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Santander Brasil focuses on its goals, not the misses

Angel Santodomingo, Santander Brasil’s CFO, has had a ringside seat for the latest round of consolidation in the country’s retail banking sector. As HSBC and then Citi put their Brazilian retail operations up for sale, the Spanish-headquartered bank (although it … Continue reading

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Private banking: Brazil’s locals consolidate and fight for offshore

The hoped-for flows onshore from last year’s amnesty on offshore wealth have failed to materialise, so far. Meanwhile, Citi and HSBC have sold up. So where did a 15% increase in assets under management come from? Paulo Corchaki, head of … Continue reading

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Argentina’s banks seek path to normalization

  Argentina’s banks are facing a difficult transition period as the government and the central bank (BCRA) attempt to lower inflation and the country’s base rates, as well as facing subdued credit demand thanks to the economic recession. The banks … Continue reading

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Citi pulls out of more LatAm markets

Citi has confirmed it is to exit retail banking in Brazil, Colombia and Argentina in a further round of retrenchment from the region – with these latest three joining six other regional businesses sold in the past two years. The … Continue reading

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Latin America banking: Risk pendulum swings back to locals

New rules to boost risk-weighted assets at G-Sibs are ramping up the pressure on those banks to change their business model, and become less global. Latin American markets, until recently a battleground for global banks, could now see several of … Continue reading

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Cash management in Brazil: Local knowledge bears fruit

In Brazil the domestic banks are managing to convince companies that in the provision of cash management services being local is best. This year’s Euromoney cash management survey shows that the universal banking model has limited appeal. HSBC remains ranked second in … Continue reading

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