Best Bank - Argentina

Best Bank - Argentina

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It has the biggest private sector loan portfolio and deposits in Argentina, with 10.0% and 9.5%, respectively, of market share as of March 2010, according to the bank. Santander is also the most efficient bank in Argentina with a cost income ratio of 39% and it also has the highest fees/expenses ratio, of 90%, according to the bank. Glattstein says the key has been to focus on sectors which it believes will be most profitable, such as SMEs, agriculture and high-and-middle-income individuals.  The bank’s market share by assets is 16%, joint with Galicia and ahead of Macro, which had 14% as of March 2010, according to Santander. Its ROA was 4.4%, compared to the system&

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