Blockchain infrastructure company Sparq and POS terminal provider Cubo both raised millions of dollars in their recent funding rounds.
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2021 Annual Report Covering Caribbean & Latam VC / PE Deals & Investment Available Here, Thanks To Tracxn
Tracxn also publishes annual reports and sector specific reports for other geographies, including India, North America, Singapore, EMEA region,etc.
New Book From The Editors Of Finance Americas – Doing Business In The Bahamas: The Bahamas as a Nearshore Business, Operations & Investment Destination
The Bahamas deserves close consideration for specialty & high value BPO and nearshore service delivery site selection, as well as consideration by remote worker professionals, digital nomads, and lifestyle entrepreneurs. This new book provides valuable information.
4th LatAm IoT & Tech Conference Is August 26, Here’s How To Register
Share experiences learned and applied by peers, champions and thought leaders in industries as diverse as mining, energy, telecommunications, banking, financial services, insurance, education, government and others.
Join Avasant & Unisys Next Week To DIscuss The Future Of Work
Avasant and Unisys are pleased to invite you to the LATAM Digital Forum, "Transforming Your Enterprise for the Future of Work." This session will be taking place on Wednesday, June 16th at 8:00 AM PDT | 10:00 AM CDT.
Fintech Firms See Growth In 2020 Related To COVID Lockdown Measures
These trends were also seen in fintech employment in these economies. Fintechs in countries with more lockdown restrictions reported an average of 10% increase in full-time employees, while fintechs in economies with fewer lockdown restrictions actually saw their full-time staff decrease by 19%.
PayPal Is Serious About The Americas Says CTO Sri Shivananda In This Exclusive Interview
PayPal's Sri Shivananda: "In LatAm, PayPal continues to grow our partnerships with marketplaces like MercadoLibre, who recently added PayPal as a checkout option in Brazil and Mexico."
Visa To Acquire YellowPepper, Strengthening Latin American / Caribbean Fintech Capabilities
YellowPepper will facilitate an easier integration to Visa Direct, Visa’s real-time push payments platform, Visa B2B Connect, Visa’s non-card-based payment cross-border B2B network, and value-added services.
Chubb Launches Chubb Studio Fintech Platform to Digitally Underwrite Insurance
Property & Casualty insurer Chubb has announced the launch ...
Guest Submission: Technologies that Companies Will Successfully Use in the Post-Crisis
We always say that technology can transform businesses, but at the same time we need to implement fundamental changes in mindset. In other words, if we want to work with technology without exposing ourselves to great risks, we must create a corporate awareness that security is essential. Simply because there are hackers who every year invest colossal resources in having better tools to steal data.
Guest Editorial:”With The Right Culture, Your Company Can Survive COVID-19
Praveen Sengar offers his reflections on what made the difference during the last seven months, particularly testing his firm ETEK to the extreme in the last few weeks.
Next 2 Years To See Massive Disruption of Financial Services By AI According To Study
A new survey released by the World Economic Forum ...
ServiceNow Unrolls Back-Office Banking Digital Transformation Solution With Deloitte
ServiceNow expands partnerships with Deloitte and Accenture to address industry–specific digital transformation challenges
Best of Enterprise Connect: What’s on Tap for 2020
The latest and greatest advancements in AI, customer experience, employee engagement, and meeting rooms will be at Enterprise Connect 2020. Use code FINCOL for a $200 discount!
Unisys To Support Bancolombia With Biometric Identity, Service Desk Solutions
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) today announced that Bancolombia (NYSE: ...
OAS Member States Use Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Analytics To Combat Corruption & Inform Citizens
Prior to the OAS General Assembly held last month ...
Report: Caribbean Countries Leveraging Advanced Technologies To Deliver Health Care and Education
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) are a major tool ...
YellowPepper, HST Sign Pact For Device-Based Payments
Payment technology firms, HST and YellowPepper announced today that ...
New technologies will help reduce the digital divide in The Caribbean
During the GSMA Mobile 360 ° event that took ...
Financial Payments Consortium Launches b.yond Financial Innovation Platform
Last week, Visa, along with Global Processing Services, Pannovate, ...
NEC’s Kukita Shinya Explains How Robotics & Artificial Intelligence Are Changing The Way We Work & Live
Finance TnT Executive Editor Loren Moss was able to ...
Peter Altabef to discuss Cybersecurity Moonshot, Cyber War Defense
Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) Chairman and CEO Peter Altabef will participate in a ...
Amazon AWS Announces Additional Edge Locations, Commitments In CALA Region
Amazon Web Services (AWS) (NASDAQ: AMZN) announced in Bogotá ...
Commercial Banks Increasingly Partnering With Fintech Providers To Improve Customer Experience
More than three-quarters (78%) of US commercial banks are ...
Demystifying Intelligent Automation and Machine Reasoning with Sam Gross
"It used to be said that the meek shall inherit the earth," says Sam Gross. "That is not true any longer. Mathematicians will inherit the earth."
