bccrfiThe Banco Central (Central Bank) today has reduced the Tasa Básica Pasiva  (Prime Rate) even further, dropping to 8.6% from 8.9 the day earlier.

The rate climbed to a high of 12% in January 2009 from a low of 7% a year before that.

on January 24, 2003 the Tasa Básica was 17.5%.

For a historic look at the Tasa Baásica click here.