In its third round of funding this year, digital banking and marketing startup Meniga has taken in $3.4 million (€3 million) from Íslandsbanki. The financial backing, which follows Swedbank’s $3.7 million investment in April and UniCredit’s $3.6 million strategic funding in June, brings Meniga’s total funding to just over $34 million.
Íslandsbanki is Meniga’s first and longest-standing client. The two have been collaborating since 2009 when they launched a PFM solution in Europe. Furthering their ties, Íslandsbanki and Meniga teamed up to deploy a new card-linked offer platform in June of last year.
Meniga will use the funds to enhance research and development efforts to further build out its products. Íslandsbanki CEO Birna Einarsdóttir noted that the investment not only deepens the bank’s relationship with Meniga, but that it is also aimed at, “investing in the future development of innovation in digital banking and personal financial management solutions.”
“The banking landscape is evolving faster than ever and is driven by new competitors, regulatory changes and rising customer expectations,” said Georg Ludviksson, CEO and co-founder of Meniga. “Therefore, it is vital for banks and fintech companies to work even closer together to thrive in the new digital ecosystem.”
Headquartered in London and with offices also in Reykjavik, Stockholm, and Warsaw, Meniga offers white-label digital banking solutions for 65 million digital banking users in 30 countries for banks such as Santander, Intesa, ING Direct, Commerzbank and mBank. The company has taken home five Finovate Best of Show awards, most recently for its demo at FinovateFall 2018, where Meniga showed off its if this, then that spending challenges that allow users to tie their savings to random external events, such as the weather, sports team wins, and exercise and music listening habits.