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Mercado Libre struggles with bad debt in Brazil

Loan losses at Mercado Credito Brazil highlight the difficulties of fine-tuning digital lending businesses

18 November, 2019
Brazilian banks launch APIs, open banking strategies

Brazilian banks employ APIs as they look to capture greater share of the retail market

21 October, 2019
The growth of Banking as a Service in Latin America

As big tech companies are moving into finance, banking as a service is emerging as a new business area for financial institutions

30 September, 2019

CoDi: Citibanamex readies data centers for opportunity

More electronic transactions will make it easier for Citibanamex to offer micro loans, says Rodrigo Kuri

16 September, 2019
PayPal’s Mexico move shows banks’ regulatory strength

PayPal’s retreat from financial services in Mexico highlights how complicated it can be to become a regulated financial institution

9 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

Brazilians rush to digital banking options

Santander, Bradesco and Itaú have posted double-digit growth in digital customers

5 August, 2019
Language barrier hurts LatAm fintechs in global competition

Celcoin, 4ToldFintech win Inclusive Fintech competition, but dozens of LatAm applicants fell short because of poor English skills, say judges

15 July, 2019
PR’s Popular sharpens digital focus

The digital lending arm of Puerto Rico’s biggest bank says focusing on just one high-potential market and fine tuning the customer experience has fueled growth

20 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
Colombia moves on bank risk regulation, fintech licensing

Financial regulator updates KYC/AML rules, plans new fintech licensing system

8 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

Mexican fintechs plan last-minute license requests

“No need” to do it sooner, says industry association

25 February, 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
The three key tech innovations for LatAm banks in 2019

Bank and fintech innovation leaders highlight the tech to watch in 2019

10 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
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

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