Basic interest rates goes up to 10.75% in Costa Rica

The basic passive rate will go up again today to 10.75%.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The 0.75 percentage point increase comes after three consecutive weeks of a downward trend in the index.

Pablo Villalobos, head of Monetary and Financial Statistics at the Central Bank, explained yesterday that the adjustment occurred because a certain bank had acquired a significant amount of funds for which it paid an interest rate that was higher than the normal market rate.

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Costa Rica: Basic Rate Goes Up to 12.25%

March 2009

The increase in the passive base rate, valid beggining today, is of 0.25%.

The person in charge of monetary and financial statistics for the Central Bank of Costa Rica, Pablo Villalobos, told la Nacion "that this week’s increase in the base rate was due to some brokers raising their rates and others lowering them, but increases weighed a little more on the average.”

Costa Rica: Basic interest rates drops to 10.5%

October 2008

The basic passive rate went down another quarter point this week to 10.5% and will remain there until November 5, the BCCR reported today.

Last week said percentage dropped from 11% to 10.75%.

Passive Basic Rate in Costa Rica down to 10,75%

October 2008

The new Passive Basic Rate in Costa Rica now stands at 10.75%, down 0.25% from 11%.

This reduction means good news, at least for a week, for those who own loans indexed to the Basic Rate, as monthly payments will decrease.
Economist Alberto Franco considers that this small downward movement is normal, but it does not imply a shift in the upward trend of the interest rates in the country.

Basic interest rate goes up to 10.25% in Costa Rica

October 2008

The basic passive rate, an average of the interest rates for savings, rose from 9.25 to 10.25%, the highest increase recorded in a single week since May.

The basic passive rate is an average of the interest rates for savings in colones at terms of 150 days (5 months) and 210 days (7 months). It is used as a reference for loans.

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