How a FinTech Company and a National Postal Service Reach the Unbanked

November 30, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Mid-October, FinTech firm conta.MOBI, which provides payment account (including a free version), announced a collaboration with Correios, the state-owned company that operates the national postal service of Brazil. With this partnership, conta.MOBI enables its users to make deposits and withdrawals

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Next Money São Paulo 2017: Spotlight on Blockchain

November 24, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

The Next Money Global Conference Edition São Paulo held at the beginning of November (the only one in Latin America), brought together entrepreneurs, technology, and financial companies, specialists and investors. One of the most commented themes in various panels, even

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How One FinTech Startup Reduces Default & Interest Rates Through Electronic Consigned Credit Management

November 14, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

“There is no market in which we find that interest has not been reduced by our platform,” said Álvaro Amorim, CEO of FinTech firm SalaryFits in Spain, and responsible for the company’s implementation in India. SalaryFits is a spinoff of

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Back to Basics: Two FinTech Startups That Want to Reach Customers ‘Door-to-Door’

October 12, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Financial startups have great potential to have a social impact on the population, especially in emerging economies such as Brazil. FinTech startups that received the most contributions reflect that the market is attentive and welcomes these initiatives. This year, the

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Meet Innovators Selected for Google Exchange Program in the Leading FinTech Market in LATAM

October 11, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

In October, in addition to its resident startups, the Google Space Campus São Paulo will house a group of FinTech startups selected for the first edition of Campus Latam Exchange FinTech. Campus Exchange brings best-in-class startups from around the world

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Escaping Bank Fees With FinTech

October 4, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Whether it is about paying a friend for a bill shared at a restaurant or paying for a service provider, when it comes to paying other people, in Brazil, the first question usually is “What is your bank?” We no

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Opening the Investment World to Individuals: The Experience of FinTech Startups in Brazil

September 27, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Brazilians are increasingly exploring opportunities with investment instruments, moving money out of traditional savings accounts. While in the last year, there were more withdrawals than savings deposits, Treasury Direct grew 73.9% in 12 months, up to July. That month, the

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FinTech Startups Leveraging Automation & Blockchain to Reach Lower Exchange Rates in Brazil

September 23, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Online exchange platforms had a significant growth last year as they offered more attractive exchange rates than banks and traditional exchange brokers did. For example, in mid-August, customers could buy $1 for R$ 3.28 at CâmbioStore. But at the two

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Opportunities for FinTech Startups in Brazil: Interview With Manoel Lemos, Managing Partner at Redpoint eventures

September 16, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Redpoint eventures, a venture capital company worth $130 million, is one of the most reputable technology entrepreneurs in Brazil. This company is so popular that it received more than a thousand requests, which were analyzed only in 2016. Redpoint eventures

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How Three Banks Evolved Into FinTech to Excel in the Leading Financial Market in Latin America

September 12, 2017    By : Mariana Rodrigues

Small banks have realized that digital accounts provide an opportunity to overcome barriers such as agency costs and physical distance from customers, allowing them to attract the previously unattainable share of consumers through technology. Together, the digital accounts of Inter,

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