Regulations
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
Mexico’s fintech law makes waves as global partners seek opportunities

“Fintech is going to eat Latin America” says founder of British startup

23 September, 2019
With open banking plan, Brazil takes aim at big banks

Brazilian Central Bank advances with open banking, which is set to bring unprecedented transparency – and competition – to retail banking

13 May, 2019
IDB to quantify fintech’s inclusion goals, boost regional fintech coordination

Inter-American Development Bank also wants to make cross-border fintech activity easier

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

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

8 April, 2019
Mexican fintechs plan last-minute license requests

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

25 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
The four key LatAm fintech trends for 2019

Andres Fontao, co-founder and managing partner at Finnovista, identifies the growth areas for LatAm fintech this year

10 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
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
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
Big data, AI needed for bank cybersecurity, says OAS

Latin American banks should make better use of emerging tech to boost cyber resilience, says Organization of American States

5 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
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
Argentine insurers get greenlight for fintech investments

Regulators allow Argentina’s insurance companies to invest in startups via venture capital funds

27 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
Argentine fintech leaders call for better regulation

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

16 July, 2018
VIDEO: Fintech regulation in Latin America

A 1-minute tour of the state of fintech regulation in Latin America

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

Banco do Brasil is trialing APIs for third party developers 

2 July, 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
Carlos Orta, CNBV, on regulating fintech in Mexico

The vice-president for regulatory policy discusses fintech in Mexico

18 June, 2018

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