Bansol Bank to Begin Operations in Costa Rica

On the first of November Bansol became the 17th bank in the country.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The new bank will operate almost 100% electronically.

Few branches, small and without ATMs, were the words of its CEO Carlos Fernandez.

"The accounts opened will be linked automatically to the Integrated Electronic Payment System (IPNS) in order to facilitate the process of transferring to any destination within the domestic financial system," writes

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October 2010

Financiera Acobo is to obtain a banking license and become Banco de las Soluciones (Bansol).

The authorization was granted by the National Financial System Supervision (CONASSIF), making Bansol the tenth commercial bank operating in Costa Rica.

Alberto Dent, president of CONASSIF, told, " we just need for the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (Sugef) to issue a certificate to the effect that the new entity meets all requirements and regulations (including minimum capital) so they can begin to operate as a bank."

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Financiera Acobo (a financial company) is completing the steps required by Sugef to authorize the opening of the new Bank "Banco de Soluciones" (Bansol) ("Solutions Bank").

Mercedes Agüero writes in “The Finance Manager, Carlos Fernández, said the bank has $12.4 million (¢7 billion) in capital available to obtain a banking license, which is more than the required amount.

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