- Payments maintained its position as the main driver of growth for the Brazilian fintech ecosystem;
- According to a Radar FintechLab survey, Open Banking and PIX regulations in Brazil made the number of new fintechs surge in the country.
FintechLab co-founder, Fábio Gonsalez, said that there is a high number of new firms present in this edition. Of the 771 companies present, 270 of them, about 35% ,were not included in the previous version of the report. “It is a strong indication that they are startups that are less than a year old. This proves once again that the ecosystem continues to find opportunities to improve services and create new solutions that are very strongly influenced by regulatory advances such as Open Banking and PIX, for example ”, he says.
The payments sector maintained its position as the main driver of growth for the Brazilian fintech ecosystem, according to the report. It now gathers 190 companies against 151 in the previous version, which represents a 26% increase in the number of those fintechs.
The ones dedicated to financial management are on the second position in the ranking, with 122 startups, surpassing the ones specialized in loans (114), traditional holders of this position.
Also co-founder of FintechLab, Marcelo Bradaschia, stated that the significant volume of new fintechs detected may be signaling the consolidation of a second wave of financial startups emerging, already seeking to adapt to the new business environment that is about to be started.