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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

ReitBZ: Property backed Security Token Issues First Dividend

ReitBZ, a leveraged security token backed by real estate issued by BTG Pactual, has announced the distribution of its first dividend. According to ReitBZ, the digital asset will be the first of its kind to distribute profits to investors. Everything will be handled via blockchain-based… Read More

Brazil based Fintech Solfácil Secures $4 Million in Capital to Help Finance Installation of Solar Panels

Brazil-based Solfácil, a Fintech firm focused on helping with financing the installation of solar panels in homes, is reportedly looking to expand its operations after acquiring additional funding. In statements shared with BNamericas, Fábio Carrara, the founder and CEO, stated that the company is currently… Read More

Digital Payments Provider BPC Enters Latin American Market in Partnership with Brazilian Desk

BPC, a UK based payments provider, has partnered with Brazilian Desk, to offer Brazilian micro and small businesses digital financial services. BPC is a decades old firm providing digital solutions around the world. According to its website, BPC processed about USD $1 trillion during 2019…. Read More

JPMorgan Chase Acquires Minority Stake in FitBank, a Brazilian Fintech Firm that Offers Open Banking Solutions

JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the US and sixth-largest in the world in terms of assets, has reportedly acquired a minority stake in FitBank, a Brazilian Fintech firm. The amount paid by the bank for the part acquisition hasn’t been shared publicly. Established in… Read More

Fast Pace of Cryptocurrency Adoption in Latin America May be due to Dramatic Rise in Smartphone Users, Bitso Executive Reveals

Bitso, one of Latin America’s largest digital asset exchanges, has reportedly reached 1 million users before its planned launch in Brazil. Santiago Alvarado, director of international payments at Bitso, recently talked about how cryptocurrencies might help with settling cross-border transactions in Latin America. Alvarado, whose… Read More

Crypto Exchange OKEx Starts Serving Latin American Market in Partnership with Settle Network

OKEx, a crypto and derivatives exchange, has partnered with Settle Network. Through Settle Network’s “Latamex” product, OKEx users now can buy Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) on the exchange with Argentine Pesos (ARS), Brazilian Reals (BRL), and Mexican Pesos (MXN) using direct bank transfers. OKEx… Read More

Switzerland’s Credit Suisse, a Global Wealth Manager, to “Explore Synergies” with Brazilian Digital Bank modalmais

Switzerland-based Credit Suisse, a multinational wealth manager, investment bank and financial services firm, has made a deal with modalmais, a Brazilian digital bank. According to the terms of the agreement, the Swiss bank will purchase preferred shares that will be “equivalent to up to 35%”… Read More

WhatsApp Payments have been Suspended by Brazil’s Reserve Bank to “Preserve Adequate Competitive Environment”

Brazil’s reserve bank has reportedly instructed Mastercard and Visa to suspend processing transactions on behalf of WhatsApp. As reported on June 15, 2020, the Facebook-owned WhatsApp messaging platform began facilitating payments in Brazil. However, the Central Bank of Brazil (BC) has now taken action against… Read More

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