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Blockchain in banking: From concept to reality

Blockchain is gaining momentum as a tool for the financial industry, but its complexity remains an obstacle to its adoption

6 July, 2020
Rappi & Banorte: JV aims to offer financial services on a massive scale

EXCLUSIVE: Banorte-Rappi joint venture targets innovative financial offerings on a huge scale, says Juan Guerra

29 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
Digital payments after Covid-19: A flatter curve?

A surge in e-commerce has hastened growth of digital payments – but can the acceleration continue?

4 May, 2020
Multi-bank instant payments accelerate in Latin America

Banks are joining forces in Brazil, Mexico and Peru to develop interoperative instant payments systems

20 April, 2020

Covid-19 lifts e-commerce usage in Latin America

As covid-19 drives a surge in e-commerce purchases, digital retailers are facing unique challenges

13 April, 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
PLIN brings free inter-bank payments to Peru

Scotiabank Peru, BBVA and Interbank find fast uptake with PLIN, to facilitate free and immediate peer-to-peer transfers, although interoperability is in question

16 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
WhatsApp banking takes off in Brazil

Brazilians use messaging app to chat with Bradesco’s bot, renegotiate debt at Banco do Brasil, as digital banking surges

17 February, 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
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
The cost of digital transformation, according to Credicorp

Customers are flocking to digital channels, but two Credicorp business areas show the downsides of digital transformation

11 November, 2019
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
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
In beta, Itau’s Iti has hundreds of thousands of customers

Brazilian bank’s digital payments platform boasts digital onboarding and a frictionless experience

14 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

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