September 6, 2019
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In July 2019, the nominal annual growth rate of the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector was 8.6% (4.6% real). This growth was slightly higher than the previous month (8.4%) and, in turn, was lower than the growth of the same month of 2018 (12.1%).
Personal loans slow down, with lower average origination figures and higher interest rates in 2019. The share of customers who pay in full each month has grown in both the number of credit cards and the balance of credit granted. Banks granted better conditions for auto loans in 2018.
August 12, 2019
Mexico | In June, the nominal annual growth of the credit was one digit and lower than May
In June 2019, the nominal annual growth rate of the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector was 8.4% (4.3% real). This growth rate was lower than that of the previous month (9.1%) and also to the rate of the same month of 2018 (13.4%).
The running out of tailwinds, the smaller increase in financial wealth and consumer financing and the rise in uncertainty will slow down the growth household consumption expenditure to 1.8% in 2019 and 1.7% in 2020
The CESF reviews its balance of risks, highlighting the increase of foreign risk. The CNBV announces a new publication on financial inclusion. The economic slowdown and unchanged interest rate expectations are the main factors behind financial market movements.
Despite solid profitability trends, banking conditions could become somewhat more challenging. Sustainable loan growth, higher funding costs and credit risks will be the primary areas of concern. Customer service, digital tools and economies of scale are key for success.
Financing provided to the non-financial private sector slowed in the second half of 2018. Housing prices rose by 7.9% in the first quarter of 2018. Market players focus on concerns around the financial situation of Pemex and the "patient" stance of the FED.
Consumption growth, following steady progress in H2 2018, will slow to 2.1% in 2019 and to 1.8% in 2020 as a result of a lower contribution of financial wealth, a disappearance of pent-up demand and increased uncertainty. Fiscal stimuli, increased real estate wealth and steady progress in terms of financing will enable expe…