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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
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
Language barrier hurts LatAm fintechs in global competition

Celcoin, 4ToldFintech win Inclusive Fintech competition, but dozens of LatAm applicants fell short because of poor English skills, say judges

15 July, 2019
PR’s Popular sharpens digital focus

The digital lending arm of Puerto Rico’s biggest bank says focusing on just one high-potential market and fine tuning the customer experience has fueled growth

20 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
Colombia moves on bank risk regulation, fintech licensing

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

8 April, 2019
Debt financing options grow for LatAm fintech lenders

Digital lending startups set to get cheaper, easier funding as investors look at new asset classes

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

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

25 February, 2019

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