- Banco de Bogotá
company_name = Banco de Bogotá
company_type = Private
November 15, 1870
founder = Salomón Koppel
location_city = Bogotá
location_country = Colombia
parent = Grupo Aval
subsid = Banco de Occidente
Banco AV Villas
Leasing de Occidente
Fiduciaria de Occidente
Valores de Occidente
Ventas y Servicios
owner = Grupo Empresarial Sarmiento Angulo
homepage = [http://www.bancodebogota.com/ www.bancodebogota.com]
1870, Banco de Bogotá is the oldest commercial bankinginstitution in Colombia, and operates through 274 branches, five corporate service centers and a banking attention center in the country. On a national level, it also operates through subsidiaries: Corporacion Financiera Colombiana S.A., an investment bank; Almacenes Generales de Deposito "Almaviva S.A.", a products supply logistics company; Sociedad Fiduciaria Bogota "Fidubogota S.A." and Fiduciaria del Comercio "Fiducomercio S.A.", trust and portfolio investment companies; Leasing Bogotá S.A., a leasing company; Valores Bogotá S.A., a provider of brokerage services; and Fondos de Pensiones y Cesantias Porvenir, a pensions and suspensions administrator. It also owns bank subsidiariesin Panamaand the Bahamas. In the United States, Banco de Bogotá operates an agency in New York, New York, and an Edge Act Corporationin Miami, Florida. Grupo Aval, a holding companywhich is one of the largest and most influential financial entities in Colombia, owns a majority of the Bank's outstanding voting shares.
June 20, 2006, FidelityNational Information Services (FIS), Inc. announced the successful implementation of its retail lending softwarepackage, Advanced Lending Solution (ALS) – Servicing Manager at Banco de Bogotá. The efforts of the bank’s technical consultants and FIS experts enabled Banco de Bogotá to be the first financial institution in its market to introduce a new personal loan product, "Prestamo Personal Libre Destino."
Banco de Bogotá has utilized FIS’ deposits, savings,
financial managementand architecture to support its retail bankingoperations since 1988. Following a change in local banking regulations in the fourth quarter of 2005, the bank needed to upgrade its lending system quickly to launch a new consumer loan product into the market. Banco de Bogotá introduced the new product in February, ahead of its competitors, and captured a significant share of the market.
The bank selected FIS’ ALS-Servicing Manager, a customizable
loanprocessing application that supports customer and accountservicing requirements for the life of the loan. The Banco de Bogotá team quickly adjusted the features for the Prestamo Personal Libre Destino, using ALS-Servicing Manager’s real-time product parameter facility, to select processing options that addressed interest accruals, late charges and payment posting options. The Bank expected to attract 3,000 new customers a month with this new personal loan product. It is also planning a follow-up phase, which will utilize ALS-Servicing Manager for a new line of creditproduct and add additional inquiry transaction functionality for the teller system. [Fidelity National Information Services' Lending Solution Implemented at Banco de Bogotá in Less Than Three Months. "Fidelity News Release", June 20, 2006]
Banco de Bogotá is supervised by the Colombian Superintendency of Banking, which is primarily responsible for the regulation and supervision of Colombian financial institutions, including their foreign offices, subsidiaries, and
affiliates. The Superintendency issues and promulgates supervisory regulations concerning accounting requirements, asset quality, management, operations, capitaladequacy, loan classification and loan loss provision standards. In addition, the Superintendency monitors compliance by financial institutions with applicable laws and regulations and may order preventive measures and impose sanctions on financial institutions. [Robert Dev. Frierson, 'Orders Issued Under International Banking Act - Banco de Bogota S.A. applies to Federal Reserve Boardto establish an agency in Miami, Florida'. "Federal Reserve Bulletin", August, 2001]
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