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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
Mexican banks turn to artificial intelligence for loyalty boost

Banks already use AI for chatbots, including over platforms like WhatsApp, in a bid to woo clients

13 August, 2018
Ex-BTG Pactual partners build #TheNextBigFin team

C6Bank, a new digital bank backed by BTG’s chairman and two ex-partners, is nabbing talent from leading competitors

1 August, 2018
Digital sign-ups continue apace at BBVA

Spanish bank reports steady growth in digital onboarding globally

27 July, 2018
Bradesco clocks 33m AI interactions in H1

Employees and clients of Brazilian bank used artificial intelligence function 33 million times in first half

26 July, 2018
Santander’s pace of digital onboarding in LatAm shows signs of slowing

Santander added 600,000 digital customers in Latin America in second quarter, but rate of growth slowed in three out of four markets

25 July, 2018

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