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Bradesco, Itaú push digital onboarding but pace lags Nubank

Brazil’s biggest banks are investing heavily in technology but startups remain a threat to consumer business

12 November, 2018
Brazilian fintechs get easier access to foreign investment

A regulatory change makes it easier for Brazil’s digital lenders to tap international investors

5 November, 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
Threat of big tech remains in Mexico despite Fintech Law

Big Tech could cause “truly important destabilizing effects”, warns González Rosas

19 September, 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

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
Brazil tightens cybersecurity rules for payment processors

Brazilian payments companies told to strengthen cyber defenses | Secondary regulations for Mexican payments companies released

23 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
Nexoos gets pre-Series A round, preps for banking license

Brazilian peer to peer lender raises capital through local wealth advisory Loyall

20 July, 2018
Argentine fintech leaders call for better regulation

Clearer definition of fintech rules would help startups, say industry specialists

16 July, 2018
Gosocket joins Slovenian blockchain platform to open new investor base for SME finance

Chilean e-invoicing and factoring platform hopes to deepen liquidity for SMEs with Hive deal

10 July, 2018
Citibanamex mulls developer API strategy

Bank is drawing up plan for commercial deals to access data via APIs

4 July, 2018
Brazil’s banks test open banking platforms

Banco do Brasil is trialing APIs for third party developers 

2 July, 2018
What’s the biggest limitation for blockchain in LatAm? Understanding

The “human factor” is holding back blockchain development in finance in Latin America, say experts. Scale is also a consideration

26 June, 2018
Nubank watches incumbent, startup competition closely

Competition is growing from traditional banks that are reshaping their internal culture to foster innovation, says David Vélez

21 June, 2018
Mexico fast-tracks open banking rules

Secondary regulations on APIs and open banking are a priority, says CNBV’s Carlos Orta

18 June, 2018
New regs cut partner bank requirement for Brazilian startups

Lenders can seek authorization to operate independently – but now face tougher tax and accounting rules

15 June, 2018
Digital wallets raise “regulatory questions”, says Argentina’s Llach

Salaries paid through digital wallets generate a regulatory question, says deputy governor of Argentina’s central bank

11 June, 2018
Blockchain enthusiasm builds in Brazil, but not everyone wants to be a pioneer

Banking association launches new pilot project

29 May, 2018
Smart contracts set to overhaul banking, lift financial inclusion, says Ripio CEO

Smart contracts are a tool for financial inclusion, will overturn the role of banks, says Sebastian Serrano

24 May, 2018

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