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Diego Lopes Pereira, new B2B director for Iberia at Younited

The fintech company specializing in the transformation of the credit and payment industry, Younited, has reinforced its staff with the appointment of Diego Lopes Pereira, as the new B2B director for Iberia.

With this new addition, Younited goes one step further to strengthen its B2B business in the Portuguese and Spanish marketswhere during this same year the launch of Younited Pay corporate solutions is planned, which will allow retailers to offer fragmented payment solutions from three to 48 months under very advantageous conditions. The company also strengthens its position in the Iberian Peninsula by betting on Portuguese talent, after having installed its global customer service in Portugal and having recently announced the opening of its physical office in Lisbon.

«The incorporation of Diogo comes at a fundamental moment for Younited in the Iberian market, since in 2022 we will continue with our growth both in the number of users and in solutions offered to the market. The materialization of our B2B offer will be one of the main milestones of this 2022, together with the expansion of our network of partners”, explains Xavier Pallás, general director of Younited Spain and Portugal.

Banking and consulting experience

Diogo Lopes Pereira states that «The future of the financial market is built every day by companies that combine the best and latest technology with the financial services that consumers are looking for. This is the wonder of fintechs that, through innovation, meet the needs of customers as comfortably as possible. Now I join Younited with great enthusiasm, and with the certainty that there is a lot of room to grow with consumers, banking partners and Portuguese and Spanish companies.”

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Throughout his 20-year career, Diogo Lopes Pereira has worked for several banks, such as Barclays, Citibank and BNP Paribas, as well as for the consulting firm McKinsey. He has a degree in Management from the Universidad Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and an MBA from INSEAD. Diogo has a solid professional career, in which he has also coordinated the fintech disruption program for managers from the Universidad Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, where he continues to collaborate, and is a member of the supervisory board of the Portuguese Committee for UNICEF.

It should be remembered that the European fintech Younited entered the Spanish market in 2017 and the Portuguese market in 2018, quickly positioning itself as one of the best instant credit operators on the peninsula. Present in five European countries (France, Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal), Younited operates exclusively online and aims to transform the banking system to make it more balanced and transparent.

Recently, Younited also announced new funding of $170 million, which will go towards three strategic goals: consolidation of the presence in Europe, launch of new financial products and development of innovative technologies.

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