Ranking of Banks in Central America and the Dominican Republic

American Economy, Bank Special Edition, presents a list of 100 of the largest Central American Banks.

Monday, November 10, 2008


The Panamanian banks are the most solid and head the list of the largest Central American Banks with 6 spots among the top ten Central American Banks.

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Largest Central American Banks

October 2009

The top three are Panamanian: HSBC, General and Nacional. They are followed by Banco Nacional from Costa Rica, Bladex from Panama and Agrícola from El Salvador.

Business magazine América Economía published its ranking "Latin America's largest Banks", from which we extracted the 42 Central American banks included.

Bank, Insurer and Stock Exchange Rankings

March 2009

Summa Financial Special: Presenting the classification and analysis of the regional financial system.

In the April edition, Revista Summa will present its bank, insurer and stock exchange rankings. On the whole, it shows a healthy sector with the capacity to face the challenges ahead. Regional banking groups have gained greater importance and the magazine identified ten that represented 33% of the assets for 2008.

Banks Profiting in Central America

July 2011

In May, Panamanian banks led the earnings ranking in Central America, followed by Costa Rica, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, in that order.

The report of the Risk Rating Agency, Riesgo Equilibrium, affiliated to Moody's, said that the region’s banking sector - which consists of 118 banks – is showing "substantial improvement" in profits and performance with respect to the global financial and economic crisis in 2008 and 2009.

Doing Business in Central American Cities

February 2015

A World Bank study has evaluated regulations which exist in 22 cities in the region for starting new business, registration, construction, and border trade.

From a statement issued by the World Bank:

Doing Business in Central America and the Dominican Republic 2015 compares business regulations in 6 Central American countries (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama) and the Dominican Republic.

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