Sergio Cruz Fernández
in Central America
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Consumer budgets are still healing from the economic crisis, delaying a recovery in credit card lending.
Almost 60.000 credit cards were cancelled during 2008 and 2009, half of them for delinquency by their owners. Many others maxed out their credit and cannot use their cards anymore.
The new credit card law seems to make things even worse, as it requires consumers to have a certified income of at least $500 in order to apply for a credit card. The previous minimum was $300.