The Spanish group's Mexican unit also saw a double-digit increase in net income in the first nine months of year.
The new rules go into force on November 1.
Colombia's central bank caught analysts off guard with a 25-bp rate cut. Superfinanciera has approved Aval's new digital deposit and payment venture.
Mortgage lending in Jamaica saw a downturn in the second quarter, while a Moody's report could add to political controversy over Bahamas' budget.
An official singled out for corruption at the national oil company will head the economy and finance ministry.
The merger of Mexico's largest domestically owned commercial banks is set to form the second largest bank in Mexico and represents a consolidation of power for the influential Hank family.