On episode 43 I talk with Bernardo Silva of Yave. Yave is a mortgage origination fintech from Mexico. They help Mexican families with financing so they can own a home.
Yave is really on the cutting edge as Bernardo explains in the episode. They are one of the only companies taking on the mortgage space in Mexico. The mortgage market in Mexico is dominated by a handful of lenders and the Mexican government.
Yave is looking to change that dynamic by offering a better experience and a willingness to serve a wider customer base than the small segment currently being served by the big banks.
Bernardo and I discuss the overall mortgage opportunity in Mexico, the Fintech Law in Mexico, their growing number of partners, raising capital, formula one racing, and much more.
So without further ado, I present Bernardo SIlva of Yave. I hope you all enjoy the show and be prepared to learn:
Bernardo’s founder journey
Why Yave is the key to getting a home in Mexico
The mortgage opportunity in Mexico
Why the mortgage market is cornered by a handful of lenders and the government
The lack of a secondary market and how that impacts mortgage lending
How FHipo became a game-changing partnership for them
The impact of the Fintech Law on the broader ecosystem
Biggest lesson: truly understanding the problem they are solving
Todd is the host of PitchIt: the fintech startups podcast, a weekly interview show featuring emerging fintech founders and leading venture capitalists. He is responsible for leading the content team which covers fintech through daily & weekly email newsletters, editorial, virtual events, and in-person conferences. He has been covering fintech, banking, and venture capital for more than 15 years, including speaking regularly at industry events.