NuBank (ticker: NU.US) will have its initial public offering on the NYSE exchange on the 8th of December. The IPO is expected to go public in early December. The Brazilian entity is primarily known for its bank NuBank, which is one of the largest neo-banks in the world that focuses on online services without physical locations.
The company's potential post-IPO valuation could be $40 bn, with a current valuation of $30bn, making NuBank the most expensive digital bank in the world. Its closest competitor, the Swedish fintech startup Klarna was valued at $45.6bn in June 2021.
The company is one of the main innovators in the banking sector in Brazil. While many financial market players charge fees even for basic transactions, Nubank offers free services. The company started in 2013 by issuing credit cards with no fees, before gradually moving on to provide insurance, issue loans and offer savings accounts.
One of the bank's big investors is Berkshire Hathaway, which invested $500m in it this year. The bank now has more than 48m users, and has branches in other Latin American countries. On average, the company grows its customer base by 2 million new customers each month.
The organisation's growth prospects are high. More than 650 million people live in Latin America, many of whom are still unbanked. The potential market is estimated at $269 billion. A positive factor for development is legislation that is loyal to the fintech sector.