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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

Latin American Fintech Belvo Secures $43 million to Accelerate Open Finance Platform Expansion

  Belvo, a Latin American fintech, announced on Tuesday it secured $43 million through its Series A funding round, which saw participation from Future Positive and FJLabs. Founded in 2019, Belvo enables financial innovators to access and interpret data from their end-users in an easy… Read More

Latin American Buy Now Pay Later Platform ADDI Scores $65 Million Through Series B Round Led By Union Square Ventures; Forms Partnership With Banco Santander

ADDI, a Latin-America-based Buy Now Pay Later platform, announced on Thursday it secured $65 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Union Square ventures. The company also announced its new strategic partnership with Banco Santander. Founded in 2018, ADDI claims it was… 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

Fintech and Bank UX Report Released by Axxiome Business Unit ADiLA Research Studio

ADiLA Research Studio, the new business division of Axxiome (a global solutions provider for the financial services sector focusing on advisory in banking, complexity reduction and analytics), has published a second study on UX (user experience) when working with Fintech solution providers and with banks… 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

Fintech VC QED Investors Unveils $12 Million Fund For Seed & Pre-Seed Startups in Latin America

    Prominent Fintech venture capital firm QED Investors announced on Thursday it has closed a $12 million network-driven fund to support both seed and pre-seed fintech startups in Latin America. QED reported that the fund will expand its reach across geographies, business models, and teams…. Read More

Unicorn: Latin American Cryptocurrency Platform Bitso Secures $250 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Tiger Global & Coatue

  Bitso, a Mexico-based crypto platform, announced on Wednesday it has achieved unicorn status after raising $250 million through its Series C investment round, which was led by Tiger Global and Coatue with participation from Paradigm, BOND & Valor Capital Group, QED, Pantera Capital, and Kaszek. The… Read More

Refinitiv Joins Forces With FinTech Studios to Provide Market Intelligence For Wealth Management Professionals Across Latin America

  Refinitiv, a provider of financial markets data and infrastructure that has served more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, announced on Tuesday it has joined forces with FinTech Studios, AI-based news, market intelligence, and analytics provider, to provide industry, local and regional news,… 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

Brazil based Investment Firm Warren Secures BRL 300 Million in Capital via Series C led by GIC, Singapore’s Sovereign Fund

Brazil-based investment firm Warren recently revealed that it finalized a BRL 300 million (appr. $55.16 million) funding round that was led GIC, which is Singapore’s sovereign fund that has made other investments in the country’s Unicorns such as Nubank and Hotmart. Warren’s investment round includes… 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

Reserve, a Pool of Stablecoins with “Reduced Risk” via Diversification and Decentralized Governance, Reports Strong Growth in Venezuela

Reserve, which claims to be a “flexible” pool of stablecoins designed to “reduce risk” via diversification strategies and “decentralized” governance, reports that during the last week of March 2021, Reserve was “the #1 most downloaded finance app” in Venezuela, and it also “surpassed 100,000 total… Read More

Mintos Explains how Mexico Is Different from European Lending Markets, Platform Plans to Onboard More Mexican Lenders

After carrying out its market overviews for developing Asian countries like Uzbekistan, P2P lending marketplace Mintos has now shared key insights about Mexico. The Mintos team has carefully examined the overall picture of Mexican markets, as well as covering how the nation and the local… Read More

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