SBP met with Regional Central Bank Governors and Presidents and Superintendents Members of the CCSBSO

The Superintendent of Banks, Amauri A. Castillo, along with the Deputy Director of Banking Supervision, Luis Barahona, and the Environment Analysis Manager, Patricio Mosquera, attended the 10th Joint Meeting of the Central American Monetary Council (CMCA, for its acronym in Spanish) and the Central American Council of Superintendents of Banks, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions (CCSBSO, for its acronym in Spanish), a physical and virtual event held in San José, Costa Rica.

Banking Activity Report Highlights Growth in Private Banking Loan Portfolio

The National Banking System’s (NBS) domestic portfolio recorded increases in the gross loan portfolio amounting USD 58.14 billion, with a 12-month performance of 6.2% (USD 3.41 billion), a figure related to greater qualified loan demand, as indicated in the Superintendency of Banks’ Banking Activity Report as of the end of IIIQ2022. According to these data, the private banking loan portfolio recorded the highest annual growth since January 2018.

The SBP adheres to the Central American Green Taxonomy Project

The Superintendency of Banks of Panama (SBP) formalized its adherence to the Central American Green Taxonomy Project. The initiative, which also includes the banking systems of Colombia, Ecuador, and the Dominican Republic, aims to help financial players and other stakeholders determine which investments can be identified as green investments within their jurisdictions.

Presentation of “Integrity Handbook for the Banking Industry”

Panama, October 4, 2022.- The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), together with the Superintendency of Banks of Panama (SBP) and the Panama Banking Association (ABP, for its acronym in Spanish), presented the “Integrity Handbook for the Banking Industry”, tailored specifically for the banks and the financial institutions in the market, to address the risks related to the lack of transparency that these entities could face during the performance of their activities.