Guatemalan Banks Renegotiate 70% of Foreign Credits

70% of the Foreign credit lines in the Guatemalan Banking System were renegotiated under new conditions.

Friday, February 20, 2009

In an article published in, Édgar Barquín, the Superintendent of Banks, explained that banks "have been able to defer or restructure them [the credit lines] to maintain the financing used by local banks in productive sector loans" and that the country "has been fortunate in the way correspondent banks have responded."

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