July 19, 2018

EL BOLIVIANO JORGE RUIZ FUE ELEGIDO COMO EMPRENDEDOR ENDEAVOR

Finconecta, una empresa global de software empresarial que conecta y combina instituciones financieras y fintechs de todo el mundo, fundada por Jorge Ruiz y Mauricio Lorenzetti fue elegida como la 22ª compañía activa de Endeavor Miami

July 19, 2018

El boliviano Jorge Ruiz fue elegido como emprendedor Endeavor

Finconecta, una empresa global de software empresarial que conecta y combina instituciones financieras y fintechs de todo el mundo, fundada por Jorge Ruiz y Mauricio Lorenzetti fue elegida como la 22ª compañía activa de Endeavor Miami

July 25, 2018

Finconecta, A Miami-Based Company, Selected at Milan’s Endeavor International Selection Panel

Endeavor Miami announced today that Finconecta is now the 22nd active Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor Global’s 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th. The company was founded in 2016 by Jorge Ruiz and Mauricio Lorenzetti.

July 4, 2018

Cofundadores de FinConecta seleccionados como emprendedores de Endeavor

MIAMI (29 de junio de 2018) - FinConecta se enorgullece al poder anunciar que a partir de ahora será la compañía número 22 de Endeavor Miami, tras haber sido seleccionados en el 80º Panel Internacional de Selección (ISP) de Endeavour, celebrado en Milán, Italia, del 27 al 29 de junio.

July 4, 2018

FinConecta’s co-founders selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

MIAMI (June 29, 2018)​ - FinConecta is proud to announce that is now the 22nd Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor’s Global 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th.

July 4, 2018

Endeavor Selects 40 Entrepreneurs from 15 Countries at the 80th International Selection Panel in Milan

MIAMI (June 29, 2018)​ - FinConecta is proud to announce that is now the 22nd Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor’s Global 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th.

July 4, 2018

Above & Beyond Is Now FINCONECTA!

We are changing our company name to FINCONECTA, and as a valued member of our ecosystem we wanted you to know about it first!We are proud to announce that we are adopting a new brand identity to elevate our vision, mission and commitment to fostering innovation and technological advancement in the financial industry. Moving forward, we will operate under the name FINCONECTA.

July 4, 2018

Finconecta Integration of Banco Delta and Infobip is Live

FINCONECTA’s technological integration between Banco Delta and Infobip through API platform, 4wrd, goes live, improving communications with customers via multiple digital channels.

July 2, 2018

Miami fintech launches new digital transformation simulation game for bankers

Above and Beyond Tech (a&b), launches ACELERA: the first digital transformation simulation game for bankers to teach executives how to embrace disruption

July 2, 2018

IFC Lanza Herramienta Para Promoción Internacional de Fintechs de América Latina

IFC, miembro del Grupo del Banco Mundial, lanzó un nuevo proyecto para impulsar el desarrollo de las Fintechs que están operando en América Latina y el Caribe. El programa establecerá un catálogo digital de las Fintechs de la región que servirá como una plataforma para dar a conocer a nivel global el trabajo de estas empresas a inversionistas y potenciales aliados.

July 2, 2018

Dutch programme to boost bank-fintech collaboration in Africa

The Dutch development bank FMO has come together with fintech firm Above & Beyond to launch an innovation programme that aims to stimulate collaboration between banks and fintech firms and accelerate financial inclusion in Africa.

July 2, 2018

Matching fintech companies with African financial institutions

FMO supports sustainable private sector growth in developing countries.

July 2, 2018

FinTech : FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion share with twitter share with LinkedIn share with facebook share via e-mail 0 09/20/2017 | 04:43am EDT FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, together with Miami based Fintech and digital transformation strategists above & beyond (a&b), today launch "FinForward", a marketplace where Fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs) in Africa are matched. After matching, they enter a testing environment where the banks and Fintechs can test and integrate new financial technology solutions in a safe and secure manner.

July 2, 2018

Applications open for FinForward Financial Inclusion Platform

FMO, the Dutch development bank, is joining forces with above & beyond to offer FinForward, a platform for financial inclusion in Africa. FinForward matches fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs). The platform provides a testing environment in which participating banks and Fintechs can test and integrate new financial technology solutions in a safe and secure manner.

July 2, 2018

FMO and a&b launch FinForward platform

FMO and US-based fintech above & beyond (a&b) have launched FinForward, a new platform designed to match fintechs with financial institutions and mobile money providers in Africa. The objective of the new platform is to accelerate the digitization of the financial industry in Africa.

