Q2.2021 outlook: Loans

Q2.2021 outlook: Loans

Following a slow start during the traditional vacation months of January and February, corporate loan activity grew steadily during the first three months in 2021. This was the result of better-than-expected market conditions leading several borrowers to switch their attention from short-term borrowing needs to longer-term financing, said Helena Radzyminski, managing director and head of Latin America at Natixis in New York. “If we look back to 2020, [many of] our clients weathered the COVID-19 storm much better than expected, so companies that were in a strong cash position…when they entered the COVID-19 pandemic, ended much stronger on the corporate side and more liquid,” said Radzyminski.

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