Last Chance to Book Your Booth for iFX EXPO International 2022

May 4, 2022, 10:17 am UTC.

Last Chance to Book Your Booth for iFX EXPO International 2022

Welcome to the iFX EXPO, the world’s first and largest financial business to business exhibition. This year, iFX EXPO International 2022 is going to be bigger than ever.

The organisers are planning 2+ days of networking and engaging with the titans of the industry from the 7th to the 9th of June in Limassol, Cyprus. From Online Trading, to Financial Services, and Fintech, they’re giving you the opportunity for invaluable conversations.

This is the event for:

  • Technology & Service Providers
  • Digital Assets & Blockchain
  • Retail & Institutional Brokers
  • Payments, Banks & Liquidity Providers
  • Affiliates & IBs
  • Regulation & Compliance

The Palais des Sports, Spyros Kyprianou Athletic Center will play host to the attendees, exhibitors, and sponsors which include successful start-ups, leading international brands, and industry giants.  

The events kicks off with a welcome party taking place on the night of the 7th of June at Columbia Beach with a show-stopping night party also planned at Theama Venue on the evening of the 8th. There are several luxurious hotels ready to accommodate you such as the Parklane Resort & Spa, Amara Hotel, St. Raphael Resort and The Royal Apollonia, with pickup points to take you to the Expo venue on the days of the show. 

The deadline for their Early Bird promotion has been officially extended to the 10th of May. Certain business categories are eligible for the Early Bird completely FREE of charge. Head over to register to see whether you qualify.

As you can imagine, the exclusivity of the iFX EXPO International 2022 makes booths limited in number and only the last few sponsorships remain. The deadline for registering your company’s booth is fast approaching so this is your last chance to book. Do not let the opportunity pass you by. Contact [email protected] and secure your spot. 

With just over a month to go, Ultimate Fintech are more excited than ever to once again bring you all together for an unforgettable few days. From the exhibitors, to the sponsors, to keynote speakers, everyone has their role to play in making the iFX EXPO International 2022 the designated foothold for individuals to harbour expert industry knowledge and to make the most of unlimited networking opportunities.  

See you there! Visit the official website to find out more. 

March 22, 2022, 11:00 am UTC.

PayRetailers returns to the gaming space at ICE London

PayRetailers continues to be at the forefront of the payment and financial services industry and will present its full range of payment services and expertise for the Latin American markets at ICE London, 12–14 April 2022, at booth N6–356.

The PayRetailers team of experts will position the company on the game board at the London event, highlighting its blue-chip, all-in-one payment platform. The company understands the needs of the gaming industry which is why its platform enables stability, security, the immediacy of transfers and speed of payments. The trump card that gives them an edge over other platforms is the full range of payment solutions offered for 12 Latin American countries, connecting gamers with more than 250 local payment methods.

The platform allows Merchants, especially in this industry, to empower their business platforms in response to gamer needs, facilitating developments for web design or mobile applications through a customisable interface, flexible integration methods, multi-currency, and third-party integrations to create a holistic checkout experience that increases conversion rates.

The easy integration also ensures that user information is always protected and validated by the high-security standards and PCI/DSS compliance, including tokenization. 

PayRetailers knows how consumers in the region think and understands their payment behaviours within the gaming market, ensuring that industry operators and their users appreciate the depth of local expertise on emerging markets in Latin America. With local offices and a team of native experts in each country, PayRetailers optimises the coverage of merchants’ needs by understanding potential business issues such as fraud rates, regulations, chargebacks or the right mix of payment methods for each market.

With this broad portfolio and expertise, the company joins a group of payment experts who will be attending alongside technology professionals and leading industry innovators. 

ICE London offers a space to connect with over 35,000 attendees to find new business and develop high-quality commercial partnerships. Participants are from the land-based gaming, iGaming, sports betting, lottery & bingo sectors from over 150 countries, including Latin America as one of the regions with the greatest potential to create the opportunities that players are looking for in the marketplace.

About PayRetailers 

Founded in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment services company headquartered in Spain with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Colombia.

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution that integrates more than 250 payment methods, including digital payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes and a wide range of e-wallets.

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience.

From a merchant perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of removing the obstacles faced with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, configuring multiple local entities and managing payment processors and payments individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit www.payretailers.com.

March 16, 2022, 11:00 am UTC.

PayRetailers and the 2022 Copa Sudamericana, the jewel of the LATAM crown

With an estimated viewership of over 5 billion, the Copa Sudamericana has become an established tradition on the continent. Considered the most important tournament in South America, it was originally born out of the need to fill the void of international competition during the second part of each year. The 21st edition takes place in 2022 and will see a major change in the rules with the removal of the away goal rule in all direct elimination rounds.

PayRetailers will continue to maintain the strong branding presence that characterises the company across each of the tournament’s soccer stadiums. Matches this year are expected to be fully packed with thousands of Latin American fans. The company will also maintain a strong presence within the digital ecosystem of the competition, participating in events and activities throughout the year. 

The tournament was held between Wednesday, March 9 and Wednesday, March 16, 2022. One week after the 16 play-off qualifiers have been determined, the draw for the group stage will be held on Wednesday, March 23, which will then begin on Tuesday, April 5 and end on Thursday, May 26. 

Sudamericana 2022 Cup Format

The competition begins with a preliminary phase in which the four qualified teams from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela will participate. The matches will be between teams from the same country in a two-legged series and the 16 winners will advance to the group phase, where six teams from Argentina and Brazil, and four teams eliminated in Phase 3 of the Copa Libertadores will be added.

As a multinational fintech, it is important for PayRetailers to maintain a solid and persistent presence, as has been the case in recent years. The company continues to operate dedicated support teams across important markets in the region. This allows the company to provide personalised services for global merchants seeking to expand their business in Latin America. Offering more than 250 payment methods that are easily integrated through a single API, the company is leader in the sector for the region. The impact generated by this sponsorship will allow the company to continue consolidating their position. 

PayRetailers are proud to be an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana™, with all the venues and participants steeped in sporting history. It is no coincidence that football has been, and remains, the most popular sport in the region.

About PayRetailers

Established in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment service company headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. 

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution integrating over 250 payment methods, including online payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes, and a wide range of eWallets. 

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience. 

From the merchant’s perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of eliminating the hurdles associated with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, setting up several local entities and managing pay-in and payout processors individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit www.payretailers.com 

March 14, 2022, 11:55 am UTC.

