Banco Internacional is the fifth largest bank in Ecuador with a focus on small and medium enterprises (SMEs). It was established in 1973 and has evolved into a full-service commercial bank. It has 87 branches in 20 proinces and reaches 206,789 active borrowers, and 385,158 savers.
Banco Internacional is seen as an innovative bank and is leading the way in climate smart projects. The loan provided by Triodos Microfinance Fund and Triodos Fair Share Fund will aid in funding the growth of the bank’s climate-smart projects or projects created to mitigate the emissions of greenhouse gases, including: energy efficiency, renewable energy, water efficiency, and cleaner production projects.
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.