Brazil's Nubank to acquire instant payment platform Spin Pay

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Brazil's Nubank will acquire Spin Pay, a fintech company that supports retailers accepting payments through the country's Pix instant payment system. 

The acquisition aims to help Nubank boost its e-commerce payment solutions, the company explained in an August 30 press release. Spin Pay, which will remain a separate company after the deal, works with more than 220 retailers ranging from department stores to airlines. Spin Pay works with e-commerce platforms VTEX, Loja Integrada and will soon have integration with Shopify Plus, the announcement said.

The Spin Pay acquisition also sheds a light on Nubank's efforts to expand its service offerings.

Earlier this month, the neobank announced it had acquired Juntos Global, which provides automated communications tools to banks. Nubank also added digital investment platform Easynvest last year, plus U.S.-based software consultancy Cognitect and Brazil's PlataformaTec.

Nubank is reportedly seeking a valuation exceeding $55.4 billion for a planned U.S. initial public offering (IPO), according to Reuters. If it succeeds, Nubank would become one of the world's biggest fintechs, the news outlet said.

The Spin Pay deal also highlights the evolving fintech market in Brazil and the popularity of its instant payment system, Pix. Nubank already offers its clients access to Pix, but the deal will give the company new reach when working with retailers using the system to accept payments.

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