Metrobank: The Panamanian Bank with the Most Profits in 2008

Among the banks with national capital, Metrobank had the highest net income growth (462%) during 2008.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


For 2008, the bank reported $2.2 million in net income, an increase of 462% compared with 2007 which closed with $405,158.

According to, Rolando de León, vice president of the bank's treasury, said that "this exponential result is a direct consequence of the increase reflected by the balance in the loan portfolio which concentrates on the corporate and business segment and is our main business niche."

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