The construction of the energy generation plant using natural gas by AES Colon will be financed with a syndicated loan from the CABEI, Banistmo, Bancolombia and other banks.
Those involved in the syndicated loan are Banistmo, Bancolombia, the Central American Economic Integration Banco General and Global Bank, reports Capital.com.pa. The plant, which will have the capacity to generate up to 381 MW of energy from natural gas, was announced in 2015 by the company AES Colon, who was awarded the contract to supply 350 MW of power.
At the end of 2013 the balance of these loans in the banking system exceeded $10 billion, representing growth of 30% in the last three years.
The increase in the real income of households, the Preferred Interest Act and the increased demand for housing in the medium / high cost category, have strengthened the portfolio of mortgage loans in the country, with the balance of this portfolio up to March this year standing at $10.296 billion, $9.041 billion for homeownership loans and $1.254 billion for commercial premises.
The portfolio of loans granted through credit cards grew by 18% between November 2012 and November 2013.
Up until November 2013, the balance of active cards reached a total of $1.207 billion, while in the same period of 2012 it was $1.021 billion, representing an increase of 18% , according to statistics from the Superintendency of Banks of Panama (SBP).
The Panamanian Superintendent of Banks has a pending general license application for the opening of a new bank.
The request was submitted by a group funded with Panamanian capital and, as published in La Prensa which had access to view preliminary reports, the new finance company could be able to begin operations at the end of 2009.
This would be the third bank that is funded by Panamanian capital to enter the local banking system in the last year and a half. La Prensa adds in their article: “It is also known that several of the investors are related to the no longer existing Banistmo Group, which was sold two years ago to HSBC."
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