3 Step IT joins forces with Ikano Bank
This spring saw the addition of another new funding partnership for 3 Step IT. Ikano Bank is owned by the Kamprad family, founders of IKEA, and currently operates in nine different countries. They pride themselves on their flexibility and customer focus, making them a perfect fit for 3 Step IT.
“We’re very pleased to welcome Ikano as one of our new funding partners. Increasing volumes in the Swedish market have led to the need to broaden local funding channels, and Ikano Bank, with its customer focus and flexibility, will help us do just that. The partnership is a good fit with 3 Step IT’s other carefully selected strategic and trusted funding partners, all of which offer different strategies and credit opportunities,” says Peter Onstrand, Managing Director for 3 Step IT in Sweden.
The partnership will also expand to include other Scandinavian countries, starting with Norway. “This partnership will help us increase our penetration with SMEs and also expand within the retail and industrial segments,” explains Peer Velde, General Manager for 3 Step IT in Norway.
Ikano Bank and 3 Step IT are also currently investigating expanding their cooperation to Denmark and Finland.
“We welcome the cooperation with 3 Step IT,” says Richard Jonsson, Country Manager at Ikano Bank Corporate. “The partnership will benefit us through both an expanded portfolio and increased business flow, as well as all the advantages of a strategic IT-finance partnership.”
3 Step IT Group Oy
3 Step IT is an IT services company offering customers a new way to acquire IT equipment. Our comprehensive service offering helps customers to manage financing, use and replacement of IT equipment in a transparent, cost-effective and sustainable way. We are an international growth company with 392 million euros revenue in 2011. We have offices in 14 countries worldwide and we employ around 220 people. Our headquarters is located in Finland.
More about 3 Step IT Group Oy: www.3stepit.com
Ikano Bank Corporate
Ikano Bank Corporate offers financial services such as leasing, rental solutions, auto financing, factoring and American factoring. We have a business-to-business focus. Ikano Bank Corporate conducts business as a separate unit within Ikano Bank SE. We are located in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Lund, but can offer Nordic partnership through our colleagues in Norway, Denmark and Finland. Ikano Bank SE is part of Ikano Group, which is owned by the Kamprad family.
More about Ikano Bank Corporate: www.ikanobankforetag.se