Banks in Mexico

Banco Santander in Tijuana

Banco Santander Mexico SA is one of the major financial institutions in Mexico. The bank provides various banking services aimed at benefitting both small and medium enterprises (SMEs). With more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry, the bank has created a niche for itself by offering a multichannel financial services platform for its ever-growing customers. The company operates a whopping 324 offices nationwide and a total of 17,209 employees. With such an astronomical number, you will always come across their ever-present and conspicuous ATMs and branches wherever you may be in Mexico.

For Americans visiting or staying in Mexico and in need of Pesos, you can use your American ATM card to withdraw at any Banco Santander ATM in Mexico with or without ATM or  forex fees or charges depending on the bank card in your possession. If you are a BofA customer, no need to fret because you won’t be charged a dime from either bank due to the fact that BofA has some share capital in Banco Santander. However, if you are a cardholder of other banks, you will be charged a certain fee in the region of $ 5-10 which is still a no-brainer for non Santander customers.

Banco Santander has branches in the following states/provinces:

  1. Tijuana
  2. Puerto Vallarta
  3. Puebla
  4. Monterrey
  5. Mexico City
  6. Merida
  7. Mazatlan
  8. Leon
  9. Juarez
  10. Guadalajara
  11. Ecatepec
  12. Cozumel
  13. Chihuahua
  14. Cancun
  15. Acapulco

In Tijuana alone, there are 25 branches and another 25 ATMs spread across board. Below is the list of the branches and the ATM points:

BRANCHES

  1. Santander Branch 2006 Colonia Las Brisas De Tijuana
    Blvd. Diaz Ordaz Num. 14517 Int. 24 “E”, Centro Comercial 5 Y 10
    Las Fuentes, 22810 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 07:00 -18:30 Hrs
  2. Santander Branch 2008 Colonia Lomas Del Porvenir De Tijuana
    Bahia De Kino S/N
    Lomas Del Porvenir, 22100 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 08:00 -18:30 Hrs
  3. Santander Branch 2009 Colonia Playas De Tijuana
    Paseo De Ensenada # 1845
    Jardines Del Sol, 22206 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 08:00 -18:30 Hrs
  4. Santander Branch 201 Otay
    Carretera Aeropuerto 1900 Loc. E7 Al E10
    Cd. Industrial Nueva Tijuana, 22500 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 623-1841
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  5. Santander Branch 2010 Colonia Primero De Mayo De Tijuana
    Martires De Chicago Sin Num. 2da. Seccion
    Obrera, 22163 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 08:00 -14:00 Hrs
  6. Santander Branch 2022 Otay De Tijuana
    Boulevard Industrial Num. 1100
    La Mesa De Otay, 22510 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 07:00 -18:30 Hrs
  7. Santander Branch 2023 Fracc. Mariano Matamoros De Tijuana
    Ruta Mariano Matamoros Num. 7773, Local 112, Planta Baja
    Fracc. Mariano Matamoros De Tijuana, 22500 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 07:00 -18:30 Hrs
  8. Santander Branch 2025 Blvd. Cucapah De Tijuana
    Blvd. Cucapah Num. 21907, Centro Comercial Bugambilias, Local 121
    Granjas Familiares De Matamoros, 22204 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 07:00 -18:30 Hrs
  9. Santander Branch 2032 Terminal De Autobuses De Tijuana
    Av. Lazaro Cardenas Num. 1000
    Alamar, 22540 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 07:00 -18:30 Hrs
  10. Santander Branch 2033 Tijuana
