The deal, which brings Fintonic’s total funding to $51 million (€45.2 million), was led by ING Ventures, which holds a 22% stake in the company. The round also saw participation from additional shareholders including the PSN group.
The funding comes at a time of major growth for Fintonic, which has increased its active users by 74% in the last 14 months, bringing its total number of active users to 700,000. In the past year, the company has seen a 45% quarter-over-quarter increase in revenue and expects to break even in the next six months. Since it was founded in 2012, Fintonic has expanded to Mexico and Chile; an expansion that boosted its app downloads to 2.8 million.
Part of this growth is owed to the success of Fintonic’s lending offering, which allows customers to take out loans of up to $45,000 (€40,000). The company expects to lend over $1.1 billion (€1 billion) in less than three years. Helping to make this possible, Fintonic has extended its own financing for the lending platform, issuing a $79 million (€70 million) bond listed on the MARF (Alternative Fixed-Income Market) and approved by the Spanish CNMV (National Securities Market Commission).
In addition to its lending product, Fintonic offers insurance, having obtained an insurance broker license from the General Directorate of Insurance. The company said the offering is part of its goal to help users save money without having to compromise on service.
At FinovateSpring 2016, the company debuted its alerts and inbox system to help users act in a timely manner on their financial needs and recommendations. Last year, Fintonic teamed up with BBVA to boost its in-app lending capabilities, allowing users to borrow up to $39,400. Most recently, the company bolstered its lending offering via a partnership with Unicaja Banco to offer the bank’s consumer loans through its mobile app.