BANCO LA HIPOTECARIA S.A
Who is our client
Banco La Hipotecaria, S.A. is a privately owned Panama based bank that focuses on the financing of the residential housing mortgage segment in Panama and through subsidiaries in El Salvador and Colombia. As of December 2020, the bank has consolidated total assets of USD 946 million and its loan portfolio was distributed 73% in Panama, 16% in El Salvador and 11% in Colombia. Banco La Hipotecaria, S.A. and its subsidiary in El Salvador, La Hipotecaria S.A. de C.V. are both be borrowers of the facility.
This facility is directed to the financing of affordable housing mortgages in Panama and El Salvador, targeting borrowers of middle and middle-low income, a segment that is underserved, supporting economic growth and reducing inequalities.
Why we fund this project
The facility encourages the expansion of access to financial services to the low and medium-low income segments of the Panamanian and Salvadorian communities, particularly needed after the Covid-19 emergency.
Environmental and social rationale
The Clients have been categorised as Category C in accordance with FMO’s Sustainability Policy. The Clients’ activities are deemed to have minimal or no adverse environmental and social risks and/or impacts. As part of the transaction, La Hipotecaria will continue to comply with Panamanian and Salvadorian E&S laws and regulations.
|Date||Total FMO financing|
|6/17/2021||USD 60.00 MLN|
- Website client
- Latin America & The Caribbean
- Financial Institutions
- Signing date
- Total FMO financing
- USD 60.00 MLN
Risk categorization on environmental and social impacts, A = high risk, B+ = medium high risk, B = medium risk, C = low risk
Environmental & Social Category
(A, B+, B or C)