Guatemalan Banking Sector Stats at End of 2013

The credit portfolio grew by 9.8% in 2013, while assets of supervised banking institutions increased by 12%.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

During 2013 the bank granted a larger amount of loan, as its portfolio grew by 9.8%. While the loans in 2012 totaled $ 9.139 million in 2013 were $ 10,043 million, a difference of $ 904.3 million.

With regard to assets, these increased by 12% going from $25,162 million in 2012 to $28,176 million in 2013. The three most active banks were Banco Industrial, Banrural and G & T Continental, which together totaled $18.876 million, which means 67% of the total.

"... The banking system is in good health, as reflected in the growth of its assets and loan portfolio," said Luis Fernando Samayoa, president of the Banking Association of Guatemala

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