Fellow Finance, the largest crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending provider in the Nordics, has selected Enfuce, one of Europe’s leading payment companies, as its card issuing provider. The partnership allows Fellow Finance to expand into card payments through a tailored Card as a Service offering.
Fellow Finance was founded in 2013 to meet soaring demand for smarter lending services. Through its automated platform, present in six different geographical markets, the company has facilitated over €700 million euros in crowdfunded loans between individuals, or between individuals and businesses – generating stable, above-market returns for loan investors.
As part of a strategic move into consumer payments, Fellow Finance chose Enfuce to deliver a modern turnkey card offering. Fellow Finance believes that mobile payments’ growth will accelerate in the future supporting the company’s growth in consumer financing. Within a matter of weeks, Enfuce’s payment and compliance experts are completing the otherwise time-consuming stages required for issuing *VISA cards, including key enablers like BIN sponsorship and card scheme integration.
The virtual cards enable Fellow Finance customers to pay online and in-store using Apple Pay and Google Pay digital wallets, with relevant card data available in the Fellow Finance App. A branded physical card will also be offered to those interested. To further boost the customer experience and loyalty, Fellow Finance plans to add an innovative cashback feature.
According to Juho Putkonen, Development Manager at Fellow Finance, “We at Fellow Finance have had two main objectives regarding the Credit Card product: create the best possible customer onboarding experience for the actual card and its mobile wallet and to create a truly rewarding reward program for our customers.”
“Fellow Finance is a pioneer in terms of creating customer value, so it’s exciting to support them on their journey to launch game-changing payment services. We look forward to growing together, and offering Fellow Finance customers seamless and enjoyable payments,” said Denise Johansson, Co-Founder at Enfuce.
Fellow Finance will launch its cards during this year, initially targeting customers in Finland. By integrating with Enfuce’s cloud-based infrastructure, card payments will be processed seamlessly regardless of geography or currency, which allows Fellow Finance to focus on its core lending business – and expansion in Europe.
Enfuce will also support Fellow Finance with everyday card operations – including risk and fraud monitoring, second-line support as well as card feature improvements through Enfuce’s easy-to-integrate API. The overall result is a flexible and future-proof card offering that matches Fellow Finance’s growth ambitions.
*Visa is a registered trademark of Visa International Service Association.
Juho Putkonen: Development Manager, Fellow Finance, email@example.com, tel. +358 50 350 3444
Denise Johansson: Co-Founder, Enfuce, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 40 079 4121
Certified advisor: Evli Bank Plc, tel. +358 40 579 6210
About Fellow Finance
Fellow Finance Plc is a loan-based crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending platform. The company’s mission is to transform the traditional financing and payments to direct transactions between people and businesses. Fellow Finance has intermediated consumer and business financing of more than 700 million euros in Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Poland and Czech Republic and served more than 950 000 customers. The company is regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Finland as an Authorized Payment Institution and listed on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market Finland. www.fellowfinance.com.
Enfuce offers payment, open banking and sustainability services to banks, fintechs, financial operators, and merchants. By combining industry expertise, innovative technology and compliance, Enfuce delivers long-term and scalable solutions quickly and securely. Founded in Finland, Enfuce recently expanded its geographic presence in Germany and France and has over 16 million active card users on their platform from whom Enfuce processes close to €1 billion transactions annually.
Enfuce has raised multiple rounds of venture capital funding and has been recognised by e.g. TheFinTech50, Visa Fintech Fast Track programme, Mastercard Lighthouse Development Programme, Deloitte Technology Fast 50, and as winner of the 2019 PayTech Award for “Best Payments solution for Payment Systems in the Cloud”.
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