Tagged: colombia

Digital Banking: Brazil’s Nubank Reaches 90M+ Customers in LatAm Markets

Nubank (NYSE:NU) has surpassed 90 million customers in Latin America in its operations in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, consolidating its position as one of the fastest-growing financial services companies in the world. David Vélez, Nubank’s founder and CEO, at an event for the press and… Read More

Paymentology, Tuily Support Apple Pay for SMB Credit Cards in Colombia

Paymentology, the global issuer-processor, announces its partnership with Tuily, the Colombian fintech that improves expense management for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) which has now enabled Apple Pay for its business customers. Launched in 2023, Tuily stands as a Colombian Fintech company “with a commitment… Read More

Nubank Says Loan from International Finance Corporation Tops $265 million

Nubank (NYSE:NU) says it has received a significant increase in the A/B loan provided by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – part of the World Bank. Previously, the IFC had committed $150 million. Today, the amount has jumped to $265.1 million which should help fuel… Read More

Stablecoins, LatAm: Credix Introduces “Fully” Insured USDC Receivables Pool with Clave, Solana Foundation, Keyrock

Credix, with support from Clave, launched a “first-of-its-kind,” fully insured receivables pool. Inaugural investors include the Solana Foundation and Keyrock. The receivables pool offers an investment opportunity “to accredited investors seeking up to a double-digit yield while insuring credit risk.” More specifically, the pool, “which… Read More

Ripple, Peersyst, Colombia’s Banco de la República to Support Utilization of Blockchain Tech

The pilot program will evaluate high value payments use cases “using the Ripple CBDC Platform based on the core technology of the XRP Ledger.” Ripple, which claims to be the leader in enterprise blockchain and crypto solutions, announced its collaboration with the Banco de la… Read More

Colombia Holds Consultation on Open Banking

Superfinanciera Colombia, the financial regulator in Colombia, is pursuing a consultation on Open Banking, according to a recent post. Open Banking, or Open Finance, is a concept for data management in the financial services sector – typically where the consumer controls and owns the data…. Read More

Latin America: Digital Banking Fintech Nubank Now Claims 80M Customers

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms in the world, reportedly reached the milestone of 80 million customers in Latin America “in the first week of April 2023, where it maintains operations in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.”… Read More

Latin America: Lending Fintech Kala is Assisting Banks with Offering Credit in a Frictionless Manner

SMBs based in Latin America have received another boost in lending services with the recent $4 million investment in Kala, a Colombia-headquartered firm creating Fintech infrastructure for enabling more efficient lending. The firm, which has been co-founded by Manuel Alemán, Rodolfo Lazo and Pablo Cattólica… Read More

Binance Introduces Prepaid Cryptocurrency Card in Colombia

Binance, which claims to be the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has announced the launch of Binance Card in Colombia. One of Binance‘s top markets boasting high levels of crypto adoption, Colombia becomes the third country in Latin America “to support the product,… Read More

Digital Banking: Nubank Announces Management Changes in Nu Colombia

Nu Colombia, Nubank’s (NYSE: NU) subsidiary in the country, announces that Catalina Breton, who has served as General Manager for the past 4 years, will be “stepping down from her role in the upcoming weeks to focus on personal projects.” Breton will be working “with… Read More

Impact Investor Bamboo Capital Exits Investment in Banco W

Bamboo Capital, a VC impact investor, has exited its investment in Banco W based in Colombia, according to a note from the firm. Banco W S.A. is a regulated entity authorized by the Financial Superintendency of Colombia, created in 2011. Banco W aims to promote… Read More

Regtech Trulioo Expands Digital Identity Verification Across LatAm Region

Trulioo, a global identity verification company, has updated its coverage across Latin America, “expanding access to the Dominican Republic and Uruguay and significantly strengthening data sources in Colombia and Mexico.” Those additions “bolster the company’s ability to serve customers streamlining operations in Latin America or… Read More

Argentina’s Fintech Uala to Invest $150M in Mexico, Colombia Business Expansion

Argentina-based Fintech firm Uala will reportedly be investing $150 million over the upcoming 18 months in order to support its virtual banking business, primarily in Mexico and Colombia. This, according to company CEO Pierpaolo Barbieri (whose comments came during a recent interview with Reuters). The… Read More

ACH Colombia Provides Enhanced Digital Payments Experience with Volante Technologies

Volante Technologies, which claims to be the global leader in cloud payments and financial messaging, announced that ACH Colombia, a financial technology company, “has gone live with a new banking portal featuring a superior digital payments experience aligned with the social media and ecommerce platforms… Read More

Nubank Reaches 70M Customers in Latin America

Nubank (NYSE: NU) reached the mark of 70 million customers in Latin America, “with 66.4 million users in the Brazilian operation, 3.2 million in Mexico, and more than 400 thousand in Colombia.” The company, the fifth largest financial institution in Brazil in number of customers,… Read More

PayU has Acquired Ding in Colombia

PayU has received regulatory approval to acquire Tecnipagos S.A., doing business as Ding, a company providing electronic payments and deposits in Colombia. PayU is the payments operation of Prosus. In a corporate statement, PayU noted that it is present in more than 50 markets around… Read More

First Blockchain Bonds in Latin America: IDB, Colombia’s Davivienda Bank Complete Pilot Project

The IDB Group and Colombia’s Davivienda Bank have completed the first blockchain-based bonds in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDG Group includes the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest and IDB Lab.  Davivienda Bank, part of Grupo Bolívar, is the second largest bank by gross… Read More

LatAm Digital Asset Exchange Bitso Offers Crypto Remittance Service in Colombian Markets

The Latin American digital asset exchange Bitso has introduced a cryptocurrency remittance service in Colombia. The service, which should enable individual consumers and businesses to send and receive “digital dollars,” is reportedly one of the first crypto-based remittance products offered in Colombia to date, according… Read More

ABC Fund Provides $3M to Microfinance Lending Initiatives in Colombia

The Agri-Business Capital Fund (ABC Fund) recently revealed that it has finalized $3 million loan to Colombia-headquartered Finamiga, which mainly focuses on lending to small farmers as well as independent workers. As mentioned in the update, the lending brings the Fund’s total number of investments… Read More

Latam: Up Si Vale to Use BPC as Strategic Partner for Payments

BPC will help Mexican company Up Sí Vale by providing end-to-end payment services, according to a statement by the company. Up Sí Vale is a prepaid card issuer serving over 4 million customers throughout Mexico.  Up Sí Vale offers a range of prepaid “all-in-one” services… Read More

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