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Bottling the Magic: Making Fintech Applications that Customers Love – Sverrir Hreiðarsson Head of Fintech at Kvika (Aur)

How do you reach 1/3 of your addressable local market in 7 years? Aur, the Icelandic peer to peer and online payment solution has managed to do just that with the characteristic mix of elegance, simplicity and powerful functionality that consistently sets Nordic innovation aside. One of the most consistent findings that we hear from entrepreneurs and startup founders is that if you want people to adopt your product, you need to make it as simple and frictionless as possible.

Aur, which was recently acquired by Reykjavik headquartered Kvika bank has not only captured 1/3 of the Icelandic market with its smooth-as-butter payment experience, but it’s done so leveraging the power of networks, where one in five users are referred by other users. We recently had the opportunity to sit down with Sverrir Hreiðarsson, Head of Fintech at Kvika to talk about how new payment solutions that are able to offer security, ease of use and convenience to customers, can experience exponential adoption amongst its user base. Learn how Aur has established itself a the go to solution for peer to peer payments via mobile phone number, amongst users and how through the introduction of Buy Now Pay Later services with a twist it continues to delight users who are not only able to gain access to interest free instalment payments, but that can also access better prices on physical stores as consumers avoid paying with credit. This is another great example of Nordic innovation setting new standards of how finance could be done, without riddling customers with complexity.

Chris Crespo
Chris Crespo
Chris is a Founding Partner and Chief Editor at Nordic Fintech Magazine, where he simplifies complex financial ideas into easy-to-understand content. With a over 15 years of experience in Management Consulting and financial services, including collaborations with some of Europe's largest banks, he offers profound industry insights. Previously serving as the Chief Futurist at the largest bank in the Nordics, Chris is at the forefront of the Future of Financial Services, Money, Disruption, and Ethical AI in Finance. He is also a guest lecturer at Stanford University, Singularity University and Copenhagen Business School, where he frequently discusses the future of Money, Finance, and Entrepreneurship in Financial Services. As a Behavioral Economist, Chris is passionate about studying how human behavior and decision-making relate to risk. He also delves into the connections between psychology, leadership, and technology within financial services.