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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

Buenos Aires-based Crowdfunding Platform SeSocio Launches in Chile

Buenos Aires-based startup SeSocio is establishing operations in Chile. The Argentine crowdfunding company will be offering its collective financing platform, which does not require a minimum investment. Co-founder and CEO of SeSocio Guido Quaranta explains how the platform can be used to invest in a… Read More

NovoPayment Announces Acceleration of Digital Payments in Latin America & the Caribbean With Visa Direct

NovoPayment, an enabler of digital financial services for the Americas, announced on Wednesday it may now scale the deployment of Visa Direct for instant payments, P2P and P2M payments, account-to-account payments, fast funds, and mass payouts, as well as the use of Visa Token Services…. Read More

PayPal Extends Worldline Contract to Facilitate Mobile Payments in Latin America

Worldline (Euronext: WLN), a European payment and transaction services provider, announced on Monday that it and payments platform giant PayPal have extended their contract in order to facilitate mobile payments in Latin America.  Under the terms of the agreement, which was extended for an additional… Read More

The Power of Fintech to Transform Travel in Latin America

They say technology is making the world smaller by facilitating shared connections, transactions, and experiences around the globe. One result of this increased global awareness and connectedness is an increased interest in travel. Though the majority of the world has never traveled by plane, the… Read More

IBM Announces Expansion of Cloud Capabilities in Latin America

IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced earlier this week it is expanding its cloud capabilities to Latin America by late 2020. According to IBM, the new IBM Cloud multizone region (MZR), which will be in Brazil, is set to become IBM’s first in Latin America and will help clients… Read More

Why the Next Fintech Wave in Latin America will focus on B2B

B2B: 3 Opportunities for Fintech in Latin America Latin America’s Fintech industry is booming, with more than 1,166 Fintech startups creating more inclusive financial systems and boosting economic growth in the region. According to the recently published report Fintech in Latin America 2018: Growth and… Read More

Digital Banking Services VeriTran Announces U.S. Expansion

VeriTran, a company that is looking to transform digital banking through its low-code platform, announced last week its official business expansion into the U.S with the opening of its Miami, Florida and New York offices. Founded in 2005, the company reported that its low-code platform… Read More

3 Biggest Fintech Trends Shaping Latin America

3 Fintech Trends to Watch in Latin America Latin America is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world for mobile usage. In fact, the region ranks third for smartphone adoption globally, behind North America and Europe In 2017, the percentage of the Latin American… Read More

Cryptobuyer Partners With Department Store Traki & Rolls Out Zero-Fee Dash Buying on ATM Network

Cryptobuyer, a Latin American exchange, has reportedly partnered with Venezuelan department store Traki and has rolled out zero-fee Dash buying on its ATM network. Dash reported that Cryptobuyer currently supports it, as well as Litecoin and Bitcoin. The platform now operates both a network of… Read More

Startupbootcamp Fintech in Latin America Celebrates The End of Second Batch

Startupbootcamp FinTech in Latin America, a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista, announced on Wednesday it celebrated the end of its second batch during Demo Day earlier this week. The cohort was made up by DevBlocks (Mexico), Hurra Credit (Mexico), La Plataforma (Chile), Luz Verde (Ecuador), Prometeo… Read More

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech in Latin America Reports Final Results From First Cohort

Startupbootcamp Scale FinTech in Latin America, a joint venture between Startupbootcamp and Finnovista, celebrated this week the end of its first cohort during its Demo Day at FINNOSUMMIT Miami: a regional leading FinTech event, welcoming a total of 300 attendees. According to the venture, the… Read More

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