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Tink is targeting further European expansion with its $100 million capital raise


Added 01-22-20 09:14:02am EST - “Open banking platform Tink has secured $100 million in funding, which it will use to accelerate European expansion and further develop its product.” - Businessinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Businessinsider.com: “Tink is targeting further European expansion with its $100 million capital raise”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Tink, a Sweden-based open banking platform, has secured €90 million ($100 million) in a funding round co-led by Dawn Capital, HMI Capital, and Insight Partners, reports TechCrunch. The funding, which comes less than a year after the startup announced a €56 million ($63 million) raise, values Tink at €415 million ($461 million).

Tink will use the latest capital injection to accelerate its European expansion as well as for further development of its product. Initially launched in 2013 as a consumer-facing app centered on account aggregation, Tink has since pivoted, operating a business-to-business (B2B) model aimed at helping financial institutions (FIs) comply with and take advantage of open banking across the UK and Europe.

Tink's rapid expansion in recent years has likely been boosted by a slew of technical issues that have plagued open banking progress in Europe and the UK. Last year was anticipated to be a significant year for open banking in Europe and the UK. However, the regulation's aim of making it easier for consumers to share their financial data has faced hurdles, including low-quality bank APIs that have made it harder for fintechs to connect with them.

This has been a boon for Tink's open banking platform, because its APIs enable banks to meet these regulatory requirements. And Tink's clients can also use its plug-and-play APIs to move beyond compliance, allowing them to build account aggregation, payment initiation, data enrichment, and personal finance management products.

It's no wonder then that Tink has achieved rapid traction since its B2B pivot, boasting a slew of high-profile partners like BNP Paribas Fortis, ABN AMRO, SEB, and Klarna. The startup's platform is now live in 12 European markets, connecting to over 2,500 banks that collectively reach more than 250 million customers across the region.

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