Savings in Guatemala Increase by 16%

In the last twelve months, fixed-term deposits and savings accounts have shown an increase of 16.1%.

Friday, May 22, 2009

According to data from the Bank of Guatemala, up to and including May 14, there were $5.62 billion (Q45.548.billion) in fixed-term, regular and special savings account deposits.

Leonel Díaz reported statements by Édgar Barquín, Bank Superintendent, in his article in Prensalibre.com: "We that there has been an increase in saving and fixed-term deposits and also financial bond transfers to deposits within financial institutions."

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