July 2, 2018

FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

The objective of the new platform is to accelerate the digitization of the financial industry in Africa by supporting innovation of the core business with digital solutions. The matching and integration tool will make global Fintech companies accessible and top-of-mind to African financial institutions in order to help them to reduce costs, innovate, add services, tap into new revenue streams and work towards open banking platforms.

July 2, 2018

Matching Fintech companies with African financial institutions

a marketplace to help fintech companies, mobile money providers and financial institutions in Africa find clients for their solutions and broaden their horizons.

July 2, 2018

FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

FMO together with Miami based Fintech and digital transformation strategists above & beyond (a&b), launched “ FinForward”, a marketplace where Fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs) in Africa are matched.

July 2, 2018

Connect to inclusive Fintech. FMO launches FinForward.

FMO and its partner Above and Beyond would like to cordially invite you to the launch of FinForward, our flagship innovation, acceleration and discovery Fintech program.

July 2, 2018

FMO and above & beyond launch Fintech platform for African Banks to accelerate financial inclusion

The Hague, 18 September 2017 – FMO, the Dutch Development Bank, together with Miami based Fintech and digital transformation strategists above & beyond (a&b), today launch “ FinForward”, a marketplace where Fintech companies, Financial Institutions (FIs) and Mobile Money Providers (MMPs) in Africa are matched.

July 2, 2018

Disrupción en la industria financiera en América Latina

Si repasamos la lista de negocios disruptivos de las últimas décadas, encontraremos nombres como Uber, Airbnb, Netflix, Google, etc., y veremos que la mayoría de estas empresas no está brindando nuevos servicios o productos. Estas están ofreciendo lo que ya existía en el mercado pero de una manera innovadora.

July 2, 2018

Unlocking the data treasure chest hidden in your inbox

Share this I am fascinated by debt: the advance of cash today against the mere promise of payment in the future. A promise that depends crucially on trust and knowing who the borrower is. For that, financial institutions rely mainly on credit bureaus. But not every country has a perfectly functioning credit bureau, in which case access to credit suffers.

July 2, 2018

Financial institutions provide customer service fueled by artificial intelligence

And that’s what Mensajea offers, with a twist. Mensajea is an Ecuadorian startup selected to integrate to Finconecta―a 10-month pilot program in partnership with a&b, that MIF/IDB is partially financing.

July 2, 2018

Artificial Intelligence to stop online fraud

I wrote some days ago about one of the selected FinTechs that will integrate to Finconecta―a 10-month pilot program in partnership with a&b, that FOMIN/IDB is partially financing. I wrote about the US$21.84 billion losses (in 2015) due to credit and debit card fraud worldwide.

July 2, 2018

Comienza a operar el Primer Ecosistema de Interconexión para Fintech

“La tecnología es tan veloz que ninguna institución financiera puede estar al día todo el tiempo. Si tus soluciones no son relevantes, los clientes te cambian por otro.” Así de claro es Jorge Ruiz, CEO de Above and Beyond, quien recientemente estuvo en La Paz para presentar el programa FINCONECTA a ejecutivos del sector financiero y de tecnología.

July 2, 2018

The irresistible rise of Latin America's fintechs

Growing numbers of fintechs are popping up across Latin America, attracting the attention of both consumers and regulators. Silvia Pavoni assesses the consequences for the region’s traditional lenders.

July 2, 2018

Financial transactions at your fingertips

I recently heard a podcast (HBR IdeaCast) where Jerry Seinfeld shared his insights into innovation. One of his comments stuck with me: “it’s very important to know what you don’t like. It’s good to have an idea, but a big part, I find, of a lot of innovation starts with someone saying: ‘you know what I am really sick of?’ That’s where innovation begins.”

July 2, 2018

FINCONECTA PROGRAM WELCOMES YOUR APPLICATIONS

FINCONECTA is dedicated to create the first interconnected ecosystem between financial institutions (FIs) that care about innovation and FinTechs that are changing the world.

July 2, 2018

BID anuncia programa de integración entre compañías tecnológicas e instituciones financieras

En el marco del Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil 2017, el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del BID anunció la creación de FINCONECTA, un programa que integra soluciones entre compañías de tecnología (FinTech) e instituciones financieras (IF).

July 2, 2018

​​​​​​FINCONECTA: Building bridges between financial institutions and FinTech

In the framework of the collaboration, WSBI hosted a webinar on 12 June in which members from the Latina America and Caribbean Regional Group (GRULAC) and FinTechs – mostly from Europe – participated. Representatives from FINCONECTA will also participate as speakers at this year´s GRULAC Annual Assembly in Lima, and possibly WSBI will also be present at the programme`s results announcement in Buenos Aires.

