Best Bank − El Salvador: Banco Agrícola
Bridge to Salvador
Banco Agrícola is the centerpiece of Bancolombia’s strategy to establish a meaningful presence in Central America. The May 2007 purchase earned the Colombian powerhouse a solid footprint in a highly sought after region, and just in time.
With Citi having wrapped up its acquisition of
Cuscatlán the same month and HSBC less than a year
earlier buying Banistmo, owner of Banco Salvadoreño,
CentAms banking industry has been pretty much sewn up and
rebranded with generic, global logos the financial
worlds answer to the golden arches.
But Bancolombia, which appears to have plucked the
regions jewel, has not yet done away with the homegrown
name. Agrícola, El Salvadors largest bank by
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