Saxo Bank joins Copenhagen FinTech Lab
Written by Anthony Strzalek
Saxo Bank has celebrated its 25th anniversary by announcing that it has joined the Copenhagen FinTech Lab.
Saxo Bank joins Copenhagen Fintech Lab to support the Fintech environment in Copenhagen and to provide a platform on which Danish FinTechs can build their international partnerships via the bank’s experience and network of international client relationships.
Saxo Bank sees a wide range of new partnerships as the next disruptive factor in the financial industry and expects to see increased collaboration between FinTechs and established institutions.
Chris Truce, head of FinTech at Saxo Bank, said: “Copenhagen Fintech is global by default and as one the only major global and Danish-based FinTechs, Saxo Bank will capitalise on the partnership by sharing our technology, knowledge and relationships with the lab residents.
“Saxo was a FinTech company before the term was even coined and we plan to use the cooperation with the Fintech Lab to grow the FinTech ecosystem globally. There is no doubt that collaboration is a huge disruptive factor in the financial services industry.”
Copenhagen Fintech was founded in September 2016 as an incubator and co-working space for FinTech companies, with a remit to drive innovation and to position Denmark as a global player in the industry.
Thomas Krogh Jensen, CEO of Copenhagen Fintech, added:“Saxo Bank matches our strategy of helping Danish FinTech startups scale beautifully – both on the Danish market, but also beyond Denmark. Size alone does not create a successful Danish FinTech hub and ecosystem.
“We believe that the number of connections to other global hubs is crucial to help startups scale, attract investors and talent. With Saxo Bank’s global outreach, focus on technology and Copenhagen FinTech’s network of international FinTech hubs, we have a perfect match.”