Guatemala: Overdue loan portfolio increases to 86%

As of November 2008 overdue loans in the banking system rose to $264 million, 85% more than in December 2007 when it was at $142 million.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

According to, "In September the percentage was at 73.4% compared to the end of 2007.

Similarly, the Banking Superintendence pointed out that the overdue portfolio for credit cards owned by the banks was at 4.7% last November while it was at 5.9% during the same month in 2007."

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Late loans summed $278 million in January 31, 24% more than the same date of 2009, when they stood at $224 million.

The situation is more pronounced for loans in dollars: in 2009 late loans accounted for $33 million, having now climbed to $68 million, a 108% increase. reports that “the variation has been subtler for loans in domestic currency: +9.7%".

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Private Lending Slows in Guatemala

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Credit to the private sector grew by 11.2% in January, a lower growth than for the same period last year when the increase was 26.4%.

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