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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.
Traditional bank deposits (sight + term) continued to grow in February, supported by the sight segment and despite the fall in the balance of time deposits during the last ten months. However, within sight deposits, there were changes in terms of their sources of growth.
March 26, 2021
Mexico | Banking deposits: better than expected in January in spite of a seasonal drop
The month of January is usually a weak one in terms of banking deposits as a consequence of the payment of year-end related expenses, the seasonal unemployment and the rise of some prices. In spite of this, banking deposits showed resilience.
Deposits was the component of bank intermediation that most changed its trend as a result of the pandemic. As of last March, it became aware of the continuous increase of this component, which closed 2020 with 10 consecutive months with double-digit nominal annual growth rates.
January 26, 2021
Mexico | Strength of sight deposits lessened the monthly drop of traditional bank deposits
In November 2020, recent trends in MoM growth of bank deposits were reinforced. On the one hand, sight deposits rose again supported by savings from individuals. On the other hand, term deposits kept falling in a context of lower rates and a historical recession .
In August, total demand deposits' (Sight deposits + Term deposits) monthly growth rate slowed down further, as a result of another monthly decline in Term deposits and the first monthly drop of Sight deposits from individuals in the last six months.
Bank deposits in July maintained the trend observed during the last two months. The balance of the bank's traditional deposits was lower in July compared to the previous month, both in its demand and in its term segments, in real terms.
The momentum of non-financial private sector credit is partly based on the accounting effect of exchange rate depreciation. Companies use their credit lines to cover liquidity needs in face of the health emergency. Consumer loans are no longer driving total private sector financing.