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Nordic-Baltic Banking Group, Swedbank, to Sponsor Global Hackathon to Find Solutions to Prevent Further Spread of Coronavirus

Swedbank AB, a Nordic-Baltic banking group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, is reportedly sponsoring a global hackathon, which will try to find solutions to deal with the  deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The event, which is scheduled to take place between April 9-12, 2020, aims to be… Read More

Open Banking: Tink Acquires Eurobits Technologies for €15.5 million

Tink has acquired Eurobits Technologies, a provider of account aggregation services working with various banks and Fintechs. Current clients are said to include BBVA, Santander, La Banque Postale, and others. The purchase of Eurobits is expected to strengthen Tink’s bank connectivity coverage and buttress its… Read More

ePassi Payments Oy Acquires ActiWay Growing User Base to Over One Million Active Users

ePassi Payments Oy, a mobile payment solution for employee benefits based in Finland, has acquired its Swedish counterpart ActiWay Ab, according to a release. ActiWay is said to be the market leader for wellness allowance systems in Sweden. ePassi claims to be one of the fastest… Read More

Point of Sale: Klarna Reports Growth Alongside Annual Loss

Klarna, a point of sale financing platform, has posted its financial report for full year 2019. According to the numbers, top line revenue rose to SEK 7.1 billion versus year prior of SEK 5.5 billion. The increase in revenue was joined by a net income… Read More

First Equity Crowdfunding Offer for a Film Launched in Southeast Asia, Listed on FundedByMe

Stranger Pictures has launched the first equity crowdfunding offering for a film in Southeast Asia according to a note from the issuer. The securities offering is listed on global platform FundedByMe in Malaysia. FundedByMe is based in Sweden and is a publicly-traded company. The company… Read More

Swedish Banking Group Northmill Appoints Former Klarna Product Manager Arash Eftekhari As New Chief Product Officer

Northmill, a banking group based in Sweden, announced on Wednesday it has appointed former Klarna product manager, Arash Eftekhari, as its new Chief Product Officer. According to Northmill, Eftekhari will lead product development aiming to strengthen the connection between the product and the user. Northmill… Read More

Stockholm-based Banking Group Swedbank Partners with SIA to Send Instant Payments Via the EBA Clearing’s RT1 Platform

Swedbank AB, a Nordic-Baltic banking group headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, has reportedly chosen payment services and infrastructure company SIA to help it send instant payments via the EBA Clearing’s RT1 platform. Swedbank provides retail banking, asset management, and various other financial services. Swedbank has more than… Read More

Sweden-based Payment Institution P.F.C. Introduces Buy-Now, Pay-Later Option for Customers

P.F.C., a Sweden-based payment institution, is reportedly launching a retroactive “buy-now, pay-later” option for customers, in order to easily convert their purchases to a part-payment or installment plan after the transaction. P.F.C. is a personal finance application and a free-of-cost Mastercard introduced in 2018 and… Read More

Swedish Banking Group Northmill Appoints Mattias Hallgrim as New CMO

Northmill, a Fintech based in Sweden, announced on Wednesday it has appointed Mattias Hallgrim as its new CMO. According to Northmill, Hillgrim has more than 20 years of experience from a wide range of leading businesses such as Tradedoubler and Ticketmaster and most recently he… Read More

Sweden-Based Fintech Northmill Announces Addition of Savings Account With Deposit Insurance “Rebilla Reserve”

Northmill, a Fintech based in Sweden, announced on Tuesday the launch of its savings accounts with deposit insurance, called Rebilla Reserve. This news comes just a few months after the company received its banking license from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA or Finansinspektionen). While… Read More

Sweden-based TrueCaller, Operator of Caller-ID System, to Further Expand its Financial Services-related Business

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Sweden-headquartered TrueCaller, a company that runs a caller-identification system, is further expanding its financial services business. The firm is piloting a new program to offer credit to small business owners based in India, which reportedly make up around 20 million of the total 140 million… Read More

CBDC: Sweden’s Central Bank, Riksbank, Reveals It’s Considering Issuing E-Krona As Cash Use has Declined

The central bank of Sweden, the Riksbank, is responsible for promoting the development and maintenance of an efficient and secure payment system. The reserve bank acknowledges that this task may become more challenging if cash is no longer widely accepted as a means of payment… Read More

Sweden-based Online Payments Firm Klarna Reportedly Onboarded 60,000 Additional Merchants

Sweden-based Online payments company (and bank) Klarna reportedly became Europe’s highest valued Fintech in August 2019 with a market capitalization of around $5.5 billion. Klarna’s management stated on November 26 that it has onboarded 60,000 additional merchants worldwide in 2019, which represents an increase of… Read More

Crowdfunded Electric Car Uniti Announces Pricing, Expects European Deliveries to Commence Mid 2020

Crowdfunded electric car Uniti has announced pricing for its initial e-vehicle – Uniti One. The Uniti One will be offered initially to buyers in northern Europe, with first deliveries planned in Sweden and the UK for mid-2020. Additional markets will be added progressively in time…. Read More

Swedish Financial Group SEB and UK Fintech Thought Machine Form Partnership on Banking Platform

UK-based Fintech Thought Machine has partnered with Swedish financial group SEB. The agreement will see SEB’s innovation studio SEBx deploy Thought Machine’s cloud-native banking platform, Vault. Though Machine has already secured partnerships with Atom bank, IBM and a major UK bank – last year securing… Read More

Fellow Finance Boosts Presence in Sweden. Offers Business Loans and Invoice Financing to SMEs

Crowdfunding platform Fellow Finance has opened its doors to businesses in need of debt capital in Sweden, according to a note from the company. As of today, SMEs in Sweden may now apply for crowdfunding on the Fellow Finance platform. The company will offer business… Read More

Sweden: Fintech Northmill Receives Bank License from SFSA

Europe’s Newest Digital Bank Northmill, a Fintech based in Stockholm, Sweden, has just received a banking license from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA or Finansinspektionen). Northmill was founded in 2006 and is “building the bank of tomorrow.” According to a blog post, Northmill applied… Read More

European Payments Platform Nets Teams Up With Payments App Swish to Launch In-Store Payments Pilot Program

European payments platform Nets announced on Wednesday it has partnered with Sweden payments app, Swish, to launch an in-store payments pilot program. According to Nets, Swiss has mostly been used for account-to-account transact actions and e-commerce payments, The app is now working with Nets to… Read More

Nordea Partners With Fidesmo Pay to Bring Service to Swedish Mastercard Holders

Nordea Bank and Fidesmo announced on Thursday they are offering Fidesmo Pay to Nordea Mastercard holders in Sweden. According to the duo, Fidesmo Pay will be available for all customers with the bank’s Mastercard. The companies also revealed: “Wearables that connect with Fidesmo, provided by… Read More

Competition and Markets Authority Clears PayPal’s Purchase of iZettle

The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has cleared the acquisition by PayPal of competitor iZettle. In April, the CMA provisionally found the deal should be cleared. After an initial investigation (Phase 1), CMA raised concerns regarding competition reduction if the acquisition went through. The… Read More

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