20-11-2017 MuniFin helps Finnish municipalities in digitalization

FA Solutions Kuntarahoitus Oyj, Municipality Finance Plc

 

Helsinki November 20, 2017. For immediate release.

Digitalizing financial management enables efficiency and transparency.

Municipality Finance Plc, or MuniFin, provides municipalities in Finland with digital services that can speed up and automate the processes of public financing. Now, the financing management tool provided by MuniFin will be extended to support investment activities.

Municipal assets are seldom limited to listed securities, but often include physical assets such as land and real estate. With the expansion of the platform, municipalities can manage a wide range of assets in one system. “It is important to follow the returns on investments to be able to plan the future investments. Additionally, many municipalities have outsourced their investments to asset managers, whose performance and cost levels may not be comparable,” says Hannes Helenius, Chairman of the Board of FA Solutions.

MuniFin develops its services on a customer-oriented basis. “This is a highly desirable addition to MuniFin’s services. Monitoring and reporting the overall picture of our financial position is easier when the liabilities and assets are manageable in one system. In addition, we can make the city’s financial management more transparent, which is particularly important for a public organization,” adds Kari Pentti, Financial Manager at City of Turku.

The expansion is implemented in cooperation with FA Solutions, a Nordic financial technology firm. “We want to provide services in an ecosystem with our partners. Operations are efficient when each member of the network focuses on their core competencies,” comments Jukka Leppänen, Manager, lending in MuniFin. In Sweden, Kommuninvest has been providing similar services to Swedish municipalities and provinces since 2016.

For more information, please contact:

Jukka Leppänen, Municipality Finance Plc
Manager, lending
jukka.leppanen(at)munifin.fi
+358 50 5910 934

Hannes Helenius, FA Solutions
Partner, Chairman of the Board
hannes.helenius(at)fasolutions.com
+358 20 7118 514

From left to right: Jukka Leppänen and Okko Rostedt, MuniFin, Kari Pentti, City of Turku, Jaakko Suhonen and Hannes Helenius, FA Solutions.

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About Municipality Finance Plc
Municipality Finance Plc is a financial institution owned by the municipalities of Finland, Keva and the state of Finland, providing financial services for the municipal sector and social housing. The company’s goal is to help its customers succeed by providing versatile services and solutions for investment planning and financing. The funding granted by Municipality Finance helps building the well-being of Finns. www.munifin.fi

About FA Solutions
Founded in 1999, FA Solutions is today the leading provider of software solutions for Asset Management, Fund Management and Private Banking, with a rapid growth both in the Nordics as well as globally. FA Solutions offers modern tools for portfolio management, investment analysis, reporting, CRM and sales – everything included in one software platform which is always accessible with any device. The FA Platform is built with blocks which makes it easy to set up and tailor for customer needs but also flexible for growth. www.fasolutions.com