Finland

The Biggest Fintech Funding Rounds of 2021 in the Nordics

The fintech industry in the Nordic region, which comprises Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, saw strong funding growth in 2021 with record deal amounts. Out of the ten biggest funding rounds announced this year, Sweden leads the chart with

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Finnish Card Issuer Enfuce Picks Up EUR 45 Million to Drive Global Growth

European Card-as-a-Service (CaaS) platform Enfuce has raised EUR45 million in a Series C round. The round was led by growth investor Vitruvian Partners, with participation from Tencent, a statement from the company said. The funding will be used to drive

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Finnish Fintech Saldo Receives European Central Bank’s Specialised Banking License

Saldo Finance, a subsidiary of Finnish Saldo Finance Plc, has been granted European Central Bank’s (ECB) specialised banking license in Lithuania. ECB’s specialised banking license will make it possible for Saldo to accept deposits, grant loans and provide funds transfer

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Mastercard’s Accelerator Lineup Features Women-Led and Sustainable Startups

Mastercard has revealed the 15 tech startups that will be joining the fall edition of its Lighthouse FINITIV programme from Sweden, Estonia and Finland. This fall, the programme kick off in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn while utilising the benefits of

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Ageras Group Buys Finnish Invoicing Software Zervant in Acquisition Spree

Ageras Group, a group of companies backed by Investcorp Technology Partners (ITP) that offers a range of software solutions to small businesses, announced that it has acquired Zervant, a Finland-based online invoicing software. The group is known for their online

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Danske Bank A/S to Merge MobilePay with Digital Wallets Vipps and Pivo

Danske Bank A/S has entered into an agreement with OP Financial Group in Finland and the consortium of banks behind Vipps in Norway to merge the three mobile payment providers MobilePay, Vipps and Pivo with the aim to form a comprehensive

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Swiss IT Provider Adesso Sets up Office in Finland Ahead of Expansion Plans

adesso, a Swiss consulting and IT service provider, announced that it has set up a new Nordics subsidiary in Finland ahead of its expansion into the Northern European countries. The firm plans to expand its footprint to Scandinavia and the

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9 Fast-Growing Fintechs from Finland

Finland is home to more than 200 fintech companies, which have raised a combined EUR 450 million in funding, and generated EUR 1.3 billion in revenue in 2019, data from industry trade group Fintech Farm Helsinki show. These fintechs have

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e-Passi Enables Payments With Finnair’s Reward Points in Finland

Finland-based mobile payments platform ePassi has launched a unique collaboration with Finnair where members of their frequent flyer program can now pay for services with Finnair Plus points at the former’s merchant sites around Finland. ePassi, operating in Finland and

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Finnish Payments Firm Enfuce Raises €7 Million in Funding Round Led by Tencent

Nordic-based card issuing and payment processing services provider Enfuce has raised €7 million in Series B funding led by Tencent who had invested €5 million in the company. Meanwhile, Enfuce’s prior investors Maki.vc invested the other €2 million, bringing the

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