Latin America

FDATA Latin America aims for the development of Open Finance in the region as a force to improve financial inclusion, unlock innovative business models, boost competition and empower customers in their financial journey.
We work with governments, regulatory authorities and the financial services industry to enshrine the rights of customers to share their financial data with regulated organisations of their choosing.
What we are doing in South America

FDATA has played an active role in the South American region, particularly in Brazil, where the local Open Finance model is currently under construction. We’ve been participating in the public consultations put out by the regulator and supporting our members in different working groups, providing our expertise and bringing benchmarks and best practices from other parts of the world, in order to help in the development of the regulatory framework.

Bruno Diniz

Bruno Diniz, South America Director at FDATA, has more than 12 years of experience working in the financial services sector, comprising both his career in the banking industry and his work on developing the fintech ecosystem in the region through the organization of the first conferences about fintech in Brazil, his previous role as Head of the financial vertical at the Brazilian Startup Association and his work as innovation consultant in this industry.

Bruno Diniz is also co-founder of Spiralem (a consultancy firm focused on innovation for the financial market) and Professor at FGV’s Fintech course in Brazil and at University of Sao Paulo (USP) MBA course. He is also a frequent speaker in conferences and columnist at Noomis (FEBRABAN’s content platform), at Cointelegraph (a global portal about Crypto) and Exame (Brazil’s largest business magazine).

In 2016, Bruno Diniz was named the most influential person in the Fintech segment in Brazil by the European portal INVYO Insights. In 2018, he was named Fintech’s 9th most influential person in Iberoamerica by Finnovating Consulting, being the 1st among Brazilians. In early 2020 Bruno published his book “O Fenômeno Fintech” (The Fintech Phenomenon, not yet translated), the first book on Fintech by a Brazilian author published by Alta Books.

What we do for members

We lobby government, regulators, policy makers and key stakeholders to support the benefits Open Banking and Finance brings to end consumers.

We represent our members’ views, giving them a collective seat at the industry negotiation table. We hold seats on a number of policy working groups, expert advisory groups, and task forces related to Open Banking. In these various forums, we ensure the risks and impacts to fintechs are considered, and that a collective position on the solution to these matters is presented to decision makers. We provide collective bargaining and negotiating power that individual firms cannot achieve on their own.

We also provide direct access and engagement to these decision makers for our members, with regular opportunities to speak directly to policy makers in industry roundtables we host.

FDATA gives members forward intelligence on key policy matters, changes, and trends. Our members can participate directly in various working groups, who serve to shape FDATA’s policy positions and recommendations.

We offer our member firms individual consultations on various policy, market positioning, and market expansion strategies. This service extends to introductions to potential partners across the ecosystem, from direct connections to opportunities to socialise with other ecosystem players at our hosted events and industry roundtables.

Annual subscription for membership of FDATA is based upon the employee headcount a company maintains in each region. Please contact the Region Director directly to discuss the benefits of membership and pricing applicable to your regional presence.
Membership Categories
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1-9 employees
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10-19 employees
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20-49 employees
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50-99 employees
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100-249 employees
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250-499 employees
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500+ employees

The Platformization of the Banking Industry

Understand what Banking as a Platform (BaaP) is and how consumer expectations will change under this concept This article was originally posted in portuguese in my column at Exame, the main business magazine in Brazil. It can be found at the https://bit.ly/BD_exame2 Download Document Here

Prospects for the Brazilian fintech scene in 2021

In 2020, fintechs in Brazil showed their resilience and attracted US$ 1,7 billion in investments. Check some of the trends and opportunities in the sector this year. Download Document Here

The Open Banking journey in Latin America

Bruno Diniz, Managing Partner at Spiralem and Director at FDATA South America, discusses the state of play in Open Banking in Latin America, the opportunities there, and further steps to unleash the potential of Open Banking Download Document Here

Regulatory Sandbox joins other regulatory initiatives and brings optimism to fintechs in Brazil

Despite the turbulent year, a major movement of regulatory and infrastructure updates planned for 2020 is following its course The portuguese version of this article can be found at FEBRABAN’s Noomis platform in the link: https://bit.ly/bdnoomis6 Download Document Here

FDATA anuncia Bruno Diniz como líder na América do Sul

São Paulo, 3 de fevereiro de 2020 – Bruno Diniz, um dos especialistas mais proeminentes em fintech do Brasil e cofundador da Spiralem, foi nomeado Líder da América do Sul pela (FDATA) Financial Data and Technology Association. Autor do recém-lançado livro “O Fenômeno Fintech”, da Alta Books, Bruno começa a exercer imediatamente a função, alocado […]

FDATA anuncia Bruno Diniz como líder na América do Sul

São Paulo, 3 de fevereiro de 2020 – Bruno Diniz, um dos especialistas mais proeminentes em fintech do Brasil e cofundador da Spiralem, foi nomeado Líder da América do Sul pela (FDATA) Financial Data and Technology Association. Autor do recém-lançado livro “O Fenômeno Fintech”, da Alta Books, Bruno começa a exercer imediatamente a função, alocado […]

LEADING INDUSTRY EXPERT TO HEAD UP FINTECH TRADE ASSOCIATION’S SOUTH AMERICA CHAPTER

Bruno Diniz, one of the most prominent experts in fintech in Brazil and co-founder of Spiralem, has been appointed as South America Chapter Leader with the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA). Bruno will begin the role with immediate effect, from the newly launched chapter’s headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil. FDATA is now operating in […]

FDATA South America – Respostas à Consulta Pública 73_2019 (Open Banking)

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Comments to the Public Consultation Document nº 73/2019 – Open Financial System Implementation Proposal (Open Banking)

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FDATA WELCOMES THE START OF OPEN BANKING

Leading fintech trade association calls launch “the first waypoint on a long journey” The Financial Data and Technology Association, the leading advocate of open banking in the UK and around the world, has welcomed the parallel implementation of PSD2 across Europe, and the launch of Open Banking amongst the large banks here in the UK. […]

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