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Latam Fintech Nubank Said to be Planning an IPO in the US

Brazil-based digital bank Nubank is said to be in the early stages of pursuing an initial public offering (IPO) in the US. Earlier this month, it was reported that Nubank had acquired $750 million in capital as part of two extensions of its latest Series G round on its way to raising $1.15 billion. Of note is that Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathway has invested $500 million in the Fintech. The valuation was pegged at $30 billion.
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London FinTech Revolut Triples Revenue Against Doubled Losses

London FinTech Revolut posted increased revenues and gross profits for year-end 2020, but also incurred higher operating losses last year as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold worldwide, the company said in a press release on Monday (June 21). The British startup, which launched seven years ago, generated a 57 percent...
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Fintech company Blend Labs files for IPO

Blend Labs Inc. has filed for an initial public offering, according to a filing Monday. The mortgage and consumer-loan software company seeks to sell $100 million worth of shares, although that's often a placeholder figure used to calculate fees. Blend Labs filed for its IPO confidentially in April. The San Francisco company plans to trade its shares on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BLND. Blend said it lost $27 million, or 20 cents a share, in the January-March quarter, compared with a loss of 21 cents for the same period last year. Revenue for the quarter rose to $32 million, from $16 million a year ago. The company listed as clients banks such as Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, M&T Bank, and others, as well as credit unions and mortgage lenders such as Lennar Mortgage. Underwriters include Goldman Sachs and Allen & Co.
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Fintech Glint Says Most Savers Don’t Trust Banks

a Fintech that is a regulated e-money firm and payments provider, says that savers don’t trust banks. According to Glint and an in-house survey of their users, 68% of savers no longer trust banks to protect their wealth and are searching for alternative currencies and stores of value. Glint states that consumers are seeking alternatives to fiat currency – including crypto.
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Amazon opens Fintech Lab in Dubai

Amazon is opening a Fintech Lab at Dubai's DIFC Innovation Hub, working with startups and partners to provide a forum for new directions in digital payments. Amazon intends to use the Lab to support the local startup community through networking, mentorship, roundtables, workshops, keynote speakers and research around the topics of digital services, fintech and the global tech arena.
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CBDCs can protect privacy and still tackle crime - BofE's fintech chief

The introduction of a central bank digital currency does not necessarily require a tradeoff between privacy and tackling financial crime, according to the Bank of England's fintech chief. Privacy has been one of the most hotly contested areas of the CBDC debate, featuring heavily in the feedback received by the...
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Fintech nate, a Universal and Streamlined Commerce App, Secures $38M in Capital via Series A led by Renegade Partners

Nate’s Series A has been finalized a year after the Fintech firm raised a seed round, bringing the total equity secured to date to $51 million. “We’re well capitalized and I couldn’t be happier with our choice to work with Roseanne Wincek and the Renegade team. Their people-first mindset and approach to human capital is refreshing and indicative of the type of venture capital that the new generation of founders like myself really value.”
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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, Xplor Technologies, Prisma, Concardis, Monext,...