Costa Rican Financial Company to go Regional

In late 2010 Financiera Desyfin will begin its expansion plan, opening branches in new countries every three months.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Focused in SMEs, the company has factoring as one of its services. Its first branch outside Costa Rica will be either in El Salvador or Guatemala, and from there they will expand to the rest of the Central American countries.

"Today we are in the midst of a regionalization, fueled by free trade agreements" commented Silvio Lacayo, Desyfin´s CEO, in a article, " We have the U.S. as a common main trade partner. Aditionally, companies like Wal-Mart or Grupo Monge have suppliers here and in the rest of the region, creating synergies and making it easier for our business to grow beyond Costa Rica"

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