Blockchain-based product switches NFC technology in Venezuela for QR codes in Chile
PODCAST: Launching a fintech startup in a land of high crime, hyperinflation, and brain drain
PODCAST: How blockchain could cut the cost of banking and financial compliance
Shopping website’s payments & lending business finds fast growth but slimmer returns
Think you know what’s what when it comes to the payments industry in Latin America? See if you can match the speaker with the quote
Successful fintech founders should help foster next generation, says Kai Schmitz
The IFC’s fintech investment official talks about the industry’s development in Latin America
OPINION: Miguel Arce, the commercial director of PDP, reflects on the electronic money project in Peru
Chinese payments giant looking for regional deals, but potential acquisition opportunities may be scarce
OPINION: Interoperability is key for digital payments systems, argues the architect of Ecuador’s mobile money project
QR codes and biometric authentication still have a long way to go – both digitally and technologically – says digital bank’s CEO
Andrés Vásquez, CEO of Nequi, chats about the challenges of rolling out QR and biometrics technology in Colombia
Banks, startups and card issuers are rolling out new contactless payments options to Brazilian consumers
Amparo Nalvarte, CEO and founder of Culqi, discusses the Peruvian payments platform’s international expansion plans
Two-thirds of Chileans have a bank account, making it one of the most-banked Latin American markets. The number of checking accounts in the country tripled, to 21 million, in the 10 years to the end of 2016.
Daniel Cohen, head of emerging payments for Latin America and the Caribbean at Mastercard, discusses payments innovations that the company is developing.
Brazil may be first LatAm market for cards company to offer payments over social media, says executive
The opportunity is easy to spot. The tougher question is how to design a mobile payments system that hits the critical mass? What’s the formula for M-Pesa level success in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Nicolás Jaramillo, senior innovation product owner at the Chilean bank Bci, talks about designing and developing the bank’s new mobile payments platform.
Should tech companies be regulated by financial authorities?
No: Any financial services they offer are minor ancilliary business
Maybe: If they seek a banking license
Yes: Any company offering credit or payments should be monitored by financial regulators
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