Bancolombia has become the first traditional bank to join the leading fintech association in Colombia, a 10-month-old group that is aiming to cultivate a deeper ecosystem for the integration of financial services and technology within the country. Juan Esteban Saldarriaga, president of Fintech Colombia, praised the Medellín-based bank for being “an entity at the forefront in this subject” and said he considers it a big win for the association to welcome the nation’s largest bank as a member.
At its monthly meeting on the last day of August, the central bank of Colombia voted to lower the nation’s key interest rate by 25 basis points to 5.25% due to ongoing economic weakness. This expected cut equals the 25-point reduction in July and marks the eighth time in the past nine months that the Banco de la República has taken action. The current cutting cycle has now dropped the benchmark interest rate from a high of 7.75% last November to its current 5.25%.
The Colombian government yesterday confirmed that two telecom operators, Claro and Movistar, have submitted payments for the enormous fines levied against them earlier this year and that the funds will go toward pre-financing the nation’s 2018 budget. According to Finance Minister Mauricio Cárdena, this injection of cash will ease the financing burden for the government. “With these resources, the nation will reinforce our external pre-financing,” said Cardenas in a press conference.
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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