Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Exterior, S.A. (the Bank or Bladex) a supranational bank established by central banks of Latin American and Caribbean countries to promote trade finance in Latin America and the Caribbean (the Region). The Bank is principally engaged in providing trade financing to selected commercial banks, middle-market companies and corporations in the Region. The Commercial Division and The Treasury Division. The Bank's lending and investing activities are funded by interbank deposits, primarily from central banks and financial institutions in the Region, by borrowings from international commercial banks and, to a lesser extent, by sales of the Bank's debt securities to financial institutions and investors in Asia, Europe, North America and the Region. The Bank does not provide retail banking services to the general public, such as retail savings accounts or checking accounts, and does not take retail deposits.