LatAm 2021: Digital payments the bridge to short-term financing

Mercado Libre has seen great success in providing financing to millions of people who struggled to obtain it through traditional lenders, SVP of Credit Martin De Los Santos said.

De Los Santos spoke with LendIt’s Todd Anderson at LendIt Fintech LatAm 2021, held Dec. 7-8 in Miami, Fla. The two discussed leveraging digital payment data to enable short-term financing.

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  • John K. White

    John has been in communications since graduating from Creative Communications at Red River College Polytechnic in Winnipeg in 1992. He launched one of Canada's first digital-only local news sites called Winnipeg First in 2007, which led to digital editor postings with the Winnipeg Free Press and Edmonton Journal. In 2012 he joined Bankless Times as managing editor, later becoming president and CEO. He and the Bankless Media co-founders completed a sale and exit in August 2021.