PayRetailers Supports American Rugby Superleague to Build Solid Sports Infrastructure in LATAM

The American Rugby Superleague (SLAR) is the premier rugby tournament played across South America. Established in 2020, it is organised by Sudamérica Rugby, the main governing entity in the region. It is a franchise model similar to Super Rugby, featuring a total of six teams from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, and Uruguay.

These countries are of strategic importance to PayRetailers. The leading fintech has dedicated and specialised support teams located in each market, strengthening the brand’s positioning at a local level. This allows them to offer SLAR flexible solutions in the processing of payments for ticketing and the sale of online merchandise.

PayRetailers begins its first rugby sponsorship following their successful sponsorship of  CONMEBOL South America. The company is confident that the key to brand positioning in the region lies in long-term alliances with the most important sporting entities most adored by Latin American fans. 

March, a month for competition

SLAR 2022 will consist of two regular stages, where all the teams will play each other twice. The top four sides will qualify for the semi-finals, before two advance through to the final. The first stage will be played in Buenos Aires, in a venue yet to be confirmed, except for three matches that will be played in Chile. The second stage, including the semi-finals and the final, will be played at the Estadio Charrúa in Montevideo. 

The tournament kicked off on March 13 with the match between Selknam and Olimpia Lions and the final will be played on May 28. The rest of the teams will be confirmed over the next few weeks. 

PayRetailers will have both a physical and digital brand presence throughout the sponsorship in 2022. The company has also reached an agreement with the most important sports channel in the region, ESPN. The competition will be watched by millions of Latin Americans, taking the company’s brand to a new level.

SLAR & PayRetailers, a solid infrastructure

The SLAR is the cornerstone of high-performance rugby for these countries, as well as a beacon of structural organisation and professionalism for the game.

PayRetailers founder & CEO, Juan Pablo Jutgla, said: “We are pleased to be part of a rugby competition as important for LATAM teams as the SLAR is. At PayRetailers, our focus is to continue supporting sport in the region and reinforcing our solid payments infrastructure in the local markets so we can better service our customers.” 

Companies outside the rugby universe are increasingly engaging in marketing activities that help further the development of the sport and support fans to continue following their favourite clubs.

PayRetailers is proud to support this historic partnership by being an Official Sponsor of the American Rugby Superleague 2022. The partnership means the company can help bring the joy of rugby directly into the homes of fans, as well as continue to offer their highly integrated payment solutions for merchants and consumers in Latin America. 

About PayRetailers

Established in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment service company headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. 

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution integrating over 250 payment methods, including online payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes, and a wide range of eWallets. 

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience. 

From the merchant’s perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of eliminating the hurdles associated with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, setting up several local entities and managing pay-in and payout processors individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit www.payretailers.com 

March 9, 2022, 11:53 am UTC.

PayRetailers: Consolidates Brand with Key Sports Sponsorships in LATAM 

PayRetailers and the key to sports sponsorships in LATAM

Over the past two years, PayRetailers has been supporting Latin American’s passion for sports by investing in key sports sponsorships. This underlines the company’s commitment to empowering emerging markets with a complete payment solution for users. PayRetailers has promoted growth in LATAM by enabling the smooth and secure entry of international merchants into the region.

Renato Cassinelli, Head of Public Relations at PayRetailers clarifies the reasons for these alliances and how they are helping consolidate and expand the brand: “PayRetailers’ sports sponsorships are a manifestation of our leadership in Latin America. They reflect the excellent work the company has done in each of the markets where our specialised teams have established a solid structure for payment processing throughout the region”.

Currently, PayRetailers has seven offices in several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, which have a significant portion of the market. The company offers more than 250 payment methods on one platform that is constantly evolving. The ability to innovate and be relevant is thanks to the teams that have strong local knowledge of all the diverse markets in which PayRetailers operates. 

“It is of the utmost importance that our clients feel solid support from PayRetailers when they decide to expand their business into a large and ever-expanding continent of opportunities such as LATAM. Our sports sponsorships are a direct message to Latin Americans, merchants and the industry in general – we know the people, the culture, and above all – we are part of it,” Renato Cassinelli added.

CONMEBOL South America, 2022

For the second year in a row, PayRetailers maintains its position as official sponsor of one of the most prestigious competitions in Latin American soccer, CONMEBOL South America, where major global brands, such as Betfair, EA Sports, QATAR Airways, DHL, AMSTEL, Bridgestone and MG Motors, are also sponsors.

Football is the quintessential king of sports in Latin America, a region where PayRetailers sits proudly as one of the leading payment gateways since the company began operating in 2017. This sponsorship reflects the company’s substantial growth over a short period of time, and commitment to the development of financial education and inclusion across a range of emerging markets.

Thanks to this, the brand has been building gaps between Latino consumers and the companies that offer products and services to them on digital platforms. More people now enjoy access to digital guidance, which in turn, enables greater inclusion, progress and empathy.

Superliga Americana de Rugby (SLAR), 2022

This year, PayRetailers added a new member to the company’s family of sports sponsorships with SLAR, the first professional rugby tournament in South America. This move represents a big leap forward for sports in the continent, fostering the discipline and passion that players and fans both share. 

The visibility of this sport is increasing throughout the continent, and the level of play is growing exponentially compared to other sports. Thanks to this, the PayRetailers brand will have a prominent international presence in the live transmissions of the games on important sports channels such as ESPN. 

In addition to the sponsorship, PayRetailers will support SLAR at all levels as an official partner, including ticket sales and merchandising. PayRetailers guarantees secure, reliable and straightforward ways to pay for everything fans enjoy, as well as offering up unique experiences to them.

This historic development once again positions PayRetailers as a market leader when it comes to inclusion and diversity in the region.

About PayRetailers

Established in 2017, PayRetailers is a leading payment service company headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia. 

Its flagship online payment platform is a unified solution integrating over 250 payment methods, including online payment alternatives using local currency, such as cash payments, credit/debit cards, online banking, QR codes, and a wide range of eWallets. 

PayRetailers’ payment platform leverages API technology to connect Latin American consumers with international merchants, offering a seamless payment experience. 

From the merchant’s perspective, the solution has the distinct advantage of eliminating the hurdles associated with integrating multiple acquirers and payment methods, setting up several local entities and managing pay-in and payout processors individually.

For more information about the company and its technology solution, please visit www.payretailers.com 

February 14, 2022, 1:38 pm UTC.

