The collection will take place in all types of loans by private financial institutions controlled by the Superintendency of Banks.
According to the Central Bank, banks have given USD 1624 million in monthly average credits until August 2014, an 81% provided by the private financial system. Thus, the 0.5% tax could pay up to US $ 92.7 million per year to the Treasury, considering only loans from private banks.
The 0.5% payment of only applies to new credits granted since yesterday (October 26, 2014) and it does not apply to loans obtained from cooperatives and other entities under the Superintendence of Popular and Solidarity Economy.
A few years ago this contribution was in the country under another figure and was 1% (0.5% going to the state and 0.5% to Solca), but this contribution was eliminated in 2008, arguing Ecuadorians could not be forced to pay contributions to private entities.