Tagged: chile

Softbank backed Greensill Capital to Acquire Colombian Fintech Firm OmniLatam as Part of Latin America Expansion Strategy

Softbank Group-backed Greensill Capital, a London based provider of capital finance for businesses and people globally, will reportedly be acquiring Colombia’s Omni Latam in order to accelerate the growth and adoption of innovative financial tech solutions in Latin America. The amount that will be paid… Read More

The Fintechs Promoting Financial Education For All in Latin America

Increasing financial inclusion is a high-priority goal of many countries because it has a widespread positive impact. Studies show that expanding financial inclusion enables seven of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with more financial stability leading to improved social conditions, community development, and economic growth…. Read More

Fintech: How Real-Time Financial Data Can Help Small Businesses in a Crisis

On October 19, 2019, Chile’s capital city of Santiago was in flames. What started as a student movement to evade subway fares has since launched into a widespread movement against socioeconomic inequality that has swept, and in some cases paralyzed, the country for well over… Read More

dLocal Partners With Amazon For Local Payments Acceptance Services in Chile

dLocal, a fintech company specializing in facilitating cross-border payments for global e-commerce merchants in emerging markets, announced on Tuesday Amazon has gone live with the dLocal local payments acceptance services in Chile. dLocal claims that the solution enables some of the world’s most innovative companies… Read More

Chile: CrediTú Issues AAA Long-Term Mortgage Backed Bond

CrediTú has had mortgage assets placed in the market via a AAA long-term bond. The placement totaled $30 million with a 30-year term. The mortgage-backed bond was said to be the first from a nonbank entity in Chile since 2009. CrediTú is described as a… Read More

Chilean Insurtech Jooycar Plans to Launch in the U.S. in 2020

Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America, is reportedly set to launch in the U.S. this upcoming year. According to Contxto, Jooycar is looking to expand its customized car insurance service to the U.S…. Read More

Buenos Aires-based Crowdfunding Platform SeSocio Launches in Chile

Buenos Aires-based startup SeSocio is establishing operations in Chile. The Argentine crowdfunding company will be offering its collective financing platform, which does not require a minimum investment. Co-founder and CEO of SeSocio Guido Quaranta explains how the platform can be used to invest in a… Read More

Chilean Finance Minister Announces Plans to Regulate Country’s Crypto Sector

Chilean Minister of Finance Felipe Larraín has announced that his ministry is sending a bill to the Chilean congress which is designed to regulate Fintech and cryptocurrencies, Ahora Noticias reports. Promising “proportional rules,” Larraín announced from the United States last week: “Taking into account the different forms taken by the business models… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Launches New Fintech Collaboration Network with UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF), the leading research group on all things Fintech, has launched a new Fintech collaboration network in partnership with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (UNECLAC). According to a release by the UK government,… Read More

Cryptocurrency Gains Officially Taxable in Chile

“Due to the boom that the commercialization of these assets,” profits from the sale and trading of bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies are now taxable in Chile, Diario Bitcoin reports. Chilean tax authorities have added a special provision to tax form 22, a deliberately vague, catch-all… Read More

Chilean Supreme Court Rules Banks’ Closing of Crypto Exchange Accounts Lawful

The Third Chamber of the Supreme Court of Chile has ruled that Chilean banks had every right to abruptly stop serving the OrionX cryptocurrency exchange last spring, Emol reports. The decision has been nine months in the making. Last April, 10 Chilean banks cut services to… Read More

HCS Capital Partners Invest $3 Million into Insurtech Startup Jooycar

U.S. based private equity and operating firm HCS Capital announced on Tuesday it invested $3 million in Jooycar, a Chilean insurtech that is seeking to disrupt the auto insurance and telematics space in Latin America. HSC Capital reported that the insurtech investment marks the most recent… Read More

Chilean Bank Ordered to Restore Banking Services to OrionX Crypto Exchange

An appeals court in Santiago, Chile has ordered the Chilean bank, Banco Estado, the ensure the restoration of banking services to the OrionX cryptocurrency exchange, LT Pulso reports. In early April, 10 Chilean banks cut services to cryptocurrency firms in the country. Three cryptocurrency trading… Read More

Chilean Anti-Monopoly Courts Order Banks to Restore Services to Crypto Firms

Bloomberg is reporting today that a Chilean anti-monopoly court has ordered Chilean banks Estado de Chile and Itau Corpbanco to restore account services to the Buda cryptocurrency exchange, at least until a lawsuit brought against the banks by Buda is resolved in court. Crypto-trading services… Read More

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance Tackles the Future of Finance at Annual Event

At the end of June, the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance (CCAF) hosted its second annual conference that saw participants from the world of finance from all over the world. The conference was entitled Navigating the Contours of Alternative Finance and sought to provide a… Read More

UChicago Polsky Center Director E.J. Reedy: Still Time to Complete 2017 Americas Alternative Finance Industry Survey

“Having trusted, independent research is critical to cutting through some of the noise from a fast-changing space like alternative finance…We cut across to give a big picture view which isn’t typically available in other research.” It’s official, alternative finance platforms have been granted an extension… Read More

Gabriela Andrade & Diego Herrera of the IDB Explain the Importance of Alternative Finance to the Americas

The Centre for Alternative Finance at University of Cambridge Judge Business School and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation team at Chicago Booth School of Business have joined forces to initiate the  2015 Americas Alternative Finance Benchmarking Survey.  This landmark survey is the first comprehensive and empirical assessment of crowdfunding, peer-to-peer lending (marketplace lending)… Read More

LATAM STARTUPS CONFERENCE – Chile

The LatAm Startups Conference will bring together 50 North American VC and angel investors and the 200 best startups in Latin America. Startups must have previously received seed capital from an incubator or bona fide investor to participate. This is not a competition. You won’t… Read More

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