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Lower growth expectations, outbreaks of COVID and high levels of inflation towards the end of 2021 complicated the recovery of banking intermediation. Under the nominal annual growth in December 2021 of both credit and deposits, lies a demand that remains cautious and weak.
September 27, 2021
Mexico | Deposits strengthened in July as formal employment and COVID cases increased
The growth of bank deposits accelerated in July due to higher demand deposits from both individuals and companies. This dynamic could be associated with a relevant growth in formal employment together with a non-generalized slowdown in consumption after the rebound in COVID infections.
September 14, 2021
Mexico | The recovery of bank credit in July has not yet resulted in annual growth rates
For the third consecutive month, the contraction in the annual growth rate of current portfolio balances to the non-financial private sector has been milder, which reaffirms that total bank credit is on the way to a recovery, although its magnitude differs across portfolios.
August 20, 2021
Mexico | Bank lending falls 6.1%, a decline of a lesser magnitude than in previous months
A milder contraction in the annual growth rate of outstanding balances for the second consecutive month provides encouraging signs that the negative impact of the pandemic on banking credit has moved past its worst point and could be on a recovery path.
May could represent a turning point in the dynamics of credit to the NFPS, with a smaller contraction than the one in April and a better performance of the portfolios that comprise it. An improvement in the activity and employment indicators in the medium term would consolidate a better performance in the credit market.
Banco de México reiterated the resilience of the financial system in the face of the adverse shock of the pandemic, as credits granted remain weak (-8.8% YoY in April) and levels of bank deposits remain close to historical highs.
In June, total credit granted to the private sector and total banking deposits slowed down as the tailwind effects associated with the pandemic (e.g. precautory savings, demand of credit lines) slowly fade and gradually leave the spotlight to the adverse effects of the economic recession.
The net profit of the system in the 1Q'19 was EUR 3.2 Bn. The key factors were weak revenues, cost control, and lower provisions. Deleveraging has continued, although since the end of 2018 there has been a slight upturn in total lending. The NPL ratio continues to fall and profitability has improved compared to 1Q'18.