Awards/Rankings

  • AWARDS: Banks of the Year 2014 Nov 1, 2014

    Despite predictions that the operating environment will get tougher in the short term, banks in Latin America continue to invest, raise capital and grow. LatinFinance highlights the institutions that have done so most impressively.

  • BANK OF THE YEAR ARGENTINA Nov 1, 2014

    The bank has grown profitability and focused on improving retail services. It remains hopeful of an improvement in the local environment

  • BANK OF THE YEAR BOLIVIA Nov 1, 2014

    New regulations have cut into the bank’s profits, but credit demand from homebuyers peaked in 2013

  • BANK OF THE YEAR BRAZIL Nov 1, 2014

    Amid an environment of slower lending growth, this institution stands out for a solid balance sheet

  • BANK OF THE YEAR CARIBBEAN, BANK OF THE YEAR DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Nov 1, 2014

    A shift to businesses, without forgetting the bank’s traditional strengths in consumer, is bringing success

  • BANK OF THE YEAR CENTRAL AMERICA, BANK OF THE YEAR PANAMA Nov 1, 2014

    Strong capital and healthy rises in profit, loans, and deposits come alongside a push for diversification in funding and retail banking

  • BANK OF THE YEAR CHILE Nov 1, 2014

    With an impressive array of funding operations under its belt, solid growth and stronger capital, this bank stood out

  • BANK OF THE YEAR COLOMBIA Nov 1, 2014

    As Colombia’s banks gear up for organic growth, one bank took the first move in replenishing capital after an acquisition spree

  • BANK OF THE YEAR COSTA RICA Nov 1, 2014

    A debut in the cross-border bond market underscored this lender’s efforts to build a following internationally

  • BANK OF THE YEAR ECUADOR Nov 1, 2014

    This bank has led the way amid a rebound in profitability among Ecuadorian banks, after setbacks over the previous two years

  • BANK OF THE YEAR EL SALVADOR Nov 1, 2014

    New initiatives in areas like remittances show optimism in the local market, despite slow economic growth

  • BANK OF THE YEAR GUATEMALA Nov 1, 2014

    Rising capital, falling bad debt, and growing profits mark a year that also saw a debut cross-border bond, and a new pact with a regional leader

  • BANK OF THE YEAR HONDURAS Nov 1, 2014

    Falling bad debt and increasing capital levels give this firm an edge over rivals, but the sale of Citi’s local subsidiary will make for a worthy rival

  • BANK OF THE YEAR JAMAICA Nov 1, 2014

    Jamaica’s biggest bank bounced back from the volatility of a sovereign debt restructuring, and is even expanding regionally

  • BANK OF THE YEAR NICARAGUA Nov 1, 2014

    Growth in capital and profitability outpaced rivals, and the winner’s bad debt fell, despite fast loan growth

  • BANK OF THE YEAR PARAGUAY Nov 1, 2014

    Increasing branches and ATMs has helped the bank grow faster, and more profitably, than its competitors

  • BANK OF THE YEAR PERU Nov 1, 2014

    After years when banks have grown rapidly in riskier areas of retail lending, this bank maintains exceptionally good asset quality

  • BANK OF THE YEAR TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Nov 1, 2014

    Growth in areas such as wealth management and mortgages have helped bring record profits

  • BANK OF THE YEAR URUGUAY Nov 1, 2014

    The acquisition of Citi’s local unit provided Uruguay’s third-largest bank with a rare opportunity to speed up growth

  • BANK OF THE YEAR VENEZUELA Nov 1, 2014

    Strong capital levels and high profitability made this bank stand out in a tough environment

  • BANK OF THE YEAR, BANK OF THE YEAR MEXICO Nov 1, 2014

    Strong growth and a successful follow-on offering mean the bank is well-placed to benefit from structural reforms

  • INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR BRAZIL Nov 1, 2014

    Retaining the top market share at home, with strength across products, gives a good base for growing in markets abroad

  • INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR CHILE Nov 1, 2014

    A strong local position coupled with links to a global group put Banchile-Citi at an advantage at a time of flux for Chilean investment banking

  • INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR COLOMBIA Nov 1, 2014

    The bank had a leading position in a number of important deals in the country, including a follow-on deal for the parent

  • INVESTMENT BANK OF THE YEAR MEXICO Nov 1, 2014

    A policy of nurturing and retaining talent has proved successful, as reforms herald a boom in deal-making in sectors like telecoms and energy

  • MICROFINANCE INSTITUTION OF THE YEAR Nov 1, 2014

    The Mexican industry leader lowers non-performing loans during a difficult time for the industry

  • MULTILATERAL DEVELOPMENT BANK OF THE YEAR Nov 1, 2014

    Plans to build on success in encouraging private investment into infrastructure projects, with the “transformational” creation of a dedicated new entity

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