Klarna secures new investment from Visa to expand into new markets

Just over a week after obtaining its full banking licence in Sweden, fintech company Klarna has receiving a fresh investment from Visa. No terms for the deal were revealed but according to a report from Bloomberg, the Swedish company will be issuing new equity and will be targeting new regions for its services. According to […]

Klarna obtains full banking licence from Swedish authorities

Swedish fintech mainstay Klarna has obtained a full banking licence in Sweden. The approval, effective immediately, was granted by Sweden’s financial supervisory authority, Finansinspektionen. “We are now one of Europe’s largest banks with 60 million customers, 70,000 merchants and working seamlessly across borders,” said Klarna CEO, Sebastian Siemiatkowski. The licence will allow Klarna, which was […]

BBVA launches an open API marketplace for developers and startups

Spanish bank BBVA has launched an open banking platform by making its APIs publicly available. The BBVA API Market will release eight of the bank’s APIs to companies, startups, and developers to access and integrate customer data into their services, such as customer acquisition and loan origination. The open banking platform will comply with the […]

Banking tech platform Meniga secures €7.5 million in new funding

Digital banking technology startup Meniga has announced a funding round of €7.5 million from Industrifonden. Velocity Capital, Frumtak Ventures, and Kjolfesta also participated. Meniga provides a platform for banks to use and make sense of the personal finance data they collect from customers. The new funds will be invested into research and development and expanding […]