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Migrating our payment setup to Denmark took less than half a day. It would’ve been even faster if our two sites had looked identical!

David Öhlund, CEO of GF Money Scandinavia

Why did Nordcredit choose open banking payments?

Historically customers paying back their loans and monthly installments to Nordcredit did so through a regular, manual bank transfer. They decided to evolve and embed payments into their product dashboard to match the needs and demands of a growing user base.

MobilePay, the leading, local mobile wallet supplier, was discussed, but the decision ultimately landed on open banking payments. Partly, thanks to one of Nordcredit’s sister companies, GF Money in Sweden. 

Why select Finshark as a partner? 

GF Money in Sweden was the first subsidiary to implement open banking payments through Finshark. When Nordcredit decided to do the same they looked inwards and decided that the best way to go about it was to re-purpose the implementation already made. 

“When we produce features for our CRM that can be used in multiple markets, we build them as a module that’s easy to configure for specific markets.” – David Öhlund, CEO of GF Money Scandinavia.

Since the first integration was made available as a “module” in the CRM, migrating a payment from Sweden to Denmark was basically just changing a few variables; language, market, and payment reference. That means Nordcredit was ready to get started with Finshark’s payment flows in less than half a day, including some design changes needed to fit Nordcredit’s brand.  David explains, though, that even the very first integration was uncomplicated to set up.

“The basic implementation of Finshark for our Swedish subsidiary was made in about a day. It’s that simple. Then we added dynamic payments links, another module on top of that.”, says David Öhlund.

The commonalities between different countries and Finshark’s API structure make it possible to scale to more markets quickly. If a local, limited payment method, like Swish or MobilePay, had been used instead, there would be no positive synergies to draw from for the Danish fintech.