Banks' digital strategies
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
Coronavirus & Fintech: A test for digital channels

As the economy heads for recession induced by the coronavirus pandemic, fintechs are bracing for a slowdown in investment. But could digital channels ultimately get a boost from the turmoil?

19 March, 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
Nubank’s Mexico strategy: Accounts, loans could follow credit cards

In Mexico, Nubank may accounts and loans in addition to credit cards as it seeks to replicate Brazilian success

9 March, 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
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
“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
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
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
Taking the pulse of Latin America’s fintech market

Finnosummit Mexico 2019: Top takeaways, by Thiago Paiva

19 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
Brazilians rush to digital banking options

Santander, Bradesco and Itaú have posted double-digit growth in digital customers

5 August, 2019
Cyberthreats: The risks are here

How to develop a (now indispensable) strategy against cyberthreats?

1 August, 2019
Coffee, banking, and a new sales channel in Bolivia

Inside the coffee banking model in Bolivia

29 July, 2019
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
With gamification and better rewards, banks seek digital loyalty boost

Banks explore avatars, gamification and a re-think of credit card rewards

1 July, 2019
Old core, new services: Inside Banistmo’s digital strategy

Panamanian bank Banistmo is testing gamification and QR payments

3 June, 2019
Bank or platform? Banregio’s digital bank aggregates services

Banregio integrates e-commerce and deliveries into its app

27 May, 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
Brazil’s C6 Bank preps for commercial launch

Sao Paulo-based neobank prioritizes data analytics, shuns blockchain

29 April, 2019
BTG makes blockchain bet with STO real estate fund

BTG Pactual has launched a security token offering (STO), using blockchain to facilitate investment in Brazilian real estate fund

11 March, 2019

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