PayRetailers enters 2nd year of Successful Partnership With the CONMEBOL Sudamericana

In 2022 PayRetailers will continue as an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana for the second consecutive year. The partnership reaffirms the innovative PSP platform’s presence in Latin America, consolidating its leadership in cross-border payment processing in the region. 

Solid infrastructure in Latin America 

PayRetailers begins its second year as the Official Sponsor of The South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). The confederation unites all Latin Americans under a single, fervent passion for football, one which is shared by PayRetailers as it continues to strengthen its reach and infrastructure in the region. The company’s team of specialists are focused on delivering the most effective local payment solutions to their global client base.

Latin America is a region with disparate cultures and economic infrastructures and requires specialized knowledge for businesses to operate successfully in the region. LATAM is an exciting growth region and each country has different consumer habits, levels of technological progress, infrastructure and payment methods. 

PayRetailers’ strategy is to provide powerful payment solutions with locally trained staff in the most developed countries for cross-border payments. At the same time, the innovative fintech firm helps nurture emerging markets on their road to financial inclusion so that everyone has access to local and international products and services. 

A strategy focused on emerging markets

Thanks to the brand exposure offered by CONMEBOL Sudamericana, PayRetailers has a shared platform with world-renowned companies such as QATAR Airways, EA SPORTS, MG Motor, Amstel, Betfair and others that already have a solid positioning in the region.

According to CEO and Founder Juan Pablo Jutgla, “Becoming an Official Sponsor of this competition is a dream come true that reflects our outstanding commitment to Latin America. Now, our brand will be able to connect with more people and businesses”.

Throughout 2022, PayRetailers will continue leveraging its brand presence in football stadiums and the CONMEBOL Sudamericana live broadcasts and digital marketing initiatives. 

About PayRetailers

With over 250 payment methods and their intimate knowledge of the region, PayRetailers support merchants wanting to expand their business into LATAM. At the same time, enabling consumers to access their preferred payment systems to purchase the products or services they want through online commerce. 

To explore new opportunities in Latin America, speak to one of our multi-lingual staff.

December 28, 2021, 3:55 pm UTC.

PayRetailers, Official Sponsor of the American Rugby Super League 2022

PayRetailers, a payment processor for emerging markets in Latin America, announces its partnership with Super League Rugby America (SLAR) as an Official Sponsor for 2022.

The expansion and strategy of PayRetailers today allow the announcement that the company joins the portfolio of international companies that support the SLAR and its goal of promoting the further development of South American countries, supporting the sport and financial inclusion in the region. 

For PayRetailers, this alliance also represents a commitment to each of the countries in South America, guaranteeing speed and security in payments for the end consumers, being fans alike. In addition to the continued support of the passion for sports that characterizes Latin Americans, it is also a company that identifies itself with the hobbies and consumption habits of its employees.

“The addition of a Fintech (financial and technological company) in full expansion, which seeks to achieve greater financial integration in the region, is something that fills us with pride,” said Guillermo Altmann, Commercial Manager of South America Rugby.

SLAR and PayRetailers, as official partners, will collaborate to develop platforms and services that provide benefits and efficiencies for the rugby family, including ticket sales and merchandising.

The Superliga Americana de Rugby was founded in 1988 as the South American Rugby Confederation with the objective of promoting the dissemination, development and improvement of amateur rugby in South American countries.

About PayRetailers 

Founded in 2017, PayRetailers is a payment service processor that supports a wide range of payment methods through a single API integration that allows global businesses to market to consumers and increase revenue in Latin America.

For merchants looking to expand internationally across certain e-commerce verticals, a clear understanding of consumer behaviour and spending in their industry will be the difference between success and failure. By accepting local payment methods, PayRetailers enables anyone to shop online, even if they don’t have a credit or debit card.

PayRetailers is headquartered in Spain, with regional offices in Malta, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Colombia.

Contact our team to explore new opportunities: Learn more!

September 7, 2021, 3:30 pm UTC.

Nukkleus Inc. Continues Expansion into the Crypto Markets with the Acquisition of Match Financial Ltd.

With the objective of establishing a strong footprint in the cryptocurrency space, leading global fintech firm, Nukkleus Inc. (NUKK), has executed its option to purchase the remaining 30% stake in Match Financial Ltd. (Match). While making the announcement, NUKK’s CEO, Jamie Khurshid, emphasised that the completion of the acquisition would be a key means to accelerate NUKK’s expansion plans.

“The growth exhibited by the assets within Match is a key ingredient to NUKK’s future as a pioneer in digital finance. These include UK FCA registered digital RFQ and Vanta-Tech, recently rebranded as DRFQ Payments, which together provide NUKK with the full complement of frictionless high-speed crypto payment rails and significant volume execution ability to service our growing list of one hundred and thirty plus institutional and professional clients and prospects,” Mr Khurshid elaborated.

Unmatched Benefits

The strategic acquisition offers multiple advantages for NUKK. Apart from Match Financial’s digital RFQ, which offers the perfect solution for NUKK’s institutional clients and partners, Match operates 6 crypto product lines that will be hugely beneficial.

  1. NFT: This offers unique partnerships with leading UK auction houses for 24-hour auction price-fixing and uniquely bridges the two worlds of high-end digital art with real-world physical assets.
  2. OTC: Ability to offer crypto, DeFi and securities token investments with deep liquidity through partnerships with global exchanges and brokers.
  3. Fiat Settlement: Ability to offer UK FCA regulated fiat gateways and a full suite of global institutional crypto banking with capacity that exceeds fifty million dollars a day.
  4. Card Payments: Facility to provide multi-currency and multi-token wallet management for a truly convertible crypto debit card that can be used at any point of sale, using MasterCard and Visa.
  5. Remittance: Facilitating cross-border fiat-to-fiat payments, completed within 30-60 minutes from Nigeria with the use of our unique crypto rails that deliver an incredibly efficient, superior and cost-effective alternative.
  6. NGO Services: Fulfilling social responsibility by providing humanitarian aid and disaster relief to Afghanistan, Kenya and India.

NUKK’s tier 1 European OTC desk already offers unmatched pricing and settlement times for institutional volumes of the most popular fiat and cryptocurrencies, processed via the company’s US, European and UK FCA registered businesses. In addition, with the NFT services, NUKK will be able to offer 24-hour price-fixing services, which will help eliminate volatility risk. In fact, this NFT product range is the first of its kind to bridge the gap between clients’ physical and digital assets by providing multiple channels and professional investor networks for a truly diversified private wealth portfolio management.

