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Mintos Explains how Mexico Is Different from European Lending Markets, Platform Plans to Onboard More Mexican Lenders

After carrying out its market overviews for developing Asian countries like Uzbekistan, P2P lending marketplace Mintos has now shared key insights about Mexico. The Mintos team has carefully examined the overall picture of Mexican markets, as well as covering how the nation and the local… Read More

Fintech Unicorn Nubank’s Mexican Division Nu Mexico to Acquire $135M in Capital to Expand Operations in Latin America

The Mexico-based division of Fintech Unicorn Nubank, which is notably the largest standalone digital banking platform in the world, will be acquiring $135 million in capital in order to support its business operations in the Latin American (LatAm) region’s second-largest economy. As first reported by… Read More

Fintech Alchemy Hires Full Stack Developer David Ortiz from Argentina, Company to Continue Expanding into LatAm

Alchemy, a back-end Fintech that provides SaaS banking services, recently welcomed David Ortiz to their team. Alchemy confirmed in an update on March 26, 2021 that they’re planning to continue to expand their business operations in Latin America (LatAm). As noted in the release, Alchemy… Read More

Global Real Estate Funding Slowed Down Significantly in Late 2020, but Brazil’s Loft Holdings Bags $425M

The global real estate fundraising activity weakened or slowed down significantly last year, according to a report from Pitchbook. Companies were, however, able to keep activity “steady” during H2 2020, but toward the end of the year, fund closings had “ground nearly to a halt,”… Read More

VC Firm Thomvest Talks Fintech: “Increasingly Complex Financial Transactions Are Moving Online”

Thomvest is a VC firm that is heavy into Fintech with investments in firms like SoFi and Figure or Kabbage and Creditjusto. Several investments (IE Kabbage and SoFi) have been successfully exited, while others remain portfolio companies. Overall, Thomvest touts 9 investments in unicorns and… Read More

Latam: Piemonte Holding Launches Bond Trading Platform Using Blockchain by Horizon

Piemonte Holding has launched a bond trading platform using blockchain technology. The new marketplace is said to be the first of its kind in Latin America. The platform is designed to enable Piemonte’s investors to trade R$150 million in debentures all using the Ethereum blockchain…. Read More

Mexico’s Salary Advance Fintech Startup Minu Secures $14M in Capital via Series A Round to Enhance Product Offering

Mexico’s salary advance startup Minu has secured $14 million in capital through a Series A funding round. Minu’s investment round was led by FinTech Collective along with contributions from VEF, XYZ Ventures, and FJ Labs. DocuSign founder Tom Gonser and Gusto CFO Mike Dinsdale took… Read More

SaaS Fintech Alchemy Expands into Latin America in Partnership with Círculo de Crédito

Alchemy, a back-end Fintech that provides SaaS banking services, has expanded into Latin America in a new partnership with the launch of decisioning services with Mexico-based Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) lender, Círculo de Crédito, according to a note from the company. Alchemy says that… Read More

At least 93 Fintech Firms in Mexico are in Process of Acquiring Financial Technology Institute License: Report

During the past few years, the Fintech sector in Mexico has grown steadily to become one of the “most developed” in the Latin American (LatAm) region, according to a report released in January 2021 by the Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores (“National Banking and… Read More

Amazon Job Listings Reveal that Tech Giant Is Launching a Digital Currency Project in Mexico

The World Wide Public Sector (at Amazon) team is reportedly looking to recruit an experienced Principal Technical Program Manager (TPM) – Digital Currency to serve as the technology “enabler” for “innovating” their customer solutions in support of their goal of promoting economic development and inclusion,… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Partners Inter-American Development Bank, 40+ Fintechs in LatAm to Examine SME Access to Finance

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) has revealed that their organization and the University of Cambridge Judge Business School are teaming up with the Inter-American Development Bank, which works to improve lives of people in the Latin America (LatAm) and the Caribbean region. We… Read More

Digital Banking: Neobanks like Nubank, Neon, and Uala are Now Key Players in South and Latin America Fintech Sector

The digital banking sector in South America has been growing steadily, with now over 30 neobanks in the region. Digital banking platforms currently serve more than 50 million consumers out of the region’s (approximately) 430 million residents, according to the latest data from Dutch Fintech… Read More

Fintech as a Service Providers in Mexico Likely to Face Serious Challenges due to New Regulations, Analysts Claim

A new regulatory policy has reportedly been introduced by Mexico’s financial industry regulator CNBV and it’s being referred to as “a death sentence” for firms that are providing Fintech-as-a-Service (FaaS) businesses, according to analysts. Carlos David Valderrama Narvaéz and Diego Montes Serralde from Legal Paradox,… Read More

Stellar Invests in Settle Network, a LATAM Digital Asset Settlement Network

Stellar Development Foundation (SDF) has invested $3 million, paid in Lumens, in the Settle Network, a Latin American digital assets settlement network facilitating payments and exchange. The investment is described as boosting stablecoin usage with a “world’s first” stablecoin exchange Denelle Dixon, CEO and Executive… Read More

Brazilian Lending Firm Creditas Secures $255 Million in Capital as Fintechs in Latin America Continue to Acquire Large Investments

Brazilian lending firm Creditas has secured $255 million in capital as Fintech startups across Latin and South America continue to attract large investments. Creditas’ credit portfolio has reportedly surpassed 1 billion reals (appr. $196.66 million) and this latest funding round will value the firm at… Read More

Omar Arab: EVP of Corporate Business at VeriTran Explains how Low-Code Platforms Help Deploy Seamless Fintech Applications

We recently connected with Omar Arab, EVP of Corporate Business at VeriTran, a leading low-code platform provider for enterprises. Arab talked about how low-code solutions make it easier for everyone, including non-programmers, to create applications for a wide variety of use cases – including banking… Read More

Nubank: A LatAm Fintech Valued at $10 Billion and Growing Fast

Last week during LendIt Fintech’s LatAm virtual event, David Velez, founder and CEO Nubank, took to the screen to share some of his experiences in launching a digital bank in Latin America that has now emerged as a hugely successful Fintech. In 2013 following years… Read More

Global Money Transfer Service Azimo and Payments Fintech dLocal to Facilitate Remittances from Europe, Australia to Colombia

Global money transfer service Azimo has teamed up with payments focused Fintech firm dLocal in order to allow migrant workers based in Europe and Australia to send funds to almost any bank in Colombia, which reportedly includes Banco de Bogota, Banco de Occidente, and Davivienda…. Read More

Bitso Receives $62-million Investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors

Bitso, a Mexico based crypto platform, has received a $62 million investment from Kaszek Ventures and QED Investors. The series B funding represents the first foray into cryptocurrency for both QED Investors and Kaszek Ventures. The digital asset platform says this is the first major… Read More

Why B2B Fintechs are Descending on Latin America

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating technology adoption across all industries in Latin America, the financial services sector is experiencing some of the fastest progress. The Fintech sector has been particularly resilient during the crisis over the past year, and its growth may even match… Read More

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