By Andrew Rogers - Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Chile's banking sector stands out in many respects among its peers in the region. A strong and stable economy, effective regulation, and competition between banks has enabled the development of one of the most sophisticated, highly penetrated and dynamic financial sectors in Latin America. Nevertheless, the operating environment faced by banks is undoubtedly more challenging in 2016 compared to recent years, amid a slowdown in economic growth which has required backs to become more conservative in loan origination and take measures to protect proftability levels. In this report, BNamericas provides an overview of key loan growth, asset quality, profitability and M&A trends in Chile's banking sector, as well as a review of other key issues such as new regulations and financial inclusion.