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Improving Mexico's Housing Finance Infrastructure

Kevin Fisher of Dartmouth Consulting & Research on the Necessary Reforms


FEB, 2012 Premium Article The huge demand in housing in Mexico, especially in low- and middle income segments, requires that the country’s financial infrastructure be reformed and improved, according to Kevin Fisher, the senior manager and principal strategist at DRC Mexico S.A. de C.V., the Mexican subsidiary of Dartmouth Consulting and Research. “The Mexican market has huge demand right now,” he says.  “It is well capitalized through the activities of Infonavit.  But the Mexican market itself is facing challenges in implementing the right infrastructure that really supports investors.” Infonavit is the private, state-supported fund that issues mortgages to employees in the formal private sector.  According to Global Property Report, in 2011 it issued 66% of Mexican mortgages as of Q2.  FOVISSSTE, a similar fund for public sector employees, issued 11%.  The remainder were issued by private banks (20%) and .....




 
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