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Symbiotics Launches First $10.25 Million Social Bond With Cooperativa de Ahorro y Crédito ABACO in Peru

The proceeds of the Social Bond will be used to finance small and medium-sized enterprises within the trade, services and agriculture sectors, in particular the food industry, commercial stores and farms.

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Brazil Central Bank Authorizes Tests of Facebook's WhatsApp Pay

Brazil’s central bank has authorized testing of payments via Facebook Inc’s messaging service WhatsApp in the country easing an outright ban on the service imposed last month.

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United Nations Federal Credit Union Partners With Thunes for Mobile Money Transfers

The collaboration enables UNFCU members to transfer money to mobile wallets in select countries in local currencies.

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IFC Provides $100M to Daycoval to Support SMEs Facing the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

This loan to Daycoval is being granted as part of IFC’s global response to combat the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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COVID-19's Impact on Latin American Online Payment Methods 2020 - Digital Payments Boosted During the Pandemic

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, online purchase transactions have been on the rise in countries including Brazil and Mexico.

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IFC Provides $116.5 Million in Financing to BBVA Leasing to Support Small Businesses in Mexico

The transaction will help the company expand its product offerings to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and is designed to support the economic recovery from the COVID-19 health crisis.

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El Salvador Receives $173.3 Million Less in Remittances in the First Quarter of 2020

Family remittances received by El Salvador totaled $1,600.7 million in the period from January to April 2020, lower by $173.3 million compared to the same period of the previous year, with a reduction equivalent to -9.8 percent.

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Colombia: IFC $100M Loan to Davivienda Supports Women-owned SMEs, Housing, Agribusiness

The loan will boost the bank’s ability to increase its lending for low-income housing, women-owned small and medium enterprises, and sustainable agribusiness projects in the country.

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The BBVA Microfinance Foundation Pandemic Work Engages the Interest of Spain's Queen Letizia

Queen Letizia joined the Foundation on a videoconference to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting Latin American micro-enterprises and to learn about the measures put in place in the five countries BBVAMF operates.

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Galileo Is Going in for the Mexican Fintech Market, Partnering With Klar

Galileo, like many financial businesses from abroad, sees potential in this country’s market.