Top List of Banks in Peru

Peru is a country in South America, growing economically for the past two decades. It is ranked as one of the top emerging markets in Latin America, and there are many reasons why. Peru offers enormous growth potential from its low labor rates to its steady foreign investment and development. 

It's important to know which banks to use when living in this prosperous country. Keep reading to find out more about the top banks in Peru.

Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP)

Banco de Credito del Peru (BCP) is a Peruvian bank founded by Agustin H. Edwards Ross in 1890 and headquartered in Lima. BCP is the largest private financial institution in Peru, with assets of more than US$39 billion. It employs over 27,252 people and has an extensive branch network. BCP offers a variety of retail, corporate, and private banking services to its customers.

The Bank's commercial banking operations include payroll accounts, loans, checking accounts, savings accounts, credit cards, debit cards, electronic banking services, and international trade financing. It also provides investment banking services, including securities brokerage and underwriting of debt and equity issues and mutual funds.

BBVA Continental

BBVA Continental is a Peruvian financial institution based in Lima, which belongs to Grupo BBVA. As of December 2009, BBVA Continental is the second-largest bank in Peru by assets US$ 10.1 Billion, and it has 5,429 employees.

Its corporate banking segment offers a wide range of products and services to large companies and financial institutions, such as trade finance, custody services, structured financing, and capital markets. The investment banking division advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity transactions, and other financial advisory services.

Scotiabank Peru S.A.A.

Scotiabank is one of the leading banks in Peru and has been providing financial services to its customers for more than 115 years. The bank operates a network of service points across the country. It offers a comprehensive range of financial products, including personal and commercial banking, investment banking, capital markets, and insurance products. Scotiabank also provides cash management services and customized solutions to local and foreign corporations.

Total Assets: PEN78.6 billion

Number of Employees: 6,118 

Key Services: Commercial banking and consumer lending

Banco Internacional del Peru – Interbank

Banco Internacional del Peru – Interbank is the top bank in Peru. It has total assets of US$18.43 Billion and  6,349 employees.

Banco Internacional del Peru – Interbank also provides a range of financial products and services, including loans for housing, personal, commercial, and industrial investments; leasing; factoring; credit cards; guarantee letters; investment funds; and insurance.

Banco de la Nación

Banco de La Nación is a bank in Peru. It was founded on October 19, 1878, during the administration of Peruvian president Mariano Ignacio Prado. La Nación means 'the nation' in English. It holds total assets of US$ 36.7 billion as of November 2011. It has about 16,519 employees and 624 branches across the country, located in Lima and its suburbs. 

Banco de la Nación's services include savings accounts, personal loans, credit cards, and real estate financing. It offers domestic and international money transfers through its branches and website and remittances through Western Union and MoneyGram services offered at all its branches. The latter activity has grown enormously since 2008 with an average annual increase of over 50% in revenues from remittances for four years running.


HSBC Peru is a subsidiary of HSBC in Peru. It was founded in 1868 with the opening of a branch in Lima by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, and the other 12 branches spread countrywide. 

HSBC provides a range of financial products and services to retail, corporate, institutional, and small business customers through its network of branches and offices. These products include current and savings accounts, credit cards; loans; mortgages; investment funds; insurance, pension plans, trade finance; cash management services; and securities custody.

Citibank Peru

Citibank Peru was established in 1914 and is one of the oldest banks in the country. Citibank Peru has been a leader in providing innovative financial solutions to corporate and institutional clients in Peru for almost 100 years. The bank offers many products and services, including corporate banking, trade finance, cash management, capital markets, and investment banking.

We have offices in four locations: Lima, Arequipa, Trujillo, and Chiclayo, where we serve more than 6,000 customers, including large corporations, midsize companies, and multinationals.

Citibank Peru has more than 516 employees, PEN 8.56 billion (3/2021) in assets, and is committed to providing quality service tailored to each client's needs.

Banco Santander Perú S.A.

Banco Santander Perú S.A. is a bank that provides banking and financial services to individuals, small and medium enterprises, large companies, and corporations in Peru. It offers checking and savings accounts; and corporate loans, such as trade financing, foreign trade services, business loans, working capital, and treasury products.

Banco Santander Perú S.A. has total assets amounting to $460 million and employs 168 people across branches and service points.

Banco Financiero

Banco Financiero is the fourth largest bank in Peru. It was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Lima, Peru. It has 641 employees and operates with total assets of PEN200.2 million.

Banco Financiero provides retail banking services, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts; time deposits; loans, and credit cards to individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, large corporations, and financial institutions.

Banco Interamericano de Finanzas SA

Branches: 85 in Peru.

Employees: 1,346 

Total assets: $1.292 billion

Banco Interamericano de Finanzas SA (BIF), the largest private bank in Peru, has been in business since 1965. It offers various services with a focus on medium- to large-sized companies. 

The bank has made its services more accessible to the public, most recently by opening new branches and ATMs across the country. Customers can take advantage of the bank's wealth management services and insurance products for vehicles, homes, and businesses. BIF has also developed a mobile app that allows customers to pay bills, transfer money, and access account information from their smartphones or tablets.


Q. What is the best bank in Peru?

A. The best bank in Peru is BCI (Banco de Credito del Peru). It's easy to move money into and out of, has some of the best rates, and can be accessed online.