Services
Based on the client’s needs, we offer a wide, integrated array of products and services that may be adapted to the client’s requirements.

México

Banco S3 México, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple (“S3 México”) has the capacity to offer a wide, integrated array of products and services that may be adapted to the client’s requirements.

About Us

In México, Santander Group has created a new company which, according to our laws, adopts the shape of an “Institución de Banca Múltiple”. This new company, named Banco S3 México, S.A. Institución de Banca Múltiple, acquired the securities and cash depositing, custody and administration business formerly owned by Banco Santander (México), S.A. and is currently operating the business autonomously and in compliance with all the applicable legal requirements.

Banco S3 Mexico is a banking entity focused on the provision of securities and cash Custody, Settlement and Administration services, as well as the collection of deposits, granting of credit, administration of accounts with the central securities depository and other ancillary services such as forex, securities lending, price recording at the Mexican stock exchange (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores) and settlement in Continuous Linked Settlement (CLS), all of them related to these activities and processed by a third party.

Banco S3 Mexico, which drew on the expertise of Banco Santander México, has its own banking systems and operating teams, an experienced management team and a corporate government fully compliant with the Mexican regulations.

What makes us different

Positioning
 

  • 2nd largest custodian providing services for over 19 years
  • 15% Market Share

Target Market

  • Servicing more than 80 Institutional Clients: global custodians, investment and private banks, broker dealers, asset managers, insurance companies, pension funds and governmental entities. Highest diversified Client base in the marketplace

Commitment to Securities Services business

  • Creation of Banco S3, specialized and focused on post trading services with a front-to-back organization. We adapt our solutions based on our client’s needs
  • Investment in talent: senior hires from industry leaders
  • Significant investment in technology – State of the art platform

Expertise and Influence

  • Influent Player and contributor to the industry decisions in the Mexican market: we help our clients to succeed in a complex regulatory landscape
  • Service Top Tier names in the Global and Domestic Financial services Industry

Our Services

Settlement, Custody and Administration services on domestic equities and fixed income securities for Mexican resident and non-resident clients.

  • Securities Administration.
  • Notification, follow-up and implementation of corporate and property rights.
  • Management of corporate events.
  • Our systems are able to process any type of corporate events currently announced in the domestic market.
  • We have a team dedicated to gathering official information related to the events and communicating relevant data to our clients.
  • Daily reconciliation of domestic securities.
  • Certificates of holdings upon the client’s request.
  • MIS reports.
  • Market information.
  • Settlement, Custody and Administration services on foreign equities and fixed income securities for Mexican resident and non-resident clients.
  • Direct Custody in seven markets (Spain, Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, Portugal and Poland).
  • An extensive Subcustodian network that allows us to access all international markets.
  • All of our service providers are subject to previous approval by a technical commission, and must comply with Santander Group’s internal circular on risks, that sets out stringent requirements.
  • Account structures tailored to the client’s needs.
  • Management of corporate events.
  • Our systems are able to process any type of corporate events currently announced in the different markets.
  • We have a team dedicated to gathering official information related to the events and communicating relevant data to our clients.
  • Daily reconciliation of foreign securities.
  • Certificates of holdings upon the client’s request.
  • Market information.
  • Fund raising, administration and settlement services, cash flow and cash position management.
  • Receipts and transfers of funds in domestic currency.
  • Receipts and transfers of funds in other currencies through correspondent banks.
  • Administration and monitoring of cash flows.
  • Access to market payment system (SPEI).

The Bank performs the administration and operation of securities and cash accounts held by direct participants at the central securities depository (Depositario Central de Valores, S.D. Indeval).

This service enables operational and administration efficiencies for clients, as well as infrastructure and technology cost savings. It also allows for economies of scale and direct economic cost savings for clients through the procurement of the service.

  • Handling of accounts held by direct participants at S.D. Indeval – Terceros (Third Parties).
  • Securities lending service available for equity, fixed income and capital investment companies through the central securities depository (S.D. Indeval).
  • Registration in “Valpre”, collateral monitoring and execution.
  • Segregation of holdings of lent securities.

Credit lines (*)

Credit lines for the intraday operations of securities and cash settlement are directly granted to the clients by banking entities that will document in an adequate manner every granted line. Banco S3 México may help clients with the documentation needed; however, all the credit research, decision and contracting procedures are to be carried out by the relevant bank.

Forex (*)

  • The Bank will facilitate Foreign Exchange (FX) services, i.e. services related to foreign exchange transactions entered by the clients with other financial entities.
  • Facilitation of foreign exchange transactions to the trading desk of another entity that is authorised to provide these services.
  • Transfers and receipts of funds in domestic currency or other currencies.

Cross prices (*)

This is a service promoted by the Bank whereby a brokerage firm is used for submitting information on registered clients at SI Bolsa.

Securities sale (*)

This is a service whereby the Bank uses a brokerage firm in order to comply with the provisions of Article 498 of the insurance and guarantees Act (Ley de Seguros y Fianzas), according to which the insurance companies must have entered a contract that sets out the obligation of selling securities.

Settlement in CLS (*)

This is a service facilitated by the Bank where Banco Santander Mexico intervenes as a participant in the Continuous Linked Settlement (“CLS”), an international system that operates the settlement of FX market transactions in 17 currencies, including the Mexican peso (since May 2008).

Credit (*)

This is a service that consists on the granting of credit by S3MX to clients to cover for securities settlement and/or cash transfer needs.

* Products provided by Banco Santander Mexico or Casa de Bolsa Santander.