Payments
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
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
How to drop the gender bias in financial inclusion

Women are far less likely than men to have a bank account. Here’s what we need to do about it

14 February, 2019
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
Payments lessons from Asia and predictions for Latin America

OPINION: The evolution of payments in Asia shows potential for Latin America, says Thiago Paiva

6 December, 2018
Gut renovation: Banco Galicia’s digital strategy

CIO interview: Fernando Turri on Banco Galicia’s tech stack overhaul

3 December, 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
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
Bradesco, Itaú test selfies, behavioral biometrics

Brazilian banks study face, voice and behavioral features to advance biometric authentication methods

11 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
Scotia bets on digital factories for innovation

Scotiabank is investing USD 10million each year in digital transformation, says Ignacio Deschamps

13 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
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
CityWallet looks to Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico for expansion

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

28 May, 2018
Atliana Piñón, CityWallet, on micropayments, blockchain, and starting up in Venezuela

PODCAST: Launching a fintech startup in a land of high crime, hyperinflation, and brain drain

28 May, 2018
Rawdon Adams, Bitt, on blockchain opportunities in the Caribbean

PODCAST: How blockchain could cut the cost of banking and financial compliance

14 May, 2018

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