Nordics

Stockholm Sees Growing Green Fintech Space

Sweden’s credentials in sustainability and Stockholm’s vibrant fintech ecosystem are converging into a flourishing green fintech market where players are gaining traction and starting to expand globally. This booming sector is highlighted in the 2021 edition of the yearly Stockholm

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PayAlly Partners Nets for Issuer and Acquirer Processing Services in the UK

Denmark’s payment provider Nets Group and PayAlly, a London-based payment services provider, have entered into a partnership for full issuing and acquiring processing services in the United Kingdom. Nets will deliver a full issuing services product suite, starting with a

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Danish Challenger Bank Lunar Snaps Up Payments Firm Paylike

Danish neobank Lunar announced that it has acquired Paylike, a full-stack European payment platform for an undisclosed sum. With this move, Lunar gains a gateway that will make it possible for its business customers to receive payments from their clients

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Swedish Fintech Juni Extends Series A With Additional US$52 Million

Juni, a Swedish-based banking platform for e-commerce and online marketing companies, has secured US$52 million in funding led by EQT Ventures, to add to the US$21 million already raised from their Series-A round in late June this year. This boosts

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Anyfin Secures US$52 Million Funding to Accelerate Germany Expansion Plans

Anyfin, the Stockholm based startup that enables consumers to refinance existing loans and take control of their financial health, announced that it has secured US$52 million of fresh funding, bringing the total equity capital raised by the firm to US$101

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Sweden’s Minna Technologies Expands Footprint With London Hub

Minna Technologies, a Sweden-based subscription management tool for retail banks, announced that it is launching a London-based hub. This move comes on the heels of a recent partnership with London-based open banking platform Bud. As part of the commitment to

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Neo Insurer Hedvig Closes U$45 Million Series B Ahead of European Expansion Plans

Nordic neo insurer Hedvig announces that it closed a US$45 million Series B funding round led by Anthemis following its recent launch into Denmark. The Series B investment was led by Anthemis Partner, Ruth Foxe Blader, and Managing Director, Matthew

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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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IKEA Operator Snaps up Minority Stake in BNPL Firm Jifiti for US$22.5 Million

Ingka Investments, the investment arm of Ingka Group which owns and operates IKEA stores, has invested US$22.5 million in US-based Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) firm Jifiti, for a minority stake in the company. Ingka Group and Jifiti have a

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