Brazilian fintech company Nubank is set to begin its operations in Argentina as a part of its strategy to bolster footprint in Latin America.

The company said that it will aim to provide services to the vast underbanked population in the country.

Reuters quoted Nubank founder and chief executive David Vélez as saying in the statement: “Almost 16 million Argentines lack access to the banking system, this is almost half of the adult population, and we want to contribute to changing this situation.”

The announcement follows the company’s expansion in Mexico last month. The Mexican unit was named Nu. It also plans to set up technology, data science and design hub in Mexico.

The company currently has nearly 8.5 million customers in Brazil and more than nine million throughout Latin America.

Nubank has raised a total of $420m in seven investment rounds. Its investors include Sequoia Capital, Kaszek Ventures, Tiger Global Management, Founders Fund, DST Global, QED, Redpoint Ventures and Ribbit Capital Investment among others.

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