State Bank of India cuts benchmark lending rates by 15 bps across all tenors shortly after RBI slashes repo rate

State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender by assets, on Wednesday, cut its benchmark lending rates by 15 basis points across all tenors, shortly after the central bank slashed interest rates by a larger-than-expected 35 bps to boost the economy

Reuters August 07, 2019 14:38:14 IST
State Bank of India cuts benchmark lending rates by 15 bps across all tenors shortly after RBI slashes repo rate
  • SBI’s one-year marginal cost of fund-based lending rate, or the MCLR, will come down to 8.25 percent per annum from 8.40 percent earlier with effect from 10 August

  • SBI added that after its fourth cut in MCLR for the year, home loans had become cheaper by 35 bps since 10 April

  • The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut interest rates for a fourth straight meeting in 2019

Bengaluru: State Bank of India (SBI), the country’s largest lender by assets, on Wednesday, cut its benchmark lending rates by 15 basis points across all tenors, shortly after the central bank slashed interest rates by a larger-than-expected 35 bps to boost the economy.

State Bank of India cuts benchmark lending rates by 15 bps across all tenors shortly after RBI slashes repo rate

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SBI’s one-year marginal cost of fund-based lending rate, or the MCLR, will come down to 8.25 percent per annum from 8.40 percent earlier with effect from 10 August, SBI said in a statement.

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) cut interest rates for a fourth straight meeting in 2019, taking advantage of mild inflation to expand its effort to boost an economy growing at its slowest pace in nearly five years, but there have been concerns over speedy transmission of these cuts to the economy.

“SBI has effected the full transmission of repo rate cuts by RBI and has passed on the benefit of the repo rate reduction by 85 bps during the current financial year to its CC/OD (cash credit and overdraft) customers with limits above 100,000 rupees,” SBI said.

The lender added that after its fourth cut in MCLR for the year, home loans had become cheaper by 35 bps since 10 April.

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