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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

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

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

P2P Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports that Russia, Venezuela, Colombia are Among its Main Markets with Most BTC Trading Activity

LocalBitcoins, a global peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, notes that its platform allows users to invest in BTC which is notably one of the best-performing assets of 2020. The LocalBitcoins team confirms in a blog post: “According to our data, our main markets are… 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

Brazilian Insurtech Pier Raises $14.5 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Monashees

Pier, a Brazil-based full-stack insurtech, announced earlier this week it secured $14.5 million through its Series A funding round, which was led by Monashees with participation from Canary, Mercado Livre, and BTG Pactual. Founded in 2018, Pier states it adopts artificial intelligence to bring a… Read More

Visa Announces Completion of YellowPepper Acquisition

  Visa (NYSE:V) announced on Friday it has completed the acquisition of YellowPepper, a payments tech company that supports financial institutions and startups in Latin America and the Caribbean. Visa reported that the acquisition is considered the first of its kind for financial giant in… 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

Latin America Needs Strong Fintech Regulatory Framework, Institutional Support before It Can Effectively Leverage New Tech: Report

Carlos Cantú and Bárbara Ulloa have noted in a new paper, which covers Fintech developments in Latin America, that innovative financial technology is transforming financial services in the region. The paper, titled The Dawn of Fintech in Latin America: Landscape, Prospects and Challenges, states that… Read More

Fintech Firm Afterbanks, which Aggregates Data from Banks in Real-Time, Launches Operations in Mexico

Afterbanks, the Fintech firm that allows users to retrieve and aggregate data from different banks in real-time via an API, has introduced its products and services in Mexico. Afterbanks’ platform has been used to conduct instant and secure payments in Europe and Latin America. Afterbanks… Read More

Brazil-Based Card Issuing & Banking-As-A-Service Software Platform Conductor Raises $150 Million Through Latest Investment Round Led By Viking Global Investors

Conductor, a Brazil-based card issuing and banking-as-a-service software platform, announced on Monday it secured $150 million through its latest investment, which is led by Viking Global Investors, with additional participation from investors, including Advent International’s affiliate, Sunley House Capital. Conductor describes itself as a technology… Read More

Fintech-As-A-Service Platform Arcus Secures Funding From Citi Ventures For Expansion & Partnerships in Latin America

Arcus, a Fintech-as-a-Service (FaaS) platform, announced on Monday it scored an investment from Citi Ventures for expansion and partnerships in Latin America. Arcus claims that this investment marks the first investment by Citi Ventures in a fintech company in Mexico. Founded in 2013, Arcus provides… 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

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

Circle Joins Forces With Ripio To Accelerate USDC Stablecoin Adoption Throughout Latin America

Global fintech Circle announced on Thursday it has joined forces with Latin American crypto company Ripio to support the acceleration of USDC stablecoin adoption across Latin America. “To service increasing demand for USDC across the region, Ripio is working with Circle in order to implement… Read More

Renewable Energy Now Powers Nearly 40% of Proof of Work Cryptocurrency Mining: Report

  Full-time equivalent employee growth in the blockchain and digital asset sector has slowed down following the 2017 cryptocurrency bull market, according to the findings of the 3rd Global Cryptoasset Benchmark Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (released in September 2020 by the… 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

Building the E-commerce Infrastructure for Small Businesses to Thrive in Latin America

The World Bank estimates there are up to 445 million micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the developing world. In Latin America, nearly 90% of all businesses fall into this category. However, many of these businesses operate informally due to a lack of market information… Read More

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