We strongly believe that we can create more value for our customers through partnerships, which is a core pillar in our strategy, and we are looking forward to taking part in the Lighthouse program. We expect it to be a great opportunity to build partnerships with talented Fintech’s through Mastercard’s global network.Morten Schwaner
Head of Card & Mobile Payments, Danske Bank
Mats Taraldsson, Head of Digital Development and Fintech Engagement from Mastercard, sees great potential for Fintechs and startups in the Nordics and he looks forward to working with Danske Bank on the Lighthouse program.
“Danske Bank has already played a large role in the Danish Fintech ecosystem, and we are excited that Danske Bank will be official banking partner for Lighthouse in Denmark,” says Mats Taraldsson.
We believe that the Lighthouse program is a completely new approach to working with startups that are poised to scale and benefit from Mastercard’s global network. Danske Bank joining the Lighthouse program as our Danish banking partner reaffirms our ambition that Lighthouse should be the best place to build partnerships with not only Mastercard but also the leading banks we work with.Mats Taraldsson
Head of Digital Development and Fintech Engagement, Mastercard
New approach to working with incumbent players
The spring edition of the Lighthouse program begins this week with 15 attending Fintechs from three countries and one of the first workshops will be held in Copenhagen. The five Danish Fintechs attending the spring program are ERNIT, Spiir, Hufsy, GoAppified, and Zliide.
The conclusion of the program is the announcement of the Lighthouse winner and the winner will be announced at Money20/20 in Amsterdam in June.