Summer Send-off | Nordic Fintech Highlights May 2024
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
1M ago
As the Nordic sun lingers in the sky, signaling the start of summer, Fintech Daydreaming brings you a season finale packed with the latest and greatest from the financial technology front. Join Pål, Ville, and our beloved guest co-host Janne Salminen from Helsinki Fintech Farm for one last hurrah before we all take a well-deserved summer break. In this episode, Pål dives into the fresh collaboration between Aktia and Swedbank in Finland. This partnership is like the unexpected summer hit of the year—potentially game-changing and with a catchy tune of enhanced financial services that might just ..read more
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Will instant payment kill the cards business with Monika Liikamaa
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
1M ago
Fintech enthusiasts, get ready to elevate your payments knowledge! We're joined by the brilliant Monika Liikamaa, co-CEO and co-founder of Enfuce, the company making card payments as seamless as a winter sport on ice. Get ready to explore: Monika's Transformation: Discover how she traded her corporate banking attire for a startup founder's toolkit. What sparked the change – a rogue ATM? An Excel-induced revelation? Tune in to find out! Card World Confidential: We're unwrapping the mysteries of the card payments industry. That piece of plastic in your wallet is just the tip of the iceberg! Enfu ..read more
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Behind the Curtains: The Nordic Fintech Summit Exposed!
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
2M ago
Welcome back to “Fintech Daydreaming,” where we’re still decompressing from the high-octane thrill ride that was the Nordic Fintech Summit in Helsinki! Join Pål, Ville, and our special guests, Janne Salminen and Ola Sundell from Helsinki Fintech Farm, as they spill the beans on orchestrating this fintech fiesta. We start with their fresh-off-the-press impressions—what popped, what flopped, and which moments are now etched in summit lore. Then, Janne and Ola pull back the curtain on the nitty-gritty of planning such an extravaganza. Think less “smooth sailing” and more “herding cats with a chan ..read more
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Reinventing the Wheel, Again? | Nordic Fintech Highlights April 2024
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
2M ago
Welcome back, fintech enthusiasts! This episode of Fintech Daydreaming takes you into the latest innovations stirring the financial fjords of the Nordics. Join Pål, Ville, and Janne as they round up some intriguing and occasionally perplexing news from the land of the midnight sun. This episode also serves as a warm-up for the upcoming Nordic Fintech Summit in Helsinki, where we look forward to meeting many of you! First, Pål unpacks the new partnership between ResultElf and Aura Cloud, which promises to bring a new spin to the lending landscape. They're rolling out a new toolkit aimed at crea ..read more
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The Heart of the Daydream: Unveiling the Origins of Fintech Daydreaming
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
3M ago
In this very special episode of Fintech Daydreaming, Pål and Ville take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, answering the burning question that fans have pondered over countless episodes: Why did they start this podcast, and what fuels their fintech fires even after nearly four thrilling years? By popular demand, it's time to peel back the curtain on the backstory and ethos of your favorite fintech podcast. The episode kicks off with a candid reflection on the early days, the initial sparks of inspiration that led two fintech aficionados to turn their daydreams into digital dialogue. Pål and Vi ..read more
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When Bankers Get Creative | Nordic Fintech Highlights March 2024
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
3M ago
Strap in for a whirlwind tour of fintech's latest Nordic novelties in another riveting episode of Fintech Daydreaming. In this month’s edition of Nordic Fintech Highlights, our fearless trio Pål, Ville, and Janne don their explorer hats to dissect a smorgasbord of financial innovation that's as diverse as a Nordic buffet—and just as intriguing. First up, Pål dives into the tech-marriage of the century between Neonomics and Bislab, heralding the dawn of the next generation of embedded finance offerings. It's the kind of partnership that makes you wonder if finance is getting too cozy with tech ..read more
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Navigating the EU's Blockchain Policy Maze with Erwin Voloder
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
3M ago
Get ready to dive headfirst into the blockchain rabbit hole with the latest episode of "Fintech Daydreaming," where the waters are murky, the regulations tangled, and the future as clear as mud. This time around, Pål and Ville are joined by none other than Erwin Voloder, who is the Head of Policy at the European Blockchain Association. EU's labyrinthine policy developments are a tall order for anyone, but who better to guide as through it all than someone with "policy" literally in his title? Together, they embark on a thrilling (and slightly dizzying) journey through the ever-evolving world o ..read more
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Navigating the EU's Blockchain Policy Maze with Edwin Voloder
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
4M ago
Get ready to dive headfirst into the blockchain rabbit hole with the latest episode of "Fintech Daydreaming," where the waters are murky, the regulations tangled, and the future as clear as mud. This time around, Pål and Ville are joined by none other than Edwin Voloder, who is the Head of Policy at the European Blockchain Association. EU's labyrinthine policy developments are a tall order for anyone, but who better to guide as through it all than someone with "policy" literally in his title? Together, they embark on a thrilling (and slightly dizzying) journey through the ever-evolving world o ..read more
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Card payments and cloud core - game on or game over? | Nordic Fintech Highlights February 2024
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
4M ago
Strap in for a fintech merry-go-round with the Fintech Daydreaming squad, where the latest episode cuts through the February frost with hot takes that could melt even the iciest Nordic winter. Janne, Pål, and Ville are at it again, dissecting the month's juiciest fintech drama from the comfort of their virtual studio. First, Pål waxes poetic about TUUM's latest cash infusion. Because, apparently, what the world needs is yet another cloud banking platform to save us from the tyranny of traditional banking. Then, Janne gushes over Saxo Bank cozying up to MasterCard like it's the fintech version ..read more
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How to sell to the banks with Ewan MacLeod
Fintech Daydreaming
by Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu
5M ago
Strap in, fintech enthusiasts! This episode of "Fintech Daydreaming" is tailored for every fintech startup wrestling with the age-old dilemma: How do we sell to banks? Whether it's peddling services, cutting-edge technology, or simply trying to get banks to sign you up as a customer, navigating the labyrinth to the decision-makers' hearts (and wallets) in banks is no small feat. Join your favorite fintech whisperers, Pål Krogdahl and Ville Sointu, as they tackle this behemoth of a question head-on. And who better to guide us through this maze than our good friend and Ville’s former colleague ..read more
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