WHO WE ARE
Fintech Norway is an ideal organisation working to improve industry conditions for all the independent fintech companies in Norway. Compared to other countries, Norway is still in the starting pit when it comes to fintech, and we still have much to learn. Fintech Norway is an initiative looking to facilitate for cooperation and networking in a way that our members can find solutions together. The organization was founded in 2020 and began as an initiative to accelerate the banks' work with PSD2 and open banking - but Fintech Norway’s ambition is to become much more than just a "PSD2 organization". We are an organization where our members set the agenda – we are created by and for our members.
WHAT WE DO
The main purpose of Fintech Norway is to ensure good industry conditions for fintech's in Norway. With this, we want to give everyone an equal field to play on with a fair and impartial judge. This is where it all starts and enables fintech's to compete on innovation and value propositions. Our vision is that Fintech Norway will be a challenger against the established and constitute a voice in the public debate for our members. Together we will fight the battles that are difficult to fight alone, solve challenges and push boundaries. Overall, our voices are getting louder!
HOW WE DO IT?
HOW WE DO IT: To ensure favorable industry conditions and development, we have regular meetings and a good dialogue with Finanstilsynet, the Norwegian Competition Authority, banks, and other relevant players. Fintech Norway has a voice that is heard in the fintech ecosystem and is already an organization that authorities and decision-makers turn to for advice regarding the needs of the industry. We connect links to other interest groups in Europe and closer to Brussel. Most importantly - we are a network for our members. Active members will enjoy the greatest benefits of their membership as Fintech Norway facilitates discussions, exchange of experience, and knowledge sharing within several topics such as PSD2, KYC, AML, and Authentication. In addition, we arrange our own events for knowledge sharing and network building.
Fintech Norway has: • Tentacles out in the right places. • Accelerated the PSD2 work in Norway by 1-2 years. • Meetings with the Financial Supervisory Authority every 2 months. • Good infrastructure. You can report issues efficiently, get feedback and participate in discussions. • On behalf of Norwegian fintech’s taken a leading role in the 33report initiative to contribute to a better PSD2 interface. As a result, it has become easier to report errors and deficiencies in the banks' APIs. Read more about 33report here www.33report.eu.