Enova announces acquisition of Pangea Universal Holdings, a next-generation payments platform
Enova International, a leading US fintech company powered by machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI), announce that it has acquired Pangea Universal Holdings, a Chicago-based payments platform offering mobile international money transfer services. This acquisition brings Enova’s world class technology, analytics and online business expertise to the international money transfer market with a focus on Latin America and Asia, which the World Bank estimates to be a combined $71 billion per year market in remittance outflows from the U.S.
Pangea offers a smarter way for people to move money around the world to friends and family. They have revolutionized the customer experience in this growing market, as consumers increasingly choose online money transfer solutions instead of relying on brick-and-mortar storefronts. Pangea’s powerful, easy-to-use mobile application provides secure, fast and affordably priced international money transfer from the U.S. to 40 countries with a focus on Latin America and Asia. Customers have the option to transfer funds directly into bank accounts or have cash picked up from partners in minutes. Their service has driven strong customer loyalty and high recurring transfer rates, with over $161 million in funds transferred out of the U.S. and 66% growth in new customers in 2020. Pangea also offers U.S. customers an online checking account that further reduces the cost and friction of money transfer.
“We’re excited to bring our experience managing online financial technology businesses to the platform Pangea has developed,” said David Fisher, Enova’s CEO. “Their success focusing on providing choice and control to hardworking people will be an important addition to Enova’s existing businesses. Enova will bring market-leading capabilities around high-volume transactions, marketing, mobile customer experience and, most importantly, machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
“We are proud to have helped underbanked people seamlessly complete millions of money transfers in our nearly ten year history. We are now ready to expand our reach as a part of Enova,” said Nishu Thukral, CEO of Pangea Universal Holdings, who will continue in his role leading the business. “We are well-positioned to rapidly grow and serve the millions of people seeking quick, simple, fair and safe money movement across the globe.”