Tagged: South America

Global Analytics Firm CRISIL Establishes New Office in Colombia to Assist Investment Banks

CRISIL Ltd, which claims to among the leading global analytics companies, has reportedly set up an office in Bogotaì, Colombia in order to “provide its clients, including global investment banks, asset managers and private equity firms an efficient solution for nearshoring critical operations and services… Read More

Latin America: Cuenta Nu to Help Colombians to Grow Wealth and Achieve Savings Goals

Nu. Colombia Financial Company, a subsidiary of Nu Holdings in the country, announced the opening of the “Launch List” for “Cuenta Nu,” its latest product, which aims to provide Colombians with a savings experience through the market’s “most competitive” offering. Cuenta Nu is a digital… Read More

Nubank Subsidiary Approved by Financial Superintendence of Colombia to Operate as Financing Firm

Nu Colombia, a subsidiary of Nubank (NYSE:NU) in the country, announced that the Financial Superintendence of Colombia (SFC) has officially approved its application to operate as a financing company. This achievement not only “marks a significant milestone for Nu Colombia but also paves the way… Read More

Colombian Cross-Border Payments Fintech Supra Receives Investment from Citi and Others

Citi (NYSE: C) has led a strategic investment round in Supra. Far Out Ventures and H20 Capital also participated in the financing round. Supra is a Colombian fintech that “enables cross-border payments and treasury solutions for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that participate in import… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s Nubank Announces Expansion of Caixinhas or Money Boxes for Business Account Clients

Nubank (NYSE:NU), one of the largest digital financial services platforms, announces the expansion of Caixinhas (Money Boxes) for business account customers. Launched in July 2022 for individual users, the feature “allows financial organization and planning in an uncomplicated, customizable way, with a yield.” The feature… Read More

Digital Banking: Nubank Introduces Limit Transfer between Personal and Business Cards

Nubank (NYSE:NU) has just launched a tool to make the lives of its over 3 million SME account holders even easier. Gradually, Nu’s business customers will “be able to transfer the limit of their personal credit card to their business card.” This innovative feature allows… Read More

Crypto Adoption in LatAm: Nubank to Add Polkadot (DOT), Avalanche (AVAX), Stella Lumens (XLM), Arbitrum (ARB), Optimism (OP)

The Nubank (NYSE:NU) Cripto crypto currency trading platform is currently evolving, and is announcing today five new options for Nubank customers. Over the next few weeks, gradually, the user base “will gain access to the digital currencies Polkadot (DOT), Avalanche (AVAX), Stella Lumens (XLM), Arbitrum… Read More

New Argentina President Javier Milei Is Pro-Bitcoin and Critical of Centralized Financial Institutions: Grayscale Report

On Sunday November 19, 2023, Argentina elected its next president, Javier Milei, which briefly caused “a noticeable surge in the price of Bitcoin and underscores the direct impact of political shifts on the crypto ecosystem.” Milei is a libertarian who aims to upend the economic… Read More

Latin America: Bitso Introduces eFX with Crypto Service Enabling Instant Global Transactions

Bitso —the financial services company powered by crypto in Latin America— announced the launch of its new eFX with Crypto service, which allows companies “to carry out immediate international transactions, in a regulated manner, with greater savings and security and without the need of a… Read More

Latin America: Transfero to Use Finery Markets Crypto ECN Solution to Enhance OTC Digital Currency Liquidity

Transfero, an international financial solutions company and the owner of Brazilian and Argentinian Digital Tokens (BRZ and ARZ), stablecoins pegged to Brazilian Real and Argentinian Peso, deploys Finery Markets’ FM Liquidity Match in order “to offer institutional customers a seamless and robust over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency… Read More

European Digital Bank N26 to Cease Operations in Brazil

  European digital bank N26 has recently announced the decision “to discontinue its test phase in Brazil and wind down its operations in the market.” The decision underscores N26’s strategy to “focus on its core European markets as it further strengthens its position as Europe’s… Read More

QI Tech, the Direct Credit Company Approved by Brazilian Central Bank, Announces $200M Investment

QI Tech, the Direct Credit Company (SCD) approved by the Brazilian Central Bank, today announced an investment of US$200 million (R$1 billion) in a Series B round “led by General Atlantic, a global investor, with participation from existing investor Across Capital, which is doubling its… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s Nubank Reaches 90M+ Customers in LatAm Markets

Nubank (NYSE:NU) has surpassed 90 million customers in Latin America in its operations in Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, consolidating its position as one of the fastest-growing financial services companies in the world. David Vélez, Nubank’s founder and CEO, at an event for the press and… Read More

Nubank Begins Testing with Generative AI to Enhance CX with Credit

Nubank (NYSE:NU) is starting to test this week a new solution that applies generative artificial intelligence as a virtual assistant to further enhance customer service. In this initial stage, the AI solution will “focus on presenting personalized possibilities related to credit granting within the Nubank… Read More

Latin America: Crypto Adoption in Venezuela and Argentina Is Example of Technology’s Unique Value Proposition – Report

Latin America has the seventh-largest crypto economy of all regions Chainalysis studies. it is not far behind MENA, Eastern Asia, and Eastern Europe. Its position compared to other regions has “held relatively steady over the last two years.” Latin America shows the highest preference “for… Read More

Nubank Introduces Initiative to Raise Awareness About Scams and Fraud

To give even more visibility to security and empower people to identify possible financial scams, Nubank (NYSE:NU) announces the campaign #PareceMasNãoÉoNubank (it looks like Nubank, but it isn’t). Through educational videos on major digital platforms, the company seeks to alert its customers to everyday situations… Read More

Fintech Firm Fiserv Acquires Skytef, Broadens Network of Partners in Brazil

Fiserv, Inc. (NYSE: FI), a global leader in payments and financial technology, announces the acquisition of Skytef, primary distributor of Software Express’s SiTef (Solução Inteligente de Transferência Eletrônica de Fundos), from Fiserv, the leading Electronic Funds Transfer solution in Brazil. Through the acquisition Fiserv strengthens… Read More

Nubank and Brazilian Stock Exchange Introduce Dividend-Paying ETF

In a key move in the Brazilian investment market, Nubank (NYSE:NU) announces the launch of the first ETF (exchange-traded fund) in Brazil that pays monthly dividends to shareholders: Nu Renda Ibov Smart Dividendos (NDIV11). The new product results from “a partnership between Nubank’s investment fund… Read More

Latin America: Consumers in Chile Are Verifying their World ID as Worldcoin Project Continues to Expand Globally

Over 200,000 consumers have reportedly verified their World ID in Chile as demand for the privacy-preserving digital identity protocol continues to grow following the Worldcoin project launch in July. In a country with approximately 19.5M residents, that’s “over 1% of the population.” In order to… Read More

Brazil’s Digital Banking Platform Nubank to Support Research Initiatives at Local Universities

Nubank (NYSE:NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms, announces NuFuturo, an ecosystem developed in partnership with Federal Universities in Brazil to accelerate careers in technology and foster innovation. The initiative encourages the development of research “related to the fields… Read More

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