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Fintech Unicorn Nubank’s Mexican Division Nu Mexico to Acquire $135M in Capital to Expand Operations in Latin America

The Mexico-based division of Fintech Unicorn Nubank, which is notably the largest standalone digital banking platform in the world, will be acquiring $135 million in capital in order to support its business operations in the Latin American (LatAm) region’s second-largest economy. As first reported by… Read More

Brazilian Online Credit Marketplace FinanZero Secures $7 Million Through Latest Funding Round Led By Swedish Investors VEF, Dunross & Co.

FinanZero, a Brazil-based online credit marketplace, announced on Tuesday it secured $7 million through its latest funding round, which was led by Swedish investors VEF, Dunross & Co. and Atlant Fonder. Founded in 2016, FinanZero claims that it simplifies the way to apply for all type… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Cora Secures $26.7 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Ribbit Capital

    Cora, a Brazil-based fintech, announced on Monday it raised $26.7 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Ribbit Capital with participation from  Kaszek Ventures, QED Investors, and Greenoaks Capital. Cora reported that with the latest round of funding, it has… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank to Again Allow Facebook Owned WhatsApp to Offer P2P Payments

Brazil’s reserve bank will again allow Facebook-owned WhatsApp to offer peer-to-peer payments services in the South American country. The decision to permit WhatsApp to again facilitate transactions in Brazil has come nine months after the service had been suspended. In June of last year, Brazil… Read More

Global Real Estate Funding Slowed Down Significantly in Late 2020, but Brazil’s Loft Holdings Bags $425M

The global real estate fundraising activity weakened or slowed down significantly last year, according to a report from Pitchbook. Companies were, however, able to keep activity “steady” during H2 2020, but toward the end of the year, fund closings had “ground nearly to a halt,”… Read More

Bitcoin ETF: Pending US BTC Exchange Traded Fund Applications include WisdomTree, VanEck, NYDIG Asset Mgmt, Skybridge, First Trust 

The researchers at Bloqport have confirmed that only a month after launch, the first-ever Bitcoin ETF has reached $1 billion CAD in assets under management or AUM (as of March 20, 2021). Just one month after launch, the first ever #Bitcoin ETF has hit $1… Read More

Latam: Piemonte Holding Launches Bond Trading Platform Using Blockchain by Horizon

Piemonte Holding has launched a bond trading platform using blockchain technology. The new marketplace is said to be the first of its kind in Latin America. The platform is designed to enable Piemonte’s investors to trade R$150 million in debentures all using the Ethereum blockchain…. Read More

At least 93 Fintech Firms in Mexico are in Process of Acquiring Financial Technology Institute License: Report

During the past few years, the Fintech sector in Mexico has grown steadily to become one of the “most developed” in the Latin American (LatAm) region, according to a report released in January 2021 by the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (“National Banking and… Read More

Global Fintech Investment Activity Recovered Strongly in H2 2020 after COVID-related Slowdown, $105B Raised via 2,861 Deals

Pulse of Fintech H2’20, a bi-annual report on international Fintech investment developments released by KPMG, notes that global Fintech funding across mergers-and-acquisitions (M&A), private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) stood at $105 billion across 2,861 different deals in 2020. This was reportedly the third-highest… Read More

Brazil-Based Mobile Payments Platform RecargaPay Attracts $70 Million Through Series C Funding Round Co-Led By IDC Ventures & Fuel Venture Capital

  Brazil-based mobile payments platform RecargaPay announced on Wednesday it secured $70 million through its Series C funding round, which was co-led by IDC Ventures and Fuel Venture Capital with participation from  ATW, LUN Partners, and Experian. The funding round comes less than three years… Read More

Brazilian Financial Marketplace For Receivables Monkey Scores $6 Million through Series A Investment Round

Monkey, a Brazil-based financial marketplace for receivables, has reportedly raised $6 million through its Series A funding round, which was co-led by Quona Capital and Kinda Ventures. Founded in 2016, Monkey describes itself as an “ecosystem” that aims to make the receivable discount market more… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Nubank Secures $400 Million Through Series G Funding Round

  Nubank, a Brazil-based fintech startup, announced on Thursday it raised $400 million through its Series G funding round, which attracted new investors, including GIC, Whale Rock and Invesco, along with former investors such as Sequoia, Tencent, Dragoneer, and Ribbit.  As previously reported, Nubank was founded… Read More

Digital Banking: Neobanks like Nubank, Neon, and Uala are Now Key Players in South and Latin America Fintech Sector

The digital banking sector in South America has been growing steadily, with now over 30 neobanks in the region. Digital banking platforms currently serve more than 50 million consumers out of the region’s (approximately) 430 million residents, according to the latest data from Dutch Fintech… Read More

Payment Fintech dLocal Teams Up With Lending Platform Dinie to Bring “Pay Later” Option to Brazilian SMEs

  dLocal, a U.S.-based cross-border payment platform, announced on Tuesday it has formed a new partnership with online lender Dinie to allow global merchants to offer installment payments to their customers in Brazil as a form of small business lending. According to dLocal, this collaboration… Read More

Brazilian Lending Firm Creditas Secures $255 Million in Capital as Fintechs in Latin America Continue to Acquire Large Investments

Brazilian lending firm Creditas has secured $255 million in capital as Fintech startups across Latin and South America continue to attract large investments. Creditas’ credit portfolio has reportedly surpassed 1 billion reals (appr. $196.66 million) and this latest funding round will value the firm at… Read More

Nubank: A LatAm Fintech Valued at $10 Billion and Growing Fast

Last week during LendIt Fintech’s LatAm virtual event, David Velez, founder and CEO Nubank, took to the screen to share some of his experiences in launching a digital bank in Latin America that has now emerged as a hugely successful Fintech. In 2013 following years… Read More

Bitso Receives $62-million Investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors

Bitso, a Mexico based crypto platform, has received a $62 million investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors. The series B funding represents the first foray into cryptocurrency for both QED Investors and Kaszek Ventures. The digital asset platform says this is the first major… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports that Russia, Venezuela, Colombia are Among its Main Markets with Most BTC Trading Activity

LocalBitcoins, a global peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, notes that its platform allows users to invest in BTC which is notably one of the best-performing assets of 2020. The LocalBitcoins team confirms in a blog post: “According to our data, our main markets are… Read More

Chubb Joins Forces With Nubank to Launch Fully Digital Life Insurance Offering in Brazil 

Nubank and Chubb announced on Tuesday the launch of a fully digital life insurance offering, Nubank Vida, in Brazil. According to the duo, Nubank Vida is underwritten by Chubb and was developed using the integration capabilities of Chubb Studio, the global digital product distribution platform… Read More

Brazilian Insurtech Pier Raises $14.5 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Monashees

Pier, a Brazil-based full-stack insurtech, announced earlier this week it secured $14.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Monashees with participation from Canary, Mercado Livre, and BTG Pactual. Founded in 2018, Pier states it adopts artificial intelligence to bring a… Read More

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