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Holvi Adds Long-Promised Business MasterCard — But Where’s BBVA?

Holvi Adds Long-Promised Business MasterCard — But Where’s BBVA?

by April 22, 2016 at 11:04 am 0 comments

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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Echoes of Simple Deal Found in BBVA’s Acquisition of Holvi

by March 7, 2016 at 11:28 am 1 comment

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 Leaving Holvi

Kristoffer Lawson Leaving Holvi

by February 27, 2014 at 3:09 pm 1 comment

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

European Innovators Throw Down the Gauntlet: Where’s the Innovation, Americans?

European Innovators Throw Down the Gauntlet: Where’s the Innovation, Americans?

by September 13, 2013 at 12:55 pm 2 comments

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

2013 Innovators to Watch: 6 to 10

2013 Innovators to Watch: 6 to 10

by June 13, 2013 at 9:53 am 0 comments

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

9 Eurostyle Innovations

9 Eurostyle Innovations

by February 13, 2013 at 1:50 pm 0 comments

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

Online Financial Services Provider Holvi Partnering with Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti

Online Financial Services Provider Holvi Partnering with Crowdfunding Site Mesenaatti

by November 12, 2012 at 12:03 pm 2 comments

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