Honduras: Fewer Credit Cards in the Market

At the end of May of this year, the country reported just over 805,000 cards in circulation, 2% less than was reported in the same month in 2017.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

n dir="ltr">The decrease recorded in the fifth month of this year is due to the behavior of the number of cards circulating in the market of Banco Financiera Comercial Hondureña market, since the units corresponding to this financial entity fell from 235,008 in May 2017 to 207,636 reported in the same month in 2018.

When reviewing the global figures of the issuers during the first five months of this year, they show that for that period there was also a fall in the number of cards circulating in the market.  According to figures from the National Commission of Banks and Insurance, the amount went from 819,550 at the end of 2017 to 805,221 at the end of May 2018. 

In relation to the cards that circulate according to the amount granted by banks, data at the end of May shows that of the total that are in circulation 58% are cards that have credit limits in the range of $212 to $1,700.

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Private Sector Credit Increases 5%

October 2018

Mortgage and personal loans continue to determine a significant part of the 5% increase in domestic credit to the private sector, recorded between July 2017 and the same month in 2018.

More recent data from the Superintendence of Banks, up to the seventh month of the year the credit portfolio of the private sector reached $52,607 million, which is equivalent to an increase of 5.4% with respect to the $49,921 million reported up to July 2017.


Panama: Credit to the Private Sector Continues to Rise

August 2018

Mortgages and personal loans explained much of the 6% increase in domestic credit to the private sector, recorded between May 2017 and the same month in 2018.

According to the latest report by the Superintendency of Banks, in the fifth month of the year, the private sector's credit portfolio totaled $52.167 billion, which is equivalent to an increase of 5.9% compared to the $49.277 billion reported up to May 2017. 

12% Rise in Bank Credit

July 2018

As of May 2018, the credit portfolio of the financial system in the Dominican Republic totaled $21.147 billion, registering an increase of 12% with respect to the amount reported in the same month in 2017.

According to figures from the Superintendency of Banks, between May 2017 and the same month of this year, the total amount of the loan portfolio increased from $18.957 billion to $21.147 billion.

Bank Credit Up 4%

June 2018

Up to May 2018, credit granted by Guatemalan banks to the private sector totaled $25.725 billion, 4% more than was reported in the same month in 2017.

According to figures from Banco de Guatemala, credit to the private sector up to May 2018 grew by 4.1% compared to the same month in 2017, rising from $24.611 billion to $25.725 billion. This increase was below the 8% increase recorded between the same months of 2016 and 2017. 

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