“The greatest innovation and demand for blockchain and crypto assets are coming from outside of the west. It’s coming from impoverished communities on the other side of the digital divide. The top countries for crypto adoption over the past year are Vietnam and Ghana, with Nigeria the leading country per capita for bitcoin adoption. Afghanistan is now ranking 20 on this list.

A new global economy is emerging. This is what we dreamed of in the crypto industry years ago, and it’s finally happening. The market opportunities are growing exponentially and the need to support the redistribution of wealth and access to resources is very real,” NUKK’s head of emerging markets and crypto payments at digital RFQ, Erin Grover, stated.

With the acquisition of Match Financial, NUKK will be able to support ESG models, including partnering with non-government agencies in sub-Saharan Africa and the Asian subcontinent, where rapid funds transfer can mean the difference between life and death. Cryptocurrencies can play a key role in aiding these regions, offering more accessible and democratic financial solutions for transparent humanitarian aid.

“We have great hopes for Nukk in its endeavours to lead by example and drive adoption of the SDG pillars amongst our crypto peers. We are very much looking forward to rewarding our shareholders with more positive updates like this in the near future,” added NUKK’s CEO, Emil Assentato.

For more information contact Jamie Khurshid at [email protected]

About Nukkleus, Inc. 

Nukkleus, Inc. (OTCMKTS: NUKK) combines its world-class technology with institutional digital asset advisory and exchange execution services, giving Nukkleus the full-service offerings needed to compete effectively in the multi-asset world.  

Nukkleus is a digital financial services company with a suite of financial technology to provide institutional counterparts with unique access to global liquidity and a comprehensive suite of products and services ranging from advanced trading and technology to trusted token advisory services.

Our technology delivers counterparts institutional-grade access to traditional and digital asset markets globally along with a fully regulated EMD agent status for handling professional and accredited client funds and conducting cryptocurrency conversion into FIAT currencies.

About Match Financial LTD.

Match Financial brings together a team with a successful track record in traditional finance and more recently in cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Our team of experts have experience in investment banking, FX, equities, derivatives and commodities, as well as the ability to build scalable technology solutions to quickly transform these markets. 

The primary focus for all our products is regulation, transparency and security that, together, underpin the confidence and trust our institutional and professional investors need to safely enter the market.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute “forward-looking statements”.  Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission located at their website (http://www.sec.gov).  In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, governmental and public policy changes, Nukkleus’ ability to raise capital on acceptable terms, if at all, Nukkleus’ successful development of its products and the integration into its existing products and the commercial acceptance of the Nukkleus products.  The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent Nukkleus’ views as of the date of this press release and these views could change.  However, while Nukkleus may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, Nukkleus specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.  These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing Nukkleus’ views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.

August 19, 2021, 12:24 pm UTC.

Secure Your Spot At Finance Magnates London Summit 2021 

The London Summit is the trading industry’s leading conference. Since its inception in 2012, it has earned a reputation as the leading gathering for generating business and staying abreast of market news and innovations. Bringing together top-level industry executives, the London Summit is the world’s largest event for the financial services sector. 

Why Your Finance Brand Should Be At The Event

Finance Magnates London Summit (FMLS) will host thousands of attendees, exhibitors, and thought leaders. And its online buzz is huge too. The event hosts retail brokers, institutional buy-side, payment service providers, fintech startups, challengers and a growing crypto segment.

London Summit also offers a wide range of exhibition and sponsorship opportunities that can elevate your brand, provide targeted exposure and enable your key executives to reach the right people. 

  • Perfect For Executives – Your senior management team should attend the London Summit. They will gain direct access to industry thought leaders, discover new clients and partners and enjoy a good balance of networking and business.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities – Finance Magnates events are renowned for their innovative sponsorship opportunities that reflect your brand, budget and offering. Display your branding, message and CTA to get noticed and attract the right audience. Sponsorship spots are selling out fast so contact our team to reserve yours!
  • Kick-off With The Networking Blitz – London Summit 2021 will kick off with the exclusive Networking Blitz, a platform for networking with a twist on the evening of November 16. The Blitz is a great opportunity to meet business leads, unwind, and get deals done.
  • Exhibit Your Brand – Gather your best team and exhibit at the London Summit. In a stunning and spacious location, your team has the ideal opportunity to display your latest videos, demonstrations, one 2 one tutorials and sign up new clients and partners. 
  • Take Part In The Awards Ceremony– This year the awards are happening physically! Don’t miss the chance to nominate your company and win one of the most sought-after industry titles. Winning an award at the London Summit will also give you great PR and social media exposure.

Contact the Events team at [email protected] to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Looking to boost your recognition as an industry leader? Or perhaps you’re launching a new brand or expanding into the esteemed UK market. Don’t miss your chance to take part in this exclusive event. Discover sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities here.  

June 3, 2021, 11:59 am UTC.

Evolution of Fintech and Football in Latin America

Although belonging to completely different industries, both PayRetailers and CONMEBOL Sudamericana are connected in many ways. They are both leaders in their respective fields and aim to connect the diverse people of Latin America.

The Rise of the Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol or CONMEBOL

The people of South America love their football and a big part of their social interactions revolves around the sport. CONMEBOL is one of FIFA’s 6 continental confederations and is one of the oldest sports institutions in the world, founded in 1916. It organizes and manages South American football tournaments.

CONMEBOL Sudamericana, also known as La Sudamericana or Copa Sudamericana, is one of the most followed football tournaments in the region, besides CONMEBOL Liberatadores. The tournament began in 2002, replacing both Copa Merconorte and Copa Mercosur.

While there have been slight changes in the model over the years, CONMEBOL Sudamericana has a new format as of this year with 157 matches within a season, starting with the Regional Playoffs, continuing with the Group Stage and lastly the Final Phase. 

It is a dream for a club team to be able to compete in an event held by one of the most prestigious sports institutions worldwide. In 2019, CSD Independiente del Valle defeated Colón to secure their first CONMEBOL Sudamericana title. Founded in 1958, the club played only minor leagues until 2010. From then on, it was counted as one the best South American soccer teams, always finishing among the top but never winning, until 2019. Touted as underdogs, the team emerged victorious in 2019. Theirs is an inspirational story of grit and perseverance. 

