The Central Reserve Bank reported that loans made by financial entities registered an expansion of 6.7% in April of this year, compared to the same in 2021.
Loans include banks, finance companies, municipal and rural savings banks; in addition to cooperatives and according to the report, a greater dynamism of credit to individuals was observed, which expanded at a year-on-year rate of 12.8% in April (11.7% in March), although the growth of loans to companies slowed down from 4.9% in March to 3.5% in April.
In monthly terms, the BCR reported that credit advanced 0.3% based on a greater dynamism of loans to individuals (1.6% monthly), although there was a decrease in loans to companies (-0.4% monthly).
By currencies, credit in soles advanced at a year-on-year rate of 7% in April, mainly explained by the dynamism of loans to individuals at 14.2%.
In monthly terms, the BCR specified that credit in soles registered zero growth in April, but with an expansion of loans to individuals by 1.6%.
In dollars, the expansion was 5.7% in April compared to the same month of the previous year.
- The annual growth rate of consumer credit was 17% compared to 15.1% in the previous month.
- In relation to mortgage credit, the issuing entity revealed that its interannual increase was 7.5% last April, higher than that registered in the previous month (7.3%).