Loan Portfolio Continues to Decline in El Salvador

In the third quarter of 2010 the loan portfolio closed at $ 8,274 million, $ 400 million less than the $8,670 million of the same period in 2009.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

According to the Salvadoran Banking Association (Abansa), the structure of the loan portfolio as of August 2010 consisted of consumer loans which comprised 28% of the total, housing 25%, commerce 14%, manufacturing 8.7 %, services 7.3% and the rest for other sectors.

"The statistics also indicate that bank loans for trade decreased 11 percent from August 2009 to the same month of 2010, construction fell 12 percent and 12 percent fall in agricultural and other activities (mining, electricity, gas, transport, communications, financial and other non-classified)" published Elsalvador.com.

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Loan Portfolio Up 11% in Guatemala

March 2014

Up to February this year the balance of loans granted by the 18 banks registered in the country amounted to $15.8 billion.

The loan portfolio grew by 11.7% in Guatemala in the past year as reported by the Superintendency of Banks of Guatemala (SIB), a figure that confirms the growing economy.

Panama: Banking Loan Portfolio Grows by 20%

October 2011

The International Banking Center notes a dynamic expansion of the internal loan portfolio to 20.5%, and the same can be said for the portfolio investments, up 14.7% during the month of August.

A press release from the Superintendency of Banks of Panama reads:

The executive report of the Superintendent of Panama banks reveals that the net accumulation from January to August 2011 totaled $885 million, or $175 million more compared to the same period in the previous year. This result is mainly due to an increase to 11.7% in the lines of interest income and 38.6% belonging to other income.

Panama: 17% Increase in New Loans

October 2011

At the close of July, $11 billion worth of new loans were granted, 17% higher than in the same period last year.

Among the different sectors of the economy, mining, livestock and fisheries were those receiving the most new loans.

"The biggest increase registered, in terms of percentages, was in mining and quarrying, where $15.2 million in new loans was granted, up from $12.3 million compared to figures from the same period in 2010.

Guatemala: Private Sector Credit Rises

May 2011

Between March 2010 and March 2011, the growth in portfolio’s of banks providing loans was 6.1%.

The growth of economic activity in Guatemala is one of the reasons behind the increase in loans issued by banks, which have been distributed mainly among the commercial and consumer sectors.

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