Primer Banco del Istmo

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Primer Banco del Istmo (Banistmo)
Industry Banking
Fate Acquired by HSBC Holdings plc
Successor HSBC Bank (Panama)
Founded 1984
Defunct 2009
Headquarters Panama City, Panama City
Products First Direct

Primer Banco del Istmo trading as Banistmo or Banco Del Istmo is the largest bank in Panama and Central America, it is part of the HSBC Group following its former parent company, Grupo Banistmo’s acquisition by HSBC in November 2006. It was the subsidiary of HSBC Bank (Panama) S.A. until it mergered into HSBC Bank (Panama) in 2009.

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