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Dock Opens Digital Financial institution Department to Democratise Entry to Digital Banking in Favelas

Dock, the funds and digital banking enabler in LatAm, is supporting G10, a digital financial institution born throughout the favela, with its know-how because it goals to spend money on entrepreneurial energy and encourage on-line banking for residents of the Paraisópolis group.

G10 Financial institution works as a fintech, with Dock know-how, the identical utilized by giant Brazilian fintechs and digital banks.

“G10 Financial institution is a mission totally aligned with Dock’s mission of democratising finance to spice up society. Entry to the monetary system is prime for the person’s evolution in in the present day’s society and the technology of wealth more and more includes monetary methods. Folks must learn to make the most of on-line banking and the bodily department will assist entry to on-line banking and its assets, that are basic for increasing alternatives.”, says Antonio Soares, CEO of Dock.

“We actually consider within the empowerment potential of G10 Financial institution. We determined to open the bodily department to be some extent of assist for residents. Many nonetheless want assist to go digital, and we wish to present entry to everybody”, says Gilson Rodrígues, CEO of G10 Financial institution and nationwide president of G10 Favelas.

On-line banking for people or authorized entities, G10 Financial institution’s predominant product, permits the use, by way of the app, of options reminiscent of Pix, invoice funds, transfers, deposits and cellphone recharge. A pay as you go Visa card may also be accessible via the account and app.


One of many functions of the mission is to make sure that investments return to the group. Particularly as 50 per cent of residents function their very own companies, as proven by Information Favela. By concentrating assets in G10 Financial institution, investments return internally. “Our aim is to place the group’s cash into circulation and generate worth right here,” explains Soares.

Based on Rodrígues, the expectation is to open 4 extra G10 Financial institution branches within the first half of 2024, within the Casa Amarela favelas, in Pernambuco; Aglomerado da Serra, in Minas Gerais; Heliópolis, in São Paulo; and Sol Nascente, within the Federal District.

One other goal of the establishment is to offer credit score. The G10 Financial institution pilot mission, beforehand carried out non-digitally, benefited round 200 entrepreneurs with microcredits totaling R$1million. “The initiative has made it attainable to extend these folks’s revenue and stimulate the creation of jobs within the favelas and contribute to the monetary training of entrepreneurs. With on-line banking and the bodily department, we’ll maximise these impacts”, says Rodrígues.


Residents of Brazilian favelas have a consumption energy of R$167billion per 12 months, in line with analysis by Out of doors Social Intelligence carried out in 2022. This worth exceeds the revenue mass of 20 of the nation’s 27 federation models and is greater than that of whole international locations, together with Paraguay, Uruguay and Bolivia, in line with information from the Locomotiva Institute. Brazil has 13,000 favelas the place greater than 17 million folks reside, nearly half belonging to class C, in line with information from IBGE and Serasa Experian.

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