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March 10, 2022

Europe | Being predictable during uncertain times

Overall, the relatively modest downward revision in growth projections and the delinking of the tapering from the rate rise scenarios allows the ECB to convey a hawkish message while freeing itself to make the decision on rates more data dependent

January 12, 2022

Mexico | Monthly Report on Banking and the Financial System. January 2022

During October 2021, traditional private sector deposits increased in real terms, driven by employment and the rate hike cycle. The current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) grew 0.2% in nominal terms.

December 7, 2021

Mexico | Monthly Report on Banking and the Financial System. December 2021

In 3Q21, the percentage of companies that obtained financing increased, while the recovery in demand for automotive credit has lagged in comparison to other segments. In a context of increased volatility in financial markets, the International Monetary Fund renewed a USD 50 billion flexible credit line for Mexico

October 8, 2021

Mexico | Monthly Report on Banking and the Financial System. October 2021

The withdrawal of Accendo banking license does not represent a risk for the stabilility of the banking system. This was confirmed by the Financial System Stability Board as it stressed that the fundamentals of the system remain sound. However, concerns about the weakness of the credit granted to the private sector prevail.

August 30, 2021

Mexico | Spending by households waned and shaped another uplift of deposits in June

As some signs of an economic slowdown lurked in June, households were unable to consolidate their spending pattern and, once again, contributed to an increase of total bank deposits. Corporates unexpectedly supported this increase possibly influenced by the outlook of higher interest rates.

July 12, 2021

Mexico | In May data signaled a turning point in the dynamics of deposits

Slightly more than half of the upturn in bank deposits between February 2020 and April 2021 can be explained by the increase in demand deposits from individuals. How much longer will this trend last? The answer will be known in the coming months. However, May data give us a hint.

June 26, 2021

Mexico | Total deposits dropped in April affected by a negative base effect

At present the significant growth in demand deposits has more than offset the slump of term deposits. Given that the rise in demand deposits can be related to temporary factors, the underlying question is: To what extent and how fast will households and companies reduce their accumulated liquid balances as COVID cases drop?

April 6, 2020

Banking Is Part of the Solution

The last weekend of March saw the Spanish Government make the isolation measures in the country more restrictive, bringing a halt to all non-essential activity in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Activities considered essential include those carried out by financial services companies, including banks.