Ualá

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Ualá is an Argentina-based Latin American neobank. Its native apps link with a Mastercard that allows users to conduct financial transactions such as online or offline purchases, free P2P and top-ups, as well as other payments, both in Argentina and abroad. Ualá’s technology and proprietary integrations allow for live transactionality, the first and only PFM solution in the market, and secure instant transfers, among others.

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