Banco Espirito Santo (BES) was a Portuguese bank that went bankrupt on August 4, 2014. Novo Banco was established as a successor of Banco Espírito Santo by the Bank of Portugal as a bridge bank to rescue assets and liabilities of BES.
Banco Espirito Santo, S.A. has Category B banking license number 100011 issued by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority. This type of license allows Banco Espirito Santo, S.A. to conduct banking operations with non-residents and domestic banking business with other Cayman Islands licenced entities.
There is no deposit guarantee scheme in the Cayman Islands: in the case of Banco Espirito Santo, S.A. failure its depositors will not get any compensation.
Banco Espirito Santo, S.A. was authorized and supervised by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.