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Banco Hipotecario S.A.
In 2003, the chairwoman and controlling shareholder of Argentina's leading residential mortgage lender are considering how to bring the bank's restructuring to a successful conclusion as the country's economy continues to suffer from the impact of the 2001-2002 currency crisis and default. As the bank's competitors, many of whom were also creditors, begin to close ranks, Banco Hipotecario's management and shareholders need to come up with a plan that will satisfy creditors and keep the bank's business model intact.
Banks and Banking;
Bergstresser, Daniel Baird, Arthur I Segel, and Alexandra de Royere. "Banco Hipotecario S.A." Harvard Business School Case 206-102, March 2006. (Revised May 2010.)