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Nubank Reaches 70M Customers in Latin America

Nubank (NYSE: NU) reached the mark of 70 million customers in Latin America, “with 66.4 million users in the Brazilian operation, 3.2 million in Mexico, and more than 400 thousand in Colombia.” The company, the fifth largest financial institution in Brazil in number of customers,… Read More

Higlobe Acquires $14M to Eliminate Global Fund Transfer Fees for the Workforce

Higlobe, Inc., the U.S. based solution for international payment transfers, raised $14 million in funding “to expand its technology and launch into new markets.” The investment round was “led by global technology investment firm Battery Ventures, an investor in a number of U.S.-based fintech companies.”… Read More

Mexico’s Financiera Contigo, a Lending FIrm, Is Offering Cashback with Notes

Financiera Contigo (CEGE Capital), one of the largest Mexican microfinance loan providers, is now offering a cashback for investors on Mintos – “for a limited time only.” For Notes with a remaining term of 2 months 0 days or more, you can earn a cashback… Read More

Bitso Works with Africhange to Power Canada-Mexico Transfers

Top Latin American crypto exchange Bitso is collaborating with Africhange, an African-Canadian remittance platform that aims to enable payments cross-border from Canada to Mexico. According to a corporate statement, Africhange first focused on transfers between Canada and Nigeria – having processed around CAD 70 million…. Read More

Latam: Bitso Adds ETH to Bitso+, Enabling Users to Generate Returns

Leading Latin American crypto platform Bitso says it has added ETH to Bitso+, a yield platform that allows users to generate income on parked funds. Previously, Bitso allowed Bitcoin holders and dollar stablecoin holders to generate income but Bitso has now added ETH. Bitso+ was… Read More

Citi Ventures Invests in Latin American Open Finance Platform Belvo

Citi Ventures has become the latest major company to invest in Mexico City’s open finance API platform Belvo. Citi Ventures has reportedly joined Visa as an investor in Belvo, which finalized a $43 million Series A investment round back in June 2021. The investment also… Read More

Everest Teams Up with Bitso to Support Cross-Border Payments

Bitso, the cryptocurrency platform in Latin America with over 5 million users, and Everest, the “first” licensed crypto custodian offering stablecoins, announced their partnership to provide Everest users “with the ability to receive cross-border transactions from the US, Europe, and Singapore into Mexico.” The Mexico-US… Read More

Paystand Acquires Yaydoo to Establish B2B Receivables, Payables, Payments Network

Paystand, the provider of blockchain-enabled accounts receivable and B2B payments, announced the acquisition of Yaydoo, a firm focused on accounts payable, cash flow management, and liquidity solutions in Mexico and LATAM. The deal represents “one of the biggest technology unions in Mexico and LATAM and… Read More

Fintech Stori Becomes Mexico’s Latest Unicorn, Securing an Additional $150M at $1.2B Valuation

Stori, a “rapidly growing” fintech company offering credit card products to Mexico’s underserved population, recently announced its latest round of financing of $150 million, which “values the company at $1.2 billion.” As a result of this latest investment round, Stori now “joins a select group… Read More

NanoPay Mexico Selects BPC’s SmartVista Anti-Fraud Tech

BPC, the international payments solution provider, has been selected as partner by NanoPay in Mexico, and has launched its anti-fraud solution SmartVista in order to safeguard credit card transfers for its clients. Daniel Hernández, Business Development Director and Country Manager Mexico at BPC, said: “The… Read More

LatAm Fintech Kueski Appoints Sung Hae Kim, Former Gitlab and VMWare Exec, as Chief People Officer

Kueski, which claims to be one of the largest buy now, pay later (BNPL) and online consumer lenders in Latin America, announced the appointment of Sung Hae Kim as the company’s Chief People Officer. Kim’s main objectives are “to promote Mexico as a technology and… Read More

Bitso Reports $1 Billion in Remittances Between the US and Mexico in First 6 Months of 2022

Bitso, a Mexico-based crypto platform that claims to be the leading platform of its kind in Latin America, says it has completed $1 billion in remittances during the first 6 months of 2022. This represents 4X the same period in 2021. Currently, Bitso claims over… Read More

Tether Has Issued a New Stablecoin Pegged to the Mexican Peso

Tether, issuer of the world’s largest stablecoin by market cap (USDT), has launched another stablecoin – this time pegged 1 to 1 to the Mexican Peso. Tether did not provide details on how the 1 to 1 peg is managed or whether the Mexican currency… Read More

SoftBank Group Corporation’s LatAm Fund Managers Shu Nyatta, Paulo Passoni Announce their Departure

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Shu Nyatta and Paulo Passoni, two of the managing partners at the SoftBank Group Corp.’s Latin America Fund, recently revealed that they’re leaving to launch their own venture business, which will mainly focus on late-stage startups in the area. As reported by… Read More

NanoPay Aliada Digital Card, a Fintech Product for Women, Introduced in Mexico

In addition to financial services, the Aliada Digital Card offers a range of free “basic” assistance, such as a 24-hour online doctor, ambulance service, unlimited online counseling with a psychologist, legal advice and “one-click concierge services,” as well as “all the benefits offered by the… Read More

LatAm Fintech Nubank Strengthens Global Operations with $650M Credit Line to Support Mexico, Colombia Business Growth

Nubank (NYSE: NU), one of the largest digital financial services platforms globally, recently announced that it strengthened its international operations by obtaining a credit line of $650 million, which will be “invested in the Mexican and Colombian markets, where the company operates under the name… Read More

Financiera Contigo, a Mexican Lending Firm, Launches on Mintos

Financiera Contigo (CEGE Capital), a lending firm doing business in Mexico,  will provide investment opportunities on Mintos with interest rates of “up to 12% per annum.” Financiera Contigo was founded in 2010 ​​by two brothers Allan and Emilio Cherem, who were “nominated by Forbes for… Read More

Mundi, a Firm Empowering Borderless Trade, Acquires $16M via Series A led by Union Square Ventures

Mundi is announcing their Series A round of $16M, which has been led by Union Square Ventures. Mundi’s investment round included contributions from Upper90, FJ Labs, Base10 Partners, Exor, AndBank, Alleycorp, Operator Partners, and Gilgamesh Ventures along with fintech exec from Brex, C2FO, Bluevine, Wisetack,… Read More

Real Estate Industry Exec Mariana De Alba Joins Dignity Gold Board of Advisors

Dignity Gold, LLC, the US-based digital security that is taking an innovative approach to using verified gold reserves to back its security token, has appointed Marina De Alba to its Advisory Board. Dignity Gold, a blockchain development firm using security tokens and a regulation-focused approach… Read More

Mintos Reports 650,000 Loans Funded in Jan 2022, Equivalent to €128.3M, Investors Earned €3.5M+

The team at Mintos has published the latest edition of Mintos Insight, which is their monthly publication that offers an overview of what’s been going on (on their platform), including commentary from their experts, recent investor activity, educational topics, and other updates. Key insights from… Read More

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