Nubank completes all mandatory steps for the payment initiator status

Wednesday 21 June 2023 14:49 CET | News

Brazil-based Nubank has become the 21st institution to fulfil all stages of the payment initiator onboarding process.


Nubank can now perform the initiation of Pix payment transactions within the framework of Open Finance Brasil. The payment transaction initiator, established by the Central Bank in 2021 to operate in Open Banking and Pix, allows for the triggering of payment instructions from the customer initiating the transaction, even without possessing their account details, thereby ensuring that the funds are directly deposited into the recipient's account. The role of the initiator is solely limited to this initial action, and it neither requires nor possesses access to the funds being transferred by the customer.

Brazil-based Nubank has become the 21st institution to fulfil all stages of the payment initiator onboarding process.

The Central Bank of Brazil stated that the primary objective of this programme is to stimulate innovation and enhance competition in the provision of payment services. The initiation service enables customers to initiate payments through various institutions, regardless of their location, while the involved accounts are held at respective institutions. Any institution initiating a payment transaction will have the ability to initiate a Pix transaction with any institution that holds a deposit or payment account.

Nubank receives USD 150 million loan

In January 2023, Nubank has secured a loan of up to USD 150 million from the International Finance Corp, the private lending arm of the World Bank.

The financing is meant Allow Nubank to expand its operations in Colombia. One of the biggest fintech companies in Latin America made the move as part of a plan to quickly establish itself in some of the important markets in the area.

The loan will be used to increase access to financial services in Colombia, particularly for women and marginalized communities. It has a three-year maturity. In addition to encouraging more business competition in favour of consumers, the new loan will expand Colombians' access to payment systems.

The loan is in line with Nubank's aim to establish itself as the top provider of digital financial services in Colombia. It aims to encourage the adoption of 100% digital financial services that are more effective, accessible, and easy to use. Nu Colombia, a division of Nubank, is one of the nation's fastest-growing credit card issuers, with customers in each department and approximately 80% of municipalities. In the last ten months, more than 400,000 cards have been issued.

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Keywords: PIX, certification, fintech, bank account, product upgrade
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Companies: Nubank
Countries: Brazil
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