Bansol, New Bank in Costa Rica

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

Monday, October 18, 2010

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 Elfinanacierocr.com, "...now 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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On the first of November Bansol became the 17th bank in the country.

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 Elfinancierocr.com.

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