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Restaurant Bank: iFood Pago Aims to Help Restaurants in Brazil

Financial services are best when they are ubiquitous but not obtrusive – there when you need them, but otherwise, not in the way. This is the goal of Fintech everwhere and embedded financial services. In Brazil, iFood Pago, a digital bank for restaurants, is taking… Read More

Latin America and EMEA Regions Most Optimistic About Crypto’s Role in Future of Financial Markets – Report

Chainalysis has shared several key insights from the 2024 State of Cryptocurrency Investigations Report. In 2024, cryptocurrency adoption continues to grow, the Chainalysis team noted while adding that it “enables millions of people around the world to transact without middlemen and take greater control of… Read More

Cross-Border Payment Firm dLocal Partners With Gaming Company Eneba

dLocal, a cross-border payment platform specializing in high-growth markets, this week announced its partnership with Eneba, a marketplace with more than 10 million registered users and 80,000 products for gamers. The partnership between dLocal and Eneba aims to create a vector of accessible gaming for… Read More

QED Backs Mexican BNPL Aplazo as Part of $70 Million Series B

Top Fintech VC firm QED Investors has participated in a funding round of Aplazo, a Mexico-based buy now pay later (BNPL) firm. According to a release, Aplazo has closed on an additional $70 million in funding inclusive of a $45 million Series B round. QED… Read More

Latam: Bitso Introduces New Digital Wallet

Bitso, a Latin American digital asset platform, has announced a new digital wallet, which will be made available to its users beginning May 13th. According to a statement distributed by the firm, the Bitso Web3 Wallet has been created to interact with Web3 applications (dApps)… Read More

Latin America: Brazil’s Nubank Reports Surpassing 100 Million Customers

Nubank (NYSE: NU) announced that it has surpassed 100 million customers in Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, making it the first digital banking platform to reach this milestone outside of Asia. The achievement reportedly comes on “the heels of record 2023 financial results, with over US$1… Read More

Santander to Launch Openbank in the US and Mexico

Santander (NYSE: SAN) is announcing the launch of a new national, digital offering in the United States under the Openbank brand in the second half of 2024. Openbank will also be launched in Mexico in the same timeframe. Openbank operates with “a technological platform designed… Read More

Latin America: Nubank Ranked Among Most Valuable Businesses in Brazil

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, reportedly ranks among the most valuable brands in Brazil. The Kantar BrandZ 2024 ranking places Nubank in fifth position, “a 28% increase compared to the previous ranking in 2022.” Juliana… Read More

Nubank Reportedly Reaches 4M Customers Milestone for Nubank PJ, a Solution for Entrepreneurs

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, has just reached the milestone of four million customers in Nubank PJ, which offers solutions for entrepreneurs. This number represents an increase of “around 50% compared to the previous year,… Read More

Latin America: SME Trade Finance Fintech Marco Reports $12M Series A

Marco, the trade finance platform catering to the needs of SME exporters in Latin America, has announced the successful closure of a $12 million Series A funding round. The investment round was reportedly “led by IDC Ventures, with additional participation from IDB Lab (the innovation… Read More

LarrainVial Acquires 25% Ownership in Aubrey Capital Management

LarrainVial, one of the largest financial services groups in Chile, has acquired a 25% ownership stake in Aubrey Capital Management. The investment is part of a strategic partnership between the two firms. Aubrey, based in Edinburg and London, is a specialist boutique manager primarily focused… Read More

Cross-Border Payments: Bitso Business Chosen By Chile’s Andean Wide

Andean Wide —an international payments technology platform— announced that it has chosen Bitso Business —the Bitso B2B segment supporting the technology of cross-border payments— as its infrastructure solutions provider “to apply blockchain technology and expand its cross-border offerings with greater efficiency.” Andean Wide is a… Read More

Brazil’s Digital Bank Nubank Reports Significant Investments Made by Clients in ETFs

Five months after Nubank (NYSE: NU) launched its first index funds (ETFs) through its investment fund manager, Nu Asset, Nu Renda Ibov Smart Dividendos (NDIV11) and Nu Ibov Smart Dividendos (NSDV11) have already “accumulated R$57 million in investments, with R$23 million in NSDV11 and R$34… Read More

Payments Fintech MeaWallet Teams Up with Mexico’s Fondeadora

MeaWallet, a digital payments enabler specializing in card tokenization, announces its partnership with Fondeadora, Mexico’s financial service provider. Fondeadora, renowned as the digital alternative “to traditional Mexican banking, is on a mission to empower individuals by returning control over their finances.” Being among the first… Read More

Aquis Technologies Secures Contract with Central Bank of Colombia

Aquis Exchange PLC is announcing that it has been awarded the contract to provide the Central Bank of Colombia, Banco de la República, with the technology and support services for the operation of its government bond market (Sistema Electrónico de Negociación – SEN). Aquis Technologies… Read More

LatAm Investment Bank BTG Pactual Teams Up with Crypto.com

Crypto.com, which claims to be “trusted” by more than 80 million customers worldwide and the industry leader in regulatory compliance, security and privacy, and BTG Pactual (BTG), the investment bank in Latin America, announced a new agreement to further advance crypto banking services across the… Read More

Brazil’s Digital Banking Platform Nubank Reports $1B+ Full Year Net Profit

Nu Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NU), one of the largest digital financial services platforms, released its Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 financial results. Financial results are expressed “in U.S. dollars and are presented in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).” David Vélez, founder and… Read More

Amerant Investments Partners with iCapital to Expand US and LatAm Access to Alternative Investments

Amerant Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Amerant Bank – the largest community bank in Florida – announced that it has entered into a strategic relationship with iCapital, the global fintech platform driving the world’s alternative investment marketplace for the wealth management industry. This collaboration… Read More

Latin America: Brazil’s Nubank Introduces New Investment Option

Nubank (NYSE:NU) has just expanded its investment offerings by bringing another new option to its customers: starting this week, the CDB IPCA (Certificate of Deposit tied to the Consumer Price Index) will be gradually available to users on the app. With this addition, customers will… Read More

Latin America: Colombian Fintech Bold Reports Series C Round Led by General Atlantic

Bold, a financial technology company enabling access to electronic payments in Colombia, today announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding led “by existing investor General Atlantic, a global growth investor, with participation from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of… Read More

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