Banco de la Nación Argentina was established in 1891 on the initiative of President Carlos Pellegrini, as a means to overcome a devastating economic crisis affecting particularly the banking system existing at that time.
As a wholly-owned state bank, in a few years it extended through the whole territory of the country and became the largest commercial bank in Argentina.
During all its existence it has participated actively in the main events of the economic life of the country. It has played a relevant role in assisting the rural sector to such an extent that it contributed decisively to Argentina becoming a world power in the agribusiness segment.
The priority of Banco de la Nación Argentina has been to service Small and Medium Enterprises, as well as less-favored sectors of the population, even in locations far away from the large centers and with hardly any economic relevance.
In its 125° Anniversary commemorative book, the Bank offers a view on the developments determining the direction of the Country since the establishment of the Institution. The Bank has accompanied and played a leading role in that history, evolving and adapting accordingly.