    Av. Negrete # 2050
    Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 07:00 -18:30 Hrs
  11. Santander Branch 2034 San Antonio De Los Buenos
    Boulevard Cuauhtémoc Sin Num. Carret. Libre Tiuana-rosarito Km. 13.5
    La Joya, 22710 Tijuana, Baja California
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 08:00 -14:00 Hrs
  12. Santander Branch 227 Constitucion
    Av. Constitución 1269
    Centro, 22000 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 638-4410
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  13. Santander Branch 230 La Mesa
    Blvd. Díaz Ordaz 1345
    La Mesa, 22450 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 681-1803
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  14. Santander Branch 309 Plaza Financiera Tijuana
    Erasmo Castellanos 1856
    Río Tijuana, 22320 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 633-4569
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  15. Santander Branch 437 Campestre Tijuana
    Blvd. Agua Caliente 11300 Loc. 101-104
    Fracc. Aviacion, 22420 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 686-3133
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  16. Santander Branch 4416 La Mesa
    Av Baja California Esq. Blvd Díaz Ordaz 1
    La Mesa, 22450 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 701-7526
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  17. Santander Branch 4419 Agua Caliente
    Blvd. Agua Caliente Esq. Río Grijalva 2375
    Marrón, 22400 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 686-3003
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  18. Santander Branch 4422 Mesa De Otay
    Venustiano Carranza 17124
    Otay Constituyentes, 22510 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 6479051
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  19. Santander Branch 4428 Plaza Rio
    Paseo De Los Héroes Centro Comercial Plaza Río Tijuana 108 Loc. 11-a
    Centro, 22010 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 684-0250
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  20. Santander Branch 4431 Playas
    Paseo Ensenada Esq. Address: Del Risco C.C. Plaza Coronado Locales 10 Al 13 Manz. 326-b 502 Fracc. Playas De Tijuana, 22209 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 631-1330
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  21. Santander Branch 4437 Insurgentes
    Blvd. Insurgentes Esq. Bolivar 19803
    Cerro Colorado, 22223 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 625-8145
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  22. Santander Branch 4464 Casablanca
    Blvd. Casablanca Plaza Outlet Local 30 4499
    Fracc. Imaq, 22207 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 102-5150
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  23. Santander Branch 451 Boulevard Insurgentes
    Acceso La Cuña Y Blvd. Insurgentes 16902 Loc. 21 Al 23
    Dimenstein, 22450 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 627-0150
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  24. Santander Branch 7295 Santa Fe
    Blvd. El Rosario Esq. Francisco Zarco (Plaza La Pajarita) 7002 Local L-11
    Lomas Del Mar, 22564 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 664 900-1015
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.
  25. Santander Branch 7866 Plaza Galerias
    Boulevard Díaz Ordaz, Esq. Boulevard Américas S/N
    Hipódromo , 22020 Tijuana, Baja California
    Phone: 681-3090
    Opening Hours: Monday To Friday 9:00 To 16:00 Hrs.

