Base Rate Increases to 9.75% in Costa Rica

The passive base rate has increased by 25 base points, reaching a level of 9.75%.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The rise reflects an increase in deposit rates of commercial public banks.

The average deposit rates in public commercial banks rose from 9.5% to 9.7%.

"The indicator is calculated by the Central Bank of Costa Rica and published every Wednesday.

Banks tend to link the level of interest charged on loans to the passive base rate, so that any adjustment affects credit quotas", published

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From an article by Aldesa:

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Costa Rica: Base Rate Drops to 9.75%

May 2012

Following a slight reduction in interest rates in the banking system, the central bank has adjusted the value of the Passive Base Rate from 10% to 9.75%.

From a statement by Aldesa:

The base rate went down from 10%, the level it has been at for the last two weeks, to settle at 9.75%.

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May 2012

Continuing the upward trend in recent months, the Passive Basic Rate (PBR) has reached values not seen since late 2009.

From Thursday 3rd May the PBR to will go up to 9.75%, reaching a level similar to the end of 2009.

"From the first week of January until the 1st of May, the simple average of the PBR was 9.04%, if you compare that to the corresponding period of 2011 the average was 7.42%", reported