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Amid Covid stress-test, investors keep betting on LatAm fintechs

Brazilian SME lender BizCapital’s series B round is the latest proof that fintech investment amid Covid is possible

22 June, 2020
Digital banking and fintech webinars: Cybersecurity; Machine Learning; and more

Here are the best webinars and online events in the digital banking and fintech sector in Latin America, from June 15 to 19 

12 June, 2020
Banks, Fintechs: Platformification value is growing

Digital platforms and integrations are growing in importance for Latin American financial services, say execs from banks and fintechs

8 June, 2020

Covid & Fintech: Startups navigate a complex route

COVID has disrupted the disruptors, with Latin American fintechs often finding more customer demand but tougher financing options

1 June, 2020
#TopNews: Argentine banks nab Nubank exec for digital payments

Argentine banks nab Nubank exec for digital payments venture; Santander InnoVentures invests in a55

29 May, 2020
Brazilian open banking moves ahead despite data law postponement

Brazilian lawmakers have delayed data protection laws but are pushing ahead on open banking regulations.

18 May, 2020

LatAm Lending fintechs: NPL rates surge amid COVID-19

COVID-19 is hurting LatAm fintech lenders’ non-performing loan rates, according to new iupana study

11 May, 2020
Digital banking gets Covid-19 push – but can it last?

Banks’ digital channels are getting a sharp boost from coronavirus. Will this become a long-term trend?

6 April, 2020
Coronavirus: Demand for fintech loans jumps in LatAm

The economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic is having a fundamental impact on lending and leasing fintechs

30 March, 2020

Mexico’s Fintech Law: Open banking rules delayed

Mexico’s new Fintech Law is already set to be changed, while specific open banking rules could take up to another year to be defined

28 February, 2020
Mercado Libre gets closer to becoming a bank, targets credit growth

Mercado Pago is applying to become a financial institution in Chile, IFPE in Mexico, says Chile CEO Matias Spagui

24 February, 2020
LatAm fintechs step into bank funding territory

CrediTú places bond in Chile’s local capital market, other fintechs look at wholesale funding strategies

3 February, 2020

Open banking a game-changer, say Brazil’s fintech lenders

Data sharing rules will “really open the playing field” for lending startups in Brazil, say fintech leaders

27 January, 2020
POS financing poised for LatAm growth as fintechs move in

New and established fintechs are entering point of sale financing, taking advantage of demand for a new type of credit

20 January, 2020
Creditas expands products, plans for busy quarter

Brazilian digital lender expects strong portfolio growth this quarter, and also preps new products, Mexico launch, says CEO Sergio Furio

13 January, 2020
AI, cultural change and open banking: LatAm bank tech priorities in 2020

Outlook 2020: AI, open banking and institutional processes are biggest priorities for digital and innovation leaders at LatAm banks in 2020

6 January, 2020
Brazilian banks face triple hurdle in open banking: Itaú’s Schettini

Brazilian banks face a series of challenges to deal with open banking, says Márcio Schettini, retail banking head at Itaú

16 December, 2019
SoftBank moves into second phase of LatAm investment strategy

SoftBank’s innovation fund has picked the low hanging fruit in LatAm already, will invest at a slower pace now, says Paulo Passoni

5 December, 2019
“Inertia” is our biggest competitor, says Neon Pagamentos’ Pedro Conrade

Biggest hurdle for users to become loyal regulars comes early in the life cycle, says CEO and founder of Brazilian digital bank Neon

2 December, 2019
Stone, Cielo and PagSeguro race into banking services

Brazilian merchant acquirers are developing super apps, loan products and banking platforms as core business gets tough

 

25 November, 2019
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
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
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

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