Nordics

4 Companies to Know in Denmark’s Booming Fintech Sector

The Danish fintech startup scene has grown significantly over the last few years, rising from only 70 fintech companies in 2015 to more than 250 in 2021, according to numbers from industry trade group Copenhagen Fintech. In 2020, Danish fintechs

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Swedbank Joins Forces With Meniga to Offer Personalised Banking Services

Meniga, an Iceland based AI-driven digital banking solutions provider, has partnered with Swedbank to launch new services to increase customer engagement. The new digital banking solution is now live at all of Swedbank’s markets in Sweden, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Utilising

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Amazon Expands Its Footprint to Sweden, Part of Its Europe Expansion Plan

Amazon has launched its first Nordic online store with the domain name of Amzon.se as part of its expansion plan into Europe. “We are thrilled to launch Amazon.se and to be able to offer Swedish customers a selection of more

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Finland Billboards Now Double as Disinfectant Terminals for Mobile Phones

Nordic health company Terveystalo has turned billboards into disinfectant terminals that can supposedly clean a phone in only 15 seconds with UVC light. The billboards are located in Helsinki and Turku in southern Finland. There is a small hatch in

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A Biometric Payment for Nordic and Baltic Banks

Norway-based biometric fintech Zwipe and TietoEVRY, a provider of software and digital banking services in the Nordics, have agreed to jointly roll out biometric payment solutions based on the Zwipe Pay ONE platform. With the recent surge in demand for

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Klarna Becomes Highest-Valued Fintech Unicorn in Europe At $10.65 Billion Valuation

Stockholm based Fintech Klarna became the highest-valued private fintech in Europe after raising US$650 million in a funding round, at a post money valuation of $10.65 billion. The funding round was led by Silver Lake, technology investing firm with more than

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UN Agencies Partners With Denmark to Leverage on Singapore’s Fintech Hub

Multiple UN agencies have joined hands with Copenhagen Fintech to bring Nordic fintech startups to Singapore to promote the exchange of innovation. The agencies involved are UNDP’s Global Center for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development in Singapore, UNDP’s Nordic Office and

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Sweden Set For Dramatic Growth In Digital Wealth Management

Analysis of industry data by Nucoro reveals that 7% of people in work in Sweden earn over $90,000 a year or 906,000 Swedish Krona (SEK). It’s analysis also reveals a growing pool of wealthy people in Sweden, many of whom

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Sweden To Test Technical Solution For The e-Krona

The Riksbank is conducting a pilot project with Accenture aimed at developing a proposal for a technical solution for an e-krona. The objective is to create, in an isolated test environment, a digital krona that is simple and user-friendly. The

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Top 18 Upcoming Fintech Events in the Baltic and Nordic Region in 2020

The fintech landscape in the Nordic and Baltic regions continues to be one of the most successful at producing unicorns with recent examples that include TransferWise, from Estonia, and Klarna Bank, from Sweden. As we head into 2020, we look

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