One "bank branch" in each barrio

The National Bank of Costa offers 250 services at 500 local small businesses.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Using the internet, business owners at pharmacies, small shops, and mini supermarkets can attend to clients of the Bank who can access banking services in areas where it is not profitable to install a full branch.

Mercedes Aguero reports in an article on that "to become a correspondent of the National Bank, interested business owners must sign a contract with the bank in which the necessary conditions and requirements are established. The commission that the clients pay for using these services is shared between the bank and the business owner."

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