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Brazil plans changes to instant payments

Brazil’s Central Bank is advancing with a new instant payments infrastructure that will allow low-cost transfers around the clock

21 January, 2019
BancoEstado plans wallet, aims for scale with ComprAquí

Payments Chile: State bank targets new mPOS, wallet options for retail and small business clients

14 January, 2019
Slow UX could hurt Mexico’s CoDi payments system

Mexico’s CoDi payments system is designed to help small businesses get paid electronically

7 January, 2019

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
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 banks prioritize API development

As open banking advances, Brazilians are doubling down on APIs

22 October, 2018

Tencent’s Nubank investment brings Big Tech power to Brazil

Chinese tech company’s investment in the Brazilian fintech opens scope for payments, loans, and analytics advances at Nubank

15 October, 2018
Distrust, fraud hamper digital payments in Mexico

If the market can overcome fraud and distrust, there’s a lot of growth potential for digital payments in Mexico

24 September, 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
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

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