Banco Popular

Equity : September 2017

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

Amount

€ 121,408.00

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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Banco Popular

  • Equity € 1,559,546.70 (2022)
  • Subsidy € 10,223.00 (2022)
  • Subsidy € 12,508.00 (2021-2022)
  • Debt € 4,494,000.00 (2019)
  • Equity € 200,374.59 (2015)
  • Equity € 1,364,000.00 (2010)
  • Equity € 1,357,000.00 (2007)

In 2017 BIO participated together with IFC, FMO, Bamboo and BCIE in a pro rata capital increase of Lps. 17.265 million (approx. USD 735 k) in Banco Popular.

The capital increase request followed a requirement of the Honduran Banking Commission that decided to increase the amount of minimal capital for financial institutions from USD 17 M to USD 21 M.

Development impacts

  • Local economic growth

    The primary goal of this project is to provide access to credit to microentrepreneurs and SMEs in Honduras. Banco Popular is the leader bank dedicated to microfinance in Honduras.

  • Financial inclusion

    Access to credit for micro-entrepreneurs; Population's access to savings services, payment and transfer services

Read impact and news about this project

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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