R & G Financial Corporation

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R & G Financial Corporation
Public
Traded as Grey MarketRGFCQ
Industry Finance and Insurance
Fate The Office of the Commissioner of Financial Institutions of Puerto Rico seized it and appointed the FDIC to become the failed bank's receiver.
Successor Scotiabank
Founded 1966
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Defunct April 30, 2010 (2010-04-30)
Headquarters San Juan, Puerto Rico
Key people
Victor J. Galán, Chairman & CEO
Products Banking
Checking Accounts
Insurance
stock brokerage
Investment Bank
Asset-Based Lending
Consumer finance
Front facade of the R & G Financial Corporation headquarters.

The R & G Financial Corporation (commonly known as RG Financial or R-G Financial) was a financial holding company located in San Juan, Puerto Rico. On April 30, 2010, its bank failed and its deposits and assets were seized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Its deposits and assets were subsequently sold to Scotiabank. On May 14, R & G Financial Corporation filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.[1][2]

RG used to offer a full range of financial services in Puerto Rico and the State of Florida through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Its main subsidiaries were RG Premier Bank, a business and consumer financial services company offering banking services, trust and brokerage services, and various types of loans, and RG Mortgage, which was one of the largest mortgage lenders in the island. Its headquarters were located at 290 Jesus T. Pinero Avenue in Hato Rey, San Juan.

Summary[edit]

RG Financial Corp’s chief assets and sources of income are its commercial loans (which mainly consist of commercial real estate loans and construction loans), consumer loans (which mainly consist of auto loans, personal loans and credit card loans), and residential mortgage loans. RG Financial offers banking services through a network of 66 branches (2005) between two of its subsidiaries, the largest being RG Premier Bank in Puerto Rico and the second being RG Crown Bank in the Orlando, Tampa and St. Petersburg cities of Florida.

In an effort to compete with larger banks within Puerto Rico and Florida, RG Financial has acquired various banking and lending institutions in order to expand to new markets and improve its services in existing ones. On June 29, 1993, it acquired Caribbean Federal Savings Bank of Puerto Rico,[3] followed by the Fajardo Federal Savings Bank[4] on August 5, 1998, then Continental Capital Corp.[5] on October 7, 1999, and finally Crown Group, Inc.[6] on June 7, 2002. Additionally, RG Financial acquired various other assets and rights from other financial companies, such as 18 bank branches from Wachovia Corporation in 2004, and mortgage servicing rights from Banco Santander in 1998.

By 2004, the company had over $10.20 billion in assets[7] and approximately 2,404 employees.

Competitors (in Puerto Rico)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "R & G FINANCIAL CORP-CLASS B (RGFCQ:US): Stock quote & company profile". Bloomberg Businessweek. Bloomberg. June 18, 2010. Retrieved June 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ "R&G Financial Corporation Chapter 11 Petition" (PDF). PacerMonitor. PacerMonitor. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "IRWeblink". snl.com. 
  4. ^ "IRWeblink". snl.com. 
  5. ^ "IRWeblink". snl.com. 
  6. ^ "IRWeblink". snl.com. 
  7. ^ "Forbes Lists, World's Richest People, and more". Forbes. 

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