Fintechs Stung by High Brazil Rates as Big Banks Contain Fallout

(Bloomberg) — Brazil’s massive interest-rate hikes are hampering the business model for financial technology firms including Warren Buffett-backed StoneCo Ltd. and PagSeguro Digital Ltd., who had been offering cheaper loans and services than big banks and growing at a furious clip.

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  • John K. White

    John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.

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