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LarrainVial finally goes live with Temenos’ T24 core banking system

Temenos gains new live site in Palestine

Chile-based LarrainVial has implemented Temenos’ T24 platform – seven years on from signing the contract – as it seeks growth throughout the Americas including in Chile, Colombia, Peru, and the US.

Nasdaq looking cool with Chile CSD tech revamp

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Chile’s central securities depository (CSD), Depósito Central de Valores (DCV), has chosen Nasdaq to revamp its technological infrastructure. Under the agreement, Nasdaq’s CSD solution will include trade and instruction management, settlement, custody, corporate event management and registry capabilities; and full coverage for all types of securities and multi-currencies. In addition, it will support settlement with […]

IBM heats up Chile’s financial sector with blockchain

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IBM and Chile’s Santiago Exchange, the largest in the country, have teamed up to introduce blockchain across the country’s financial sector. The agreement makes the Santiago Exchange the “first stock market in Latin America” to apply IBM blockchain within its short selling system for securities lending. Built by IBM and Santiago Exchange, the solution is […]

Brazil’s central bank mulls new rules to boost fintech

Brazil: rising opportunity

The Central Bank of Brazil is eyeing up new regulations this year to oversee and assist fintech firms across the nation, according to Reuters. In a Reuters interview with the bank’s director, Otavio Damaso, he says increased innovation and a growing number of fintechs are all “very positive” for the efficiency of Brazil’s financial system. […]

Inter-American Development Bank launches Finconecta ecosystem

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Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Florida-based fintech firm Above & Beyond (A&B) have unveiled “Finconecta”, a ten-month programme which integrates fintechs and financial institutions (FI) in an interconnected ecosystem. The technology platform behind it is called “Forward”, which was built by A&B, and is described as an app store-styled marketplace that allows firms to expose […]

Mastercard growing faster than Visa in Americas


Mastercard saw faster growth than Visa in the Americas in 2015 but, with 43%, Visa still has significantly the largest market share, according to research by Retail Banking Research (RBR). According to RBR’s Global Payment Cards Data and Forecasts to 2021 study, the number of Mastercard cards grew by 6% in the Americas in 2015, […]