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IFC Invests in Banco Santander’s Social Bond to Boost Financial Inclusion in Brazil

The investment will help close Brazil's social financing gap and bolster a more inclusive economic growth.

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Registration Now Open for Responsible Finance Forum July 2-3 in Fortaleza, Brazil

Registration is now open for the annual Responsible Finance Forum (RFF) event, convened by the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, which will take place July 2-3, 2024 in Fortaleza, Brazil. 

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Fintech Clara Launches Payment Account in Brazil Eyeing $1 B in Transactions

Latin American fintech Clara has launched a payment account in Brazil that it expects will help it reach $1.23 billion in transactions in 2024.

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EBANX Launches Payment Initiator Service for Brazilian Merchants via Pix

International payments in rising markets company EBANX has been authorized by the Central Bank of Brazil to offer a payment initiator service via Brazil’s instant payment platform Pix. 

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IFC and Itaú Partner in a Gender Bond to Support Women Entrepreneurship in Brazil

The project represents the first gender bond issued by a private bank in Brazil in the form of Letras Financeiras (LFs), an exclusive debt security instrument for local financial institutions.

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IFC to Invest BRL 250 Million in Tradepay FIDC to Support Expansion of Retail MSMEs in Brazil, Drive Economic Growth

The investment will help promote greater market competitiveness by bolstering competition in the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) financing market through a capital market solution.

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IFC and Banco BV Partner to Boost Climate-Smart Vehicles in Brazil

The project aims to widen access to finance for the purchase of these vehicles and help strengthen the country's climate finance market, mitigating climate impact and supporting economic recovery in the country.

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IFC and Santander Brasil to Expand Access to Finance for Smaller Healthcare Providers, Boosting Brazil’s Health System

The $150 million financing package will allow the bank to expand its financing to doctors and healthcare micro, small, and medium enterprises for working capital and purchase of medical equipment.

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Brazil Central Bank Announces Tougher Rules for Fintechs

The move is expected to affect companies such as credit card issuer Nubank, payment company PagSeguro, financial technology solutions firm StoneCo and digital wallet PicPay.

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IFC, Omni Support Truck Drivers, Immigrants, Refugees, and Micro-entrepreneurs in Brazil

The investment will increase Omni's capacity to assist their existing as well as new clients, thus supporting the private sector's recovery in the wake of the pandemic.