Each state (public) and personal banks in Costa Rica have introduced flex compensation of loans and bank card debt, a discount in rates of interest and different measures to assist prospects get by the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.
Relying on the monetary establishment, prospects the BAC for instance, can postpone funds for 2 months (March and April or April and Could) with out incurring penalties or curiosity expenses and never have an effect on credit score historical past.
At some banks, individuals instantly affected (assuming they’re contaminated) will obtain particular therapy on their mortgage and mortgage funds. Once more, all to be made up at a while sooner or later.
As well as, some banks have introduced particular hours in the course of the nationwide emergency. On the BCR, for instance, branches will shut at 2 pm each day (mall branches at 6 pm), and closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
ATM machines are open and serviced, all banks are recommending on-line companies to pay payments, switch cash and so get data on accounts and companies.
Vital, banks don’t name you by cellphone to ask for private data, don’t fall sufferer to identification theft or have your checking account cleaned out by scammers making the most of the occasions had been are presently residing in.
If you want to go to the financial institution personally, keep in mind to apply social distancing, keep away from crowds and, possibly I’m overreacting, deal with cash fastidiously.