The country's 16 commercial banks reported 8.8% growth in the mortgage segment.
A US court found former Inyx CEO Jack Kachkar guilty on eight counts of wire fraud tied to a 2005-2006 fraud scheme that led to the collapse of Puerto Rico's Westernbank in 2010.
The country has been working with the regional Central American parliament to shore up its cyber defenses.
The country's diplomatic relations look to undergo a significant revision under the presidency of Nayib Bukele, the 36-year-old political outsider, who vaulted to a first-round election win on Sunday.
The Chilean economy strengthens in 2018 amid forecasts of slower growth for 2019, as remittances keep pouring into Mexico at a rapid pace.
The bank said its loan book could expand at a double-digit pace in 2019.
Caixa's 8.9% stake is worth around US$655mn based on the current price of IRB's shares.
Caracas responds after major European nations recognize Juan Guaidó as interim president. The government introduces new cryptoassets legislation.