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Mexico’s fintech law makes waves as global partners seek opportunities

“Fintech is going to eat Latin America” says founder of British startup

23 September, 2019
As big techs gain territory, banks warily seek partnerships

Banks are teaming up with big tech platforms at the same time as they compete with them

26 August, 2019
Coffee, banking, and a new sales channel in Bolivia

Inside the coffee banking model in Bolivia

29 July, 2019

Old core, new services: Inside Banistmo’s digital strategy

Panamanian bank Banistmo is testing gamification and QR payments

3 June, 2019
Bank or platform? Banregio’s digital bank aggregates services

Banregio integrates e-commerce and deliveries into its app

27 May, 2019
Old infrastructure, new services create fresh bank cybersecurity risks

Innovations on top of old tech amplify challenges for bank cybersecurity in Argentina

6 May, 2019

Brazil’s C6 Bank preps for commercial launch

Sao Paulo-based neobank prioritizes data analytics, shuns blockchain

29 April, 2019
Debt financing options grow for LatAm fintech lenders

Digital lending startups set to get cheaper, easier funding as investors look at new asset classes

1 April, 2019
Competition intensifies in cross-border payments for LatAm banks, startups

Banks and startups in Latin America are using new technology that will cut costs for cross-border payments and currency conversion

25 March, 2019

Citibanamex innovation: A work in progress

An in-depth study of Citibanamex’s digital strategy

18 February, 2019
Empty queue for Mexico Fintech Law registrations

Five months in, no companies have requested approval to operate under Mexico’s Fintech Law

11 February, 2019
Brazil’s Quod brings together AI, big data, for credit risk analysis

New credit bureau launched by Brazil’s biggest banks uses emerging tech for credit scoring

4 February, 2019

Partnerships: The top LatAm fintech challenge for 2019

Bank and startup leaders alike say partnering is their biggest pain point

17 December, 2018
Gut renovation: Banco Galicia’s digital strategy

CIO interview: Fernando Turri on Banco Galicia’s tech stack overhaul

3 December, 2018
Political transition rattles Mexico’s fintech industry

Ahead of Mexico’s change in government, startups complain about delays while the central bank assures continuity

27 November, 2018
Scotiabank makes blockchain plans for accounts, loans

Global bank expects financial services sector to ramp up implementation of blockchain applications in 2019

22 November, 2018
HSBC Mexico’s digital strategy: New app, QR codes, and your Facebook likes

Mexican bank wants to become a digital leader

19 November, 2018
Mexico’s banks work on culture change to stay ahead of Big Tech

From agile working practices to blue hair, banks target dynamic internal mood

29 October, 2018
Brazilian banks prioritize API development

As open banking advances, Brazilians are doubling down on APIs

22 October, 2018
Microfinance fintechs in Brazil grow, but banks still dominate

Fintech startups can offer better rates and service than Brazil’s largest banks, but remain hindered by regulations

1 October, 2018
Banregio targets bigger presence in clients’ lives with digital services

Through machine learning, apps and APIs, the Monterrey-based bank aims to get closer to its clients, says CEO Manuel Rivero

17 September, 2018
Scotia bets on digital factories for innovation

Scotiabank is investing USD 10million each year in digital transformation, says Ignacio Deschamps

13 September, 2018
Mexico’s fintechs step into new legal era with secondary regulation details

Startups will need to be strategic and spend more to comply with new rules – but the specifics of the fintech law will drive investment

11 September, 2018
Credit card registry opens fintech opportunity in Brazil

Planned rules to track credit card receivables centrally could drive competition, tech in Brazil’s payments system

7 September, 2018
Banks bulk up cybersecurity as sophisticated threats reach LatAm

Cyberattacks on financial institutions in Mexico and Chile are ringing alarm bells across the region

17 August, 2018

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