The Reserve Bank of India on Tuesday lowered the repo rate plan at which it lends to banks by 25 basis points to 6.25%. Syndicate Bank and Bank of India have taken a sign from the Reserve bank of India and reduced MCLR (Marginal Cost of Fund Based Lending Rates) in the scope of 5 to 10 basis points. Higher banks like ICICI Bank and State Bank Of India (SBI) bank already reduced their lending rates a few days before this policy was declared.
The policy of calculating base rate according to the marginal cost of funds comes into occurred from April 1, 2016. All banks are following after the (MCLR) Marginal Cost of Fund Based Lending Rates, another uniform system which guarantees reasonable interest rates to borrowers and also to banks.
For a term of one year, the new rate for Bank of India stands at 9.35%, against 9.40% prior; while new rate for Syndicate Bank stands at 9.45% against 9.55%. The new rates are effective from October 7 2016, Friday. Country’s biggest bank State Bank of India and another biggest bank ICICI bank reduced rates by 5 bps to 9.05% for one year with effective from October 1, 2016.
However, this is great news for everyone who is looking for a loan. This is Diwali come early for them, with the repo rate cut translating into lower interest rates on their loans.