Four penalties may face the banking establishments of the private financial system that denies credits to persons who fulfill all the requirements. The most serious is the closure of the institution. This case is applicable, according to the authorities of the Superintendence of Banks, only if there is recidivism.
Pedro Solines, Superintendent of Banks, said during a meeting in the Audit Commission of the National Assembly on Wednesday, September 3, that there are also financial, administrative sanctions and written warnings.
The issue arose after a series of complaints of Assemblymen who reported discrimination in banks. Some even told that they can not open a savings account without complications.
Solines filled the request and drafted a newsletter to remind the private financial system that is not legal to deny loans for public position a citizen holds.