Visión Banco is the first specialised microfinance bank in Paraguay. The bank offers a wide range of services and products, including credit lines for individuals and small and micro-enterprises, credit cards, dollar-denominated and local-currency savings accounts, foreign exchange, remittance management, and current accounts. The bank plans to further expand its branch network, including in more rural areas. Triodos-Doen, Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund have provided a syndicated loan to Visión Banco.
KEY INDICATORS Visión Banco at year-end 2012:
- number of loan clients: 259,718
- percentage female clients: 44%
- percentage rural clients: 3%
- average loan amount: EUR 1,966
- number of savings clients: 165,668
Whoever you are, and wherever you live in the world, you are likely to want permanent access to financial services. Microfinance banks play a crucial role providing access to finance to an increasing number of people living on low-incomes. We finance microfinance institutions because they help to build inclusive financial sectors, where the majority of people have access to financial services, leading to a sustainable basis for balanced social and economic development.