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Uruguay-based Fintech dLocal Adds Google Pay as a New Payment Option

Uruguay-based dLocal, a Fintech firm focused on facilitating international transactions, has reportedly added Google Pay as one of its local payment options. As mentioned on dLocal’s official website: “dLocal [aims] to close the payments innovation gap that exists between developed countries and emerging economies. We… Read More

Venezuelan Digital Asset Exchange Criptolago Introduces Text Message-based Payment System to Conduct Cryptocurrency Transactions without Internet Connection

Venezuela-based digital currency exchange Criptolago has confirmed that it will introduce a text message-based payment platform that can handle transactions in Venezuela’s controversial (allegedly) oil-backed Petro (PTR) cryptocurrency and other major digital assets. The new payment system could potentially help Venezuela’s residents with transacting in … Read More

Brazil’s Financial Regulators are Working on a Blockchain or DLT-enabled Data-Sharing Platform to Conduct Background Checks on Politicians and Corporations

Four of Brazil’s financial regulatory agencies are working cooperatively to create a blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT)-enabled data-sharing platform, which will conduct background checks on the nation’s political representatives and private corporations. The platform, called PIER, was reportedly created by the country’s reserve bank,… Read More

How Fintechs Can Build Trust with SMEs in Latin America

Small businesses in emerging economies are notoriously underfinanced. Despite making up over 99.5% of the economy in Latin America, SMEs face a financing gap in the trillions of dollars. For example, up to 78% of small businesses in Argentina and 45% in Peru struggle to… Read More

US Department of Justice Alleges that President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan Leaders Used Cryptocurrencies to Bypass Political and Economic Sanctions

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is alleging that several Venezuelan leaders and politicians, including President Nicolas Maduro, took advantage of their positions, financial systems, and virtual currencies to conceal and carry out criminal activity for more than two decades. An indictment released on March… Read More

Mexican Fintech Credijusto Secures $100 Million in Debt from the Credit Suisse Group to Help Finance Local SMEs

Credijusto, a Mexican Fintech firm, has revealed that it has secured $100 million in debt from Credit Suisse Group, a Switzerland-based multinational wealth manager, investment bank and financial services company. Credijusto says that it acquired the capital in order to issue more loans to SMEs… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Binance Introduces P2P Crypto Trading Options with Five Major Latin American Fiat Currencies

Digital asset exchange Binance has introduced peer-to-peer (P2P) cryptocurrency trading options which support five major Latin American fiat currencies. Traders that use Binance’s P2P exchange will be able to purchase and sell digital currencies directly with the Argentine peso (ARS), Brazilian real (BRL), Colombian peso… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Clip Introduces New Contactless Payment System, “Clip Total”

Mexico-based Fintech firm Clip is introducing another payment method, called “Clip Total.” Adolfo Babatz, the company’s co-founder, said that the new payment solution is like having a “point of sale [system] in the palm of your hand.” During a recent presentation, Clip’s management shared an… Read More

SoftBank to Add $1 Billion to its $5 Billion Latin American Fund Focused on Fintech, Healthcare, Digital Commerce

SoftBank, a Japan-based global conglomerate holding firm with over $283 billion in assets, will reportedly be adding another $1 billion this year to its $5 billion Latin America Fund, which was launched last year. The Tokyo-headquartered company added $1.6 billion to the fund in 2019…. Read More

FinnoSummit Latam Fintech Revolution: The Battle of the Latin America Fintech Startups!

Part 7 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. First I want to thank FinnoSummit and LendIt and all the attendees to give us a glimpse of what’s coming to this all so important part of the world, Latin… Read More

FinnoSummit Latam Fintech Revolution: AI Driven Compliance and Servicing Coming to Latin America Fintech

Part 6 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. When we look at Latin America’s Fintech scene, it conjures up memories of the U.S. Fintech evolution that took place during the past decade. Or perhaps, the past decade and… Read More

FinnoSummit LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 5: Non-Fintechs becoming Fintechs

Part 5 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. Technology is often the driver for massive social and economic change. We’ve seen this play out in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe. Particularly in Asia and Africa, the pervasiveness… Read More

Fintech: How Real-Time Financial Data Can Help Small Businesses in a Crisis

On October 19, 2019, Chile’s capital city of Santiago was in flames. What started as a student movement to evade subway fares has since launched into a widespread movement against socioeconomic inequality that has swept, and in some cases paralyzed, the country for well over… Read More

Chile: CrediTú Issues AAA Long-Term Mortgage Backed Bond

CrediTú has had mortgage assets placed in the market via a AAA long-term bond. The placement totaled $30 million with a 30-year term. The mortgage-backed bond was said to be the first from a nonbank entity in Chile since 2009. CrediTú is described as a… Read More

FinnoSummit LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 4: LatAm Digital Transformation and Open Banking

Part 4 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. During the inaugural FinnoSummit addressing innovations in financial services in Latin America (LatAm), the speaker and audiences settled on a big issue; infrastructure and digital transformation. Most of the Latin… Read More

LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 3: Hunting for the Next LatAm Unicorn. Fintech Investments are Glowing Red Hot!

Whenever there’s opportunity, the money flows. There’s no exception here to a 400 million people market. Latin America is the next fertile ground for homegrown venture capitalists and international money when it comes to Fintech. U.S. and international VCs are on the hunt for the… Read More

FinnoSummit: LatAm Fintech Revolution – Banking as a Service

Part 2 of a series of articles covering the fast-emerging Fintech ecosystem in Latin America. As sessions continue at the inaugural FinnoSummit by LendIt Fintech in December, I find myself in a fully packed, standing room only hall buzzing with investors and entrepreneurs. The excitement… Read More

FinnoSummit Miami: LatAm Fintech Revolution Part 1 – Death of Point of Sale Terminals and the Rise of Mobile

After an eight hour journey with a stop in Dallas, I arrived early Monday morning (Dec 2nd, 2019) in Miami, a city with many faces. I sprung up early next morning and walked straight into Keynote sessions at the FinnoSummit by LendIt Fintech. As many… Read More

FinnoSummit Miami – Fintech is Booming in Latin America

Last week, Crowdfund Insider participated in the very first FinnoSummit event (hosted by LendIt) that addressed the Fintech marketplace in Latin America (LATAM). While in past years, much discussion has focused on Fintech in Asia and Europe, it is clear that Fintech is now experiencing… Read More

Brazil-based Fintech Platform Cora Raises $10 Million in Round Led by Kaszek Ventures

Igor Senra and Leo Mendes, founders of online payments company MOIP, which was acquired by WireCard in 2016, have raised $10 million in order to help fund the operations of a new company, called Cora. Senra and Mendez developed their first business by providing services… Read More

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