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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

Spotify Premium Teams Up With dLocal to Offer Payment Alternatives in Latin America

dLocal, a fintech that specializes in cross-border payments for emerging markets, announced on Tuesday it is has teamed up with Spotify to enable the music platform’s new payment methods for customers in Latin America for Spotify Premium through the use of its payments platform. dLocal… 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

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

Rapyd Teams Up With PayMyTuition to Enable Students in Latin America & Asia Pacific to Make International Tuition Payments Within Minutes

Rapyd, a global B2B Fintech as a Service provider, announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with PayMyTuition, a provider of technology-driven global payment processing solutions for international tuition payments. The collaboration will notably expand PayMyTuition’s ability to accept payments through bank transfers from… 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

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

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

Fintech Adoption in Latin and South America Is on the Rise, with Mexico and Brazil Leading the Charge

Although Latin America (LatAm) may have introduced Fintech services after they had been established in more advanced economies like the US and in Europe, the region is growing fast because of the launch of several financial technology initiatives. While it may be difficult to accurately… Read More

Barcelona’s Fintech Belvo Secures $10 Million in Capital to Recruit 40 New Developers, Will Launch in Sao Paulo, Brazil

  Barcelona’s Fintech firm Belvo has secured $10 million in capital, in order to recruit between 40-50 new project developers. Belvo is also planning to establish business offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Y Combinator-backed Belvo maintains its second major hub and primary market in Mexico… Read More

Brazil’s Largest Retailer Via Varejo Acquires Boston-based Fintech AirFox for Undisclosed Amount

Via Varejo, the largest retail company in Brazil, has confirmed that it will be acquiring AirFox, a US-based Fintech firm. The amount involved in the transaction has not been disclosed. AirFox will maintain its Boston head offices and will also operate as a Fintech “innovation… Read More

Connie Gallippi: Founder at BitGive Talks About How Bitcoin (BTC) Donations Will Provide Financial Relief to Individuals Affected by COVID-19

Connie Gallippi, founder and Executive Director at BitGive, recently shared her views and insights with Crowdfund Insider. BitGive is a non-profit organization that aims to bridge the gap between practical philanthropic solutions for nonprofit and humanitarian work globally made possible through emerging blockchain technology. Established… 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

German Insurtech omni:us Joins Forces With Rokk3r to Enter Latin American Insurance Market

omni:us, an insurance-focused artificial intelligence (AI) solution business based in Germany, announced this week it has joined forces with Rokk3r, a global innovation technology and consulting company, to enter the Latin American insurance market. As previously reported, omni:us is an Artificial Intelligence as a Service (AIaaS) provider… Read More

Estonia-based Fintech AskRobin, which Aims to Serves Underbanked Latin Americans, Secures $1.7 Million in Capital

Estonia-headquartered AskRobin, a Fintech firm that manages a financial services marketplace for underbanked Latin American clients, has secured $1.7 million in capital. AskRobin’s seed round received contributions from several venture capital funds, including BENE Asia Capital, Change Ventures, Lemonade Stand, and Vereeni Early Stage Fund…. Read More

Toronto-based Blockchain Firm Emerge to Provide DLT-enabled App to Help Track Coronavirus-related Activities in Latin America

A Canada-headquartered firm is using blockchain or distributed ledger technology (DLT) to deal with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis in the Latin American region. Toronto-based blockchain firm Emerge has introduced a public safety system app, known as Civitas, in order to help local authorities in many… Read More

Mexican Fintech Credijusto Secures $100 Million in Debt from the Credit Suisse Group to Help Finance Local SMEs

Credijusto, a Mexican Fintech firm, has revealed that it has secured $100 million in debt from Credit Suisse Group, a Switzerland-based multinational wealth manager, investment bank and financial services company. Credijusto says that it acquired the capital in order to issue more loans to SMEs… Read More

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