Growing viewership both on home grounds and abroad speaks volumes of the tournament’s popularity, especially on digital platforms. Technological developments in sports recording, data capturing, and digital media have taken the tournament globally, bringing it to life on Pay TV and OTT platforms. In 2020, 43 million viewers witnessed the tournament, of which 20% of the audience comprised international viewers, who viewed the matches on online platforms. Supported by a huge digital presence, the tournament is set to grow in Brazil and other countries in the future.

PayRetailers’ Success in a Difficult Payments Landscape

In terms of meteoric growth, the story of the CONMEBOL is similar to that of PayRetailers. Launched in 2017 in Barcelona, the company entered the Brazilian market in 2018. This was a challenging landscape, where a huge section of the population remained outside the purview of formal financial institutions. However, with grit and perseverance, almost reminiscent of CSD Independiente del Valle, the company faced the challenges to record 500% growth in 2020.

Although the fintech landscape is in its nascent stages in Latin America, it is growing rapidly due to rising demand. The total transaction value of digital payments is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.32% between 2021 and 2025, to reach $278,157 million. PayRetailers aims to play a significant role in this growth.

The company leverages local partnerships to connect diverse regions of the continent. 

Rodrigo Puig Mir, Chief Strategic Officer at PayRetailers, looks back and concludes, “From the first day, we knew that our unique business model will be successful, as it relies on local presence and partnerships. After entering the Mexican markets, we quickly expanded to Brazil and neighboring countries. Just like football, we believe in the power of team play. It is crucial for us to have a strong IT team to implement new payment methods and link new APIs to our infrastructure quickly. Not only that, different elements of the business have to work together to be able to score goals when necessary, to secure that win.”

If you are interested in expanding your business in South America, connect with payretailers.com. PayRetailers can help you manage all activities on the payment side on a local level with their technology-driven and versatile payment services suite, which supports over 250 different payment methods.

May 18, 2021, 2:01 pm UTC.

We’re Live in 3,2,1 –  iFX EXPO Dubai Opens its Doors Tomorrow Morning!

Making It Happen – Safely 

Two days of business networking, top fintech speakers and an exclusive expo environment await attendees in Dubai. The iFX EXPO in Dubai will follow all the health and safety guidelines set out by the local authorities allowing you to network with confidence. You can read more about them here. 

Check out the recent backstage interview with media partner Contentworks Agency and organisers Ultimate Fintech.

Day 1 Line Up

The iFX EXPO doors open at 9 am tomorrow where you will register and access the expo. Remember to bring your government ID to get your pass printed.  You will find everyone at the Grand Hyatt Dubai Convention Centre which is located within the Grand Hyatt Hotel itself. Day 1 has some exciting speakers lined up and the speaker hall opens at 10 am. First up is Creativity & Innovation in Crisis: Turning Problems into Opportunities with Exness Mohamad Ibrahim.

Speaker slots run until 6 pm when the expo doors close for the day. You can view the full agenda here.

Enjoy Delicious Refreshments at the iFX EXPO

Attending an expo is a hungry and thirsty business! Attendees can get unlimited coffee from the coffee bar sponsored by Airsoft and water from Finalto – our Aqua Sponsor! The lunchroom is sponsored by Markets Direct so you can refuel after a morning’s networking. If you need to cool down, you can get ice cream from our Gelato sponsor TradingCores!

Stay Tuned for Updates

Stay tuned for expo updates by bookmarking our page and following our social media channels. You can follow iFX EXPO on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn right here:

www.facebook.com/iFXEXPO

www.instagram.com/ifxexpoofficial 

www.linkedin.com/company/ifxexpo/ 

Keep the conversation going by using #ifxexpo and tagging us in your posts, photos, videos and stories. Our media partners will also be publishing news and updates so be sure to give them a follow too!

We’re live in 3, 2, 1… From the iFXEXPO team, we wish you a productive, fun-filled and safe event! 

May 17, 2021, 6:13 pm UTC.

Scope Markets, in Partnership with NASDAQ, Organizes Exciting iFX EXPO Contest

NASDAQ will be officially supporting Scope Markets, a leading provider of institutional and retail trading solutions, to host the exclusive live trading event on May 19 at 7:30 pm Dubai time (GMT +4). Dozens of traders have already signed up for the contest to showcase their trading skills.

Scope Markets is also hosting a free trading seminar at the event, in partnership with NASDAQ, on Trading Strategies for the Post Pandemic World.

A Partner in Success

Scope Markets has created a niche for itself in the global online trading market with its cutting-edge services and client-first approach. Following its strategic partnership with the world’s second-largest stock exchange, NASDAQ will provide its award-winning data across the company. 

The leadership team at Scope Markets has over 50 years of experience in the global financial industry. The company is known for forging strategic partnerships, including the West Ham United football club since 2018. These partnerships have played a key role in the company’s growth. The partnership with NASDAQ is a major milestone, which will help establish Scope Markets as a leader in the field and create greater brand awareness across the world.

Sponsoring an Exclusive Event and Contest

iFX EXPO is the largest B2B fintech conference in the world. Started in May 2012, the event has so far connected over 35,000 attendees with more than 1,500 service providers. It is one of the most sought-after fintech events of the year, offering an opportunity for businesses and industry leaders to build their network and grow their business.

Scope Markets, in partnership with NASDAQ, is the official sponsor of the iFX EXPO Trader Networking Event, which is an invitation-only event. The company will also host the Day Seminar at the expo. As part of the networking event, a hugely sought-after opportunity, the company, with the support of NASDAQ, will be hosting the exclusive live trading competition that promises to be an electrifying experience.

The company is giving away exciting prizes as part of the trading contest, which will be organised at the Eve Penthouse & Lounge of Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights in Bur Dubai. The prizes include a $20,000 funded trading account as the first prize, a $15,000 funded trading account as the second prize, and a $5,000 funded trading account as the third prize. The contest is completely free but only registered attendees can participate.

There is a limited number of participates allowed for the content. Those who wish to grab their spot in the contest need to register at the earliest.

Free Trading Seminar

The pandemic-led lockdowns brought thousands of first-time traders into the financial markets. As a result, there has been a dramatic shift in the demand for fintech services. Fintech service providers need to move with agility to offer just the right mix of products and services to be able to attract and retain clients in the post-pandemic era.