July 2, 2018

Universidad del Pacífico y el BID promoverán empresas tecnológicas

Con la llegada de las fintech, empresas que ofrecen servicios financieros desde una plataforma digital, muchas empresas han decidido apostar por el desarrollo del ecosistema fintech en el Perú

July 2, 2018

El BID creará programa para ecosistema entre entidades financieras y Fintech

De acuerdo con la entidad, este programa “incluye un proceso de conexión, fusión y aceleración entre Fintechs e instituciones financieras con el propósito de que puedan colaborar e impulsar un crecimiento responsable en la industria financiera. Este programa en el que se estima la participación de 500 Fintechs”

July 2, 2018

Emprende UP presented the Finconecta program in Peru

​​Universidad del Pacífico Center for Entrepreneurship, Emprende UP, presented the IDB program that promotes the development of the Fintech ecosystem in Peru.

July 2, 2018

Universidad del Pacífico y el BID promoverán a las fintech

Redacción EC 10.04.2017 / 06:19 pm Con la llegada de las fintech, empresas que brindan servicios financieros desde una plataforma digital, muchas empresas han decidido apostar por el desarrollo del ecosistema fintech en el Perú.

July 2, 2018

Lanzan Plataforma de Integración de Soluciones para los Mercados Financieros

En el marco del reciente Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil, realizado en Barcelona, se acaba de lanzar FINCONECTA, un programa de alcance global cuyo objetivo es impulsar el crecimiento responsable de la industria.

July 2, 2018

Clifford Chance to be the strategic partner of a new IDB Fintech initiative

FINCONECTA is a 10-month project that aims to promote financial inclusion by connecting Latin American and Caribbean financial institutions with established and emerging financial services technology providers

July 2, 2018

Nace plataforma de integración de soluciones para mercados financieros

En el marco del reciente Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil, realizado en Barcelona, se acaba de lanzar Finconecta, un programa de alcance global cuyo objetivo es impulsar el crecimiento responsable de la industria.

July 2, 2018

Banco Interamericano creará ecosistema de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina

Bajo la coordinación de Above & Beyond, Finconecta incluye un proceso de conexión, fusión y aceleración entre FinTechs e instituciones financieras con el propósito de que puedan colaborar e impulsar un crecimiento responsable en la industria financiera.

July 2, 2018

Banco Interamericano creará ecosistema de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina

Finconecta, un programa dedicado a crear el primer ecosistema interconectado de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina y el Caribe entre instituciones financieras y compañías de tecnología financiera (FinTech).

July 2, 2018

Banco Interamericano creará ecosistema de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina

El Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (Fomin) del Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo, BID, anunció la creación de Finconecta, un programa dedicado a crear el primer ecosistema interconectado de soluciones innovadoras en América Latina y el Caribe entre instituciones financieras y compañías de tecnología financiera (FinTech)

July 2, 2018

FOMIN anuncia primer programa de integración entre compañías tecnológicas e instituciones fiinancieras

En el marco del Congreso Mundial de Telefonía Móvil 2017, el Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del BID anunció la creación de FINCONECTA,un programa que integra soluciones entre compañías de tecnología (FinTech) e instituciones financieras (IF).

July 2, 2018

Finconecta arranca su programa que integra Fintech e instituciones financieras

El Fondo Multilateral de Inversiones (FOMIN) del BID anunció la creación de Finconecta, un programa que integra soluciones entre compañías de tecnología (FinTech) e instituciones financieras (IF).

July 2, 2018

Universidad del Pacífico de Perú trabajará con programa Finconecta

... una plataforma colaborativa en la que se espera desarrollar soluciones tecnológicas entre instituciones financieras y compañías que ofrecen servicios financieros basados en la tecnología (FinTech).

July 2, 2018

Fintech y bancos de la región podrán conectarse en "Finconecta"

El programa Finconecta busca impulsar un ecosistema de colaboración e integración entre los bancos y las fintech de la región de Latinoamérica y El Caribe. Actualmente estas integraciones podrían tomar meses

July 2, 2018

Seminario en línea | FINCONECTA: Construyendo puentes entre instituciones financieras y FinTechs

El Portal de Microfinanzas organizó el seminario en línea “FINCONECTA: Construyendo puentes entre instituciones financieras y FinTechs”.

July 2, 2018

WSBI & Finconecta Webinar

With FINCONECTA, FinTechs around the globe are able to take part in shaping and promoting a responsible growth of the financial services industry. Also, FinTechs have the opportunity to access innovative solutions among ecosystem participants.

July 2, 2018

Inter-American Development Bank launches Finconecta ecosystem

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.

July 2, 2018

FINCONECTA: Building Bridges Between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

The main goal of FINCONECTA is to incentivize rapid prototyping, collaboration, and interoperability amongst the participants of this new interconnected ecosystem of solutions in order to foster exponential growth of the financial industry in LAC. Forward is powered by Above & Beyond, an organization that works via strategy consulting, technology solutions, and investment to close this industry synapse between fintechs and financial institutions.

