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Latin America: Brazil’s Nubank Reports Surpassing 100 Million Customers

Nubank (NYSE: NU) announced that it has surpassed 100 million customers in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, making it the first digital banking platform to reach this milestone outside of Asia. The achievement reportedly comes on “the heels of record 2023 financial results, with over US$1… Read More

FastSpring, EBANX, Welcome Pix-based Partnership

This past week, FastSpring, a merchant of record for global SaaS and software companies, and EBANX, a global technology company specializing in payments for rising markets, announced a partnership to enhance users’ payment experience within FastSpring’s product suite in Latin America through local payment method Pix. Pix, Brazil’s instant payment… Read More

Brazil’s Nubank Announces Nubank+, an Evolution of the Nu Experience

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms, announces  the release of Nubank+, which is described as “an evolution of the Nu experience.” From now on, those who join the experience will reportedly “have even more benefits like cashback,… Read More

QI Tech, a Financial Services Infrastructure Provider in Brazil, Extends Series B Round

QI Tech, a financial services infrastructure provider in Brazil, announced it has extended its Series B round, raising additional equity with current investor General Atlantic, a global growth investor, as well as Across Capital. Following the extension, QI Tech has “achieved unicorn status, six months… Read More

Brazil: Insurtech Firm Akad Seguros Secures $22.5m in Series A Funding

Akad Seguros, a digital insurance firm based in São Paulo, has successfully completed a Series A funding round, raising $22.5 million, according to an announcement. The funding effort was spearheaded by Valor Capital Group and included significant contributions from Across, Endeavor Scale-Up Ventures, Endeavor Catalyst,… Read More

Brazil’s Central Bank Introduces Features to Identify Fraud Attempts Using Pix Aliases

Banco Central Do Brasil (BCB), the central bank of Brazil, recently announced that it launched a new report on Pix aliases. Registrato users now reportedly “have access to the complete history of their Pix aliases, even those previously disabled.” Starting Tuesday (April 2), Pix users… Read More

Latin America: Nubank Ranked Among Most Valuable Businesses in Brazil

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, reportedly ranks among the most valuable brands in Brazil. The Kantar BrandZ 2024 ranking places Nubank in fifth position, “a 28% increase compared to the previous ranking in 2022.” Juliana… Read More

Nubank Reportedly Reaches 4M Customers Milestone for Nubank PJ, a Solution for Entrepreneurs

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, has just reached the milestone of four million customers in Nubank PJ, which offers solutions for entrepreneurs. This number represents an increase of “around 50% compared to the previous year,… Read More

Hyperledger Foundation Announces Citi and Brazilian Development Bank as New Members

Hyperledger Foundation, the open, global ecosystem for enterprise-grade blockchain technologies, announced Citi and the Brazilian Development Bank (BNDES) as new members. Additionally, the foundation unveiled a new Hyperledger Besu Financial Services Working Group, chaired by DTCC, that will “support operationalizing the open source Ethereum client… Read More

Brazil’s Digital Bank Nubank Reports Significant Investments Made by Clients in ETFs

Five months after Nubank (NYSE: NU) launched its first index funds (ETFs) through its investment fund manager, Nu Asset, Nu Renda Ibov Smart Dividendos (NDIV11) and Nu Ibov Smart Dividendos (NSDV11) have already “accumulated R$57 million in investments, with R$23 million in NSDV11 and R$34… Read More

Israeli Fintech Firm Nayax Acquires VMtecnologia, Expands into Latin America

Israeli Fintech firm Nayax has solidified its position in the Latin American market with the recent acquisition of VMtecnologia, a key player in the technology provision for the automated self-service industry in Brazil. This move, marking the company’s second acquisition in just over four months,… Read More

MercadoLibre Appoints New Fintech Chief in Brazil to Boost Financial Product Offerings

MercadoLibre Inc., the powerhouse of e-commerce and payments in Latin America, has appointed Andre Chaves as the head of its fintech division, Mercado Pago, in the country, according to a Bloomberg report. Chaves, 41, steps into his new role with a rich background in corporate… Read More

Regtech Prove Identity and TargetData to Expand Operations into Brazil

Prove Identity, Inc., the global enabler of digital identity, announced a strategic business partnership in Brazil with TargetData, one of Brazil’s big data analysis companies. The agreement will enable more large companies in Brazil to access Prove’s digital identity verification and authentication solutions. The alliance… Read More

Brazil’s Digital Banking Platform Nubank Reports $1B+ Full Year Net Profit

Nu Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NU), one of the largest digital financial services platforms, released its Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 financial results. Financial results are expressed “in U.S. dollars and are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).” David Vélez, founder and… Read More

Real-Time International Payments: Ebury and Fintech Nium to Enable Remittance Service in Brazil

Ebury, one of the largest fintech companies specializing in transactions for SMEs, announced its partnership expansion with Nium, the enabler of real-time global payments, to deliver a groundbreaking global remittance service in Brazil. The announcement follows regulatory “approval of Ebury’s acquisition of Brazilian fintech Bexs,… Read More

Latin America: Brazil’s Nubank Introduces New Investment Option

Nubank (NYSE:NU) has just expanded its investment offerings by bringing another new option to its customers: starting this week, the CDB IPCA (Certificate of Deposit tied to the Consumer Price Index) will be gradually available to users on the app. With this addition, customers will… Read More

Bitso Releases Data on Crypto Usage with Update on Digital Asset Landscape in Latin America

Bitso —the financial services company powered by crypto in Latin America— released the first edition of its Crypto Landscape in Latin America: Report H2 2023, in which it reveals the importance that “the use of blockchain and crypto assets have gained, both in the region… Read More

Digital Banking: Nubank Security Feature “Modo Rua” Now Has 1.5 Million Users

Nubank (NYSE:NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms in the world, reaches the milestone of 1.5 million users of “Modo Rua,” a security feature that allows users to set a maximum total value for transactions via Pix, TED, or boleto… Read More

Coinbase Aims to Share Perspective with Brazil’s Central Bank on Regulatory Framework for VASPs

The Banco Central do Brasil (BCB) is consulting with stakeholders on a future regulatory regime, and Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) is pleased to share their perspectives on how to implement a comprehensive regulatory scheme for Virtual Assets Service Providers. Crypto creates economic freedom by ensuring that people… Read More

Brazil’s Nubank Introduces Nu Selic Simples with Focus on National Treasury Bonds

Nubank (NYSE:NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, announces its newest product developed by Nu Asset: Nu Selic Simples. With a majority allocation in post-fixed public bonds from the National Treasury (LFTs – Financial Letters of the Treasury),… Read More

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