Colombian lender pulls well ahead of its local rivals when it comes to profitability and closes the gap on the country’s largest bank in terms of assets.
Working with clients allows this year’s winner to keep bad loans in check as the country’s agriculture market falters.
Leading banks in Latin America and the Caribbean pursue assorted strategies as the region emerges from an economic slowdown. Some turn to M&A, while others focus on building their loan books, but all have growth in mind.
Citi’s Mexican business tops the debt capital markets tables and works on landmark transactions in the equity market.
In a transitional year for Itaú, the bank has positioned itself at the forefront of Brazil’s economic turnaround.
The World Bank’s private sector division has reinforced its commitment to Latin America and the Caribbean with innovative financing products and an upcoming equity fund.
Argentine lender buys Citi’s consumer business and cements its spot as the country’s largest private sector bank.
Against a backdrop of soaring growth, this year’s winner capitalizes on a strong loan portfolio to outshine competitors.
Mercantil Santa Cruz uses well-timed acquisitions to enhance its position as the country’s largest financial institution.
Panamanian lender leverages the strength of its home economy to grow total assets and revisit the international bonds and syndicated loan markets.
Dominican Republic’s largest lender widens the gap with its competitors, as it keeps its focus on private-sector borrowers.
Another year of impressive financial gains and regional acquisitions place the Honduran financial institution at the top of Central America’s banks.
Peruvian lender weathers an economic slowdown to increase total assets and shift its focus to the growing insurance sector.
An economic slowdown pushes Santander to innovate digitally, while maintaining its place as one of leading corporate financiers in Chile.
Despite slower economic growth at home, the Caribbean lender maintains strong market share and grows its presence abroad through acquisitions.
Chilean investment bank tops the league tables in local bond sales, while its efforts across different asset classes leave it well placed to navigate future headwinds.
Uruguay’s largest bank asserts its dominance by focusing on local currency personal loans
Scandals have hurt the investment banking climate in Colombia in 2017, but Bancolombia completed landmark transactions in the M&A space and local bond market.
Amid a slowing economy and political scandal, BAC’s Costa Rican business uses the strength of its parent company to grow total assets and market share in Central America.
Ecuadorean bank tackles the uncertainty of a new administration, aiming to grow net profits and roll out two new credit card initiatives.
El Salvador’s leading financial institution navigates a tricky operating environment to register growth in assets and loans.
Guatemalan lender minimizes political volatility and edges out competing banks to grow assets, loans, equity and net income.
The island’s largest bank boosted its coffers with higher net profits and advanced its expansion plans throughout neighboring Caribbean nations.
Amid one of Latin America’s more competitive banking landscapes, BBVA’s local business turns its strengths in a number of segments to double-digit income growth.