In Guatemala, 10% of banking operations are currently handled by banking agents.
Fernando Quiñónez interviewed Herbert Hernández from G&T Continental for Siglo21.com.gt on the importance of banking agents to the Guatemalan economy, which have handled transactions worth more than $700 million since their inception in 2003.
Like other patterns of consumption, tourism is changing as a result of the crisis toward closer destinations and for shorter time periods.
Operator estimates of what they will rake in during Easter Week, an annual peak in the tourism industry’s calendar, have already taken these trends into account and adjusted the supply; intraregional tourism benefits from this.
For every $100 that migrants send to their families between $30 and $35 are in some way related to banking services.
Prensalibre.com reports: "If you take into account that from January to September this year family remittances, according to the Bank of Guatemala, totaled $3.801 billion, the amount that passed through banks was between $1.1403 billion and $1.3303 billion" .
The Administrative Office of Seized Properties in Honduras will be responsible for overseeing the continued operations of the companies seized from Continental Group.
The Executive ordered the Administrative Office of Seized Property (OABI by its initials in Spanish) to be responsible for seeing that companies seized from the group continue to operate as normally as possible.