Skandiabanken in Norway selects Atea and Basefarm


Press release

Skandiabanken in Norway has selected Atea and Basefarm as suppliers of IT operating services, this is in line with the bank being separated from Skandia's other banking operations.

The agreement is part of Skandiabanken ASA’s strategy to grow in the Norwegian market. The agreement is an important step in the process of separating the company from its parent company and last year the company was listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

- The new suppliers fit our modern platform and gives us the flexibility to develop the online bank in line with our customers need. We chose Atea and Basefarm due to the flexibility and quality they offer, says Magnar Øyhovden, General Manager in Skandiabanken ASA.

Separate agreements are created with each of the two companies. Both agreements have a duration of five years with an extension option.

The agreement with Atea covers all operations and support of the office platform at Skandiabanken ASA. Basefarm will operate the online banking systems and business applications. Both agreements contain the project implementation in addition to the operations contracts and both deliveries will be in operation by the end of 2016.

- This is an important agreement for Atea in an exciting market segment, says Steinar Sønsteby, CEO in Atea ASA.

- The banking and financial sector is an important priority for Basefarm. The agreement with Skandiabanken confirms that we are on the right track when it comes to positioning ourselves in this sector, says CEO Grethe Viksaas Basefarm.

Basefarm and Atea have successfully collaborated on a comprehensive and forward-looking offer to Skandiabanken in Norway.

Skandiabanken selects Atea and BasefarmGunnar Senum, Eirunn Skogen, Henning Nordgulen, Endre Valdersnes (Atea), Einar Vaage (Atea), Sveinung Trovik (Basefarm), Lars Lersveen (Basefarm) and Magnar Øyhovden are pleased with the agreements.


About the parties:

Skandiabanken in Norway began in 2000, as the first Internet bank in Norway. Skandiabanken has a wide range of financial products and services offered to individuals and households in Norway within payment and card solutions, defined contribution savings, investment products, long term loans and short term loans. The bank has no branches and all products and services offered directly through the digital platform. End of 2015 Skandiabanken had about 380 000 customers with an active account and total assets of NOK 65.6 billion. Read more:

Atea is the leading Nordic and Baltic supplier of IT infrastructure with 6,500 employees. Atea is present in 90 cities in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Atea delivers IT products from leading vendors and assist its customers with specialist competencies within IT infrastructure services. Atea had revenue of more than NOK 25 billion in 2014 and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. (

Basefarm is the leading managed service provider for mission critical business applications. We provide high-end application management, advanced technology solutions, enterprise cloud services, and colocation from our six datacenters in Europe. We host more than 40,000 services reaching over 40 million end users all over the world.


For more information please contact:
Grethe Viksaas, adm.direktør Basefarm AS, mobil (+47) 916 42 888
Anna Pålsson, VP Marketing, Basefarm. Tel +46 735260091