Guatemala: Banks profits total $278 million in 2008

According to data from the Superintendence of Banks, the banking sector earned the equivalent of 16.3% of its shareholder equity in profits.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009 reports on its website: "For each $12.71 (Q100) that the banks have in capital, last year they earned an average of $2.07 (Q16.30), according to the report for December that was published by the SIB.

The most profitable banks (compared to capital) were the Bank of Central America (BAC), which earned Q30.85, followed by the Rural Development Bank (Banrural), with Q28.02, per each Q100 of capital."

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Guatemalan Banks earned $61 million in February, 15% more than the $53 million earned during the same month in 2008.

According to the general manager of Banco de los Trabajadores, Ronald Garcia, the increase in profits was due to prudence and a reduction in financial service costs: "The opening of non-traditional channels such as electronic made services less expensive," the official told the newspaper La Prensa Libre of Guatemala.

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Despite the slowdown of the economy, banks reported on October 30 that they had an increase of 23% in comparison to October 2007.

The entity with the best results was Banrural, with $90 million (Q616.2 million) or an substantial increase compared tot he $73 million (Q559.3 million) recorded in the first ten months of last year.

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