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First Stablecoins in Brazil and Argentina Launched on Stellar

Settle Network has launched two new stablecoins on in Argentina (ARST) and the other in Brazil (BRLT). Both issued using Stellar, these are the first stablecoins in each country. Stellar is a decentralized network that has focused on financial products and services. According to a… Read More

Spain and Latin America based Insurtech Bdeo Secures €5 Million via Series A Round

Bdeo, an established Insurtech firm with offices in Spain and Latin America, has finalized a Series A investment round valued at €5 million. Bdeo’s latest round was led by BlackFin, a European investment company that’s focused on the financial services sector. Existing investors K Fund… Read More

Brazil’s Reserve Bank Launches its PIX Instant Payments Platform, Might Allow WhatsApp P2P Payments Soon

Brazil’s reserve bank has launched its PIX instant payments platform and has also noted that WhatsApp might soon be allowed to reintroduce its peer to peer (P2P) payments service in the South American country. PIX allows local residents, companies, and government agencies to carry out… Read More

Fintech Galileo Enables Ualá Expansion into Mexico

Galileo, an API standard for card issuing, virtual card solutions and digital banking, is aiding Argentina based Fintech Ualá’s expansion into Mexico. Moving into Mexico is Ualá’s first expansion outside its home country. Ualá is a Fintech with a mission to bring Latin American financial… Read More

Visa to Acquire Miami based YellowPepper, a Payments Technology Firm, in order Expand Global Operations

Visa (NYSE:V) is reportedly planning to acquire YellowPepper, a payments tech company, in order to extend its global operations into the Caribbean and other jurisdictions. Established in 2014 and fully operational in nine different Latin American (LatAm) nations, the Miami-headquartered firm serves around 50 clients… Read More

Brazil Is Reportedly Planning to Conduct IPO for Caixa Econômica Federal, which has Built a Digital Banking Platform during COVID-19 Crisis

Paulo Guedes, the Minister of Economy in Brazil, recently noted that the country is planning to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which is an intergovernmental economic organization with over 30 member countries. The OECD aims to promote economic growth and also… Read More

E-Commerce Activity in Latin America has Increased Dramatically as Region Continues its Digital Transformation: Report

Latin American (LatAm) economies are growing rapidly and the region presents “a unique set of circumstances that is unlike any other region in the world,” according to a report from Atlantico, titled “Latin American Digital Transformation 2020.” The report notes that this uniqueness has helped… Read More

Digital Bank Bnext to Partner with Rapyd for Latin American Expansion

Bnext, a Spain based neo-bank that has raised over €22 million in funding, has partnered with Rapyd, a Fintech as a Service company, to expand services across Latin America. According to a release, Bnext customers will be able to make deposits into their accounts at… Read More

Digital Financial Services Firm Konfio Obtains $58.8 Million Credit Line to Help Mexican Women Access Financing Options

For the first time ever (in September 2019), giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division provided a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. As reported last year, the funds were to be directed toward Konfio’s business… Read More

Fintech Zenda.la Becomes First Mexican Company to Get Accepted to the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator Program

Fintech firm Zenda.la has reportedly become the first Mexican company to get accepted to the IBM Hyper Protect Accelerator program, which is conducted through a partnership with Village Capital. Zenda’s management says that being accepted into the tech giant’s program is “especially relevant as we… Read More

Building the E-commerce Infrastructure for Small Businesses to Thrive in Latin America

The World Bank estimates there are up to 445 million micro, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the developing world. In Latin America, nearly 90% of all businesses fall into this category. However, many of these businesses operate informally due to a lack of market information… Read More

Payments Fintech dLocal Raises $200 Million, Emerges as LatAm Unicorn

Cross border payments Fintech dLocal has raised $200 million in a funding round led by General Atlantic. The capital infusion sets a valuation on the company of $1.2 billion thus creating a Latin American Fintech unicorn and Uruguay’s first. dLocal is a cross-border payment processor… Read More

Latin American Fintech Übank, which Offers Automated Savings App, Plans Expansion into the US

Mexico’s Übank, the provider of an automated savings solution that allows consumers to save based on their lifestyle and everyday expenses, is planning to expand its operations into the US in 2021. Übank claims that it uses innovative savings strategies. Its app can “transform” daily… Read More

Brazil’s Fuse Capital to Allocate Funds to Startups Focused on Big Data, AI, Machine Learning, Credit Card Firm to Assist Wealthy Investors

Fuse Capital, a company established by experienced VCs and business owners based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, recently revealed that it’s raising its first overseas fund for investors looking for long-term, but high-risk investment opportunities. Launched in November 2019, Fuse Capital aims to assist Brazilian… 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

Central American Fintech Firms Now Involved in Banking, Billing, Crowdfunding, Online Payments, Personal Credit

  Central America is home to many Fintech firms such as Cuanto, Sube, and Klap which specialize in online payments. There’s also Adelantos and Vana which focus on personal credit. Central America based Fintech firms Omni and Cuscatalan are part of the region’s banking sector…. Read More

Brazil’s Money Management Fintech Allya to Use Machine Learning to Create Digital Assistant for Financial Advice after Successful Seed Round

Saving money and effectively managing monthly earnings or income should be a key priority for company employees, however, they usually don’t have access to the appropriate tools to make informed decisions regarding how to manage their finances. Brazil-based Fintech firm Allya, which aims to help… Read More

Uruguay’s Kona, which Enhances Customers’ Banking Experience with AI, Machine Learning, Chatbots, Signs Contract with Canadian Bank

Uruguay’s Kona, a company focused on enhancing customer experience with machine learning (ML) enabled solutions for businesses, which includes chatbots and various cognitive solutions for call centers, has reportedly landed a deal with a major Canadian bank. Established in Montevideo, and now headquartered in Toronto,… Read More

Brazilian Fintech SuperSim, which focuses on Microlending, Secures $5.6 Million via Debt Financing

Brazilian Fintech firm SuperSim, a microlending startup based in São Paulo, recently secured R$30 million (appr. $5.6 million) in capital through debt financing, so that it can improve the South American nation’s credit market. Latin American consumers and businesses have expressed concerns about how difficult… Read More

Dash Teams Up with Taurus.io, a Mexican Digital Asset Exchange, to Launch a Cryptocurrency based Debit Card

Dash has teamed up with Taurus.io, a Mexican digital asset exchange, in order to launch a cryptocurrency based Visa debit card in Latin American markets. The card will only be offered to Taurus’ customers in Mexico (for now). The crypto debit card will reportedly be… Read More

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