As Automation and Tech Disruption Increase, Companies Must Prepare Now for the Workplace of the Future
Eric Hutto of Unisys: "Today’s digital companies...don’t want VPs, directors, and managers. They want design thinkers, and they want creative people."
Jack Henry & Associates Acquires Account Opening Specialist Bolts Technologies
The company said it made the acquisition in response to the growing demand for fast and easy online account opening services.
OAS Partners with Stakeholders in Colombia, Chile to Strengthen Financial Sector Cybersecurity in Latin America
The Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with both Asobancaria in Colombia and the government of Chile to strengthen cybersecurity.
How Unisys Is Using Micro-Segmentation and Cognitive Technology to Enhance Security and Customer Experience in Banking
The larger security war in the financial services sector ...
Nordea Bank, Barclaycard, PaySend, CashStar Among Winners of First Annual Paytech Awards
To honor the best innovations in the payments industry, ...
LendStreet Inc Closes on $7 Million USD Series A Funding Round
Digital debt restructuring company LendStreet, Inc. has closed a $7 million USD series A equity round and raised $110 million USD in debt financing.
Colombian Soccer Star James Rodriguez to Launch Cryptocurrency in Blockchain Venture with SelfSell
Called the JR10 Token, the footballer and SelfSell will begin the public sale on July 12 during the World Cup.
HSBC Completes First Finance Transaction Through Single Blockchain Platform
This transaction was completed in 24 hours whereas "a typical paper-based transaction would take 5-10 days,” said HSBC.
Digital Transformation in Wealth Management Conference Coming to San Francisco in September
The event will look at "scaling robo-advice alongside traditional advice and how artificial intelligence and new digital capabilities can enhance financial planning."
BBVA Compass Makes Larger Push Into Digital Lending Space
"There is a clear demand on the part of consumers for personal loans," said Shayan Khwaja of BBVA Compass.
Lloyd’s of London Taps BCG and L Marks to Bolster Lloyd’s Lab Innovation Center
"We will find the InsurTech leaders of tomorrow and create new solutions that will benefit the Lloyd’s market,” said Stuart Marks, founder of L Marks.
AWS Launches New Blockchain Templates to Streamline Development Process
In an effort to allow more people to develop blockchain-based innovations, Amazon recently launched a new platform of AWS Blockchain Templates.
Confirmed: Amex Paid $13.3 Million USD to Acquire Digital Payments Startup Cake Technologies
In a transaction last year, credit card giant American Express acquired U.K. digital payments startups Cake Technologies, the global financial firm recently confirmed.
Digital Transformation Advances in Colombia as Nation’s Largest Bank Plans to Invest $140 Million USD
Grupo Bancolombia plans to invest some $140 million USD in digital transformation and artificial intelligence initiatives this year.
Experian to Acquire London Fintech Startup ClearScore for $385 Million
In a massive deal, Experian is set to acquire London-based fintech startup ClearScore for $385 million.
Dan Tapscott, Blockchain Experts to Gather in Dallas for Emerging Technologies Summit
The intersections between fintech, blockchain, and AI will be examined at the upcoming Emerging Technologies Summit at the University of Texas.
European Union to Propose New Standards for Blockchain Technology
The EU will propose common standards for blockchain in an effort to create more clarity and encourage fintech innovation.
Lloyds Banking Group to Cut Around 1,000 Jobs and Invest Some £3 Billion on Digital Transformation
Lloyds Banking Group is aiming to “deploy new technology to drive additional operational efficiencies that will make banking simple and easier."
22 Newcomers Enter the Forbes FinTech 50 List in 2018
Alongside established firms, such as Credit Karma and Coinbase, nearly half the list — or 22 firms — are newcomers in 2018.
Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Adopts Robotic Process Automation Solutions by Kofax
The has opted to implement the robotic process automation solutions, Kofax Kapow and Kofax TotalAgility, to overhaul its legacy infrastructure.
Auxis Is Helping Companies Blend Their Services Strategy and Robotic Process Automation
Companies in all industries and all locations are increasingly ...
Europeans Are Ready for Biometrics and Trust Banks More than Other Firms to Safely Manage Data
51% of consumers trust banks when it comes to managing their private data, the highest rate of any industry.
Interview: Thrive Founder Kunal Sehgal Looks to Make Digital Lending More Efficient
"Advanced automation, AI, and machine learning will help banks provide better services for their customers," says Thrive Inc. founder Kunal Sehgal.
JPMorgan Chase Jumps Deeper into FinTech Game with Acquisition of WePay
WePay will continue to operate as a standalone company and receive additional resources from JPMorgan Chase to continue to grow.
Survey: Two-Thirds of UK Businesses Are Embracing FinTech
The most popular reported use for fintech, with 32% of respondents, has been connecting with online lenders.