This is the first time that a rating agency specializing in microfinance has been authorized in Panama to rate regulated financial institutions in the country.
The investment will allow Banistmo to address two development challenges simultaneously by reducing the financing gap for SMEs and addressing the country's housing deficit.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, provided Banco General, S.A., a loan of $150 million for mortgage lending for low and middle-income families in Panama, at the end of 2019.
BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s Institutions Establish Measures for the 2.2 Million Entrepreneurs It Serves During the Health Crisis
Aligned with its social purpose and in light of COVID-19’s progress in Latin America, BBVA Microfinance Foundation’s six institutions in five countries in the region have adopted urgent and necessary measures to help its 2.2 million clients cope with this situation.