With the goal of helping fintech firms understand this changing landscape, Scope Markets, in partnership with NASDAQ, is hosting a day seminar at the iFX EXPO 2021, on Trading Strategies for the Post Pandemic World. The seminar will address key issues, such as:

  • How has the financial world changed?
  • What happens next and how can we be ready?
  • Which markets have taken the biggest hit and which ones will present the best opportunities in the coming years?
  • Trading Strategies for the second half of 2021

The number of places at the live seminar is limited. So, those who wish to compete for $40,000 in total prizes should register before the places get filled. Those who are unable to attend the event in person can view the seminar online.

The exclusive private VIP trader contest will follow the seminar, later in the evening.

Scope Markets is extremely excited about the strategic partnership with NASDAQ. The association will strengthen the perception of stability and reliability of an already globally recognised brand and establish the company as a dominant player in the industry. The iFX EXPO will prove to be the ideal event to publicly showcase the partnership and reinforce the company’s brand image.

For more information on Scope Markets, please visit www.scopemarkets.com 

Risk Warning

Please note that forex trading and trading in other leveraged products involves a significant level of risk and is not suitable for all investors. Trading in financial instruments may result in losses as well as profits and your losses can be greater than your initial invested capital. Before undertaking any such transactions, you should ensure that you fully understand the risks involved and seek independent advice if necessary. Please read and ensure you fully understand our Risk Disclosure.

Legal Information

Scope Markets Ltd is a company registered under Belize with Registration Number 145,138. Scope Markets Ltd is authorized and regulated by the International Financial Services Commission of Belize (“IFSC”) under the license numbers 000274/58 and 000274/57. The registered address of Scope Markets Ltd is 5 Cork Street, 1708 Belize City, Belize.

Restricted Regions

Scope Markets does not offer its services to the residents of certain jurisdictions such as EU Member States, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein, Afghanistan, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Ghana, Iran (the Islamic Republic of), Iraq, Libya, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Panama, Somalia, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, United States of America, Yemen, Zimbabwe and Canada. Please check Restricted Countries.

May 10, 2021, 5:25 pm UTC.

Last Call For Dubai –  Updates from the iFX EXPO

This is your last call for the iFXEXPO Dubai!

With just over a week to go until Dubai iFX EXPO 19-20 May 2021, it’s time to get your expo tickets, book your flights and secure your hotel room. 

Making It Happen Safely 

The Ultimate Fintech team has put all its efforts into ensuring this expo is safe, but also fun and meaningful. Two days of business networking, top fintech speakers and an exclusive expo environment await attendees in Dubai. The iFX EXPO in Dubai will follow all the health and safety guidelines set out by the local authorities allowing you to network with confidence. You can read more about them here. Due to limits on spacing, we are nearly at full capacity for the expo. To secure your place, please register here.

Check out the recent interview with media partner Contentworks Agency and organisers Ultimate Fintech.

An Incredible Speaker Lineup

The iFXEXPO Dubai has an incredible speaker lineup with topical, relevant subjects being discussed by industry leaders.

 These include:

  • Creativity & Innovation in Crisis: Turning Problems into Opportunities
  • Digital Currencies Overview & Crypto Transactions in the Forex Industry
  • Attracting Mass Affluent Investors in the Middle East with the Right Marketing Tools
  • What’s happening with #FinTech on Twitter?
  • The Clash of the Asset Classes

Check out the full speaker lineup here.

Fly In Luxury With Emirates 

Combining executive luxuries with a reliable flight schedule is why we love Emirates for travelling to the UAE. Sit back, relax and enjoy your first flight, to your first live expo in over a year! Use our Promotion Code to get special fares to Dubai below:

  • Promotion code: EVE6FXE
  • Travel Validity:  May 14 to May 25, 2021
  • Book your travel today at www.emirates.com and enter the above promotion code when you book. 

 Terms and conditions apply

Relax At The Grand Hyatt Hotel Dubai 

The Grand Hyatt Dubai is one of the nicest hotels in the region and the weather is hotting up in Dubai so how about cooling down in a luxurious pool? The hotel has 3 outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pools and one of the largest leisure pools in the city. There is also a 20-metre indoor temperature -controlled pool with underwater music speakers for tired out attendees to enjoy. 

Our team has also secured a reduced rate at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Hotel where the expo will be held.  A 20% discount also applies to all Grand Hyatt Dubai Restaurants so you can really indulge. The lowest rate on the market is guaranteed when you book via the link below:

https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/DXBGH/G-IBFU 

Who said the iFXEXPO was all work and no play? Don’t miss out. Register today to save your spot at the most exclusive event in the online trading industry.

April 19, 2021, 5:14 pm UTC.

Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: Last Day To Nominate! 

Which award do you want to be displayed on your company website and social media? The Ultimate Fintech Awards give brokers the opportunity to show they have been recognised by an established organisation and voted by real traders.

Award Dates

The awards began in February 2021 and will run until June 2021 when the winners will be announced on June 10. Winners will be granted a coveted place on The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List, accessible globally to traders, partners and institutions.

This is the last day to nominate your broker for up to 5 award categories here.

Nominate Now

  1. Each brand can apply in up to 5 award categories, browse the available categories and make your selection.
  2. You will be asked to submit short explanations covering your eligibility for the preferred categories. There are a range of awards to be won in specific categories of Global Awards, Regional Awards and Country Awards. 
  3. The voting round begins on 27 April and runs until 25 May 2021. During this time subscribed and logged in users will be able to cast one vote.

The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List will be the industry index of winners. A holy grail for traders looking for the most reputable brokers in the world.  This is your last day to submit your nominations so don’t delay, get your broker nominated and join the awards race!

April 14, 2021, 11:54 am UTC.

Ultimate Fintech Awards 2021: Time Is Running Out For Broker Nominations 

 Now through the Ultimate Fintech Awards customers, partners and traders will decide the best brokers of 2021 through a public voting system.

With only a week to go until nominations end, we’ve answered your top questions on the Ultimate Fintech Awards.

#1 What Dates Are The Awards Running?

The awards began in February and will run until June 2021 with various stages leading up to the announcement of the winners. However, the time is ticking for your nominations:

  • Nomination Round: Open until 20 April 2021 – During the Nominations period, companies can apply by filling out the Nomination Form. Each brand can apply in up to 5 award categories. 
  • Voting Round: 27 April – 25 May 2021 – During the Voting Round, the industry will be asked to cast their vote in the Ultimate Fintech Awards. Subscribed and logged in users will be able to cast one vote only so make your vote count! 
  • Shortlist & Winner Announcements: 1 & 10 June 2021 – The first announcement will be on June 1 2021. This will reveal all the shortlisted brands that have made it to the top of every award category. A final list of winners will be announced on the 10th of June, showing one winner in each category.

