Daily News: May 19, 2017

Euroloan Appoints Ex-Morgan Stanley Fintech Leader New Group CEO


Euroloan Group appointed James Hickson as group CEO.

Hickson, a financial technology industry executive with 16 years of experience on Wall Street, most recently led a fintech technology business development practice at Morgan Stanley. With international experience in New York, London, Saudi Arabia and Eastern Europe, he has long been at the forefront of a changing financial services landscape.

“Hickson brings the right mix of international banking experience, deep insight on fintech and an entrepreneurial spirit,” said Tommi Lindfors, chairman and founder of Euroloan. “He is a proven leader and driver of success in demanding international markets. We look to his expertise in building high performance teams, and navigating market and operational complexity as we develop new services across Europe.”

“The Euroloan business model and team position the company for distinctive growth in the field,” Hickson said. “Our partnership with Verifone, for one, enables immediate onboarding of customers at the point of sale, with attractive payment and credit alternatives to merchants and consumers. Coupled with a historic, record-setting credit agreement in the Nordics through Fortress, and Euroloan’s fully automated lending systems, we are well placed to win market share.”

Euroloan Group specializes in highly automated financial services and financial technology with offices in Helsinki (HQ), Luxembourg, Stockholm and Warsaw.