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Latin America’s Clara, a Corporate Spend Management Fintech, Introduces New Payment Feature

Clara, the end-to-the-end or comprehensive solution for corporate spend management incorporated a new payment feature to its financial offering, becoming the “most complete” B2B spend control platform in the Mexican market. Through the new product, companies will be able to: Use Clara’s credit line to… Read More

Brazil’s Nubank pumps in $45 mn in yet-to-be-launched neobank Jupiter

Brazil-based Nubank has led a $45 million Series B funding round in yet-to-be-launched Indian neobank Jupiter. Global Founders Capital, Matrix Partners, and Sequoia Capital also participated in the round along with existing investors Addition Ventures, Tanglin VC, 3one4 Capital, Greyhound, and Beenext. Founded by Jitendra… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Revolut to Streamline Cross-Border Payments between US and Mexico with Remittance Corridor

Digital bank Revolut, which offers a financial Super App with 16 million clients globally, reveals that it has simplified cross-border transactions between the US and Mexico with the introduction of its US-Mexico remittance corridor. With this launch, Revolut clients in the US and Mexico are… Read More

Latam: Open Banking Provider Prometeo Allows Access for Startups Free of Charge with Spark

Prometeo, a large open banking platform based in Uruguay, has announced a new program for startups called Spark. The program enables startups, Fintechs, and small businesses access to its infrastructure of banking connections with APIs, free of charge. Prometeo stated that participants will have access… Read More

Trade Finance Platform Focusing on LatAm Market Marco Financial Raises $82 Million

Marco Financial has raised $80 million in seed funding led by Kayyak Ventures while simultaneously received an increased credit line to $100M provided by Arcadia Funds. Additional investors in the seed round and expanded credit facility include Village Global VC, Flexport Ventures, Tresalia Capital, 342 Capital, Struck Capital,… Read More

Fintech focused Mouro Capital Joins Mexico’s Digital Freight Forwarder Nowports $16M Series A

Mouro Capital, a VC fund that’s mainly focused on Fintech companies and related businesses and backed by Banco Santander (BME: SAN), has reportedly joined Mexico’s digital freight forwarder Nowports’ $16 million Series A round. Nowports is notably Mouro Capital’s first investment in the logistics sector, an… Read More

SoftBank Latin American Fund Backs Mercado Bitcoin $200M Series B

Latin American cryptocurrency exchange Mercado Bitcoin today completed a $200 million Series B raise from the SoftBank Latin America Fund, Mercado Bitcoin parent company 2TM Group announced. 2TM Group now has a $2.1 billion valuation. The funds are earmarked for product and technology development along with… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Acquires $125M via Series E Round, including $20M from VEF

Konfio has announced a $125 million Series E round with VEF investing an additional $20 million in the company’s operations. The team at VEF announced on Tuesday (June 22, 2021) a $20 million follow-on investment into Konfio, which is one of Mexico’s leading SME-focused Fintech… Read More

QR Codes in Latin American Digital Banking: 2021 and Beyond

With the growing knowledge and adoption of digital banking, many consumers are still learning about the capabilities of contactless payments due to new perceptions of value, security, and availability, creating an ongoing challenge for merchants. Consumers are seeking out simplicity and instantaneous opportunities more than… Read More

Brazilian Fintech EBANX, a Cross-Border Commerce Platform, Secures $400M from Advent International, Another $30M in Commitments

Brazil-based EBANX, a cross-border commerce platform, recently acquired $400 million in capital from Advent International and another $30 million commitment. The company is now planning an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Advent has reportedly made strategic investments in Vantiv, Worldpay, Nets, Nexi, Planet,… Read More

Mexican Fintech Credijusto, an SME Lending Platform, Acquires Local Bank Banco Finterra for Under $50M

Mexico-based Fintech firm Credijusto, an SME lending solution provider, has confirmed its acquisition of a local banking provider, Banco Finterra which focuses on offering financing solutions for small businesses and the country’s agriculture industry. Credijusto acquired the regulated banking institution in a deal valued at… Read More

Mexico based Digital Payments and Commerce Fintech Clip Secures $250M from SoftBank Latin America Fund, Others

Mexico-based Clip, a digital payments and commerce Fintech, revealed on Tuesday (June 15, 2021) that it has acquired $250 million in capital via a round led by the SoftBank Latin America Fund and Viking Global Investors LP. Clip‘s latest investment round is the largest ever… Read More

Digital Banking Fintech Unicorn Nubank Secures $750M as Part of Series G Extensions, Now Valued at $30B

Brazil-based banking challenger Nubank recently revealed that it has secured a total of $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series G round. The Fintech firm reports raising $1.15 billion in total. During Nubank‘s first extension, the banking challenger acquired… Read More

El Salvador Might Make Bitcoin (BTC) Legal Tender, but Transactions with the Crypto are Too Costly and Slow

El Salvador is reportedly looking to become the first nation in the world to adopt Bitcoin (BTC) as legal tender. El Salvador’s government might introduce legislation that could potentially make it the first country to adopt BTC as legal tender, along with the US dollar…. Read More

EVO Payments to Acquire Chile’s Pago Fácil, a Digital Commerce Payment Platform

EVO Payments, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVOP), a multinational provider of payment tech integrations and acquiring solutions, recently revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Pago Fácil, a digital commerce payment platform in Chile. The deal will be carried out in partnership with its… Read More

Digital Payments Fintech SafetyPay Adds PIX as Payment Method in Brazil

SafetyPay, a digital alternative payments platform offering solutions across Latin America (LatAm) and European markets, has announced the implementation of PIX as a payment method in Brazil, in order to support instant payments with QR codes. SafetyPay aims to facilitate the transfer of funds and… Read More

BNPL Fintech Graviti Founder Explains how his Firm Helps Unbanked Mexico Residents Make Flexible Payments on Basic Appliances

Yusef Jacobs, the 28-year-old Founder and Chief Executive at Graviti, aims to transform microfinance by allowing consumers to gain access to essential appliances. Jacobs believes that people who might not have a lot of funds will still pay for items they really need. Jacobs has… Read More

Brazil based Fintech Ebanx Appoints Company Co-Founder João Del Valle as New CEO

João Del Valle, Co-founder at Ebanx, is the new Chief Executive of the firm. After working as COO for several years, preceded by nearly seven years as company CTO, Del Valle has now taken over the executive leadership of the Fintech firm, which was being… Read More

Argentina based Fintech Ualá has Issued Over 100,000 Debit Cards in Mexico, Just A Few Months After Launch

Less than 6 months after its launch in Mexico’s markets, the Argentina-based Fintech firm Ualá has managed to issue over 100,000 debit cards in the country. Ualá provides a user-friendly app and various tools for effectively managing personal finances. In a recent interview with El… Read More

Indian Fintech Zeta Might Soon Join Growing List of Unicorns when it Finalizes Potential $250M Series D from Softbank Fund

Banking technology firm Zeta is reportedly getting closer to achieving Unicorn status (valued at $1 billion or more) as it continues to work with varous investors in order to close a new funding round, according to TechCrunch which cited sources familiar with the matter. SoftBank… Read More

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