Tagged: South America

Digital Assets: Bitfinex, Chile’s OrionX to Enable Crypto Adoption in Latin America

Bitfinex, a  digital asset trading platform, has announced a new investment in the leading Chilean crypto firm Orionx, as both companies look “to ramp up efforts to promote financial freedom and inclusion throughout Latin America.” Paolo Ardoino, CTO at Bitfinex, said: “We’re excited to collaborate… Read More

Digital Banking: LatAm Fintech Nubank Enhances Security with Reporting Channel and Tool for Theft

In one more step to increase security for customers, Nubank (NYSE: NU) announces two new tools: the Reporting Channel, which allows “the reporting of fraud or attempted fraud involving the company, and the Me Roubaram (I was robbed) feature, a site that Nubank customers can… Read More

Stablecoins: Tether Enters Payment Collaboration For Small Businesses in Argentina

Tether, the company operating the blockchain-enabled platform tether.to that powers the first and most widely used stablecoin, announced a collaboration with KriptonMarket, an on/off ramp solution, in order “to give users in Argentina access to stablecoins at the Central Market of Buenos Aires, one of… Read More

Visa’s Blockchain based Solutions Can Help SMBs Enhance Operations

Visa (NYSE: V), a firm focused on digital payments, was one of nine finalists tasked with exploring innovative blockchain-based use cases for the Real Digital (Brazil’s central bank-issued digital currency, or CBDC) as part of the most recent LIFT Challenge. The company partnered with Agrotoken,… Read More

Brazil: Banco Sofisa, Fintech Finastra to Enhance Risk Management Strategy

Finastra has announced that Banco Sofisa, a nationally ranked São Paulo, Brazil-based financial institution known for its Sofisa Direto digital bank, has partnered with Finastra “to implement Vector Risk, a market and credit risk solution.” Delivered via Finastra’s FusionFabric.cloud and hosted on Microsoft Azure, Vector… Read More

Fintech BUNKER Selects InvestCloud to Launch Digital App, Providing Access to US Investment Markets for HNWIs in LatAm

InvestCloud, the global firm focused on digital transformation for the financial industry with over $6 trillion in assets, has been selected by BUNKER, a US-based fintech seeking to democratize access to the US markets for Latin Americans, “to help launch a pioneering mobile-first digital investment… Read More

Latin America: Digital Banking Fintech Nubank Now Claims 80M Customers

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the largest digital financial services platforms in the world, reportedly reached the milestone of 80 million customers in Latin America “in the first week of April 2023, where it maintains operations in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.”… Read More

FinanZero, a Credit Marketplace, Raises $1.5M to Support Expansion Efforts in Brazil

FinanZero, the online credit marketplace in Brazil, recently announced that it has raised USD 1.5 million in a funding round. The proceeds from the investment round will be “used towards strengthening FinanZero’s position in the market through product development, specifically developing new online financing products… Read More

Bitcoin enabled Cross-Border Payment Service Extended to Guatemala by Fintech Strike

Strike, which claims to be one of the world’s leading digital payments platforms built on Bitcoin’s Lightning Network, announced the expansion of “Send Globally” to Guatemala, bringing its cross-border payment service to Latin America. In 2022, Latin America and the Caribbean “received more than $140… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s Nubank Reinforces Payments Unit, Leverages NuPay as a Payment Method on iFood

Nubank (NYSE: NU), which claims to be one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, announces NuPay – which is described as “the exclusive online payment service for Nubank customers – as the newest payment method on iFood, a Brazilian technology company.” As of… Read More

Latin America: Lending Fintech Kala is Assisting Banks with Offering Credit in a Frictionless Manner

SMBs based in Latin America have received another boost in lending services with the recent $4 million investment in Kala, a Colombia-headquartered firm creating Fintech infrastructure for enabling more efficient lending. The firm, which has been co-founded by Manuel Alemán, Rodolfo Lazo and Pablo Cattólica… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s Nubank Introduces Campaign to Highlight Security Options in its Fintech App

Nubank (NYSE: NU), one of the world’s largest digital financial services platforms, launched the campaign” “Those who have Nubank have more security and less concerns.” The action aims “to highlight the company’s security features, high technology, and data protection tools offered to more than 70… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s C6 Bank Introduces New Sustainability Initiative

In yet another initiative with the aim of taking care of our planet, C6 Bank launched the Carbon Extract, being the “first” bank in Brazil to launch a tool of this type in its application. In this new bank tool, it is possible “to calculate… Read More

Digital Banking: Nubank Supports Financial Inclusion of 5.7M Brazilians in Credit Market in One Year

Nubank (NYSE: NU) reveals that it has supported the financial inclusion of 5.7 million Brazilians in the credit card market in one year, according to a study released by Data Nubank – the company’s research and analysis platform on finances. The survey analyzed “the spending… Read More

Equifax Files Registration Statement with SEC Related to Acquisition of Boa Vista Serviços

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in connection with the company’s acquisition of Boa Vista Serviços, which is reportedly the second-largest credit bureau in Brazil. Equifax and Boa Vista Serviços “entered into a Merger… Read More

Binance Introduces Prepaid Cryptocurrency Card in Colombia

Binance, which claims to be the world’s leading blockchain and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, has announced the launch of Binance Card in Colombia. One of Binance‘s top markets boasting high levels of crypto adoption, Colombia becomes the third country in Latin America “to support the product,… Read More

São Paulo’s B2B Payments Fintech Barte Finalizes $3M Seed Round

Six months after its pre-seed, B2B payments platform Barte has raised a $3m seed round, bringing total funding to date to over $4 million. The Brazilian fintech will use the money raised from the investment round “to establish itself as the premium B2B payments platform… Read More

Digital Banking: Brazil’s C6 Bank Allows Clients to Manage Overdue Invoices

C6 Bank has reportedly launched features that allow customers to manage overdue credit card invoices. Now, the bank’s app “has an exclusive home page for paying invoices in short arrears (up to 67 days), a specific chat bot for self-service on this topic and a… Read More

Nucoin: Nubank’s Crypto and Loyalty Program Available for Customers in Brazil

Nubank, one of the largest digital financial services platforms in the world, announces the launch of Nucoin, “a free-of-charge native crypto token that rewards users’ engagement through a loyalty program.” First announced in late 2022, the novelty was “developed through a decentralized creation process, gathering… Read More

São Paulo Fintech FinanZero Reaches 40M Loan Applications

FinanZero, the online credit marketplace in Brazil, announces that it has reached 40 million loan applications made through its platform to date. FinanZero was “founded in São Paulo in 2016 by Swedish entrepreneurs Olle Widén and Kristian Jacobsson together with Swedish-Brazilian investment firm Webrock Ventures.”… Read More

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