In solitude, because Juntos por el Cambio did not accompany, the Senate ruled Oscar Parrilli’s bill to limit interest rates for late payments on both public services and credit cards, prepaid medicine and insurance companies.
The text establishes that the interest rates for arrears and penalties in these items in “no case may exceed the passive rate of human persons for 30-day deposits of the Banco de la Nación Argentina.” That is estimated to be about 37%. According to the ruling party, today there are rates above 60%.
In turn, it is established that the first due date cannot be before the 10th.
Private educational institutions, which were included in the original project, were ultimately left out of the measure. Yes will be reached, as essential services, cable television, Internet, mobile and fixed telephony, in addition to gas, electricity and water
In turn, penalties of up to 48 Minimum, Vital and Mobile Wages are established for companies that do not comply with this standard.
“We do not want to discuss the policies of the Central Bank, what we do is simply to dictate a coherent norm to protect Article 42 of the Constitution, which establishes the right to the right to equitable and dignified conditions of treatment,” said Parrilli in response to the opposition, who pointed out that these types of rates are already regulated by the Central Bank.
Together for the Change rejected the text, although they indicated that they will continue to review it in the face of the vote in the precinct, which has no date, because the upper house will go into recess for two weeks.
“We believe that progress is being made on the Central’s powers, detracting from the effort made during this time, in a matter already regulated. We understand that It is an incentive not to pay disguised as a false purpose and what it seeks is to liquidate profitability and possibilities of subsistence in these sectors that reaches the law “, sentenced the Cordovan of the PRO, Laura Rodríguez Machado.
“We are going to make a decision in the bloc according to the modifications incorporated in view of the voting in the precinct,” added, more moderate, the radical Julio Martínez.
At the committee meeting on Thursday, officials of the Central Bank spoke, who expressed themselves in favor of clarifying that the rule does not interfere with the regulation of remuneration interest.
“The clarification that was made on the objectives of these projects, basically linked to the regulations, leaves us more reassured.n on punitive interest and not on compensatory”, Highlighted the Deputy General Manager of Financial Regulation of the Central Bank, Daniela Bossio.
Representatives of consumer defense, banks, non-bank cards, and prepaid cards had participated in the previous meeting.
On that occasion, there was a strong crossover between Parrilli and Swiss Medical owner Claudio Belocopitt.
“I recognize in the man who spoke a expert in claims to the State, in always trying to demonstrate that the State is not working, is not working, is not working and that they let them do things freely that society is going to do much better, “the Christian senator had pointed out.
“I should be proud of an entrepreneur who has created the number of jobs that I have had to create since I’ve been in Argentina, from the dry, from nowhere. More than 14 thousand people, “Belocopitt replied.