El Salvador: Bank Deposits Up 10%

In 2017, bank deposits totaled $11,715 million, 10% more than the figure registered at the end of 2016.

Monday, January 29, 2018

The "Financial Bulletin of the Banking System up to December 2017", prepared by the Salvadoran Banking Association, states that " ... in the last five years, deposits have had average growth of 4.3% ."

Regarding gross loans, it indicates that "... financing given to the sectors of Trade, Manufacturing and Services represent 70.6% of the total loans granted to companies. "

The report details that " ... in the last five years, credit to companies has represented, on average, 44.5% of the total portfolio. Credit given to people 33.7% and credit for buying housing 21.8%. "

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Nicaragua: Slight Slowdown in Bank Credit

November 2016

Up to September 2016 annual growth in the loan portfolio of the banking system decreased from 23% to 20%.

From the Central Bank´s financial report, September 2016:

Credit growth declined.  In September 2016, gross loans totaled 136,803.4 million cordobas, with a growth of 20.0 percent.  This represents a decrease of 3.1 percentage points compared to the figure seen in September 2015. Meanwhile, real credit growth declined by 3.9 percentage points compared to that observed in September 2015 (19.8% vs 15.9% 2015 2016). The gross loan portfolio of the financial system remains active with the most weight in the balance of the financial system (66.0%). 

Banking Costs Increase in Panama

May 2013

Transactions and inquiries at ATMs and ownership of credit and debit cards, have doubled in cost over the past two years.

At some banks, membership fees have grown from an average of $15 to $21.40 for debit cards, which is an increase of 42.6%.

Regarding the cost of transactions and inquiries at ATMs, they have gone from $0.50 to $1.07 per transaction, which represents an increase of over 100%.

Panama: Bank Deposits Grow by 11%

December 2011

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.

Nicaragua: Savings in Banking System Grow

June 2011

Economic recovery and resources from the Venezuelan Cooperation explain the rise in deposits.

The deposits in Nicaraguan national banks, especially those denominated in foreign currency, have shown significant increases in recent months.

Economists say the increase is due in part to improved economic conditions prevailing in the country, which have increased Nicaraguans savings and their confidence in the banking system.

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