New Bank to open in Costa Rica

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").

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

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.

´We are trying to complete the requirements to obtain the license before submitting the application so that nothing will be outstanding when it is reviewed by Sugef,´ said Fernández."

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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

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