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Fintech Adoption to Continue in 2022 with Financial Inclusion, Green Investments, Online Trading, Remittance Payments As Key Focus Areas

Financial services have become a lot more accessible, seamless, and user-friendly in the past decade due largely to the rise of innovative Fintech platforms throughout the world. Traditional banking service providers have launched their own digital transformation strategies in order to remain competitive in a… Read More

Global Fintech Azimo Explains How to Receive Payments in Colombia by Completing Certain Legal Requirements

Azimo, a firm that claims to enable faster, cheaper global money transfers, has explained that Abono Automático (or automatic deposit) is a legal requirement that Bancolombia customers have to “enable before receiving Colombian pesos (COP) from overseas.” After that, users may deposit COP directly into… Read More

Bogota’s BNPL Fintech Addi Secures $200M to Support Business Expansion Efforts

Addi, a startup that has experienced steady growth by providing clients in Latin America the chance to use Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services, recently secured $200 million of debt and equity in order to support an expansion in the region. The Bogota-headquartered Fintech confirmed… Read More

2021 Saw Growing Appetite for Digital Payments Across Latin America: Report

Rapyd, a Fintech-as-a-Service firm, shared the results of a survey exploring the adoption of digital finance tools and e-commerce in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. Even though the region has a fairly large unbanked population, the survey revealed that among those with active bank accounts,… Read More

OurCrowd Signs MOU to Connect Israel with Colombia with New Fund, iNNPulsa Opens Office in Israel

Global investment platform OurCrowd has inked another Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) – this time with an entity from Colombia. According to an email distributed by OurCrowd, they have signed an MOU with iNNpulsa to establish a fund to invest in OurCrowd portfolio companies, as well… Read More

Latin American Buy Now Pay Later Platform ADDI Scores $65 Million Through Series B Round Led By Union Square Ventures; Forms Partnership With Banco Santander

ADDI, a Latin-America-based Buy Now Pay Later platform, announced on Thursday it secured $65 million through its Series B funding round, which was led by Union Square ventures. The company also announced its new strategic partnership with Banco Santander. Founded in 2018, ADDI claims it was… Read More

Global Money Transfer Service Azimo and Payments Fintech dLocal to Facilitate Remittances from Europe, Australia to Colombia

Global money transfer service Azimo has teamed up with payments focused Fintech firm dLocal in order to allow migrant workers based in Europe and Australia to send funds to almost any bank in Colombia, which reportedly includes Banco de Bogota, Banco de Occidente, and Davivienda…. Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchange LocalBitcoins Reports that Russia, Venezuela, Colombia are Among its Main Markets with Most BTC Trading Activity

LocalBitcoins, a global peer to peer (P2P) Bitcoin exchange, notes that its platform allows users to invest in BTC which is notably one of the best-performing assets of 2020. The LocalBitcoins team confirms in a blog post: “According to our data, our main markets are… Read More

Colombian Proptech Habi, which has Adopted iBuying, Secures $10 Million via Series A Round led by Inspired Capital

Buying or selling property or real estate might begin to lose its appeal when we consider how time-consuming it can be to actually maintain these investments. However, Colombia based Proptech firm Habi says it plans to offer products and services that will help improve Latin… Read More

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

South American Fintech Koibanx Considers Expanding Operations into Mexico

Argentina-based Fintech firm Koibanx has maintained operations in the Latin American region, well before the COVID-19 outbreak led to major changes in the daily lives of the area’s residents. Despite the economic challenges associated with expanding a business during these difficult times, Koibanx is planning… Read More

Columbia-based Fintech Infrastructure Developer Minka Secures $3 Million in Seed Funding via Round Led by Fintech Collective

  Colombia-based Fintech firm Minka has secured $3 million in capital through a funding round led by Fintech Collective. Colle Capital Partners, the Collaborative Fund, multinational firm Carvajal Tecnología y Servicios, and Mastercard also took part in Minka’s latest round. The Fintech company said it… Read More

Colombia-based Fintech Puntored to Invest $6 Million into Expanding Network of 75,000 Payment Channels

Colombia-based Fintech Puntored confirmed recently that it plans to invest around COP$20 billion (appr. $6 million) into further expanding and strengthening its existing network of 75,000 payment points. Puntored’s financial services have been developed to make it easier for millions of people to conduct transactions… Read More

Western Union Announces Expansion of International Payment Services in Colombia

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a cross-border, cross-currency money platform, announced last week it has expanded its international payment services to Colombia. According to Western Union, the services being expanded are between its Western Union Business Solutions division and Acciones&Valores in Colombia, to offer the WU GlobalPay for… Read More

CoinText’s Expansion Continues: Now Allowing Users to Transact Cryptocurrency Over SMS to Colombia & The Dominican Republic

Just a little over a month after announcing the launch of its SMS bitcoin cash wallet service in Brazil, as well as three more European countries, Poland, Croatia, and Romania, CoinText.io, a wallet to transact cryptocurrency using SMS messages, announced on Monday it has expanded the services in… Read More

Prodigy Network CEO Rodrigo Niño Updates on Real Estate Market & Future Plans

  Prodigy Network is one of the largest entrants in the real estate crowdfunding sector within the US.  To date, Prodigy has raised approximately $160 million for its portfolio of property located in New York City.  What is unique about Prodigy is the fact it… Read More

Crowdfunded Skyscraper BD Bacata “Revives Downtown Bogota”

Arguably the largest equity crowdfunding offer ever, BD Bacata raised over $150 million to finance the first skyscraper in Bogota, Colombia in decades.  It was real estate developer and real estate crowdfunding platform operator Rodrigo Niño who figured out the methodology to help finance the… Read More

Lendahand Launches Second Funding Round on Symbid

Hoping to continue the expansion of its company, Dutch crowdfunding platform, Lendahand, recently launched a second campaign on Symbid. Lendahand, which was founded by Peter Heijen, Koen The, and Peter Stolze, provides funds to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging economies. These include countries such… Read More

Real Estate Platform Prodigy Network Charts Path for Equity Crowdfunding Growth: Targets European Expansion

Prodigy Network, the largest real estate crowdfunding platform operating today, has been pushing forward led by founder and CEO Rodrigo Niño.  The entrepreneurial Niño claims the largest equity crowdfunding project ever. BD Bacata, in Bogota, Colombia, raised approximately $200 million in equity crowdfunding to finance the… Read More

Harvard: Prodigy Network is Democratizing Real Estate Investment

Last month Harvard Business School published a case study on the real estate crowdfunding platform Prodigy Network and its founder Rodrigo Niño.  Authors Karim Lakhani, Katja Hutter and Greta Priar, reviewed the dramatic rise of Prodigy Network and the vision of Niño that “crowdfunding will… Read More

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