Finnish banking service Holvi announced in March it was joining the Spanish megabank BBVA, which also acquired Simple, but its digital presence makes no mention of it. Nor was BBVA mentioned in the announcement of Holvi’s long-awaited MasterCard for businesses. The card, which will become available April 26, was first discussed aboutRead More
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One digital banking tech stack seems to not fit all at BBVA. That’s seems to be at least one of the strategies in play in BBVA’s decision today to acquire Finnish banking startup Holvi. Terms of the acquisition were not released. Holvi is among a group of startups working toRead More
Kristoffer Lawson, co-founder and head of product for Finnish banking startup Holvi, announced his departure from the company today. Lawson wrote on his blog today, “Last week the decision was made that Holvi would reposition to focus on a set of core business areas with a change in the executiveRead More
The financial innovation community in the US is a jaded bunch – NFC? Nobody f-ing cares. PFM? Yawn. Mobile wallet? I’ll just use my credit card. Entrepreneurs in the US keep chipping away at pain points and payments friction, but it can seem like an uphill battle. When European companiesRead More
6. The Winklevoss twins, bitcoin investors The film “The Social Network” introduced the Winklevoss twins to the world, and brothers Cameron and Tyler have kept up the media blitz ever since, with the most attention focused recently on their roles as investors in — and evangelists for — bitcoins. MostRead More
Europe has long been more aggressive about banking innovation than other regions around the world, especially the US. Despite the Squares and Stripes and whatnot here in America, that still appears to be the case. These are the nine notable Euro innovations that surfaced this week at Finovate Europe, theRead More
The Finnish online financial services provider Holvi has announced a partnership with new crowdfunding site Mesenaatti, also based in Finland. Holvi’s platform will provide users of Mesenaatti with a solid banking backend and services, such as project-budgeting and expense-tracking not usually associated with crowdfunding sites. Holvi is designed for groups of users: teams, associations,Read More