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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

Clocktower Group’s Venture Capital Investment Arm Launches Latin America Fintech Fund

Clocktower Technology Ventures (CTV), the venture capital investment arm within Clocktower Group, announced on Wednesday the launch of its first venture capital fund dedicated to financial services innovation in Latin America. CTV confirmed it has already held a first closing and is targeting a $25… 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

Smart Payments Provider Credorax Explains how Local Payment Methods can Seamlessly Settle Transactions

Credorax, a “smart” payments provider and “fully-licensed” bank offering cross-border processing for digital commerce and omni-channel payments, notes in a blog post that local payment methods (LPMs), also called alternative payment methods (APMs), are now “disrupting cards’ long-held dominance over the payment landscape.” Maya Shilo-Feldman… Read More

Bitcoin ETF: Pending US BTC Exchange Traded Fund Applications include WisdomTree, VanEck, NYDIG Asset Mgmt, Skybridge, First Trust 

The researchers at Bloqport have confirmed that only a month after launch, the first-ever Bitcoin ETF has reached $1 billion CAD in assets under management or AUM (as of March 20, 2021). Just one month after launch, the first ever #Bitcoin ETF has hit $1… Read More

Communications Platform as a Service Kaleyra Announces New Agreement With Visa in Latin America & Caribbean

Kaleyra, Inc. (NYSE:KLR), a Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS), announced on Monday it has formed a new agreement with Visa in the Latin America and the Caribbean region. Kaleyra reported that as part of the agreement its innovation lab, k-lab, will be creating communication… Read More

Galileo Announces Expansion into Latin America With New Headquarters & Innovation Center in Mexico

  Galileo, the API standard for card issuing and digital banking, and a subsidiary of Social Finance, Inc. (SoFi) announced on Wednesday  the opening of its Latin America headquarters and innovation center in the Torre Reforma building, which is located in Mexico City As previously… 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

Block.one Joins IDB-Backed LACChain Alliance; Seeks to Deploy Blockchain Solutions for Latin American Pressing Public Sector

  Block.one, a U.S.-based blockchain software developer, recently announced it has joined the LACChain, a global alliance led by the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDB Lab) to accelerate the development of an open and interoperable blockchain ecosystem in Latin America and the Caribbean. LACChain reported that… Read More

Brazilian Financial Marketplace For Receivables Monkey Scores $6 Million through Series A Investment Round

Monkey, a Brazil-based financial marketplace for receivables, has reportedly raised $6 million through its Series A funding round, which was co-led by Quona Capital and Kinda Ventures. Founded in 2016, Monkey describes itself as an “ecosystem” that aims to make the receivable discount market more… Read More

Venezuelan President Says Country will Fully Transition to a Digital Economy as Certain Banks Issue USD based Debit Cards

Banks in Venezuela are reportedly issuing debit cards for US dollar-denominated accounts, according to a report from Reuters which cited sources familiar with the matter. There’s now a group of Venezuelan banking institutions that have been providing debit cards to customers who maintain accounts in… 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

Latin American Insurtech Jooycar Announces Expansion into the U.S.

Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America, announced on Tuesday it has officially expanded its service to the U.S. with the launch of a GPS vehicle tracking solution. This launch comes less than six… Read More

Remittance Payments Sent by US-based Mexican Workers to Relatives back Home have Reached Record Levels, following COVID Outbreak

Mexican workers now based in the United States have reportedly been sending record amounts of funds to friends or family members back home since 2020, which may suggest that the American economy has been fairly resilient despite the challenges created by the COVID-19 outbreak. As… 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

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