A Taste for Travel

A Taste for Travel

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Banco de Bogotá may be the oldest bank in Colombia, but it has become one of the more exciting stories to emerge this year from the country’s financial system as it transforms itself into a regional player after its acquisition of Central America’s BAC-Credomatic. In a year that saw little cross-border activity among LatAm banks, Banco de Bogotá was one of the most interesting expansion plays, especially given the bank’s conservative background. “Banco de Bogotá is a traditional commercial lender that has now become a universal bank with a credit card company,” says Felipe Carvallo, an analyst in the financial institutions group at Moody’s. Late last year, the bank closed the $1.9 bill

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