July 2, 2018

FINCONECTA: Building bridges between Financial Institutions and Fintechs

With the intent of providing a viable solution to this issue, the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) announced last Monday the creation of FINCONECTA, a program that will integrate solutions between financial technology companies from all around the world (FinTechs) and financial institutions (FIs) in the LAC region, using a single streamlined platform (called “Forward”)

July 2, 2018

MIF announces first integration program between FINTECHS and Financial Institutions

In the context of the 2017 World Mobile Congress, the IDB's Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) announced the creation of FINCONECTA, a program that integrates solutions between technology companies (FinTechs) and financial institutions (FIs).

News & Articles

October 5, 2018

Honduran bank uses FinTech to bolster competitiveness

by:
FMO

FMO published a Case Study about FinTech partnerships that features FinConecta and how our company partnered with Banco Popular to help them embark on their digital transformation journey.

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September 28, 2018

FinConecta Demo day showcases 18 different solutions and launches the FinConecta Store!

by:
Carlos Ruiz del Vizo

It was a chance for FinTechs to explain their specific expertise and be grouped into strategic bundles to aid FIs in their digital transformation

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September 13, 2018

A Mathematical Approach to Legacy !

by:
Jorge Ruiz

The question is, what kind of legacy is the most relevant one and should be addressed as a priority? Technology, cultural, business model or management?

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September 7, 2018

Together we win - FinConecta at the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018

by:
Ara Sadiq

On the 30th and 31st of August 2018, FinConecta was once again in Africa at the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 held in the beautiful city of Lomé, Togo.

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August 16, 2018

ACELERA is ready for more!

by:
Helena Herrero

The simulation game’s content is tailored to address the main challenges that FIs currently face in their digital transformation journey. We’ve uncovered these challenges through our multiple ...

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August 14, 2018

Bitcoin Smart Contracts

by:
Gabriel Garcia

We've all heard the buzz surrounding smart contracts - trustless computer protocols intended to facilitate, validate, and enforce the terms of a contract.

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August 16, 2018

Welcome to the Age of Banking-as-a-Platform

by:
Rui Zhang

In today’s digital economy, the most common trend we have seen is the platform-based business model. Uber, the largest taxi company, owns no cars. Alibaba, the most valuable retailer, has no inventory

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July 25, 2018

FinConecta global expansion reaches the Middle East and Africa

by:
Anabella Rojas

FinConecta aims to build an interconnected global ecosystem, the company has been expanding its geographic reach beyond Latin America & the Caribbean, and Africa.

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July 25, 2018

What are financial institutions looking for in our FinTech marketplace?

by:
Jorge Javier Eguino

Connecting financial institutions to our 4wrd platform is a seamless and scalable process. It varies depending on the core system and overall technology infrastructure of each financial institution

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July 24, 2018

Preparing your organization for digital transformation: the importance of diversity of thought

by:
Helena Herrero

And for them -and progressively for all of us in the worldwide workforce- Diversity and inclusion goes well beyond race, gender, age, origin and sexual orientation: diversity is diversity of thought.

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Press & Media

Finconecta, A Miami-Based Company, Selected at Milan’s Endeavor International Selection Panel

Endeavor Miami announced today that Finconecta is now the 22nd active Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor Global’s 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th. The company was founded in 2016 by Jorge Ruiz and Mauricio Lorenzetti.

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El boliviano Jorge Ruiz fue elegido como emprendedor Endeavor

Finconecta, una empresa global de software empresarial que conecta y combina instituciones financieras y fintechs de todo el mundo, fundada por Jorge Ruiz y Mauricio Lorenzetti fue elegida como la 22ª compañía activa de Endeavor Miami

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EL BOLIVIANO JORGE RUIZ FUE ELEGIDO COMO EMPRENDEDOR ENDEAVOR

Finconecta, una empresa global de software empresarial que conecta y combina instituciones financieras y fintechs de todo el mundo, fundada por Jorge Ruiz y Mauricio Lorenzetti fue elegida como la 22ª compañía activa de Endeavor Miami

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Endeavor Selects 40 Entrepreneurs from 15 Countries at the 80th International Selection Panel in Milan

MIAMI (June 29, 2018)​ - FinConecta is proud to announce that is now the 22nd Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor’s Global 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th.

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FinConecta’s co-founders selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

MIAMI (June 29, 2018)​ - FinConecta is proud to announce that is now the 22nd Endeavor Miami company, after being selected at Endeavor’s Global 80th International Selection Panel (ISP), held in Milan, Italy from June 27-29th.

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