The 16 hottest Nordic fintech startups


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Daniel Kjellén, left, and Fredrik Hedberg, founders of Swedish personal finance app Tink.

Financial technology, better known as fintech, is absolutely exploding around the world right now, with new businesses springing up doing everything from online lending to handling cryptocurrencies.


London has emerged as a capital of fintech in Europe but Nordic countries - Denmark, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, and Finland - also have a flourishing scene.

The region is already home to a so-called fintech "unicorn" - a startup worth over $1 billion - and small business banking startup Holvi, founded in Finland, was bought by Spanish banking giant BBVA back in March (for that reason, we've not included it on the list.)

We have rounded up the 16 most exciting fintech businesses from the region below.