Latvia

Latvia Joins Consortium to Develop Payments Pilot for EU Digital ID Wallet

The Nordic-Baltic eID Project (NOBID) is leading a consortium of six countries—Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Latvia and Norway—to deliver a cross-border payments pilot aligned with the aims of the European Commission’s EU digital identity wallet program. The consortium’s proposal to

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5 Baltic Startups Selected for the Lighthouse FINITIV 2022 Fall Programme

15 fintech companies – five from the Baltic region and 10 from the Nordic region – were selected to participate in Mastercard Lighthouse FINITIV’s 2022 fall programme. Since its launch in 2018, the Mastercard Lighthouse FINITIV programme has been the

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airBaltic Issues 14 City Collection NFTs on OpenSea at 0.1 Ether Each

Latvian flag carrier airBaltic has concluded the issuance of a non-fungible token (NFT) collection with 14 tokens issued on NFT marketplace OpenSea, each listed at a fixed price of 0.1 Ether. The fourteenth NFT in airBaltic’s City Collection is a

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Tresio Partners With Latvia’s Nordigen to Gather Its Customers’ Financial Data

Financial planning platform Tresio has partnered with freemium open banking provider Nordigen to further enhance their financial tool via accurate, real-time data. Tresio’s partnership with Nordigen allows them to source customers’ financial data directly from their bank accounts within seconds

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F10 Launches Climate Fintech-Focused Incubator in the Nordics and Baltics

F10, an innovation ecosystem for fintech and insurtech with hubs in Switzerland, Singapore, and Spain, announced the launch of an incubation programme dedicated to climate fintech across the Nordics and Baltics, expanding its reach within Europe. The goal is to

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GoCardless to Acquire Latvian Open Banking Platform Nordigen

Payments company GoCardless announced it plans to acquire Nordigen, a Latvian open banking data provider. The deal is expected to close later in the summer. Further terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. GoCardless will incorporate Nordigen’s next-generation open banking

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airBaltic Set to Launch 10,000 of Its “Planies NFTS”

AS Air Baltic Corporation (airBaltic), the flag carrier of Latvia, has released the “airBaltic Planies NFTs”, an artwork of 10 000 unique airplane cartoon images. Holders of the Planies NFTs will be able to receive airBaltic Club points and other

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Fintech Funding Momentum Continues This Year in Baltic States

2021 was a record breaking year for the Baltic States’ startup landscape with a total of EUR 1.6 billion in capital raised, an amount that’s nearly three times the sum secured by the region’s startups in 2020, data from local

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In the Baltics, Estonia Has Minted the Most Fintech Mini and Unicorns

In the Baltic region, Estonia is emerging as a fintech powerhouse, having minted the most fintech unicorns and being home to the largest number of fintech minicorns, or startups on the rise to becoming billion dollar companies. A new infographic

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Tink Expands Open Banking Payments Services to Estonia and Latvia

Tink, Europe’s leading open banking platform, has announced the expansion of its open banking payments services to five new markets across Europe. Its Payment Initiation Services (PIS) product is now live in the Netherlands, Norway, Estonia, Finland and Latvia. Tink

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