ATM POINTS

  1. Santander Atm X94190 4431-playas 2
    Paseo Ensenada No. 502 Locales 10 Al 13
    Fracc. Playas De Tijuana, Tijuana, Baja California
  2. Santander Atm X94241 7866-plaza Galerias 1
    Blvd. Diaz Ordaz S/N
    Hipodromo, Tijuana, Baja California
  3. Santander Atm X94242 7866-plaza Galerias 2
    Blvd. Diaz Ordaz S/N
    Hipodromo, Tijuana, Baja California
  4. Santander Atm X94533 Calimax Capistrano
    Cochimies No. 18480 Interior 821-b
    Guaycura, Tijuana, Baja California
  5. Santander Atm X94569 Calimax Villa Del Campo
    Paseo Del Campo No. 6202
    Fracc. Villa Del Campo Segunda Seccion, Tijuana, Baja California
  6. Santander Atm X94671 Calimax Las Torres
    Ave Latinoamericana No. 520
    Las Torres, Tijuana, Baja California
  7. Santander Atm X94673 Calimax San Antonio
    Prolongacion Television No. 4455
    Monte San Antonio, Tijuana, Baja California
  8. Santander Atm X94674 Calimax Montesinos
    Carr. Libre Tijuana – Ensenada No. 10951
    Ampliacion Tejamen, Tijuana, Baja California
  9. Santander Atm X94676 Calimax Villa Del Prado 2
    Address: Del Granado No. 12754 Fracc. Urbivilla Del Prado, Tijuana, Baja California
  10. Santander Atm X95059 Cm Plaza Del Sol Santa Fe
    Oriente 7002
    Lomas Del Mar, Tijuana, Baja California
  11. Santander Atm X95338 Calimax Hipodromo
    Blvd. Agua Caliente No. 12202
    Hipodromo, Tijuana, Baja California
  12. Santander Atm X95345 Calimax Rio
    Blvd. Cuauhtemoc No. 2150
    Zona Rio, Tijuana, Baja California
  13. Santander Atm X95423 Calimax Jardines
    Km 14.5 Prolong. Blvd. Diaz Ordaz
    Jardines De La Mesa, Tijuana, Baja California
  14. Santander Atm X95450 Calimax Soler
    Av. De La Alegria No. 802
    Fracc. Soler, Tijuana, Baja California
  15. Santander Atm X95480 Cm Oasis
    Blvd. Real De Baja California 23911 Lote 37 Mz 617
    Fracc. Real De San Francisco, Tijuana, Baja California
  16. Santander Atm X95559 Calimax El Dorado
    General Emiliano Zapata No. 22952
    Ejido Francisco Villa, Tijuana, Baja California
  17. Santander Atm X95663 4416-la Mesa 3
    Av. Baja California No. 1
    La Mesa, Tijuana, Baja California
  18. Santander Atm X95765 Calimax Loma Bonita
    Camino Altura De La Colina Salvatierra 7200
    Loma Bonita Norte, Tijuana, Baja California
  19. Santander Atm X95823 7295-santa Fe 1
    Blvd. El Rosario No. 7002 Local L-11
    Lomas Del Mar, Tijuana, Baja California
  20. Santander Atm X95824 7295-santa Fe 2
    Blvd. El Rosario No. 7002 Local L-11
    Lomas Del Mar, Tijuana, Baja California
  21. Santander Atm X95878 Ayuntamiento De Tijuana
    Independencia S/N
    Zona Rio, Tijuana, Baja California
  22. Santander Atm X95917 Cm Mega Tijuana
    Blvd. El Rfugio No. 24702
    Fracc. El Florido, Tijuana, Baja California
  23. Santander Atm X96136 Hyson Otay 2
    Av. Industrial No. 333 Secc. Dorada
    Ciudad Industrial Mesa De Otay, Tijuana, Baja California
  24. Santander Atm X96185 Soriana Agua Caliente
    Blvd. Agua Caliente No. 10506
    Aviacion, Tijuana, Baja California
  25. Santander Atm X96186 Ensambladora Modular
    Romano No. 13525-c
    Fracc. Alcala La Mesa, Tijuana, Baja California

How to find a Wells Fargo ATM in Mexico

Traveling gives us a chance to explore the world on our own terms. Every year, millions of people plan their vacation to distant lands, beaches, or places that they‘ve never seen before. Many individuals plan trips to remote places to make new memories with their friends and family.

There are many individuals that plan to travel to Mexico every year. Mexico’s biggest attractions are its diverse cultures, delicious cuisines, and amazing traditions that many people experience during their stay. However, one of the most common problems people run into is how to deal with their cash.

In this age of technology, most people like to travel with credit or debit cards. Carrying cash is a thing of the past because of how easy and efficient credit cards have made payments. Obviously, it is much easier for cash to be stolen than a credit card, but they can also be stolen. Anyone can use it until you have found out that it has been stolen and you block it. This is why the debit card is a secure way to travel. No one will know about your card code, meaning they cannot use it without you.

In Mexico, traveling with debit cards might feel secure but another issue you might run into is locating the correct bank’s ATM.  If you need cash for any particular reason, you will have to find the ATM to withdraw the right amount of money. There are many individuals that are using the Wells Fargo Bank and debit card. If you are a Wells Fargo debit card holder, here are some of the amazing tips that will help you find the Wells Fargo ATM in Mexico.

Look for the Wells Fargo Bank

One of the best ways to find the Wells Fargo ATM Mexico is to look for the bank. Remember that there are two types of banks in a country, one that is connected with the banks and other that you will find in the malls or markets. It is easier to find the one that is connected to other banks. All you have to do is open your map application and you can easily locate the nearby Wells Fargo bank. You can also check the location of the bank online so that you can easily reach there for the cash withdrawal. Using the ATM Mexico of the bank is a reliable way to withdraw cash because you will not have to deal with any kinds of scams.

