Brazil

Mexican Fintech Clara Clinches Unicorn Status With US$70 Million Series B

Mexico City-based end-to-end corporate spend management solution Clara has secured US$70 million in a Series B equity financing round. The round was led by Coatue, and takes Clara’s valuation to US$1 billion. With the Series B, Clara has become the

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5 Fintech Trends in Latin America

Latin America (LatAm)’s fintech revolution continues its course this year. Investors’ confidence remains high as they continue pouring billions into the space, betting on the prospect of fintech to help improve financial inclusion and bring innovation in the outdated banking

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Brazilian Challenger Bank Nubank Makes Push for IPO

Brazilian challenger bank Nubank has filed for its initial public offering (IPO) and is expected to go public in the U.S. by early 2022, according to Forbes. Nubank had filed both with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the

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Nubank Leads US$44 Million Investment Round in Indian Neobank Jupiter

Brazilian challenger bank Nubank announced that it led a US$44 million investment round in Jupiter, an Indian digital bank which launched its beta app about a month ago. This marks the first investment that Nubank has made into another company.

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Latin America Sees Booming Digital Banking Sector with Brazil at the Lead

Over the last few years, digital banking in Latin America (Latam) has experienced extraordinary growth on the back of changing customer needs, expanding technological penetration and rapidly evolving regulatory standards. Since 2017, the number of digital banks has more than

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Brazil and Mexico Emerge as Top Fintech Countries in Latin America

Though the growth of fintech in Latin America (Latam) started later than in other region, it quickly picked up stream. Today, Latam is experiencing an explosion of fintech activity that’s being fueled by rising demand for online banking tools, encouraging

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JPMorgan Chase Set to Snap up 40% Stake in Brazilian Digital Bank C6

JPMorgan Chase has entered into an agreement for a 40% ownership stake in Brazilian digital bank C6 Bank for an undisclosed sum. Launched in 2019, C6 Bank has reportedly amassed more than 7 million customers on its digital platform. C6

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5 Trends Shaping Brazil’s Fintech Industry in 2021

Brazil, the largest fintech market in Latin America (Latam) and the fifth in the world with more than 750 fintech companies, had a glorious year 2020, and the momentum is expected to continue in 2021. Investment in Brazilian fintech companies

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Brazilian Cross-Border Commerce Platform EBANX Bags US$430 Million Ahead of IPO

EBANX, a Brazilian cross-border commerce platform, announced an investment of US$400 million from Advent International and an additional commitment of US$30 million to the company’s planned IPO in the U.S. Advent has made investments in Vantiv, Worldpay, Nets, Nexi, Planet,

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Nubank Bags US$ 750 Million in Two Series G Extensions, Now Valued at US$30 Billion

Brazilian challenger bank Nubank announced that it has raised a total of US$ 750 million during two extensions of its Series G funding round, raising the round to US$1.15 billion. During the first extension, the challenger bank secured US$500 million

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