Federico Vilanova

Payment Professional at

Federico is a corporate lawyer turned into a payments enthusiast. Federico started his technological journey in 2015 when he joined ACI and hasn´t looked back since. He has immersed himself in the payments industry, and as millennials do, he believes technology will seamlessly change the way we conduct our day-to-day lives and is a proponent of the value of user experience in today´s consumer society. He leads our sales team across Spanish Speaking Americas where his clients play a leading role at the cutting edge of real-time and digital payments. Federico supports his clients in a region which has ambitious plans to modernize its payments systems for a digital age focused on financial inclusion and cross-border commerce.  Federico currently resides in Colombia, but you will find him hopping all over Latin America. Federico es un abogado corporativo convertido en un entusiasta de la industria de los pagos. Federico comenzó su viaje tecnológico en 2015 cuando se unió a ACI y, desde entonces, no ha mirado atrás. Se ha sumergido en la industria de los pagos y, como buen millennial, cree que la tecnología acabará cambiando la forma en la que vivimos nuestro día a día. Federico también es un defensor del valor que tiene la experiencia del usuario y, aún más, en la sociedad de consumo actual. Dirige nuestro equipo de ventas en América Latina, donde sus clientes desempeñan un papel fundamental en la innovación de los pagos digitales y en tiempo real. Federico apoya a sus clientes en una región donde hay grandes planes ambiciosos para modernizar sus sistemas de pagos y enfrentarse a una era digital centrada en la inclusión financiera y el comercio transfronterizo.  Aunque Federico reside actualmente en Colombia, puedes encontrarle por cualquier rincón de Latinoamérica.  

Articles by Federico Vilanova


October 6, 2020

Payments in a Post-Coronavirus World: How the Pandemic Is Influencing Tomorrow’s Industry in Latin America

While the novel coronavirus has (understandably) dominated the day-to-day focus of today’s payment players, the fact is, at some point we will either fully adapt or be living in a post-coronavirus world. How can our industry prepare? In a recent webinar hosted by Fintech Americas, we brought together experts from Redeban Multicolor, Red Link and PROSA to explore where they see the industry going – with a specific emphasis on Latin American markets – and what they’re doing to ensure future success.


February 3, 2020

What Will 2020 Bring for Payments in Latin America?

Read this blog post in Portuguese   |   Read this blog post in Spanish 2019 was yet another year of payments disruption throughout the LATAM region. Thanks in large part to the proliferation of fintechs, Latin American banks and processors have been under immense pressure to modernize their offerings, while also gaining the agility to quickly bring new products to market.


September 15, 2016

¿Has Visto Tu Tarjeta de Crédito Últimamente? [Have You Seen Your Credit Card Lately?]

Payments is a global business with local flavors. The following blog is part of a series looking at the payment industry in Latin America. This blog looks at the "invisible card" as you go about your daily routines. The post is available below in both Spanish and English.

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