Use card networks

In case you are looking for quick money and you do not have the time to visit the bank, the most reliable option is using the card networks. Confirm that when you get your debit card you are connected to this network. The best part about being associated with the card network is that you will not have to pay the ATM charges. This means you can withdraw the cash from any ATM you like without charges. However, make sure your Wells Fargo is providing the card network facility because only then will you be able to get the benefits of the services.

Use ATM finder app

The best and quickest way of finding the ATM Mexico is by using the latest ATM finder app. In this age of technology, there is an application available for every problem. Here is how you can find the Wells Fargo ATM Mexico.

  1. Allow the application to know your location so that it can conduct a search of all the nearby banks.
  2. After that, you have to select the option of Wells Fargo ATM Mexico.
  3. It might take a few seconds for the application to find the ATM.
  4. It will show you the complete address and location of all the ATM Mexico that might be available near you.
  5. You can easily select the nearest Wells Fargo ATM Mexico n and get your cash.

However, while using the application, you have to be extra careful. This is because there are some apps that have been generated by hackers or thieves. It means that when you use the app they will get your location and they might send someone to rob you. It is better that you read some of the bad reviews of the app to find out the truth about its performance.

You can use the other ATMs

In case that there is no Wells Fargo ATM Mexico near you, the only other option left is to use the other ATM Mexico. However, you will have to pay the extra fee for the cash withdrawal.

Avoid Getting Scammed

While using ATM you have to be very careful because there are many criminals that apply a fake machine and camera over the ATM machine. If the machine does not have the biometric system then you have to look for the camera over the site where you enter your number. They have a special machine that will not allow you to withdraw the money and your card will be stuck in the machine as well. When you will leave the ATM to complain about the card they will take your card and your money. With the help of the camera they will have checked the code that you entered and will get the complete access to your card. This is why you have to be extra careful while using the ATM not only in Mexico but also in other parts of the world as well because it is a common problem. Assure that you take the receipt with you or tear it apart so that no one can check the amount you have in your account. Only you can secure yourself in a foreign land

Bottom line

Make sure that you use the method to find the ATM Mexico that you are most comfortable with. Most of the time, you probably won’t get scammed, but make sure to follow the precautions to be safe.

 

How to Send Money From the USA to Mexico

Did you know that remittances account for one of Mexico’s top sources of foreign income? Sending money home to Mexico is a very common need in the United States and is quite popular. In fact, the Mexican economy over the years has been largely dependent on remittances coming from immigrants especially the U.S. An estimated $24 billion is sent annually directly from the U.S alone to Mexico with a record high of $28.7 billion in 2017.

But with the current administration’s resolve to build an “impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall” between the US and Mexico, questions are been asked as to whether the Donald Trump U.S led government could try to use laws aimed at preventing money-laundering to stop Mexicans who work in the USA from remitting money to families back home.

Have you ever wondered on how best to send money to Mexico, the good news is that there are myriads of routes to send money, and many are free or very cheap. A lot of banks transfer money to Mexico for free provided you have a qualifying account with them; it is therefore advised to look out for special programs that boast such abilities. Almost every money transfer service sends funds to Mexico, so compare fees and transfer times before you choose. Many banks employ the government program Directo a México to help immigrants send money home as fast and inexpensively as possible. All fees are paid by the sender, not the recipient, and the money can be received as early as the next day. Some banks have their own specialty programs, such as Bank of America, which allows account holders to send money to Mexico for free through Safesend. With Wells Fargo’s ExpressSend service, you can send up to $2500, or about 32,500 pesos, for a fee of $5 to $7. The money will be transferred to BBVA Bancomer, Banorte, or HSBC Mexico.

If there is need for you to send money regularly home and do not want to open an account at a specific bank in order to send money cheaply, consider the use of a prepaid debit card. It costs just $5 to add funds whenever you need to either by phone or via Internet, and your relatives will have access to the money immediately. This is probably the cheapest means of transferring money to Mexico regularly because it allows you send as much as you need to at once for the same low price. Thereafter, your recipients can then withdraw the money or use the card at retailers that accept debit cards.

