Florida International Bankers Association
The Florida International Bankers Association Inc. (FIBA), is a non-profit trade association founded in 1979. Its membership includes some of the largest financial institutions in the world. This includes more than 70 foreign and domestic banks. In addition to major banks from Europe, the US and Latin America who are active in international trade and finance in our hemisphere.
The primary focus of FIBA members is Latin America trade finance, international correspondent banking and international wealth management/private banking services for non-residents. These activities help facilitate North-South trade and capital flows FIBA provides specialized AML certification and training to industry practitioners. Regularly scheduled FIBA meetings provide a continuing source of the latest and best industry expertise and practical information.
FIBA works closely with FELABAN, the Federation of Latin American Banks, which represents over 600 financial institutions throughout Latin America, hosting their prestigious FELABAN Annual Assembly in Miami every other year. This event brings nearly 2,000 people to Miami to conduct business over three days of intensive meetings. As a leading trade organization focused on international banking and finance, FIBA frequently meets with regulators in Washington, submits comment letters and position papers, and is a respected voice in the industry.
The Latin American Banking Federation
The LATIN AMERICAN BANKING FEDERATION – FELABAN is a non-profit entity created in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1965 by the banking associations and other agencies of 19 Latin American countries, encompassing over 500 regional banks.
Promote and facilitate the contact, understanding and direct relationships between the financial entities in Latin America, irrespective of the internal political issues of each country.
Contribute to, by means of its technical services, the coordination of criteria and to the unification of general banking and financial usage and practices in Latin America.
Cooperate, within the scope of its own activities, a more efficient economic development in Latin American countries and to the economic integration movements in which they participate.
Endeavor by all means available to promote the development and wellbeing of the countries where its members reside.
Procure a greater financial deepening and a greater access to financial services for populations with low incomes as a way to contribute towards the reduction of poverty in Latin American countries.