Author: Joseph Giarraputo

Global Finance names the World's Best Emerging Markets Banks 2013 in Latin America

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NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 Global Finance magazine has named the "Best Emerging Markets Banks in Latin America" in an exclusive survey to be published in the May 2013 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 25 countries. Criteria for choosing the winners included growth in assets, profitability, strategic relationships, customer service, competitive pricing, and innovative products.

This is the twentieth 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. "Each region and individual country presents unique challenges for banks and their customers, especially under the difficult conditions global financial markets continues to face," says Joseph Giarraputo, publisher of Global Finance . "For this reason, customers must depend on excellence in execution from their banking partners. These are the banks that are providing best-in-class solutions for these distinctive markets."


An Awards Ceremony for all winners will be conducted at the same time as the World Bank/IMF Meetings on the morning of Saturday, October 12, 2013 at The National Press Club in Washington, DC.

For more information on the awards and/or ceremony please contact: Katharine Frey, email:

Regional Winner: Santander
Argentina Banco Macro
Barbados Scotiabank Barbados
Belize Belize Bank
Bolivia Banco de Crédito de Bolivia
Brazil Banco Bradesco
Chile Banco Santander Chile
Colombia Bancolombia
Costa Rica Banco BAC San José
Dominican Republic Banco Popular Dominicano
Ecuador Banco Pichincha
El Salvador Banco Agrícola
Guatemala Banco Industrial
Honduras Banco Atlántida
Jamaica Scotiabank Jamaica
Mexico Banamex
Nicaragua Banco Lafise Bancentro
Panama Banco General
Paraguay Banco Itaú Paraguay
Peru BBVA Continental
Puerto Rico Banco Santander Puerto Rico
Trinidad & Tobago Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago
Turks & Caicos Scotiabank Turks and Caicos
Uruguay Banco Santander Uruguay
US Virgin Islands Scotiabank USVI
Venezuela BBVA Banco Provincial