BNamericas provides a roundup of the most important Banking stories in Latin America.
The slowdown in inflation allows the monetary authority to reduce the Selic rate further over the next few months.
Across the three main segments, business, consumer and mortgage, loan growth slowed in the 12 months through June.
Spain's BBVA says things are looking up for Argentina's economy and financial system.
Low inflation gives the central bank room to continue with its policy of aggressive base rate cuts.