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No Code Integration Company Digibee Co-Founder Says Open Banking Is Revolution that Could Streamline Financial System

  Rodrigo Bernardine, Co-founder at Digibee Inc, a company that aims to connect enterprises to the world 10x faster with “No Code” Integration methods, claims that Open Banking is a revolution that could streamline or enhance the existing financial system. He notes that banks require… Read More

JPMorgan backed Brazilian Fintech FitBank to Expand Payments Services Business into the US

Brazil-based FitBank Pagamentos Eletronicos SA, a Fintech firm backed by JPMorgan Chase, one of the world’s largest banks in terms of assets and scope of operations, is planning to establish an additional business office in the US during the first half of next year. The… Read More

Brazilian Open Banking Platform Quanto Raises $15 Million Though Series A Led By Bradesco & Itaú Unibanco

Quanto, a Brazil-based opening banking platform, announced earlier this week it secured $15 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Bradesco and Itaú Unibanco, with participation from Kaszek Ventures and Coatue. Founded in 2016, Quanto states it is “breaking apart” the… Read More

Nubank Announces Acquisition of Self-Direct Digital Broker Easynvest

Nubank, a Brazil-based fintech startup, announced on Friday it has acquired Easynvest, a self-direct digital broker. According to Nubank, Easynvest has 1.5 million clients and is claimed to be the largest broker to give customers the autonomy to make their investments. While sharing details about… Read More

Over 15 Countries have Defined Regulatory Framework for Blockchain based Security Tokens: Report

The team at Security Token Advisors, a group of professionals that aim to “reinvent” finance with security tokens, reveals that that many “progressive” legislators and regulators have been focused on defining relevant rules and standards for issuing blockchain or distributed ledger tech (DLT)-based financial securities… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Neon Secures $300 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By General Atlantic

  Neon Pagamentos, a Brazilian fintech, announced on Wednesday it secured $300 million through its Series C funding round, which was led by General Atlantic, a global growth equity firm, with participation from BlackRock, as well as Vulcan Capital, PayPal Ventures, and Endeavor Catalyst, in addition to former… Read More

Brazil’s Fuse Capital to Allocate Funds to Startups Focused on Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Credit Card Firm to Assist Wealthy Investors

Fuse Capital, a company established by experienced VCs and business owners based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently revealed that it’s raising its first overseas fund for investors looking for long-term, but high-risk investment opportunities. Launched in November 2019, Fuse Capital aims to assist Brazilian… Read More

Brazil’s Money Management Fintech Allya to Use Machine Learning to Create Digital Assistant for Financial Advice after Successful Seed Round

Saving money and effectively managing monthly earnings or income should be a key priority for company employees, however, they usually don’t have access to the appropriate tools to make informed decisions regarding how to manage their finances. Brazil-based Fintech firm Allya, which aims to help… Read More

Brazilian Fintech SuperSim, which focuses on Microlending, Secures $5.6 Million via Debt Financing

Brazilian Fintech firm SuperSim, a microlending startup based in São Paulo, recently secured R$30 million (appr. $5.6 million) in capital through debt financing, so that it can improve the South American nation’s credit market. Latin American consumers and businesses have expressed concerns about how difficult… Read More

B2B Payments Hub, Qolo, Partners with Cross-Border Payments Provider, moneycorp, to Launch FX Payment Solution

Qolo, which aims to serve as the B2B payments hub for the “New Economy,” and moneycorp, a foreign exchange and cross-border payments provider, recently announced the launch of an integrated foreign exchange (FX) payment solution. As noted in a release shared with CI: “Global businesses,… Read More

Brazil based Fintech Solfácil Secures $4 Million in Capital to Help Finance Installation of Solar Panels

Brazil-based Solfácil, a Fintech firm focused on helping with financing the installation of solar panels in homes, is reportedly looking to expand its operations after acquiring additional funding. In statements shared with BNamericas, Fábio Carrara, the founder and CEO, stated that the company is currently… Read More

Digital Payments Provider BPC Enters Latin American Market in Partnership with Brazilian Desk

BPC, a UK based payments provider, has partnered with Brazilian Desk, to offer Brazilian micro and small businesses digital financial services. BPC is a decades old firm providing digital solutions around the world. According to its website, BPC processed about USD $1 trillion during 2019…. Read More

Binance Is “Operating a Recognized Market Without Authorization,” the Malaysian Securities Commission Warns, Public Advised Not to Make Investments with Such Firms

The Securities Commission (SC) of Malaysia, which recently warned residents about facing lengthy prison sentences and fines for operating unlicensed Cryptocurrency ATMs, has specifically mentioned that Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange, is not authorized to offer services in the country. The Malaysian SC… Read More

JPMorgan Chase Acquires Minority Stake in FitBank, a Brazilian Fintech Firm that Offers Open Banking Solutions

JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the US and sixth-largest in the world in terms of assets, has reportedly acquired a minority stake in FitBank, a Brazilian Fintech firm. The amount paid by the bank for the part acquisition hasn’t been shared publicly. Established in… Read More

Fast Pace of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Latin America May be due to Dramatic Rise in Smartphone Users, Bitso Executive Reveals

Bitso, one of Latin America’s largest digital asset exchanges, has reportedly reached 1 million users before its planned launch in Brazil. Santiago Alvarado, director of international payments at Bitso, recently talked about how cryptocurrencies might help with settling cross-border transactions in Latin America. Alvarado, whose… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Swap Raises $3.3 Million Through Seed Round Led By ONEVC

Swap, a Brazil-based fintech startup, announced on Tuesday it raised $3.3 million through its Seed funding round, which was led by ONEVC with participation from  Global Founders Capital, Soma Capital, Brad Flora, a.b.seed Ventures, Flourish Ventures, Canary, Hustle Fund, Rhombuz VC and Patrick Sigrist. Founded in 2018 by Douglas Storf and Ury Rappaport, SWAP… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, a Global Wealth Manager, to “Explore Synergies” with Brazilian Digital Bank modalmais

Switzerland-based Credit Suisse, a multinational wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has made a deal with modalmais, a Brazilian digital bank. According to the terms of the agreement, the Swiss bank will purchase preferred shares that will be “equivalent to up to 35%”… Read More

WhatsApp Payments have been Suspended by Brazil’s Reserve Bank to “Preserve Adequate Competitive Environment”

Brazil’s reserve bank has reportedly instructed Mastercard and Visa to suspend processing transactions on behalf of WhatsApp. As reported on June 15, 2020, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform began facilitating payments in Brazil. However, the Central Bank of Brazil (BC) has now taken action against… Read More

Open Banking: European Countries Need to “Harmonize” their Approach to Open Finance, Andréa Toucinho from Partelya Consulting Suggests

Andréa Toucinho, the Director of Studies, Prospective and Training of Partelya Consulting and Country Ambassador for France of European Women Payments Network (EWPN), notes that it’s necessary to develop a European vision or roadmap for adopting Open Banking and Open Finance platforms. She suggests that… Read More

Brazilian SME Online Lender BizCapital Secures $12 Million Through Series B Funding Round Led By DEG

BizCapital, a Brazil-based SME online lending platform, announced on Wednesday it secured $12 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by German development finance institution DEG, a subsidiary of  KfW Group, Germany’s promotional bank. Along with DEG, MELI Fund, the Corporate Venture Capital… Read More

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