Central American Financial System Stable

The financial sector remains stable in spite of the economic crisis and a slight increase in credit card delinquency.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

For the end of 2009, delinquency of more than 90 days is expected to rise to 2.6% from 1.6%, said Victor Urcuyo, president of the Central American Council of Banking Superintendents.

The official also said that "... in credit cards, 30-day arrears increased 7.8%, while 90-day arrears 3.2%", reported Prensalibre.com.

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