NuBank Revenue and Usage Statistics (2022)

David Curry

Updated: September 8, 2022

NuBank is the largest neobank in the world, with over 45 million customers in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.

Built as an alternative bank without the extortionate fees Brazilian’s regularly faced, NuBank quickly drew a large community of unbanked customers.

Co-founder David Vélez had worked as a partner at Sequoia Capital and co-founder Cristina Junqueira was previously employed by the largest bank in Brazil.

In the first few years, NuBank struggled to meet the demand, with a waiting list of over 20 million in 2017 while it only had four million customers.

Demand has not slowed either, with the app adding 15 million new customers in 2020 and 13 million new customers in the first nine months of 2021.

It plans to launch in more South American countries in the next few months, which could see NuBank’s total customers rise to over 100 million within the next five years.

NuBank is also preparing an IPO on the NASDAQ in the fourth quarter of 2021, potentially valuing the company at $50 billion. This would be one of the first neobanks to go public, and a good tester for other apps like Chime, Monzo and Revolut.

We have collected data and statistics on NuBank. Read on below to find out more.

NuBank key statistics

  • NuBank reported $1.7 billion revenue in 2021, an 76% year-on-year increase
  • It reported an adjusted net income of
  • Over 48 million people use NuBank, over 35 million of those are Brazilians

NuBank overview

TitleTitle 2
Launch dateMay 2013
HQSão Paulo, Brazil
PeopleDavid Vélez (co-founder, global CEO), Cristina Junqueira (co-founder, Brazil CEO), Edward Wible (co-founder, director technological platforms),
Business typePrivate
IndustryMobile banking

 

NuBank revenue

NuBank reported $1.69 billion revenue in 2021, a 76% increase on the $963 million it made in 2020.

NuBank annual revenue 2016 to 2021 ($mm)

YearRevenue ($mm)
201645
2017149
2018323
2019523
2020963
20211698

Sources: Company data, Crunchbase 

NuBank profit

NuBank reported an adjusted net income of $6.6 million in 2021, its first adjusted annual net profit.

NuBank net income/loss 2016 to 2021 ($mm)

YearNet income/loss ($mm)
2016-122
2017-177
2018-100
2019-74
2020-26
20216.6

Note: 2019 to 2021 are adjusted net income. Source: Company data

NuBank users

NuBank had 65 million users in the second quarter of 2022, a 35% increase on 2021 figures.

NuBank annual users 2016 to 2021 ($mm)

YearUsers (mm)
20161.3
20174
20188
201915
202030
202148
202265

Source: Company data 

NuBank valuation

NuBank reached a valuation of $30 billion before IPO, but has since dropped to $23 billion amid a wider tech stock selloff.

NuBank valuation 2018 to 2022 ($bn)

YearValuation ($bn)
20184
201910
202130
202223

Source: Pitchbook

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NuBank FAQ

How many new customers does NuBank add a month?

As of the third quarter of 2021, NuBank was adding 2.1 million customers a month

Where is NuBank available?

NuBank is available in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia

How many NuBank users are in Brazil?

Over 35 million NuBank customers are located in Brazil, which is where NuBank is based

What percentage of NuBank users are under 35?

70% of users are under 35, as of April 2021

How many NuBank users are active on the app?

About 80% of users are considered active, which is higher than in 2021 when only 72% of users were active

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