Latest articles from John Rumsey

Securitisation opens way for long-term lending

July 2, 2007

Tapping into the huge and underserved housing market is the next challenge for Brazilian banks. John Rumsey reports on the growth of mortgages and the consequent development of the securitisation market.

Securitisation opens way for long-term lending

July 2, 2007

Tapping into the huge and underserved housing market is the next challenge for Brazilian banks. John Rumsey reports on the growth of mortgages and the consequent development of the securitisation market.

A landscape of heady days and competition

July 2, 2007

The outcome of the tussle for ABN AMRO will have a decisive effect on the Brazilian banking scene, which is currently dominated by domestic players. John Rumsey reports.

Peru edges towards

May 7, 2007

Peru is the new darling of investors and has recently enjoyed a handful of rating upgrades. Its policy of promoting growth while keeping inflation under control is slowly paying off, reports John Rumsey.

LatAm small businesses enjoy mixed fortunes

March 5, 2007

The market for loans to SMEs is flourishing in Peru, where the economy is strong and credit histories easy to check, but Colombia is lagging behind and in Brazil few SMEs can get their hands on a loan. John Rumsey reports from São Paulo.

Loan market finally takes off

February 5, 2007

Brazilian companies are starting to use syndicated loans as part of a toolbox to create more stable, flexible debt profiles. John Rumsey reports.

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