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Transferring money or making a payment should be as easy as moving money from one pocket to another, without the hassles and risks of cash. The Colombian authorities and in particular the central bank have been working on a new payment system that promises to be easy, immediate, cheap and 24/7.

In November 2022, the nominal balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector (NFPS) grew at an annual rate of 12.8% (4.7% real), while traditional bank deposits (sight + term) exhibited a nominal variation of 7.5%YoY (-0.3% real).

At its September meeting, Banco de la República increased the monetary policy rate by 100 basis points, bringing it to 10.0%, in line with BBVA Research's expectations. The decision was split, with one vote in favor of a 50 bp increase.

In addition to the remaining effects of the pandemic, challenges associated with the geopolitical conflict between Russia and Ukraine, global inflationary pressures and the tightening of financial conditions worsen the current risk scenario.

This month El Salvador recognized bitcoin as legal tender. ¿Could bitcoin be a currency in which everyday transactions such as going to the supermarket, paying rent, or making investments are carried out?

Only 0.7% of remittances are sent in cash and kind, 99% are sent by electronic transfers. Most of the remittances in kind and in cash come from documented Mexicans. Undocumented migrants send almost no remittances in cash and kind, since they cannot go back and forth between Mexico and the United States.

The economic situation that the world is facing is different from what we have experienced in the last 70 years. In this crisis, the Colombian financial system entered with strong capital and liquidity positions, which has allowed it to absorb the shock and serve as an instrument for the implementation of public policies.

The system is in a good position to withstand the current economic situation, although there are risks that need to be monitored.

This document focuses on identifying factors affecting the implementation of a Central Bank digital currency (CBDC) in Latin American countries. The adoption of a CBDC (non-universal) for the interbank and wholesale payment system would lead to…

Banxico published its update of the Financial System Report 2017. The main risks identified for the country's financial stability are: i) an increase in inflation; ii) low economic growth; iii) lower oil revenues; and iv) the possibility of a s…

New ways of understanding banking, technological improvements, and regulation yield new means of interaction between customers and banks through outsourcing agreements. This paper provides the first harmonised database with information on the number of banking correspondents by country, which helps in measuring access to th…