IFS is a leading provider of banking, insurance, wealth management services and payments for retail customers and commercial clients in Peru. Our purpose is to empower all Peruvians to achieve financial well-being, and as such, we have built an integrated financial services platform in the fast-growing, underpenetrated and profitable Peruvian financial system. We have invested in building a leading and scalable digital platform (mobile and online), which is rapidly being adopted by existing and new customers. Our digital platform is complemented by one of the largest distribution networks in the country which includes financial stores, ATMs, correspondent agents, dedicated sales forces, financial advisors, call centers and POS network.
We manage our business in four segments, banking, insurance, wealth management, and payments, which complement each other and represent diversified sources of revenue. Our banking segment operates through our subsidiary Interbank, which is the second largest provider of consumer loans in Peru, according to the SBS. Interbank provides a full range of retail banking and commercial banking products, and services to individuals, large companies, and small and medium enterprises. Our insurance segment operates through our subsidiary Interseguro, which is the leading provider of annuities in Peru by premiums and one of the leading life insurance companies in the country according to the SBS. Interseguro provides a wide range of retirement, savings, life, unemployment and other insurance products mainly to retail customers. Our wealth management segment operates mainly through our subsidiaries Inteligo Bank, Inteligo SAB and Interfondos, which together provide wealth management, private banking, financing, brokerage, advisory and other investment services mainly to high-net-worth individuals. Finally, with our acquisition of the remaining 50% ownership interest of PMP and its subsidiary Izipay in April 2022, we have created our payments segment, through which we provide an end-to-end digital ecosystem of financial services and technology solutions to enable consumers, individual entrepreneurs, micro-merchants, small and medium-sized enterprises (SME), in Peru, make and process payments in a safe, seamless, digital, mobile first and affordable manner.
Our purpose is to empower all Peruvians to achieve financial well-being. By doing so in our four business segments, we believe that we can help our clients to access the same opportunities to build and assure their futures. We strive to (i) increase our customer base by leveraging data and analytics with sound risk management skills, (ii) provide the best digital experience based on operational excellence and (iii) become the leading digital financial platform to provide profitable solutions with a clear strategic focus on key businesses such as payments, consumer financing, wealth management and life insurance.
To achieve these goals, we continue working on four main pillars:
- Developing a simple, resilient and scalable technology platform for current and future growth;
- Becoming a data driven organization with deep understanding of Peruvians and consumer preferences;
- Attracting and developing the best talent within our remote-fist framework;
- Becoming a leader in sustainable operations within our segments in Peru.
We have established a premier financial group with leading market positions in each of our primary business segments. We believe that our market share, focus on targeted and profitable segments, scale and highly recognized and trusted brands, combined with adoption of innovative technologies, a well-structured digital platform and increasing integration across our business segments, strongly position us to capitalize on the future expansion of the Peruvian economy.
- Leading financial services provider focused on retail customers and highly attractive businesses
- Track record of sustained growth supported by our strong and growing market share and high profitability
- Digital financial services platform with rapidly increasing levels of adoption
- Convenient and innovative nationwide omni-channel distribution network with a distinctive customer-oriented approach
- Prudent risk management resulting in high asset quality, strong liquidity and high investment returns
- Diversified funding base with strength in retail deposits
- Experienced management team with proven ability to foster a merit-based culture and a highly motivated work force
- Developing strategic alliances to challenge us continuously to offer high quality digital services to our customers
- Increasingly integrated business platform with synergy potential supported by a strong parent group
- Analytical excellence as a tool to become the company with the deepest knowledge of Peruvians
- Retain top talent with a unique culture, fostering a strong sense of achievement
IFS is a corporation (sociedad anónima) organized in 2006 under the laws of Panama. We are the majority owner and controlling shareholder of our subsidiaries, Interbank, Interseguro, Inteligo and Izipay, which comprise our banking, insurance, wealth management and payments segments, respectively. We are responsible for coordinating, supervising and establishing their strategy and management policies. In 2007, we conducted an initial public offering of our common shares publicly in Peru and privately outside of Peru. In 2019, we listed our common shares in the New York Stock Exchange concurrently with the initial public offering of our shares in such market.
Interbank is an open-stock corporation (sociedad anónima abierta). Interbank was incorporated in Lima, Peru in 1897 and formerly conducted business under the names “Banco Internacional del Perú S.A.” and “Interbank”. In August 1994, as part of the government’s privatization efforts, 91% of Interbank’s share capital was acquired by Corporación Interbank, which subsequently transferred its holdings in Interbank to the Rodríguez-Pastor family through Intercorp Peru, a limited liability company organized under the laws of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas that is listed on the Lima Stock Exchange. After Interbank’s acquisition by Intercorp Peru in 1994, Interbank began conducting business under the name “Interbank” as part of a rebranding and modernization effort, and has become a leading universal bank in Peru.
Interseguro is a corporation (sociedad anónima) that was incorporated in 1998 by Intercorp Peru, pursuant to an agreement between Intercorp Peru and The Bankers Trust Company (“Bankers Trust”) (at the time the controlling shareholder of Consorcio Nacional de Seguros S.A., the largest insurer in Chile) to benefit from the expansion of the insurance business in Peru. In connection with the sale of Bankers Trust to Deutsche Bank AG in 1999, Bankers Trust’s interest in Interseguro was sold to a group of Chilean investors, and in 2000 Intercorp Peru acquired the portion of Interseguro that it did not own. In 2017, the purchase and merger with Seguros Sura S.A. (“Seguros Sura”) and Hipotecaria Sura Empresa Administradora Hipotecaria S.A. (“Hipotecaria Sura”) consolidated Interseguro’s leadership in the annuities market, as well as strengthened its position in credit life insurance.
Inteligo was incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Panama in 2006. Inteligo Bank is a corporation that was incorporated in 1995 in The Bahamas and formerly conducted business under the names of Interbank Overseas Ltd. and Blubank Ltd. Inteligo SAB is a corporation (sociedad anónima) that started operations in 1993. On July 18, 2014, the board of directors of IFS approved the acquisition of Inteligo, effective on August 1, 2014. This reorganization entailed the acquisition of 100% of Intercorp Peru’s shares in Inteligo by IFS in exchange for 19.5 million IFS common shares. Inteligo SAB is organized under the laws of Peru, and is licensed by the SMV to operate in Peru and conduct brokerage, custody, portfolio management and advisory services.
In January 2019, we announced the consolidation of our wealth management activities at Inteligo by transferring Interbank’s mutual funds subsidiary, Interfondos S.A., Sociedad Administradora de Fondos (“Interfondos”), to Inteligo, where asset management is the core business. Interfondos is a corporation (sociedad anónima) that started operations in 1994. It is organized under the laws of Peru and is licensed by the SMV to operate in Peru and conduct mutual funds and investment funds management services.
In July 2019 we, together with Interbank, Intercorp Peru and a non-related shareholder conducted a SEC-registered initial public offering as a result of which IFS sold 1,150,000 newly-issued common shares and 2,418,754 treasury common shares (including shares sold by Interbank), Intercorp Peru sold 2,531,246 common shares and the non-related shareholder sold 3,000,000 common shares. In addition, the underwriters partially exercised their option to purchase 1,350,000 additional shares, which resulted in the purchase of 1,186,841 newly-issued common shares.
While Interbank has owned 50% of PMP (Procesos de Medios de Pago S.A.) and its subsidiary Izipay for more than a decade, in April 2022, we acquired the remaining 50% ownership interest of PMP and its subsidiary Izipay, consolidating such subsidiaries into our corporate group and creating our payments segment.