Costa Rican banks join forces to boost client services

Costa Rica's Banco Nacional and Banco de Costa Rica have unified their computer networks to improve client services.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The banks' two million clients generate transactions of about 10 billion colons (some US$20 million) a month. Now cash and checks deposited at either institution will be instantly reflected in accounts of the other, with having to wait for clearance.
The new rules apply both to dollar accounts and those in local currency.

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Internal deposits in individual savings accounts in the banking systems amounted to $25 billion.

The confidence of Panamanian and foreign savers is reflected in the amount of deposited funds in the countries banks, which has grown considerably in the last few years.

Of all the money deposited in the system, internal funds have shown the greatest growth, which at the end of the third quarter was 11% more than in the same period in 2010.

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August 2010

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Costa Rica: National Bank lowers interest rates

February 2009

Effective February 15 the bank will reduce its interest rate for housing loans lower than $89.000 (¢50 million) by 2 percentage points.

Nacion.com reports on its website: "The Popular Bank also agreed to reduce its interest rates by 2 points starting on March 1.

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January 2009

After being capitalized, the three state banks - Bank of Costa Rica, The National Bank and Bancredito - reactivated all their lines of credit.

Nacion.com reports: "The Bank of Costa Rica has issued some $14 million (¢8 billion colones) since December 23.

At Bancredito, Arnoldo Trejos, Commercial sub manager, reported that they are currently formalizing the requests that were accumulated during the last few months of 2008.

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