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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
Banxico toughens card issuer rules, encourages innovation

New regulations for debit and credit card transactions in Mexico aim to encourage tech innovation

3 September, 2018
Chile encourages new card companies, payments processors

Central Bank of Chile proposes easier market access for new payment cards, makes back-up plan for clearing system

 

28 August, 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
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
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
Mexico fast-tracks open banking rules

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

18 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
CityWallet looks to Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico for expansion

Blockchain-based product switches NFC technology in Venezuela for QR codes in Chile

28 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
Bitt bets on regtech proposal for Caribbean blockchain pilot

Blockchain developer hopes KYC/AML plans will encourage commercial banks into project with Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

14 May, 2018
MercadoLibre’s narrowing margins show costs of fintech pivot

Shopping website’s payments & lending business finds fast growth but slimmer returns

10 May, 2018
IFC fintech investor calls on LatAm entreprenuers to pay it forward

Successful fintech founders should help foster next generation, says Kai Schmitz

30 April, 2018
Alipay hunts for LatAm opportunities after Openpay deal

Chinese payments giant looking for regional deals, but potential acquisition opportunities may be scarce

26 April, 2018
Bancolombia’s Nequi looks to QR, push messages

QR codes and biometric authentication still have a long way to go – both digitally and technologically – says digital bank’s CEO

23 April, 2018
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