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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

ID Finance Milestone: Revenues Doubled to €81 Million in 2019

ID Finance, the emerging markets fintech firm, announced on Thursday it has achieved revenue of €81 million in 2019. The company reported that this represents 96% growth for its business in Spain, Brazil, and Mexico. Founded in 2012, ID Finance claims to be a leading… Read More

World’s Highest-Valued Challenger Nubank to Introduce Annual Commission-Free Nu Credit Card in Mexico

Brazil-based neobank Nubank is reportedly planning to introduce an annual commission-free Nu credit card to customers in Mexico. There’s already a waitlist of 30,000 potential users, according to TechCrunch.  Mexico was notably the first major market that Nubank expanded to outside of its headquarters in… Read More

Colombia-based Fintech Puntored to Invest $6 Million into Expanding Network of 75,000 Payment Channels

Colombia-based Fintech Puntored confirmed recently that it plans to invest around COP$20 billion (appr. $6 million) into further expanding and strengthening its existing network of 75,000 payment points. Puntored’s financial services have been developed to make it easier for millions of people to conduct transactions… Read More

SoftBank to Add $1 Billion to its $5 Billion Latin American Fund Focused on Fintech, Healthcare, Digital Commerce

SoftBank, a Japan-based global conglomerate holding firm with over $283 billion in assets, will reportedly be adding another $1 billion this year to its $5 billion Latin America Fund, which was launched last year. The Tokyo-headquartered company added $1.6 billion to the fund in 2019…. Read More

Latin American Fintech AlphaCredit Signs Equity Round For Up to $125 Million Led By SoftBank’s Latin America Fund

AlphaCredit, a Latin American fintech that specializes in consumer lending and financial solutions for SMEs, announced on Sunday it has signed an equity round for up to $125 million. The round is led by SoftBank’s Latin America Fund and will notably allow AlphaCredit to continue… Read More

Mexico-based Fintech Firm Resuelve Tu Deuda Secures $24 million in Funding to Expand Business Operations

Mexico-based Fintech firm Resuelve Tu Deuda has secured $453 million pesos (appr. $24 million) in funding which includes both equity and financing in order to expand its business operations within and outside of the Latin American region. The company’s investment round was led by Alloy… Read More

Latin American Digital Real Estate Platform Loft Raises $175 Million Through Series C Funding Round Led By Vulcan Capital & Andreessen Horowitz

  , a Latin-America-based digital real estate platform, announced on Friday it secured $175 million through its Series C funding round, which was co-led by Vulcan Capital and Andreessen Horowitz with participation from QED Investors, Fifth Wall Ventures, Thrive Capital, Valor Capital, and Monashees. Founded… Read More

Visa Teams Up With GM Security Technologies to Promote Payment Security in Latin America & The Caribbean

Cybersecurity company GM Security Technologies announced on Friday it has teamed up with Visa to accelerate the of secure, compliant and trustworthy digital payment eco-systems in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through the collaborations, the companies will be hosting a regional roadshow to educate issuers, merchants, acquires, and third… Read More

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