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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

First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Spain and Latin America based Insurtech Bdeo Secures €5 Million via Series A Round

Bdeo, an established Insurtech firm with offices in Spain and Latin America, has finalized a Series A investment round valued at €5 million. Bdeo’s latest round was led by BlackFin, a European investment company that’s focused on the financial services sector. Existing investors K Fund… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank Launches its PIX Instant Payments Platform, Might Allow WhatsApp P2P Payments Soon

Brazil’s reserve bank has launched its PIX instant payments platform and has also noted that WhatsApp might soon be allowed to reintroduce its peer to peer (P2P) payments service in the South American country. PIX allows local residents, companies, and government agencies to carry out… Read More

Fintech Galileo Enables Ualá Expansion into Mexico

Galileo, an API standard for card issuing, virtual card solutions and digital banking, is aiding Argentina based Fintech Ualá’s expansion into Mexico. Moving into Mexico is Ualá’s first expansion outside its home country. Ualá is a Fintech with a mission to bring Latin American financial… Read More

Visa to Acquire Miami based YellowPepper, a Payments Technology Firm, in order Expand Global Operations

Visa (NYSE:V) is reportedly planning to acquire YellowPepper, a payments tech company, in order to extend its global operations into the Caribbean and other jurisdictions. Established in 2014 and fully operational in nine different Latin American (LatAm) nations, the Miami-headquartered firm serves around 50 clients… Read More

Brazil Is Reportedly Planning to Conduct IPO for Caixa Econômica Federal, which has Built a Digital Banking Platform during COVID-19 Crisis

Paulo Guedes, the Minister of Economy in Brazil, recently noted that the country is planning to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is an intergovernmental economic organization with over 30 member countries. The OECD aims to promote economic growth and also… Read More

E-Commerce Activity in Latin America has Increased Dramatically as Region Continues its Digital Transformation: Report

Latin American (LatAm) economies are growing rapidly and the region presents “a unique set of circumstances that is unlike any other region in the world,” according to a report from Atlantico, titled “Latin American Digital Transformation 2020.” The report notes that this uniqueness has helped… Read More

Digital Bank Bnext to Partner with Rapyd for Latin American Expansion

Bnext, a Spain based neo-bank that has raised over €22 million in funding, has partnered with Rapyd, a Fintech as a Service company, to expand services across Latin America. According to a release, Bnext customers will be able to make deposits into their accounts at… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Obtains $58.8 Million Credit Line to Help Mexican Women Access Financing Options

For the first time ever (in September 2019), giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division provided a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. As reported last year, the funds were to be directed toward Konfio’s business… Read More

Fintech Zenda.la Becomes First Mexican Company to Get Accepted to the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Program

Fintech firm Zenda.la has reportedly become the first Mexican company to get accepted to the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator program, which is conducted through a partnership with Village Capital. Zenda’s management says that being accepted into the tech giant’s program is “especially relevant as we… Read More

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