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The 9 Hottest and “Coolest” Fintechs in Iceland

Iceland’s financial services industry has changed rapidly over the past couple of years with fintech solutions at the forefront of these changes. Innovative fintech solutions are provided by the three largest commercial banks in the country, namely Landsbankinn, Íslandsbanki, and

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Ikea Iceland Settles the World’s First Invoice With Smart Contracts and Licensed Digital Cash

Tradeshift and Monerium announce the successful completion of a transaction that marks a major step forward in business payments and finance. Using Tradeshift’s platform and smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain, Icelandic retailer Nordic Store purchased goods from IKEA Iceland

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The 9 Hottest Fintech, Insurtech and Proptech Startups in Finland

Over the past years, Finland’s fintech industry has been growing rapidly. Today, the nation is home to roughly 160 fintech companies covering a wide range of areas including payments, cryptocurrencies, blockchain, insurance, security and compliance, APIs and platforms, data and

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Nets Sells its Account-to-Account Payment Business to Mastercard for 2.85b Euro

Nets, a European PayTech company and Mastercard  announced that Mastercard has entered into agreement to acquire Nets’ account-to-account based services including clearing and instant payment services, and e-billing solutions for €2.85 billion. The transaction is fully aligned with Nets’ European

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Fintech Infographic of the Week: Denmark’s Fintech Startup Scene

In recent years, the Danish fintech sector has experienced significant growth, facilitated by a highly educated and digitally literate population, the support of specific government policies aimed at promoting financial innovation, and the development of Copenhagen as an international fintech

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The Collaboration of 6 Nordic Banks Results in a Joint KYC Company

Danske Bank A/S, DNB Bank ASA, Nordea Bank Abp, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), Svenska Handelsbanken AB (publ) and Swedbank AB (publ) are moving forward and have established a joint venture company to develop a platform for handling KYC (Know

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Open Banking Represents the Largest Fintech Opportunity in the Baltics and Nordics

The Nordic and Baltic region is poised to become a fintech powerhouse, but challenges related to access to capital, achieving scale and reach, and regulation must be addressed, found a new survey. Launched during Money20/20 in Amsterdam earlier this week,

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Top 10 Hottest Fintech Startups and Companies from the Nordics

The Nordic countries or the Nordics, a geographical and cultural region in Northern Europe and the North Atlantic that includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden. The region is increasingly becoming a fintech powerhouse, producing some unicorns and iconic names.

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New Nordic Network for Artificial Intelligence Launched

The Nordic Five Tech alliance of leading technical universities announce the creation of the Nordic Artificial Intelligence Network. The Nordic AI Network will make the region a global hub in AI research, education and innovation. ​With global interest in the

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Nordic Capital Acquires Digital Identity Pioneer Signicat

Nordic Capital Fund announced the acquisition of Signicat, a high-growth provider of digital identity and signature solutions. Nordic Capital will, in close partnership with the company’s management and existing shareholder Viking Venture, accelerate Signicat’s international expansion and strengthen the company’s

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