Bank of the Year Trinidad & Tobago Bank of the Year Caribbean

Bank of the Year Trinidad & Tobago Bank of the Year Caribbean

Corporate & Sovereign Strategy Bonds

Amid rocky economic forecasts, many lenders across Latin America have focused on stabilizing their businesses at home. Republic Bank is one that has bucked the trend, growing inorganically with international acquisitions. The lender bought RBC Royal Bank Suriname, at the end of July, and increased its stake in HFC Bank Ghana in May to 57.11% from 40%. The Suriname purchase includes a network of five branches in the country and assets of $525 million. The stake increase in HFC, meanwhile, will allow the Republic Bank to introduce technology and modernize HFC’s operations. “In the past year, the bank focused its work around three areas: growing through acquisitions, and we completed

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