Mastercard partners with Swedish fintech Dreams to deliver sustainable banking solutions and help banks tackle climate change
17 maj 2022 | Stockholm, Sweden | Av Annika Kristersson
- Mastercard and Dreams will collaborate on developing digital banking solutions which will help banks bolster their ESG credentials and empower customers to adopt more sustainable consumption habits.
- This collaboration highlights Mastercard’s strong commitment to drive innovation for a sustainable future together with its banking partners, while marking a significant step in further strengthening Dreams’ ongoing evolution as a provider of embedded SaaS solutions to financial institutions.
Dreams, the financial wellbeing platform and leader in engagement banking solutions has today announced a strategic partnership with Mastercard to focus on delivering a suite of sustainable banking products for financial institutions designed to empower individuals to change their behaviour for the better and take high-impact climate action.
With the immediate sense of urgency around climate change becoming increasingly prevalent in recent years, policy makers worldwide have significantly tightened climate reporting guidelines, while the public sentiment towards sustainability has shifted dramatically. As such, the need for banks to have a strong ESG strategy in place has become an absolute business imperative if they simply want to remain competitive within the broader financial landscape. Implementing digital tools that enable customers to make sustainable consumption choices and reduce their carbon footprint can offer banks and financial services a unique opportunity to drive customer engagement, reach their net zero goals quicker, and pave the way for a major change in consumer climate action.
Johan Modenius, Head of Financial Institutions, Nordics & Baltics Mastercard, comments “Tackling the global trends of positive, sustainable behavior will take a lot of effort, and significant businesses have an important role. Mastercard is committed to using technology, engaging with partners, and our global network to inspire both local and global action that fosters a more sustainable and inclusive digital economy. We are happy to partner with such an innovative fintech company like Dreams Technology to continue driving a more sustainable future.”
The strategic partnership means that Dreams Technology will be included in the suite of Value-Added SaaS platform and will enable the establishment of a ready-made out of the box solution between Dreams and Mastercard for transactional data that will empower bank clients to save more and lead financially sound and sustainable lives.
Henrik Rosvall, Founder and CEO of Dreams, explains, “Today, we at Dreams are taking a crucial step as a B2B SaaS company. Through our strategic alliance with Mastercard, we can catalyse relevant and engaging digital customer journey transformations within Mastercard’s existing network of banks and financial services, and provide our unique Saas at the fingertips of millions of people. By operationalising insights from cognitive and behavioural science, our products effectively drive behavioural change towards a more sustainable way of living and increased financial wellbeing. Banks who embed our solutions in their offering can capitalise on this expertise to boost customer engagement and digital sales, accelerate their transformation towards net zero, and take a leading stance in the fight against climate change and increased financial wellbeing”.
Dreams’ core mission is to make financially sustainable living an everyday reality for people.. Since 2016, the company’s B2C money-saving app has helped over 500,000 users in the Nordics save and invest money for the future, by leveraging a methodology rooted in psychology, neuroscience and behavioural economics.
Building on the success of Dreams’ B2C platform, the company recently expanded its business model into the B2B space, and evolved its services, as a provider of engagement banking solutions. Banks can now leverage Dreams’ scientific methodology and expertise in behavioural change to empower and motivate their customers to make positive behaviour changes in their lives which boost financial wellbeing and minimise their impact on the environment, whilst significantly increasing engagement, retention and lifetime value of banking customers.