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Klarna to fuel payments for Worldpay

Worldpay and online payments firm Klarna are joining forces. Worldpay clients in Austria, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and the UK will be able to use Klarna’s invoice and credit-based payments.

Klarna celebrates year-over-year sales, profit gains

Klarna is having quite a summer. It reported sales and profit results for the first half of 2017 that represented gains of 21% and 138%, respectively, reports Finovate (Banking Technology‘s sister company). The strong financials come amid a series of headlines that show the Swedish payments company making strides on a number of fronts. This includes […]

Klarna unveils free P2P payment service, Wavy

Klarna has unveiled Wavy, a new, free P2P payments service. Available in iOS and Android as well as online, the free app enables users in more than 30 European markets to transfer euros between friends and family.

Investment firm Permira buys into Klarna’s banking ambitions

Investment firm Permira will acquire a 10% equity stake in Swedish payments and banking firm Klarna. As part of the deal, Permira will buy shares from existing shareholders General Atlantic, DST Global and Niklas Adalberth, upon receipt of approval from the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Finansinspektionen). Once the transfer is complete, General Atlantic and DST […]

Klarna enters the big time with banking licence

Payments provider Klarna has powered up with a full banking licence from Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority. Sebastian Siemiatkowski, CEO of Klarna, says it is “now one of Europe’s largest banks with 60 million customers, 70,000 merchants and working seamlessly across borders”. With the licence, Klarna states it can broaden its product portfolio for […]