Author: Andrea Fiano

Global Finance names the World’s Best Emerging Market Banks 2012 in Latin America

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NEW YORK, March 20, 2012 Global Finance magazine has named the “Best Emerging Market Banks in Latin America” in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2012 issue. Global Finance editors—with input from industry analysts, corporate executives and banking consultants—selected the best emerging market bank in the region and in 24 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the ninteenth year that the magazine has selected top banking performers in emerging markets. The report covers best banks in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Europe. “We remain in an unusually challenging environment for banks and their customers,” says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . “More than ever, customers are demanding superior competence from their banking partners. These are the banks best providing that competence.”

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World’s Best Emerging Market Banks 2012 in Latin America
Regional Winner Santander
Argentina Banco Macro
Barbados Scotiabank Barbados
Belize Belize Bank
Bolivia Banco de Crédito de Bolivia
Brazil Itaú Unibanco
Chile Banco Santander Chile
Colombia Bancolombia
Costa Rica Scotiabank Costa Rica
Dominican Republic Banco Popular Dominicano
Ecuador Banco Pichincha
El Salvador Banco Agrícola
Guatemala Banco Agromercantil
Honduras Banco Atlántida
Jamaica Scotiabank Jamaica
Mexico Banamex
Nicaragua Banco Lafise Bancentro
Panama Banco General
Paraguay Itaú Unibanco
Peru BBVA Banco Continental
Puerto Rico Banco Santander Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Scotiabank Turks & Caicos
Uruguay Banco Santander Uruguay
Venezuela BBVA Banco Provincial