About LHV

Who are we?

LHV is an Estonian financial group offering a full suite of banking services and is the only provider capable of granting customers to both instant GBP and Euro payments directly. With a well-established presence in London, the financial centre of Europe, we have been a trusted partner for payment service providers for years, servicing a variety of companies, from fintech unicorns to established financial institutions with a global reach, and granting them access to payments infrastructure. We consider ourselves an innovative link between FinTech companies and banking infrastructure and believe we are a prime example of how open banking can work for businesses around the world. We’re open for business and we’ve rapidly become one of the biggest Banking as a Service players in Europe and UK.

Brief history of LHV

Founded in Estonia in 1999 by Rain Lõhmus and Andres Viisemann, LHV is now the largest domestic financial group and capital provider in the country. With 470 employees in Estonia and the UK, our tech-driven banking services are used by more than 220,000 people while we manage leading pension funds for nearly 180,000 active clients. We pride ourselves on the breadth of services we provide. We embrace innovation where it can improve the day to day activities of our customers. And we have a team which combines investment, technology and entrepreneurship experience that is proven to deliver.

  • 1999
    • LHV founded as an investment union
    • Brokerage operations and portfolio management
  • 2005
    • LHV Group founded
  • 2009
    • LHV Bank founded
    • LHV Bank obtained a banking license
  • 2012
    • On-boarded first fintech payment infrastructure client
  • 2014
    • Launch of Payment Acquiring Services
  • 2016
    • LHV Group listed on Nasdaq Tallinn Stock Exchange
    • Launch of LHV Connect API & LHV Banking Services
  • 2018
    • LHV UK Branch opening
  • 2019
    • LHV joins SCT Inst
    • LHV joins Faster Payments as a directly connected participant
  • 2020
    • Launch of Open Banking PSD2 API and Open Banking based Payment Acquiring

The team