3i, Accenture, Nokia, and Sampo have established a company, Meridea Financial Software to produce and market software for mobile and online financial services.
The new company will be headed by Esa TihilÃ¤, the former head of ICL’s global e-business operations.
In London today, Meridea showcased its first software solution for financial institutions. The software enables consumers to access electronic and mobile financial services through multiple channels including mobile devices, the Internet, telephones, IVR’s (Interactive Voice Response systems) and digital TV.
Meridea will employ more than a hundred people in Finland by the end of 2002. Its products and solutions will be marketed on an international basis.