Salvadoran Insurers confident that they will dodge the crisis

The insurance industry trusts that they will dodge the financial crisis that started in the US and affected other countries, since they are "sound enough" to meet their obligations.

Monday, October 6, 2008


"Up to now we can plainly state that the insurance sector in El Salvador generally has higher levels of solvency and financial (capital) safeguards for the tranquility and contentment of those who use our services," declared Raul Betancourt, executive director of the Salvadoran Association of Insurers (ASES).

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