charge of structuring new… Read More

Open Banking Platform Tink Finalizes Acquisition of FinTecSystems

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European open banking platform Tink has finalized the acquisition of German open banking infrastructure provider, FinTecSystems, following regulatory clearance. FinTecSystems will now become part of Tink, according to a release. After the acquisition, the combination of Tink’s pan-European open banking platform and FinTecSystems’ product suite… Read More

At the Last Minute, Uniti Electric Car Raises Sufficient Funds to Keep Things Going

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Last week, CI reported that Uniti, a Swedish electric vehicle (EV) company that has raised capital several times with securities crowdfunding offerings, was close to shuttering operations. In recent years, Uniti has raised funding on both Crowdcube and FundedByMe. Uniti said it needed to raise… Read More

Norwegian Climate and Expense Management Developer Sonya Partners with Sweden’s Impact Tech Provider, Doconomy

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Norwegian climate and expense management developer Sonya has reportedly entered a partnership agreement with Swedish impact technology provider, Doconomy. As noted by its management, Doconomy aims to “provide digital solutions to help us all live in a more sustainable way.” The company added: “We believe… Read More

Crowdfunded Electric Vehicle Firm Uniti Needs to Raise 5 Million SEK by Next Week or it May Shutdown

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Uniti, an electric car firm based in Sweden that has raised funding online via crowdfunding offerings, a self crowdfunding round, as well as venture capital, says it must raise at least 5 million SEK (~$457,000) by December 10th or it is likely that Uniti will… Read More

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