Tuesday, May 28, 2024

PicPay approved to extend capital to $646 million

Cost fintech PicPay lately introduced that it has obtained authorization from the Brazilian Central Financial institution to extend its capital by $28 million, elevating it to round $646 million.

In a press assertion, the corporate based in 2012 affirmed that the capital improve was carried out to assist the funding plan targeted on progress and profitability, the agenda of which was initiated in 2022.

This capital improve reinforces the boldness of shareholders within the improvement of the corporate’s marketing strategy.

Increasing the portfolio past funds

Just a few weeks in the past, J&F, the holding firm controlling PicPay and Banco Authentic, began a course of to switch the financial institution’s retail portfolio to the fintech. This has prolonged the enterprise potential of PicPay, which can now be capable to act as a digital financial institution.

Banco Authentic had a $3.6 billion portfolio as of September 2022, with about 40% allotted to the retail sector.


PicPay has additionally been trying to get into Open Finance. Just lately, the corporate introduced that it had obtained permission from greater than one million customers to share their banking knowledge with different monetary establishments.

The direct impression of that is the transformation of PicPay into a brand new Cost Initiator, permitting customers to carry out PIX transactions utilizing their obtainable stability at different banks straight throughout the PicPay app.

In the beginning of this month, as Fintech Nexus beforehand reported, the corporate introduced the acquisition of BX Blue – a payroll lending market – to enter Brazil’s billion-dollar mortgage market.

The expansion of this fintech has been exponential lately, and the corporate now has 32 million lively customers in Brazil.

With these current strikes, the corporate is anticipated to slowly remodel itself right into a sort of hybrid fintech, going far past fee providers.

  • Jorge C. Carrasco

    Jorge C. Carrasco is a Cuban journalist and author based mostly in Brazil. He has contributed to a number of publications, similar to Overseas Coverage, The Spectator Australia, Estadão, Época, Washington Examiner, and Quillette, amongst others.

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