JMMB has advised that through its Dominican Republic subsidiary, JMMB Holding Company Limited, has obtained regulatory approval for the acquisition of ninety percent (90%) of the shares of Banco Ahorro y Credito Rio (Banco Rio).
Banco Rio is a savings and loans bank, in accordance with the Financial and Monetary Law of the Dominican Republic (Ley No. 183-02: Ley Monetaria y Financiera de la Republica Dominicana). They are licenced to provide consumer loans; loans to small and medium enterprises (SMEs); commercial loans; credit lines; credit cards, cambio services; savings accounts and certificates of deposit.
“This acquisition serves as another key step in JMMB’s strategy of building out an integrated financial services business model in the Dominican Republic (DR) market. In particular, for all current and prospective JMMB and Banco Rio clients in the DR, this acquisition will pave the way for them to access an even more diversified bundle of financial solutions (through banking and investments), that will serve to achieve their financial goals and objectives at every stage of their life,” states JMMB in its report.