Danske Bank and DNB invest in fintech company Spiir

Tuesday 18 December 2018 00:40 CET | News

Danish fintech company Spiir, the company behind the personal finance management app as well as the Nordic API Gateway, has secured EUR 5.2 million in fresh funding.

Two of Scandinavia’s banks, DNB and Danske Bank, strategically invested jointly in the startup to attempt to building the leading PSD2 infrastructure in the Nordics and make it possible for others to innovate on top of banking data.

PSD2, in short, is a Directive to regulate payment services and payment service providers throughout the European Union and European Economic Area, essentially meant to provide for a level playing field by harmonising consumer protection and the rights and obligations for payment providers and users.

Spiir’s solution is available for anyone some time before the full rollout of the PSD2 regulation, which will force banks to open up their financial consumer data through open APIs by the end of 2019. Its Nordic API Gateway already provides unified API access to both personal and business accounts from all Nordic banks.

Soon, Spiir says it will also include a new way to initiate payments directly from account to account.

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Keywords: Danske Bank, DNB, Spiir, fintech, funding, payments, personal finance management, PSD2, API
Countries: World