Brazilian Online Lender Creditas Announces $19mn Funding Round

Creditas, a provider of online secured loans in Brazil, has closed a $19 million funding round which included investment from World Bank member, International Finance Corporation (IFC), Naspers Fintech, Redpoint Eventures, Kaszek Ventures, Quona Capital and QED Investors; the financing marks the first investment in fintech from IFC, a global leader in emerging market private sector investments; the firm plans to utilize the new capital for new distribution channels, technology innovation, platform growth and market positioning; additionally the firm also plans to reduce its minimum interest rate from 2.15% to 1.99% per month, which is compared to the average consumer lending rate in Brazil of 7.20%.  Source