Posted inBrazil, Colombia, Scaleups

Nubank is laying the groundwork to conquer (hearts) in Colombia

Contxto – Entrepreneurs David Vélez, Cristina Junqueira, and Edward Wible launched fintech Nubank in Brazil in 2013. But it’s only reasonable for Vélez to hope to eventually bring the company he helped create to his native Colombia. And evidence recently surfaced suggesting that it’s been quietly building towards that goal. According to local media site, […]

Posted inGovernment, Mexico, Morning Coffee, Opinion

There is one great equalizer for challenger and neo-banks in Mexico

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedd] Today we had our Morning Coffee with Sam Garcia, Senior Associate at Amplo—a venture fund Contxto – It is estimated that 42 million Mexicans are unbanked and that millions more are “underbanked”, meaning that they have a bank but it does not offer mobile services, or are just generally unhappy with their […]

Posted inMarket Map, Mexico, Scaleups, Startups, Technology, Venture Capital

Mexico’s challenger and neo-banks. Do you know the difference?

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – I’ll confess I didn’t until quite recently. And I don’t blame you if you’re not exactly clear as to the difference between a neo- and a challenger bank is. Often the terms are used interchangeably.  We thought we’d help to clarify a bit by rounding up these cream of Mexico […]

Posted inArtificial Intelligence, Brazil, Mexico, News, Scaleups, Startups, Technology

Nubank wants you to know its newest credit card is really, really Mexican

[wd_hustle id=”InArticleOptin” type=”embedded”/] Contxto – Nubank is a Brazilian neo-bank giant. It claims to be not only the biggest credit provider in Latin America, but rather one of the biggest worldwide. It certainly has the numbers to prove it, with over 22 million customers under its belt.  However, on launching its credit card in Mexico, […]