Danish neobank Lunar has received investment from a somewhat unexpected source — US actor, comedian, producer and writer Will Ferrell.
Announcing the investment on LinkedIn, the digital bank also posted a 30-second video where the comedic actor apes an early 90s Swedish commercial for Postbanken, repeating the word ‘Lunar’ dozens of times as he faces the camera.
Ferrell says: “I am excited to take part in Lunar’s mission to give consumers and businesses more power from their money. By joining Lunar I am expanding my engagement in the Nordic countries, which is close to my heart.”
The Anchorman star continues: “Nordic people are smart, sexy and are tired of having their money messed with. That’s where Lunar comes into play as a digital disrupter in the financial industry.”
Along with its new investor, Lunar also claims it has “great things in the pipeline”.
In January, the neobank said it is building the “go-to app” for banking, payments and investments for consumers and SMEs in the Nordic region.
Last month, Lunar selected Thought Machine’s new core banking solution Vault to modernise its existing core systems as well as introduce new services and customer offerings.
In July last year, Lunar secured €210 million in a Series D funding round. The firm also acquired Lendify, a Swedish lending and savings platform, and full-stack payments platform Paylike.