BlueStep, the largest specialist mortgage lender in Scandinavia, was acquired in February 2008. BlueStep offers mortgage products for borrowers who self-certify their income, have adverse credit histories or for other reasons have difficulties accessing the mainstream mortgage market. BlueStep originates its products predominantly through the direct-to-borrower channel.
Initially focused on Swedish specialist mortgages, since the acquisition in 2008 BlueStep has expanded its offering to include specialist mortgages in Norway, unsecured loans in Sweden, as well as deposit products for retail customers in both Sweden and Norway.
BlueStep was sold in July 2017 to EQT.