Stockholm, 3 March 2021 - Klarna, the leading global payments and shopping service, today announces the expansion of its leading Open Banking solution across eight more European countries, including Portugal, Denmark, Luxembourg, Ireland, Croatia, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia. Klarna provides the largest open banking network in Europe, supporting a total of 24 countries in the continent, with up to 99% and a minimum of 90% bank coverage across markets.
Klarna’s Open Banking solution which today processes more than 150m+ transactions per year, offers third party providers simplified access to consumer bank account data via ‘Account information’ (AIS) and ‘Payment initiation’ (PIS) services in line with Payment Services Directives (PSD2). The secure solution allows consumers, wishing to elevate the potential of their financial data, to better understand and engage with their finances in a more meaningful way.
As part of the latest expansion, Klarna also introduces ‘Account Insights’ a powerful new solution that turns simple bank statements into unique insights through categorization and data enrichment. These insights can enable a variety of use cases including personalized budget plans, insurance checks, loan applications, credit- & risk assessments, personal finance management applications, and many more, all through a simple API integration.
“Since we launched our Open Banking Offering in March 2019 our growth trajectory has been tremendous. That’s why we’re excited to launch in 8 more markets today and expand our product offering even further, as we continue to lead Europe’s Open Banking industry covering more than 6.000 banks across 24 countries. The ability to empower consumers through financial data should not be at the discretion of a single provider but open to many providers so that more solutions can be developed that put the customer at the centre of their personal finances,” says Koen Köppen, Klarnas Chief Technology Officer.
Klarna’s XS2A API is the most established and proven solution that has been developed at scale across markets for more than 15 years. Across markets, Klarna has a superior PIS conversion rate from the login to successful completion of the flow. The Klarna Open Banking Platform also provides developer friendly tools and technical solutions to help solve both the compliance and UX aspects of managing credentials and to overall help drive an accelerated time to market for products while minimizing costs and technological investments required.
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Open banking market availability in Europe: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ireland, and the UK.
We make shopping smooth. With Klarna consumers can buy now and pay later, so they can get what they love today. Klarna’s offering to consumers and retailers include payments, social shopping, and personal finances. Over 250,000 retail partners, including H&M, IKEA, Expedia Group, Samsung, ASOS, Peloton, Abercrombie & Fitch, Nike and AliExpress have enabled Klarna’s innovative shopping experience online and in-store. Klarna is one of the most highly valued private fintechs globally with a valuation of $31 billion. Klarna was founded in 2005, has over 3,500 employees and is active in 17 countries. For more information, visit klarna.com.