Welcome to our Tech roundup, with the main topics on technology and innovation in Brazil. In this issue: WhatsApp becomes a key tool for Brazil’s big banks.
What open finance opt-in via WhatsApp tells us about digital banking
State-controlled Banco do Brasil (BB), the country’s third-largest bank, now allows customers access to open finance – that is, to share their financial history with the institution to get better offers via WhatsApp.
Why it matters. BB becomes the first bank in the world to enable such a process through the messaging app, which is revealing about the path that digital banking...