Descubre el futuro de las finanzas en América Latina y el Caribe

The future of finance in LatAm & the Caribbean

O futuro das finanças na América Latina e no Caribe


Friday Briefing

10 March, 2023

Friday Briefing: Women, the key to success in fintechs

This week, we look at the impact digital products have on women’s finances. Banco do Brasil becomes the first bank to integrate Pix Open Finance into its app, while in Mexico, Walmart is set to acquire a fintech, and Kushki registers as an acquirer….

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3 March, 2023

Friday Briefing: Mastercard and Visa: Crypto is still a valid option

This week, we get progress updates on Santander, Banorte and BCP’s plans to launch neobanks. Visa and Mastercard continue to pursue crypto alliances, despite volatility in the sector. Brazil moves ahead with tests of its digital real and three Mexican fintechs snagged operating licenses. All this and more in our weekly briefing…

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17 February, 2023

Friday Briefing: New contenders: Mercado Pago in insurance, Ualá in cards

This week, we talk to Mercado Pago about its foray into digital insurance in Mexico, and we also spotlight a new digital bank in the country: Grupo Invex’s Now. Elsewhere, Ualá enters the credit card market and Nubank posts better financial results….

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10 February, 2023

Friday Briefing: Schools + fintechs = A new niche

This week, we analyze the trends in fintech services in the area of education, with a spotlight on Educbank in Brazil. Also, the IBD invests in the Brazilian fund Monashees X, Inter continues its expansion in the US, and Nu Colombia’s country manager departs. …

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27 January, 2023

Friday Briefing: Itaú: Challenging investment landscape in Brazil

This week, we review Itaú BBA’s investment outlook for what’s expected to be a challenging year in Brazil. In addition, the largest payment acquirer in Chile is for sale, Astropay arrives to Peru, and Kueski hires an ex-Stripe exec….

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13 January, 2023

Friday Briefing: EBANX and PayPal discuss payment trends for this year

This week, we explore the biggest trends in digital payments in LatAm for the year ahead, with comments from EBANX and PayPal. Also, BBVA debuts its app for senior citizens and Santander Openbank opens three innovation hubs. In addition, we present our regulatory forecasts for 2023….

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23 December, 2022

Friday Briefing: The five most-read news stories of 2022

In our last publication for 2022, we share the biggest stories that impacted our industry this year: from wallets and loans based on alternative data to cryptocurrencies and embedded finance.
We resume publishing on January 9, 2023….

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16 December, 2022

Friday Briefing: Microloans create opportunities for fintechs and borrowers

We explore how cell phone data is being used to improve risk assessments for microlending in Mexico, and NIBank introduces a new credit card. In addition, Binance stays afloat despite massive withdrawals, and another fintech receives a license in Mexico….

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9 December, 2022

Friday Briefing: Paying with your face in Qatar

This week, we speak to Visa about their pilot for payments using facial biometrics at the World Cup in Qatar. We also bring you a wrap-up of our Women in Digital Finance event and fresh developments in Mexico, where Nubank has secured a new operating license and Ualá now offers personal loans….

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2 December, 2022

Friday Briefing: Will Mexico have a Fintech Law 2.0?

Today, we bring you the latest on the prospects for a new fintech law in the country that pioneered legislation for the sector: Mexico. We also give you an overview of discussions at the 2022 Innovation Forum in Miami this week, and the sector’s latest strategic moves….

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