FEATURE-Banco Azteca bikers reach out to Mexico's poor


By Lorraine Orlandi MEXICO CITY, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Every day, 3,000 men ride on motorcycles into Mexico's roughest neighborhoods to check on loans made to taxi drivers, maids and street vendors. The men aren't loan sharks, they're loan officers for upstart Banco Azteca, the banking arm that grew out of the credit operations of electronics retailer Elektra . Despite initial market doubts, the bank has seen rapid success as it taps Mexico's vast informal economy, thanks to Elektra's ...

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