Credit research firm Boa Vista SCPC said its credit recovery index for Brazil increased 1.6% in May from the previous month but declined 7.2% compared to a year earlier.
The credit recovery index — obtained by the number of removals from the delinquency records in the firm's database — showed a fall of 1.1% in the 12 months through May.
Although the scenarios differ in each region of Brazil, Boa Vista noted that the country's credit recovery average reflects stable values. "The delinquency in the economy remains unchanged as the growth in the flow of consumer delinquency records in recent months also remains close to being stable," the firm said.
Meanwhile, a survey by credit protection service SPC Brasil and merchant confederation CNDL showed that consumer loan defaults in Brazil increased 1.31% in May from the previous month but declined 0.50% compared to the year-ago period, Diário Comércio Indústria & Serviços reported.