Azteca Bank Begins Operations in El Salvador

After two years of proceedings before financial authorities, the bank will start operations next July.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


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The president of the Salvadoran Banking Association (ABANSE), Armando Arias, pointed out the benefits to the consumer with new financial institution entering the market.

Guadalupe Hernández wrote in Elsalvador.com: "The Azteca Bank was born in 2002 as a multiple-banking institution, and it has come to establish itself as one of the five largest in Mexico. It belongs to Grupo Salinas, which is also one of the largest business conglomerates in that country. The market niche in which the institution is working is mortgage financing and consumer loans for the middle and working class."

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The Mexican bank was authorized by the superintendence of the financial system, after fulfilling all the requirements.

According to documents forwarded to the superintendence, the banking entity plans to open 23 branches in El Salvador.

An article in La Prensa Gráfica reported that the bank "...is part of Grupo Salinas, one of the largest conglomerates in Mexico...

Azteca Bank begins operations in El Salvador

November 2008

The vice president of the Administrative Council, Luis Niño, said that they hope to have government approval by the end of the year to operate with a banking license in El Salvador.

The financial institution, a subsidiary of the Mexicano Group, will continue with its expansion strategy in region after opening several branches in Peru and Brazil this year.

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May 2009

The process is in the final stage. Once the required technical aspects have been approved, the permits to operate would be granted.

Luis Armando Montenegro, Superintendent of the Financial System (SSF), reported that the Board of Directors of the Superintendent will receive the case no later than June 10 for its approval.

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