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Open Banking in Latin America & the Caribbean: Here & Now

Open banking, allowing third-party service providers to access financial data from financial institutions through APIs, is growing rapidly thanks to secular global trends and the region’s thirst for innovation.

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The Digitization of Financial Cooperatives, a Must for Inclusion

The digitization of financial cooperatives, a fundamental component of the financial sector in the region, is accelerating. There are numerous examples of progress, from Ecuador to Jamaica, that provide grounds for optimism.

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The Rise of Patient Capital – Capital Markets and Private Credit in LAC

So-called “patient” capital supports the expansion of mid-market enterprises, driving job creation and supporting modernization. It’s now becoming a fixture of private capital investment, which is soaring in the region as investors seek alternatives to the low returns typical of fixed-income assets.

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How to Integrate Social Factors into Business Models & Financial Intermediation

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors have evolved from externalities to key components of business models, and integral elements of corporate strategies.

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Financial Inclusion in the Pandemic: the Way Forward for Banks & Fintechs

It's clear that the COVID-19 pandemic has driven society to become more digital, to increase the use of electronic devices and to do almost everything online. What can we expect from traditional banking models and Fintech companies in 2021?

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First Sustainable Bond in Central America, A Regional Trailblazer

Banco Promerica Costa Rica's first sustainable bond issue in Central America paves the way for the region's financial sector to align itself with the latest trends in international finance and refine the environmental and social impact assessment of its operations.