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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

First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank Launches its PIX Instant Payments Platform, Might Allow WhatsApp P2P Payments Soon

Brazil’s reserve bank has launched its PIX instant payments platform and has also noted that WhatsApp might soon be allowed to reintroduce its peer to peer (P2P) payments service in the South American country. PIX allows local residents, companies, and government agencies to carry out… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank Introduces Regulatory Sandbox Program to Support Financial and Payment Innovations

​Brazil’s National Monetary Council (CMN), which is responsible for establishing monetary and credit policies, will be working with Banco Central do Brasil (BCB), the nation’s reserve bank, in order to create guidelines for managing the operation of the “Controlled Tests Environment for Financial and Payment… Read More

Brazilian SME Online Lender BizCapital Announces Additional $3 Million Investment Through Series B Funding Round

BizCapital, a Brazil-based SME online lending platform, announced on Friday it secured an additional $3 million through its Series B, bringing the investment round’s total amount to $15 million. The new funds come from Netherlands-based social impact investor Oikocredit. As previously reported, BizCapital provides online… Read More

Brazil Is Reportedly Planning to Conduct IPO for Caixa Econômica Federal, which has Built a Digital Banking Platform during COVID-19 Crisis

Paulo Guedes, the Minister of Economy in Brazil, recently noted that the country is planning to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is an intergovernmental economic organization with over 30 member countries. The OECD aims to promote economic growth and also… Read More

Paxful Teams Up With Transfero to Introduce BRZ Token to P2P Bitcoin Marketplace

Paxful, a leading peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin (BTC) marketplace, recently announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Transfero Swiss AG, the largest digital asset management firm in Latin America and the owner of Brazilian Digital Token (BRZ), a stablecoin pegged to Brazilian Real. According to Paxful,BRZ’s price… Read More

No Code Integration Company Digibee Co-Founder Says Open Banking Is Revolution that Could Streamline Financial System

  Rodrigo Bernardine, Co-founder at Digibee Inc, a company that aims to connect enterprises to the world 10x faster with “No Code” Integration methods, claims that Open Banking is a revolution that could streamline or enhance the existing financial system. He notes that banks require… Read More

JPMorgan backed Brazilian Fintech FitBank to Expand Payments Services Business into the US

Brazil-based FitBank Pagamentos Eletronicos SA, a Fintech firm backed by JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks in terms of assets and scope of operations, is planning to establish an additional business office in the US during the first half of next year. The… Read More

Brazilian Open Banking Platform Quanto Raises $15 Million Though Series A Led By Bradesco & Itaú Unibanco

Quanto, a Brazil-based opening banking platform, announced earlier this week it secured $15 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Bradesco and Itaú Unibanco, with participation from Kaszek Ventures and Coatue. Founded in 2016, Quanto states it is “breaking apart” the… Read More

Nubank Announces Acquisition of Self-Direct Digital Broker Easynvest

Nubank, a Brazil-based fintech startup, announced on Friday it has acquired Easynvest, a self-direct digital broker. According to Nubank, Easynvest has 1.5 million clients and is claimed to be the largest broker to give customers the autonomy to make their investments. While sharing details about… Read More

Over 15 Countries have Defined Regulatory Framework for Blockchain based Security Tokens: Report

The team at Security Token Advisors, a group of professionals that aim to “reinvent” finance with security tokens, reveals that that many “progressive” legislators and regulators have been focused on defining relevant rules and standards for issuing blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based financial securities… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Neon Secures $300 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By General Atlantic

  Neon Pagamentos, a Brazilian fintech, announced on Wednesday it secured $300 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from BlackRock, as well as Vulcan Capital, PayPal Ventures, and Endeavor Catalyst, in addition to former… Read More

Brazil’s Fuse Capital to Allocate Funds to Startups Focused on Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Credit Card Firm to Assist Wealthy Investors

Fuse Capital, a company established by experienced VCs and business owners based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently revealed that it’s raising its first overseas fund for investors looking for long-term, but high-risk investment opportunities. Launched in November 2019, Fuse Capital aims to assist Brazilian… Read More

Brazil’s Money Management Fintech Allya to Use Machine Learning to Create Digital Assistant for Financial Advice after Successful Seed Round

Saving money and effectively managing monthly earnings or income should be a key priority for company employees, however, they usually don’t have access to the appropriate tools to make informed decisions regarding how to manage their finances. Brazil-based Fintech firm Allya, which aims to help… Read More

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