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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
The cost of digital transformation, according to Credicorp

Customers are flocking to digital channels, but two Credicorp business areas show the downsides of digital transformation

11 November, 2019
CoDi usage builds as banks grapple with payment processing speeds

Mexicans made 39,000 payments through CoDi in the first month of operations, with half of those through one bank, according to the latest statistics.

4 November, 2019

Brazil gets closer to QR-based instant payments

Brazil’s official instant payments-system based on QR codes is taking shape, even as banks and fintechs develop their own apps

28 October, 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
In beta, Itau’s Iti has hundreds of thousands of customers

Brazilian bank’s digital payments platform boasts digital onboarding and a frictionless experience

14 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

Card fraud hub set to centralize LatAm bank cybersecurity

EXCLUSIVE: Latin American banks will share debit and credit card fraud information, under Felaban-backed initiative

2 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

Coffee, banking, and a new sales channel in Bolivia

Inside the coffee banking model in Bolivia

29 July, 2019
Bci braces for payments competition in Chile

Chilean bank Bci is preparing for new competitors to its digital brand Mach, as MercadoPago preps for roll out

22 July, 2019
QR code competition intensifies in Argentina

Regulatory changes are set to shift, again, the dynamics of the digital payments sector in Argentina

8 July, 2019
Latin banks study blockchain for cross-border payments

Banesco Panamá and Scotiabank Chile get serious about payments disruption

17 June, 2019
Old core, new services: Inside Banistmo’s digital strategy

Panamanian bank Banistmo is testing gamification and QR payments

3 June, 2019
Bank or platform? Banregio’s digital bank aggregates services

Banregio integrates e-commerce and deliveries into its app

27 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
Brazil’s C6 Bank preps for commercial launch

Sao Paulo-based neobank prioritizes data analytics, shuns blockchain

29 April, 2019
Colombia moves on bank risk regulation, fintech licensing

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

8 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
East Caribbean plans world’s first digital currency

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank to test blockchain-based digital dollar, to evaluate financial inclusion and cost-cutting potential

18 March, 2019
BTG makes blockchain bet with STO real estate fund

BTG Pactual has launched a security token offering (STO), using blockchain to facilitate investment in Brazilian real estate fund

11 March, 2019
Mexican fintechs plan last-minute license requests

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

25 February, 2019

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