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By Reuters

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's antitrust watchdog CADE opened an investigation into Banco Bradesco SA for anti-competitive practices against financial startup Guiabolso, according to a CADE statement on Tuesday.

The watchdog said Bradesco may be impeding its clients from connecting Guiabolso's app to their checking accounts.

In a statement, Bradesco denied any wrongdoing and said the issue with Guiabolso involved client data security and bank secrecy rules. Guiabolso declined to comment . . .

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