El Salvador: Preferential Rates for Mortgage Credits

A bill on preferential interest rates suggested by the industry would reduce the cost of a home loan by up to 50% and boost construction in the country.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

In order for the construction sector to recover from a 2013 that ended with a negative number it is necessary to reduce interest rates on mortgage loans so that more people are able to buy a home, therefore the business sector is recommending a proposal for a law on preferential interest, which was proposed more than six years ago.

Carlos Guerrero, president of the Salvadoran Chamber of Construction, "... explained that with this law, Salvadorans applying for the purchase of a $15,000 home with a repayment term of 25 years, currently pay an average interest rate of 7.6%, paying $111.83 in monthly fees, but this preferential interest law could see them paying $68.05, generating savings of $43.78 per month."

"... This law ... the construction sector will be more dynamic ... companies would invest in building and marketing, and this would generate more jobs."

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