Banco de Crédito del Perú

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Banco de Crédito del Perú
Type Public
Traded as NYSEBAP
BVLBAP
Industry Financial Services
Founded Lima, Peru (1889)
Headquarters Lima, Peru
Products Insurance, Banking, Securities
Revenue Increase S/. 4.686 billion (US$ 1.704 billion)(2011)[1]
Net income Increase S/. 2.662 billion (US$ 0.968 billion)(2011)[1]
Total assets Increase S/. 73.7 billion (US$ 26.8 billion)(2011)[1]
Employees 10,771 (2007)
Website http://www.viabcp.com

Banco de Crédito del Perú is a Peruvian bank, and the largest in the country. It is traded in the New York Stock Exchange and the Lima Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Lima). It is controlled by the Romero family though the Credicorp financial holding, which also includes Pacifico Insurance, Prima AFP (leading Pension Fund), among others. 118 years after the bank's founding in 1889, BCP has 237 branches, 786 ATM's, 1400 agents and 10,771 employees.

History[edit]

Founded on April 9, 1889, BCP is Peru's oldest bank. It was called Banco Italiano for the first 52 years of its existence, and in 1919 Banca Commerciale Italiana acquired the bank. On 1 February 1942, the name of the institution was changed to Banco de Credito del Peru.

Later, the bank opened offices in New York City and Nassau. Due to the increased activities, the bank moved its headquarters from Downtown Lima to a brand new building designed by Arquitectonica in the La Molina district in Lima. By 1988, the bank had a nationwide computer network connected to the main computer in Lima. The bank then proceeded to establish a network of ATM's throughout the country.

In 1993, BCP acquired Banco Popular de Bolivia and renamed it Banco de Crédito de Bolivia. Since then, the company has launched several subsidiary companies such as Credifondo, a mutual funds company; Credileasing, a leasing subsidiary; Credibolsa, a Stock Brokerage firm; La Fiduiciaria, a fiduciary services company, among others. In 2010, BCP acquired Edificar, a leading micro-finance company in Peru.

In 2004 the Miami chapter of the American Institute of Architects awarded the Banco de Crédito headquarters building the AIA Test of Time Award.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://www.credicorpnet.com
  2. ^ AIA 2004 Chapter Awards, AIA Miami Site