LatinAmerica

Latin America’s Fast-Evolving Fintech Regulatory Landscape

Latin America (Latam)’s fintech industry is booming, fueled by the region’s large population of unbanked, rising demand for online banking tools and a surge in venture capital (VC) investment into the region. In 2016, Latam financial services companies secured just

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Privatam Appoints Veteran Banker as Sales Director for LATAM Expansion Plans

Monaco-based wealthtech firm Privatam has appointed Jose Carlos Reis as its Sales Director for the Latin American market to consolidate its presence in the South American region. Prior to joining Privatam, Jose Carlos Reis worked at BB Securities Asia (Banco

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Momentum Continues in Colombia’s Fintech Ecosystem

Colombia’s fintech sector is growing at a fast pace with now more than 320 companies operating in various segments ranging from online lending and digital payments, to business finance and wealthtech. This makes Colombia the third largest fintech hub in

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Paysafe Signs US$441 Million Deal To Acquire LATAM Rival SafetyPay

London-based payments platform Paysafe signed a deal to acquire Latin American digital payments firm SafetyPay for US$ 441 million in an all-cash transaction that is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2021. Paysafe said in a statement that

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EPAM Acquires Colombian Software Firm S4N as Part of Its Latin America Expansion Plans

EPAM Systems, a US-based provider of digital platform engineering and development services, has acquired S4N, a Columbian software development services firm specialising in the design and development of modern software products and enterprise platforms. The move is a part of

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Latin America Sees Booming Digital Banking Sector with Brazil at the Lead

Over the last few years, digital banking in Latin America (Latam) has experienced extraordinary growth on the back of changing customer needs, expanding technological penetration and rapidly evolving regulatory standards. Since 2017, the number of digital banks has more than

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Open Banking Becomes a Reality in Latin America

The open banking movement has reached Latin America (LatAm) on the back of a booming fintech sector. The growth of fintech in LatAm started later than in other regions but quickly picked up steam. From 2017 to 2019, fintech investment

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Neobanks Come for Kids and Teens

Neobanks and digital banks have set new standards in customer experience and expectations, pushing incumbents to get out of their comfort zone and innovate. After accumulating an estimated 39 million users worldwide, neobanks are now coming after the next generation,

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Cloud and Digital Wallets to Drive Payments in Latin America, Despite Pandemic

64% of financial institutions in Latin America will be increasing investment in retail payments over the next two years, according to a survey conducted by OpenWay, a global vendor of digital payment software, and technology analyst house Omdia. Banks and

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An Overview of South America’s Booming Neobanking Sector

South America has seen an exceptionally dynamic evolution of its neobanking landscape, with now more than 30 live neobanks and digital banks that serve over 50 million customers out of the region’s 430 million+ population (+11%), data from Dutch fintech

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