Latest articles from Americas

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US’s regional and community banks prepared for headwinds

September 26, 2022

While aware of the challenges ahead, the country’s huge network of small and mid-sized banks believe they are in a strong position and remain optimistic about the long-term outlook.

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Is dollarisation back in fashion?

September 22, 2022

As the Latin American region battles with inflation, the use of the greenback is set to increase. Does the dollar represent a concrete possibility or a legacy of the past?

Banks ESG

Why US banks must be clear about the importance of ESG

September 5, 2022

A Republican push-back against ESG could force banks to choose between red and blue states, in spite of poor outcomes in Texas.

Finance Latin America

Latam’s finance solutions to bolster trade

August 17, 2022

Trade flows have recovered and the region is experimenting with new financing instruments and digitalisation. 

Mortgage fintech

Technology helps hoist homebuying Hispanics into better deals

August 3, 2022

US fintechs are breaking down language barriers to the rapidly growing Hispanic market, which is also capturing the investment interest of major US lenders.

Mexico

Mexico’s rebounding economy at a crossroads

August 1, 2022

Inflation and the rate hikes are likely to dominate Mexico’s economic landscape this year, although foreign and domestic investment might address long-term challenges.

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Mexican banks show resilience amid macroeconomic headwinds

July 29, 2022

Solid capitalisation is a key strength but Mexican lenders may face slower credit demand this year.

Victoria-Rodríguez-Ceja

Banco de México confident inflation can be kept under control

July 29, 2022

Victoria Rodríguez Ceja, governor of the Mexican central bank since January, shares her views about inflation, monetary policy, financial inclusion and the banking sector in the country.

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SEC’s ‘aggressive’ rule-making agenda sets it on collision course with industry

July 25, 2022

Directed by its ambitious chair, Gary Gensler, the SEC is pursuing an agenda which many in the industry believe is too much, too quickly, and it looks set to face legal challenges.

RBC crowned best performer in solid year for Canada’s banks

July 4, 2022

Canada’s biggest bank has topped the table in profitability and overall performance.