Equally, you can send money through the use of money transfer applications. In 2016, about 98% of money wired to Mexico was done via electronic transfers. Peer -to- Peer apps and services, such as Venmo, Snapcash, and Tuyyo are defying odds and providing a more convenient way of sending money because they provide cheaper, faster and even a seamless way of sending money. Using the money transfer apps mentioned previously, money can be sent in a twinkle of an eye from the U.S. to Mexico by the use of a credit or debit card that attracts almost a similar rate of about $5 for each transfer.

Furthermore, these apps offer a favorable exchange rate. The recent depreciation of the Mexican peso against the dollar is currently encouraging more Mexicans in the U.S. to wire greater amounts of money because it is believed that an appreciating dollar equals more money in the pocket of the receiver.

Another way to send money to Mexico is to use a money transfer company. All you have to do is simply locate a service provider and pay a fee in the region of $5 to $20, and either transfer to a bank account or provide the name and location where your recipient will pick up the money in Mexico. The fee is usually a percentage of the money you are sending, though some companies charge a flat fee. Your recipient would then need to supply either a password, identification, or both to show that the money is for them, and would not have to pay a fee. Most money transfer companies provide the options of sending money from your bank account, credit card, or from cash, and allow the recipient to choose between getting the money in their account in the form of pesos, or picking it up at a location near them. Among the most popular money transfer companies are MoneyGram, WesternUnion, Xoom, and a host of others to choose from.

If you plan to send money to Mexico often, a prepaid debit card should do the trick. Simply select a prepaid debit card company, have a card sent to your family, and then add money either online or by phone. Once your relatives in Mexico receive the card, money transfers will be instant. You will usually be charged $5 to $8 no matter how much you send. Each time your family members use the card, they will be charged a small fee, usually a percentage of what they buy. If they want to get money from an ATM using the card, they can expect to pay less than a couple dollars, or about 25 pesos. Checking the balance on the card is free.

It should be noted that remittances are generally received in some of the poorest communities in Mexico because they play a strong role in alleviating poverty.

Mexican Banks Available in the US

Whether you’re from Mexico and are looking to locate Mexican banks in the US or you’re going to be spending some time in Mexico and want a bank that you can use both in the US and Mexico, there are many choices for you. Although you might need to set up separate accounts in each country, using a Mexican bank in the US makes it much easier to handle your financial transactions.

Some of the most popular options for Mexican banks in the US are Citibank, which goes by Banamex in Mexico, Santander Bank, HSBC, and Mizuho Americas. It’s important to note that Bank of America also has options for you on both sides of the border thanks to partnerships with Santander Bank to make your banking easier whether you’re in America or Mexico.

For Mexicans visiting America for a short time, or for Americans visiting Mexico for a one-time trip, if you use a Mexican bank in the US you’ll save a lot of money in fees. For example, you’ll have an easier time using ATMs in both countries by avoiding those transaction fees. Plus, using a Mexican bank in the US allows you to get the best exchange rates available meaning your money goes further.

Your Mexican bank can also issue you a credit card that has no international transaction fees. Visa and Mastercard are accepted worldwide, making cards backed by these credit companies the best option. You can additionally make the most of your money by choosing a card that gives you travel rewards from cash back on hotels, flights, dining, and rental cards. Just like using an ATM with your Mexican bank in the US, if you have the option of getting a credit card through your bank without international transaction fees, you can also get the best currency rates possible.

Planning on a longer stay in America or Mexico? Then using a Mexican bank in the US makes sense. If you have an American account with a Mexican bank in the US, it will be a much smoother process. The same holds true for Mexicans coming to America who have account with Mexican banks in the US.

When it comes to Mexican banks in the US, you have many options for your banking needs. Choosing a bank that operates in both countries will save you the hassle and money by making things more convenient and accessible whichever side of the border you happen to be on. Knowing which Mexican banks in the US that you can use allows you to avoid those international transaction fees and make the most of the conversion rate, saving you money down the road, whichever one you choose to travel.

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