#2 Why Nominate Your Broker?

  • Instil Trust in Traders – Traders look for recognised brands before they invest their money. Winning a business award provides a credible third-party endorsement so show other traders with onsite awards badges, blogs and social media updates. 
  • Improved Employee Morale – When a company receives a prestigious award, everyone on the team feels better. They appreciate being recognised for their hard work.
  • Snag More PR Opportunities – Reinvigorate your marketing with news of your award, team and success.
  • Get More Business – Winning an Ultimate Fintech award can help boost your company’s profile. This increased awareness could mean more traders, IBs and investors. It can also boost your company recruitment drive.  

Nominate your broker for up to 5 award categories here.

#3 What Award Categories Are There?

There is a range of awards to be won in specific categories of Global Awards, Regional Awards and Country Awards. As the name suggests, global awards will determine the winners on a global scale, while regional and country awards will go into more specific categories. 

The Ultimate Fintech Awards drill down into specific and outstanding talent – from rising stars to established giants. They also recognise key areas of expertise such as customer service or trading platforms. 

#4 Where Are The Winners Published?

Winners will be announced on the Ultimate Fintech website as well as entered in The Ultimate Fintech Leaders 2021 List. The Ultimate Fintech Leaders List is the industry index of the most pioneering companies, showcasing both the shortlisted and winning companies in each category, set to serve traders worldwide. Additionally, winners will be announced through the official Ultimate Fintech channels and newsletters, letting the entire B2B and B2C online trading industry know who took home the winning titles.

Awards are a great way to showcase your brand, platform, services and customer support but time is running out.  Nominations are only open until April 20 so head over to the Ultimate Fintech website to nominate your broker!

April 12, 2021, 6:12 pm UTC.

Guru Capital Successfully Takes Ownership of ETX Cyprus

ETX Capital is one of the UK’s leading online CFD and spread betting companies, and as such, their target market has predominantly been the UK until now. With the change in ownership, the group’s vision for ETX Capital is expansion, growth, and new markets. Their sights are set on Europe and cementing the ETX brand throughout the region. It’s an exciting time for the firm, with hiring ramped up, and big plans on the horizon across the entire business.

ETX Capital CEO Philip Adler had this to say on the company’s plans for Europe, “I am delighted that Guru Capital is now the owner of our Cypriot sister company. ETX has a long tradition of offering best in class service to our UK clients and we are looking forward to ETX Cyprus picking up that baton and being at the heart of ETX’s European expansion.”

Ryan Nettles, a Managing Partner at Guru Capital, commented, “The ETX platform offers a very compelling opportunity for European traders due to its user-friendly functionality and multi-asset offering with over 5,000 tradeable instruments.”

ETX Cyprus will be the European HQ, with the company only weeks away from onboarding European clients through the new entity.

April 8, 2021, 11:20 am UTC.

PayRetailers and CONMEBOL Sudamericana – Growing Strong Brands

That is not as easy as it might sound. The business model and product have to be on-point for their target market, and they need to adapt to changing environments and customer demands. All this while retaining their core brand and value propositions. It’s a tight balancing act that requires experience, expertise and a stellar team. 

Barcelona-based payment service provider (PSP), PayRetailers, recently partnered up as an official sponsor of the CONMEBOL Sudamericana for the 2021 and 2022 seasons. Both brands are excellent examples of how, with commitment, a brand can develop, grow and remain relevant through time.

CONMEBOL Sudamericana – A Century Later, Still Going Strong

As the South American Football Confederation, CONMEBOL has an impressive 100+ year history. CONMEBOL has grown to become the most prestigious and largest football association in South America. To do that, it had to have a strong brand, let by dedicated people.

While a strong brand evolved over its 100-year history, since 2016, CONMEBOL has undergone a series of structural reforms to modernise its governance and operations, increase the global competitiveness of its exclusive tournaments and strengthen its promotion of football development by increasing revenues and investment.

As part of that strategy, in the last two years, CONMEBOL club competitions have been greatly improved through a new format design and the adoption of standards, designed to increase the quality of the tournaments from competitive, sporting and commercial points of view. 

Within these structural reforms, a new logo and a new corporate image were presented. The aim of the rebrand was to appeal to millennials and invite them to be part of the organization. The brand’s new motto “Cree en grande”, Spanish for “Believe Big”, put the power of CONMEBOL into a few, short, succinct words. 

People of South America live and breathe football. It’s an emotional connection. The new logo with a shield and a fingerprint-stylized map of South America symbolizes the resilience, competitive spirit and uniqueness of the fans and their teams. 

Following the rebrand, and with a strong push into international broadcasting, online marketing and social media networking, the organization succeeded in growing a younger fan base.

Renato Cassinelli, Director of Communications & Public Relations at PayRetailers, says about the CONMEBOL brand: “The media impact generated by CONMEBOL is worldwide, but it’s not just about the immediate economic return, but also about adding value to the brand and imbuing it with attributes to take it into the future.”

PayRetailers – A Trusted Brand in the Payments Space

The same year CONMEBOL was rebranding, PayRetailers launched into the payment’s arena. Specializing in payment solutions for merchants and consumers in the South American markets, the PSP quickly set up offices in Mexico and Brazil. A few short years later it expanded and is now operating in 12 countries in the continent.

PayRetailers has become recognized as a trusted brand for businesses looking to enter the emerging countries in LATAM. As with CONMEBOL, PayRetailers has a perfect product-market fit with its next generation of payment solutions for the region. This is evidenced by its impressive 500% year-on-year revenue growth since the company inception.

Cassinelli outlines the company’s perspective: “The growth of PayRetailers in recent years has been phenomenal and we have taken advantage of strategic opportunities as they have arisen along the way. One is the official sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana, one of the most prestigious sports institutions in the world. The partnership is the next step to positioning ourselves as a global brand and communicating our identity on the international stage. The visibility and exposure gained through this sponsorship will be enhanced by various communication actions planned for this new collaboration”.

If you are interested in growing your business in Latin America, visit us at payretailers.com. PayRetailers offers a wide range of payment service solutions for merchants that need efficient, single integration solutions to reach consumers in Latin America.

March 31, 2021, 4:18 pm UTC.

