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Investment firm Permira buys into Klarna’s banking ambitions

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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

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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 […]

Sweden’s SEB selects CGI for trade transaction action

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Swedish financial services group SEB has selected Canada-based CGI’s Trade360 solution for trade finance and emerging digital technologies, such as blockchain. CGI Trade360 is a cloud-based transaction platform and includes a portal for end-to-end transaction management, including regulatory compliance. SEB is the first bank headquartered in Europe that will implement the solution. Robert Pehrson, head […]

Nordea innovation homes in on Stockholm

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Nordea Bank has teamed up with the Stockholm Fintech Hub (SFH) for innovation ambitions and to connect with start-ups, financial institutions and regulators. The bank says a number of people from Nordea will move into the space, so it can talk and work with start-ups, bigger companies, other banks and “new players” like IBM and […]

SEB supports Samsung Pay in Sweden

Samsung Pay comes to Sweden

SEB is among the first banks in Sweden to offer Samsung Pay functionality to its customers.

Nordea brings Samsung Pay to customers in Sweden

Samsung Pay comes to Sweden

Nordea has launched the beta version of Samsung Pay in Sweden. The bank’s customers can use this new payment service to make in-store payments with their mobile phones.

SEB to consolidate investment management ops with Simcorp Dimension

Simcorp signs large deal with SEB

Sweden-based financial services group SEB has selected Simcorp Dimension as its new back office platform for transaction processing, reconciliation, settlement, accounting and derivatives processing.

Swedish Export Credit implements Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX for IFRS9 reporting

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Swedish Export Credit Corporation (SEK) is implementing Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX regulatory reporting software for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) 9 reporting.

Top stories this week – 2 December 2016

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Catch up on Banking Technology’s top five fintech stories of the week – all in one place!

Sweden to launch fintech hub

Stockholm to get its own fintech hub in 2017

Stockholm Fintech Hub – an independent not-for-profit innovation hub – will open its doors in Q1 2017. Its aim is to promote and accelerate the development of fintech, insurtech and regtech start-ups.

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