BBVA buys Mexican payments start-up Openpay


BBVA Bancomer, a fully owned subsidiary of BBVA, has acquired Mexico-based payments start-up Openpay to tap into its network of more than 15,000 payment reception points across the country. Openpay offers a platform for physical and electronic payments for businesses via its real-time Paynet network. According to BBVA, the start-up manages more than one million […]

BBVA and Ripple complete blockchain cross-border money transfer pilot

BBVA and Ripple in blockchain cross-border payments trial

BBVA has announced the completion of “the first real-life implementation of an international money transfer using Ripple’s new distributed ledger technology (DLT)”. The transaction, which ran on BBVA infrastructures with real money, resulted in money moved between Spain and Mexio “in a matter of seconds”.

Scotiabank invests millions of dollars in digitalisation; simplifies operating models

Scotiabank in digital, organisational and operating

Canada’s Scotiabank named key components of its technology and operations strategy at the recent annual meeting of shareholders. These (unsurprisingly) focus on digital transformation, technology investment and the simplification of its organisational and operating models, as the nature of work and roles change. Brian Porter, president and CEO of Scotiabank, said that “a comprehensive change […]

Banco Santander selects ATM monitoring service

Banco Santander will use Wincor Nixdorf's ATM services in Mexico

Banco Santander is to begin using services provided by ATM maker Wincor Nixdorf to support its Mexican subsidiary. The services cover monitoring, maintenance and troubleshooting.

New exchange BIVA plans conquest of Mexico

New exchange BIVA is determined to put Mexico on the map

A new stock exchange, Bolsa Institucional de Valores, is planning to launch in Mexico, creating competition for Latin America’s second largest stock market, the BMV. The exchange, currently waiting for final regulatory approval, will use Nasdaq’s X-stream trading platform.

Financial services looking up, down Mexico way


After many years of struggle, Mexicans may be about to snatch the crown of Latin America’s most promising financial services market from their Portuguese-speaking cousins in Brazil.

Earthport launches payments route to Mexico and Colombia


Cross-border payments company Earthport has launched two new routes into Mexico and Colombia, as part of a drive to open up Latin America for faster, more efficient and transparent payments.

Latin American markets looking for international investors to boost liquidity

Danielle Tierney

New trading systems in Brazil and Mexico are prompting high hopes that Latin America’s two largest markets will attract more international investors and grow their liquidity base, according to panellists at the TradeTech conference in London.