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July 19, 2019

Mexico | The effects of economic weakness are accentuated over traditional bank deposits

The continued decline in the pace of economic activity and the risks in both commercial and economic policy have had an adverse influence on deposits of the banking system, to the point that the nominal growth of the traditional deposits during May 2019 was located at its lowest level since the end of 2013.

July 5, 2019

Mexico | In May, the growth of credit was one digit

In May 2019, the nominal annual growth of the balance of the current credit portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector was one digit and amounted to 9.1% (4.6% real). This growth was lower than that of the immediately previous month (10.3%) and was also lower than that of May 2018 (13.4%).

July 2, 2019

The digitalization of money

Continuous innovation and the gradual decline of the use of cash are giving way to a new digital monetary system. Central banks must define the new role they will play coming out of this transformation.

June 28, 2019

Mexico | Monthly Report on Banking and the Financial System. June 2019

Mortgage lending increased, with higher average amounts and a slight increase in the interest rate. In 2018, payroll loans slowed their growth rate. The Financial System Stability Council (CESF) updates its risk balance. High concentration of demand for bank mortgage loans.

June 27, 2019

China Banking Monitor

Although the non-performing loan ratio remained stable and the capital adequacy ratio still sufficient to meet financial needs, there is a diverging trend between large and small commercial banks. Some small banks are subject to capital shortfall amid deteriorating asset quality and persistent regulations on shadow banking.

June 24, 2019

How is the level of financial literacy of Mexicans?

On April 12, the Mexican National Banking Commission (CNBV) published the level of financial literacy of Mexicans in 2018, which was 58.2 out of 100 points. This note describes the main questions related to financial "knowledge", "behaviors" and "attitudes" that were answered incorrectly by more than half of Mexicans.

June 18, 2019

Mexico | Slight rebound in traditional deposits in April, supported by term deposits

The combination of weak economic activity and high short-term interest rates maintain low growth over demand deposits, the main component of traditional deposits.

June 10, 2019

Mexico | In April the credit had double digit figures maintaining the growth of the 1Q19

In April 2019, the nominal annual growth rate of the balance of the current loan portfolio granted by commercial banks to the non-financial private sector was 10.3% (5.6% real). This growth rate was lower than that of the previous month (11.1%) and was also lower than the rate of the same month of 2018 (11.5%).