Muinmos Partners With RHT Compliance Solutions In Singapore To Capitalise On Increasing Demand For Its Regulatory Onboarding Engine

RHT Compliance Solutions in Singapore provides Compliance and Risk Advisory to Financial Institutions and Capital Market Intermediaries in Singapore and the region. They will offer Muinmos’ proprietary Regulatory Onboarding Engine to their rapidly growing client base which includes banks, investment banks, brokers and fund managers.

Muinmos’ innovative technology uses AI and machine learning to simplify onboarding and enhance the compliance process across multiple jurisdictions. Its Regulatory Onboarding Engine comprises three distinct and secure modules, mPASS™, mCHECK™ and mRX™, to provide flexibility to Financial Institutions. When combined, these modules provide a complete one-stop-shop regulatory compliance onboarding solution.

mPASS™, specially developed for automated categorisation, suitability and appropriateness checks, provides instant clearances on whether Financial Institutions can onboard or keep a client in any country / for any financial service and financial instrument. Clients can be fully cleared and ready to be onboarded in under three minutes.

mCHECK™ covers all relevant AML/KYC requirements, and mRX™ is a risk management tool enabling Financial Institutions to risk profile their clients based on their pre-configured risk parameters.

As regulatory parameters change, Financial Institutions are instantly alerted of any regulatory change or even potential new sales opportunities. This ensures ongoing 24×7 compliance across the globe whilst mitigating the risk of fines and mis-selling.

Jayaprakash Jagateesan, CEO, RHT Compliance Solutions comments, “The timing of this partnership is ideal. The Government in Singapore is encouraging firms to embrace technology and go digital. Financial Institutions are looking to automate processes wherever possible and Muinmos’ RegTech products are ideally placed to help the compliance function to become more streamlined and efficient. We are excited to bring this technology to our clients.”

“Muinmos’ products complement our existing services. We are certain, for example, that the regulators will be impressed by our clients who are applying for licences if they can see that these firms will be using such a powerful onboarding tool to enable them to meet their regulatory requirements. Through our partnership with Muinmos, RHT can offer a one-stop-shop for regulatory compliance including advisory services, customised training, preparation for regulatory inspections and advanced technology solutions.”

Remonda Kirketerp-Moller, Founder and CEO, Muinmos adds, “We are delighted to be working with RHT Compliance Solutions. With our regulatory onboarding product and RHT’s deep local expertise and network, I believe we have a powerful combination and the ability to put RegTech firmly on the map in Singapore. Together, we can help Financial Institutions in Singapore and beyond to digitise their compliance processes and be safe in the knowledge that they are adhering to regulatory requirements throughout the lifecycle of their clients.”

Muinmos’ proprietary Regulatory Onboarding Engine maps thousands of regulatory parameters, legislation, permissions, rules and guidelines from around the world and delivers instant compliance results globally. For further information, visit www.muinmos.com

RHT Compliance Solutions is the first and only integrated organisation providing Compliance and Risk Advisory to Financial Institutions and Capital Market Intermediaries in Singapore and the region. RHT Compliance Solutions is a subsidiary of RHT Fintech Holdings, a leading Professional Services Group in Asia. For further information, please visit, www.rhtgoc.com

March 24, 2021, 1:00 pm UTC.

PayRetailers and CONMEBOL Sudamericana – The Perfect Match

CONMEBOL (Confederación Sudamericana de Fútbol) is one of FIFA‘s six continental confederations. FIFA (Federation International of Football Association) founded in 1904, currently includes 211 national member teams. CONMEBOL is the oldest continental confederation in the world and is responsible for organising and managing South American football tournaments. 

PayRetailers, a company launched in Barcelona in 2017, is an alternative payment solutions provider that helps companies expand into Latin American markets. PayRetailers connects to 250+ payment methods through a single integration, adapting to the preferences of Latin American consumers in each market. In March 2021, they announced their partnership with CONMEBOL and became an Official Sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana, the annual club football competition, for the 2021 and 2022 seasons.

Pol Barceló, Marketing Director at PayRetailers says: “Becoming an official sponsor of CONMEBOL Sudamericana reflects our long-term commitment to South America and will expand the reach of our brand in the region. We have come to stay with the goal of providing payment solutions, both to merchants looking to expand their business and to consumers.”


Pol Barceló, Marketing Director at PayRetailers

CONMEBOL – Since 1916

Founded in 1916, the South American Football Confederation – CONMEBOL – is the governing body of South American football and the oldest continental football confederation in the world. CONMEBOL, made up of ten member associations, including Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, is responsible for the organisation and governance of the main international South American football tournaments, including CONMEBOL Copa America, CONMEBOL Libertadores, CONMEBOL Sudamericana and CONMEBOL Recopa, among others.

Since 2016, CONMEBOL has undergone a series of structural reforms to modernise its governance and operations, increase the global competitiveness of its exclusive tournaments and strengthen its promotion of football development by increasing revenues and investment.

As part of that strategy, in the last two years, CONMEBOL club competitions have been greatly improved through a new format design and the adoption of standards, designed to increase the quality of the tournaments from competitive, sporting and commercial points of view. Thanks to the recently adopted improvements, CONMEBOL tournaments last years achieved record numbers in digital participation, stadium attendance and sales.

Global Payments – Fastest Growth Sector

Football is ranked the #1 most popular sport around the world with over 3.5 billion followers. The world of payment service providers (PSPs) may not seem immediately related, however as the exchange of money is a fundamental need, we see similar numbers in the industry.

According to the 2019 McKinsey Global Payments Report, global payments amounted to 1.9 trillion USD in 2018 and is growing 6% per year. More than 1000 PSPs are operating globally with more than a hundred being active in Latin America alone. Similarly, to the football numbers in Latin America, there are fewer PSPs compared to other continents, but it is the faster-growing region aside from Asia. PayRetailers has a solid footing in LATAM and is a trusted partner for a large range of businesses operating in the region.

PayRetailers currently supports over 250 methods in 12 countries in Latin America with many more being added over the coming years. In the PSP-world there is no qualification round – the sector can be seen as more like a knockout mode type. If you don’t offer a crucial payment method, clients will eventually steer away to competitors. 

Barcélo goes on to say: “In just four years we’ve experienced phenomenal growth in the industry. Every year we’ve experienced triple-digit growth, with 2020 seeing a year-on-year sales increase of over 500%. South America has been good to us and we want to return some of that goodwill. We’re here for the long-term.”

If you want to grow your business in Latin America and implement a state-of-the-art payment service suite, visit PayRetailers here to find out more.