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Banco de Chile

Relevant Information

  • As at December 31, 2017

  • LQIF's voting rights: 51.2%
  • Economic rights: 33.9%
  • Book value of investment: Ch$1,109,002 million
  • Investment since: 1999
  • Employees: 14,023
  • Address

  • Ahumada 251, Santiago - Chile
  • Telephone: (56) 22653 1111

Quiñenco controls Banco de Chile through LQ Inversiones Financieras S.A. (LQIF), a company established in 2000 to shore up the Group’s financial activities and where it has partnered with Citigroup since 2008. Since April 2010, Quiñenco and Citigroup hold an equal stake in LQIF, which in turn holds 51.2% of the voting rights and 33.9% of the economic rights of Banco de Chile, as of December 31, 2017.

Banco de Chile maintains a leading position in the Chilean banking industry, with a return on average capital and reserves of 20% for 2017, the largest customer base in terms of debtors, with a market share of 18.8% in 2017, and a 26% share in industry profits, which is a consequence of the strength of its brand, business scale, advantageous financing structure, international connectivity through its strategic alliance with Citigroup, and risk management.

The Bank offers a wide range of financial products and services to all market segments, from individuals to large corporations, with over one million clients with credits and an extensive network of traditional channels as well as web platforms and mobile application.

Banco de Chile’s shares are traded on the local stock exchanges and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), where it holds an ADS (American Depositary Shares) program.

Banco de Chile has more than 14,000 employees, a network of 399 branches and a representation office in Beijing.


in millions of Ch$ as at December 31 of each year
2016 2017
Operating revenue 1,734,794 1,709,270
Net income attributable to the owners of the controller 552,249 576,012
Total loans 25,385,534 25,439,535
Total assets 31,533,683 32,824,188
Shareholders' equity attributable to the owners of the controller 2,887,410 3,105,714
ROAA 1.8% 1.8%
ROAE 19.6% 19.3%
Net financial margin 4.9% 4.6%
Efficiency ratio 45.4% 46.2%

Contribution to Profits* by Business Area

Net income Ch$576,012 million as at December 31, 2017
*Before taxes

LQIF's Participation in Banco de Chile

as at December 31 of each year
2016 2017
Voting rights 51.1% 51.2%
Economic rights 33.4% 33.9%
SM Chile 58.2% 58.2%
Banco de Chile 26.6% 27.1%