Costa Rica: Basic Passive Rate Drops to 7,5%

This is the lowest value in the past two years.

Friday, September 17, 2010


Last time Basic Passive Rate reached this level was in August, 14th, 2008.

Last week the Central Bank, Treasury Ministry, state-owned and private banks reduced their interest rates, reported the Central Bank. "Nevertheless, state owned banks had the strongest influence in this reduction, as they lowered their interest rates the most".

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Costa Rica: Basic Rate Down to 7.50%

January 2011

With half a percentage point lower the Passive Basic Rate stands now at 7.50%

Calculated by the Central Bank of Costa Rica, the base rate had been at 8% during the week between Jan. 13 and 19.

"Influencing this week´s cut were rate reductions made the Central Bank, the Ministry of Finance and public banks," states La Nacion´s website.

Costa Rica: Base Rate Drops to 9.75%

May 2012

Following a slight reduction in interest rates in the banking system, the central bank has adjusted the value of the Passive Base Rate from 10% to 9.75%.

From a statement by Aldesa:

The base rate went down from 10%, the level it has been at for the last two weeks, to settle at 9.75%.

Costa Rica: Basic Rate Down to 7.50%

September 2010

Starting Thursday, September 30, the Passive Basic Rate (TBP) will stand at 7.50%.

El Financiero, on its website explains "the TBP is a weighted average interest rate of gross uptake in Colones, negotiated by financial brokers operting in the country as well as by Central Bank and the Ministry of Finance.”

Basic Rate Rises to 7.75% in Costa Rica

November 2010

The basic passive rate rose this Thursday from 7.50% to 7.75%.

Since late last month, the indicator has shown an upward trend.

"The last time it was at 7.75% TBP was in September and earlier in May", reported "Despite the increase, it has not yet reached its highest level of 2010, which was 8.50%",

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