Financial crisis starting to affect Nicaraguan Banking

The effects are already visible, there is a strong reduction in the credit for housing and vehicles, as well as a restriction of credit cards.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

This was confirmed by representatives of the sector, after participating in presentation of the fourth report on the economic situation by the Nicaraguan Foundation for Economic and Social Development, Funides.

Arturo Arana, executive president of the Production Bank, Banpro, said that they are not restricting credit, however they are being more selective regarding which sectors they can finance.

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