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  • Sr. Pago is helping Mexico's unbanked
  • Sr. Pago is helping Mexico's unbanked
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Sr. Pago is helping Mexico's unbanked

Over 50% of Mexico's population don't have bank accounts. Overly complicated regulations, lengthy application processes and high monthly taxes mean that people are avoiding banks. Sr. Pago is a service that's cutting out the hassle and allowing banking without the banks.



  • Article image Osper: credit cards for kids

    Kids want to grow up as fast as possible, but how much responsibility should they be given? Mobile banking app Osper has a debit card that looks just like mum and dad’s. It's helping the UK's seven million 8- to 18-year-olds by “instilling good money habits earlier in life.”

  • Article image Bluebird: do the unbanked want an AmEx?

    American Express is synonymous with privilege and luxury – so its latest venture may seem surprising. Its Bluebird Bank helps Americans let down by traditional banking, who may not even have a bank account. What's driving the makers of the Black Card to bank the unbanked?

  • Bitcoin: a bright future in Mexico? Bitcoin: a bright future in Mexico?

    The Bitcoin foundation has announced its latest affiliate chapter will be in Mexico. Following on from affiliates in Australia and Canada, the Fundación Satoshi Nakamoto is the next to join the list – a signifier of the growing popularity of Bitcoin in Mexico.

  • Article image iGaranti: for Millennials who can't manage their money

    In Turkey, popular bank Garanti is causing a stir with its revolutionary banking-on-the-go app iGaranti. As more services go mobile, the future of seamless, social money management seems likely to come in the form of smartphone integration and a consumer driven-approach.

  • Article image Barclays Digital Eagles: getting grandma online

    Around 5.1 million Brits aged over 65 have never been online. Catering to these untapped customers, Barclays has created over 3,500 'Digital Eagles' - specially-trained staff to help them get online and up to speed. But do people want a bank teaching them about the internet?

  • Article image T-Mobile: a bank in your pocket

    T-Mobile is launching into banking with a pre-paid debit card and banking app. But if people aren't willing to trust banks with their cash, why should they trust a telecoms provider?

  • Article image Bitcoin and black markets: rewiring for the new economy

    An exclusive adaptation from hacker Josh Klein’s upcoming book Reputation Economics, which explores how digitisation is destroying the limitations of the current financial system.

  • Article image Why BNP Paribas is banking on mobile

    Hello bank! is the world's first stand-alone digital mobile bank that's accessible any time, any place – and, crucially, maintains a clear focus on customer experience.