The investment and integration of Citi’s cutting-edge FX technology will fuel Rextie’s expansion, while providing its clients with faster service and more competitive currency exchange rates.
NEW YORK - Citi, a global leader in foreign exchange (FX) markets, has made a strategic investment in Rextie, Peru’s leading fintech for FX services.
The investment makes Rextie Latin America’s first FX fintech to receive an investment from one of the largest banks in the world. Citi’s cutting-edge FX technology will also be integrated into Rextie’s currency exchange services.
Through CitiFX Pulse and Instant Payments, Rextie’s clients will experience a service that stands out for its automation, real-time payments, greater liquidity, and highly competitive rates.
The milestone deal demonstrates how fintechs and banks can collaborate to reinvent and innovate financial services in the region.
David Gonzalez, Regional Head of Corporate Sales and Solutions for Latin America at Citi, said: “This is a landmark transaction for Citi in Peru, our collaboration with Rextie shows the value-added opportunities that we can provide to fintechs. We are excited to deliver the power of our global FX network and tech solutions.”
By the end of 2024, Rextie expects to surpass $7.0 billion dollars exchanged in the platform since the start of its operations in Peru.
"Going forward, Rextie will focus its efforts on attracting more small and medium-sized business, including customers involved in import and export activities. Also, we will accelerate our growth supported by our experience, the knowledge and specialized technologies that will be empowered by Citi. We thank this prestigious financial institution for trusting our business model and supporting our vision, consolidating the brand in the Peruvian market, Canada, and other countries in the region," said Mateu Batle, CEO and co-founder of Rextie.
The investment was made by Citi’s Institutional Strategic Investments (ISI) arm, which invests in innovative fintech companies globally that are strategically aligned to Citi’s institutional businesses.
“Rextie’s founders have created a high growth business, with proven product-market fit and strong foundation of repeat clients. We are excited to invest in a company that’s participating in a very dynamic market in Peru,” said Aldo Alvarez, Lead for LatAm Strategic Investments at Citi.
Citi is a preeminent banking partner for institutions with cross-border needs, a global leader in wealth management and a valued personal bank in its home market of the United States. Citi does business in nearly 160 countries and jurisdictions, providing corporations, governments, investors, institutions, and individuals with a broad range of financial products and services.
Rextie, founded in 2016 in Peru, has positioned itself as the leading currency exchange platform for individuals and companies. Since its inception, more than $4.5 billion dollars have been exchanged in the platform and more than one and a half million transactions have been executed on behalf of clients. The fintech has more than 12,000 registered businesses and 170,000 registered individual users who trust its innovative platform for their currency exchange transactions, security, speed, and exchange rates free of hidden commissions. Rextie's clients have a team of financial experts at their disposal, who provide them with personalized advice to make informed decisions and take advantage of financial opportunities. In addition to currency exchange, Rextie also offers factoring solutions and pay-in and pay-out payment processing for businesses.
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