Primer Banco del Istmo's Regional Mission

Primer Banco del Istmo's Regional Mission

Panama

Primer Banco del Istmo is Panama's largest bank, and is larger than every private sector bank in Central America in terms of assets. But that doesn't mean its management is satisfied. The bank is on a mission to expand all over Latin America, a market diluted by smaller, local banks. Size, financial stability and diversity are keys to the future of the Central American banking industry, and Primer Banco del Istmo appears to be strong in all three respects. Founded in 1984, the bank now operates 57 branches in Panama. To obtain a foundation at home, Istmo has branched out through several key acquisitions. In June its Banco Mercantil arm bought ABN AMRO's Panama City branch, which servic

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