Top 14 Fintech Events in the Baltics and the Nordics to Attend in H1 2024
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1M ago
Over the years, the Nordic and Baltic regions have emerged as vibrant hubs for fintech innovation, fueled and facilitated by advanced digital infrastructure and digitally literate populations, government support, and strong collaboration between traditional financial institutions, startups and technology companies. The Baltics, which include Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia, boast a skilled workforce, favorable taxation and a strong startup culture, a favorable landscape that has contributed to the advent of a burgeoning fintech ecosystem of 600 companies. The Nordics, which encompass Sweden, Fin ..read more
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Backbase Wins Danske Bank to Enhance Its Digital Customer Experience
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1M ago
Backbase has made an agreement with Danske Bank in Denmark. This agreement provides Danske Bank with access to Backbase’s Engagement Banking Platform, which will progressively be implemented across their digital channels in the coming years. This will enable Danske Bank to offer its customers a continuously improved digital customer experience, as the enhanced flexibility allows it to tailor its business operations around customer journeys. Frans Woelders, Chief Operating Officer at Danske Bank, highlights: “This engagement is a testament to our customer focus and our commitment to ensuring th ..read more
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Lunar and Truelayer Team Up to Improve Nordic Instant Payments Options
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
3M ago
Nordic challenger bank Lunar is joining forces with TrueLayer, one of Europe’s leading open banking payments network, to redefine the payments landscape across Denmark, Sweden and Norway. This collaboration will enhance TrueLayer’s instant payment capabilities in the Nordics through seamless integration with Lunar’s payment infrastructure.  Lunar opened its Nordic payment infrastructure to partners in June 2023. By partnering with Lunar, TrueLayer will be able to access domestic payments across three markets in the Nordics, providing payment coverage across Denmark, Sweden and Norway ..read more
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Denmark and Iceland Startups Dominate the Nordic Fintech Awards 2022
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
The Nordic Fintech Awards was held on 27 September 2022 during the annual Nordic Fintech Week organised by Copenhagen Fintech. Nominees for the four Nordic Fintech Award categories were shortlisted based on feedback from fintech communities in the region and six finalists were then invited to pitch to a panel at the Nordic Fintech Week. This year’s panel included fintech leaders from Tryg, Enfuce, Íslandsbanki, FIS Denmark, Citi EMEA, and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Meet the Nordich Fintech Award Winners 2022: New Entry Award: Vibrant (Denmark) Vibrant is a digital payme ..read more
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Danish Fintech Moneyflow Bags €250 Million Debt Financing From Aion Bank
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
Danish embedded finance startup Moneyflow has entered into a debt financing agreement with Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) provider Aion Bank to enable up to €250 million in asset-backed debt funding. The partnership is expected to accelerate the roll-out of Moneyflow’s embedded finance services across platform partners in the Nordics, as well as broader Europe. Kim Ulf Rehfeld Thodén “The balance sheet support from Aion Bank is the largest single raise amount made available to a fintech of our nature in Scandinavia.   We are now ready to step on the accelerator to take on the large and ex ..read more
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Payment Firms Dominate Mastercard’s Lighthouse FINITIV 2022 Programme
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
Five payment acceptance startups were among the 15 selected to meet Mastercard in the Lighthouse FINITIV programme. Since its launch in 2018, Lighthouse FINITIV has created a forum for selected startups to enter partnership discussions with Mastercard and its largest Nordic and Baltic partner banks. This spring, the programme returns to Denmark, Norway and Lithuania, where once again “acceptance startups,” or startups focused on helping merchants accept payments, stood out as the most prominent theme. Since the programme’s founding, about 22 participating startups (18% of the 120 total compani ..read more
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Sweden Leads Nordic Insurtech Scene
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
With 19 insurtech startups, Sweden is the biggest insurtech market in the Nordics, hosting 60% of all of the region’s insurtech companies, a report by Sollers Consulting, an international operational advisory and software integrator, reveals. The Nordic Insurtech Report, released in September, looks at the insurtech landscape in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark, examining the different startups in the ecosystem, their business models and value propositions. The study identified 31 insurtech startups across the region, with Sweden taking the lion’s share in terms of company country, followed ..read more
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The Winners of Mastercard Fintech&Impact Lighthouse 2022 Grand Finale
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
Mastercard has announced the winners of its Lighthouse 2022 Fall Finale at the “Fintech & Impact: Born For This Moment” side event at Slush in Helsinki. Lighthouse is a collaboration network that fosters symbiotic growth between banks, fintechs and Mastercard. Meanwhile, Lighthouse MASSIV helps social impact and sustainability-focused companies scale through partnerships. Forming part of Mastercard Lighthouse, the two programs represent the core foundations of Mastercard’s wider commitment to empower Baltics and Nordics startups to fulfill their ambitions at scale and speed. A total of 15 ..read more
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A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM to Discontinue Blockchain Shipping Trade Shipping Platform
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
A.P. Moller – Maersk and IBM announced the decision to withdraw the TradeLens offerings and discontinue the platform. Starting today, the TradeLens team is taking action to withdraw the offerings and discontinue the platform, and the intent is that the platform will go offline by end of quarter one, 2023. During this process all parties involved will ensure that customers are attended to without disruptions to their businesses. Maersk will continue its efforts to digitise the supply chain and increase industry innovation through other solutions to reduce trade friction and promote more global ..read more
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Klarna Launches Price Comparison Tool in Sweden, Denmark and the UK
Fintech in Nordics » Denmark
by Fintechnews Nordics
1y ago
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) solution provider Klarna has launched a new in-app price comparison tool to provide an alternative to Google or Amazon as a starting point for consumers’ online shopping journeys. Consumers will be able to view product results in price order, see if the price of an item has fluctuated, and also filter their search by product features, customer ratings, and shipping options. Whenever browsing a product page, a panel will show consumers everything they need to know to make a confident decision, including whether other retailers are offering a better price. At check-out ..read more
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