Banco Popular

Equity : December 2007

Banco Popular is a Bank specialized in micro and small businesses in Honduras.

Amount

€ 1,357,000.00

Type of investment

Equity

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth
  • Financial inclusion

Beneficiary locations

Latin America and Caribbean: Honduras

Investment field

Financial Institutions

Activity

Microfinance institution

Organisation

Banco Popular

Domicile

Banco Popular

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  • Subsidy € 12,508.00 (2021-2022)
  • Debt € 4,494,000.00 (2019)
  • Equity € 121,408.00 (2017)
  • Equity € 200,374.59 (2015)
  • Equity € 1,364,000.00 (2010)

The purpose of the investment is to provide funding in the form of equity in order to assist the savings and loans association Popular in its transformation to a commercial bank, as well as to expand its micro lending operations. The institution will become the first microfinance bank in Honduras (headquarter in Tegucigalpa, 21 branches).

Popular was created in late 2004 when Fundación Covelo purchased the dormant savings and loans institution called Metropolitana S.A. from Banco Continental S.A. (95% of the shares). Fundación Covelo is a well known Honduran organisation devoted – since 1991 – to supporting the development of microfinance in the country through lending and technical assistance activities.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    Credit provision to MSMEs; Mobilization of local savings

  • Financial inclusion

    Access to financial services for individuals and micro-enterprises. Popular’s principal products are: (i) Credit products: working capital loans, home improvements, fixed assets loans, seasonal loans, credit cards for both micro and SME clients, and remittances; and (ii) Savings and deposits specially targeted to micro clients.

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BIO raises its stake in Banco Popular

News

BIO raises its stake in Banco Popular

27-10-2022

BIO raises its stake in Banco Popular, the biggest microfinance institution in Honduras, to 26.60% in shareholder reshuffling.

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