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Banks increase limits for contactless payments

Customers in most Finnish banks can now use their bank cards to make contactless payments up to €50. The previous limit was €25. Banks that...

Posti announces 59 job cuts, and moves other jobs to Estonia

The Finnish post office Posti has announced that it's cutting 59 positions, and transferring another 14 jobs to Tallinn. Negotiations on redundancies have already started,...

Stora Enso announces up to 400 job cuts at Oulu mill

Paper and forestry company Stora Ensa says it has started negotiations to axe up to 400 jobs out of 600 at its Oulu mill. In a...

From London to Vantaa, Brexit chaos is already hurting Finnish businesses

On an industrial estate in Vantaa, the effects of Brexit are already being felt. Even though the United Kingdom hasn't yet left the European Union,...

Nokia confirms 280 job cuts in Finland this year

Telecoms giant Nokia has confirmed it will cut 280 jobs in Finland this year. In October last October, the company said it planned to embark...

Parliament committee cracks down on ‘quickie’ high interest loans

The Finance Committee in Parliament wants to introduce some new measures to protect consumers who take out 'quickie' personal loans from financial companies. MPs want...

Hundreds of summer job vacancies waiting to be filled in Vantaa

The city of Vantaa is looking for hundreds of young people to fill summer job vacancies. There's 450 places on offer, including maintenance work at...

Extra trains for Russia rush as winter tourists arrive in Finland

This week is one of the busiest of the year for Russian tourists to visit Finland. It's because of Russian Orthodox Christmas, and the holidays...

Cold comfort Christmas for tens of thousands of Finns

Charities have been helping tens of thousands of low-income Finns with Christmas necessities again this year, as childhood poverty grows. At Helsinki's Messukeskus more than...

Aktia Bank revises Finland’s economic growth downwards

Finland’s Aktia Bank says it is re-evaluating the economic outlook for the year ahead. Previously, the bank said it expected Finland’s economy to grow around...