Portugal Wants to Move on From Bank Collapse

Page created: Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:28 GMT

Banco Espírito Santos  BES

For Portugal, there’s a before and an after Banco Espirito Santo.


The fall from grace of one of the country’s oldest banking groups and the family that founded it has practically erased signs of its one-time dominance in the Iberian nation. Gone is the bank’s name glowing atop a building overlooking the Marques de Pombal square in central Lisbon as well as its logo on t-shirts of players from Portugal’s three-biggest soccer teams. Three years after the bank’s collapse, many in Portugal just want to move on.