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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

Mexico-Based Challenger Bank albo Adds $19 Million Through Extended Series A Funding Round; Brings Total Amount to $26 Million

albo, a Mexico-based challenger bank that offers consumers digital accounts with prepaid Mastercards for receiving, transferring, and spending, announced on Thursday it raised an additional $19 million through its extended Series A funding round, bringing the total amount series through the investment round to $26… Read More

Spanish Fintech Firm Latinia Invests Undisclosed Amount in Flink, a Business to Consumer Mexican Neobank

Spanish Fintech firm Latinia revealed last week that it had invested (an undisclosed amount) in Flink, a business-to-customer (B2C) Mexican digital bank. The Barcelona-headquartered company said that it changed its usual business-to-business (B2B) strategy when investing in Flink, because of the increasing demand of neobanks… Read More

Mexican Challenger Bank Fondeadora Secures $2.5 Million in Investments from IGNIA Partners, LW Investment Management, Others

IGNIA Partners, LW Investment Management, and several angel investors are backing a Mexican challenger bank, called Fondeadora, via a recent $2.5 million investment. This is Fondeadora’s second investment round in 2019. Earlier this year, the banking challenger secured $1.5 million and has now raised a… Read More

85 Fintech Firms Have Submitted Applications to Operate in Mexico

The National Banking and Securities Commission (CNBV) reportedly received 85 applications from local firms that are preparing to launch operations under Mexico’s new Fintech law, which is part of President López Obrador’s plan to promote financial inclusion. Following the issuance of the Fintech law in… Read More

Mexican Challenger Bank Klar Secures $57.5 Million Through Latest Investment Rounds

Klar, a Mexico-based challenger bank, announced on Thursday it secured $7.5 million through its seed financing round. The company also reported that it raised an additional $50 million in debt funding. The latest seed round was led by Quona Capital, a fintech venture firm which leverages… Read More

Goldman Sachs Provides $100 Million Secured Credit Facility to Mexican Fintech Konio

For the first time ever, giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs’ (NYSE:GS) structured finance division is providing a $100 million secured credit facility to Mexico-based Fintech startup Konfio Ltd. The funds will be directed toward Konfio’s business operations, which include providing unsecured working capital… Read More

Fund backed by Bill Gates & Mark Zuckerberg plus Other VCs Invest $6.5 Million in minu, a Fintech Company that Helps Mexican Employees Get Paid

In one of largest seed rounds in Mexico´s history, Fintech minu has raised $6.5 million from QED Investors, Village Global, Next Billion Ventures and Mountain Nazca as well as multiple angel investors like PayU and Cornershop founders. Village Global is a Silicon Valley fund backed… Read More

Stripe Expansion: Digital Payments Platform Announces Opening of Mexico City Office

Digital payments platform Stripe announced on Tuesday it has launched its newest office in Mexico City. According to Stripe, the office is its first in the region and will be home to teams focused on building products for the most ambitious technology companies in Latin… Read More

Bitso is the First Latin America Company to Receive DLT License in Gibraltar

Bitso, cryptocurrency platform in Mexico that claims one million users, has become the first Latin America company to be fully licensed as a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Provider in Gibraltar. Bitso will now operate within a regulated environment thus ensuring custody, withdrawals, and trading of… Read More

Mexican Cryptocurrency Platform Bitso Secures Distributed Ledger Technology License From Gibraltar Financial Services Commission

Bitso, a Mexico-based cryptocurrency platform, announced on Thursday it secured a Distributed Ledger Technology license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC). Bitso reported that stating August 1st the custody, withdrawals deposits, and trading of cryptocurrencies made on its platform will be regulated by the… Read More

Report: New Rules for Fintechs in Mexico including Crowdfunding

New rules for the Fintech industry in Mexico have been released. These updated rules from Condusef are said to focus on transparency and best practices. The rules impact crowdfunding and cryptocurrency, according to a report in BNAmericas. Referencing a report from Moody’s, the write up… Read More

BBVA Partners With Uber to Launch Third Party Banking Product in Mexico

BBVA announced on Tuesday, in partnership with Uber, that it is launching what it claims to be the first banking product in Mexico that operates in a third-party app. BBVA reported that through the Uber application, Uber’s driver and delivery partners may quickly and easily… Read More

Brazilian Fintech Nubank Announces Launch in Mexico

Nubank, a Brazil-based fintech startup, announced on Wednesday its arrival in Mexico through a new subsidiary company called “Nu.” Nubank reported that this is the first time  that it will offer products outside of Brazil. The fintech’s goal is to challenge the complexity of the… Read More

Prolific 22-Year-Old Unlicensed Bitcoins Dealer Sentenced to Two Years Imprisonment

Jacob Burrell Campos, 22, from Rosarito, Mexico, has been sentenced to two years in prison and will forfeit $823,357 “in illicit profits” after being convicted of running an unlicensed money transmission business, that, “…(sold) hundreds of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin to over 1,000 customers throughout… Read More

Mexican SME Lender Credijusto Closes Credit Facility From Goldman Sachs For Up to $100 Million

Credijusto, an SME lending platform that is based in Mexico, announced on Friday it has closed a credit facility with Goldman Sachs for up to $100 million.  According to Credijusto, The transaction provides the lender with the funding capacity to further expand its lending across… Read More

Scotiabank Teams Up With Tecnológico de Monterrey For New Fintech Accelerator Factory A in Mexico City

Scotiabank and The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM), commonly referred to as Tec de Monterrey, announced last week they have teamed up to launch Factory A in Mexico City, which is the bank’s first fintech accelerator program. According to the duo, 10 fintechs will be selected… Read More

Overstock’s Medici Land Governance Signs MOU with Tulum, Mexico for Land Records

Overstock’s (NASDAQ:OSTK) Medici Land Governance (MLG) subsidiary has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the municipality of Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico. The MOU is to develop a digital land records platform built on their blockchain platform. MLG and Tulum officials expect to “work together to… Read More

Mexican Fintech Albo Secures $7.4 Million Through Series A Funding Round Led By Mountain Nazca

Albo, a Mexico-based fintech that offers consumers digital accounts with prepaid Mastercards for receiving, transferring, and spending, announced on Thursday it secured $7.4 million through its Series A investment round, which was led by Mountain Nazca and joined by the impact investment firm Omidyar Network,… Read More

Suretly Forms Joint Venture with Payment Service QPAGOS in Mexico

Fintech startup Suretly has formed a joint venture (JV) with payments platform QPAGOS. A new entity will be formed called Suretly Mexico to develop Suretly’s “crowdvouching” solution for microloans in Mexico. Suretely explains crowdvouching as: The practice of financially securing a loan repayment by vouching monetary… Read More

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