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This week in digital banking and fintech: Argentine fintechs in regulatory spotlight; Nequi launches freelancer loans; New rounds for Dapp and Joinkey

#TopNewsHere is the LatAm digital banking and fintech news this week that you need to know 

13 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
Digital banking and fintech webinars: Apps in 7 min. with Low-Code; Key tech for KYC/AML; and Fintechs in Guatemala

Here are the best webinars and online events in the digital banking and fintech sector in Latin Americafrom June 8 to 12 

4 June, 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 banking and fintech news wrap: Open Banking advances in Brazil, Ualá and Mercado Libre take off, Google and Gates promote digital payments

Top News: Key LatAm digital banking and fintech stories this week

8 May, 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
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
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
Mexico’s fintech law makes waves as global partners seek opportunities

“Fintech is going to eat Latin America” says founder of British startup

23 September, 2019
With open banking plan, Brazil takes aim at big banks

Brazilian Central Bank advances with open banking, which is set to bring unprecedented transparency – and competition – to retail banking

13 May, 2019
IDB to quantify fintech’s inclusion goals, boost regional fintech coordination

Inter-American Development Bank also wants to make cross-border fintech activity easier

22 April, 2019
Colombia moves on bank risk regulation, fintech licensing

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

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

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

25 February, 2019
Empty queue for Mexico Fintech Law registrations

Five months in, no companies have requested approval to operate under Mexico’s Fintech Law

11 February, 2019
The four key LatAm fintech trends for 2019

Andres Fontao, co-founder and managing partner at Finnovista, identifies the growth areas for LatAm fintech this year

10 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
Political transition rattles Mexico’s fintech industry

Ahead of Mexico’s change in government, startups complain about delays while the central bank assures continuity

27 November, 2018
Brazilian fintechs get easier access to foreign investment

A regulatory change makes it easier for Brazil’s digital lenders to tap international investors

5 November, 2018
Big data, AI needed for bank cybersecurity, says OAS

Latin American banks should make better use of emerging tech to boost cyber resilience, says Organization of American States

5 October, 2018
Threat of big tech remains in Mexico despite Fintech Law

Big Tech could cause “truly important destabilizing effects”, warns González Rosas

19 September, 2018
Mexico’s fintechs step into new legal era with secondary regulation details

Startups will need to be strategic and spend more to comply with new rules – but the specifics of the fintech law will drive investment

11 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

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