The Reserve Bank of India has directed banks to link their lending interest rate to an external benchmark rate such as repo rate. The aim is to provide greater transparency and faster transmission of changes in the policy rates.
Interest rates on home and auto loans are available from 8.1 percent and 8.6 percent, respectively, as per the release.
This cut is sweeter for new borrowers as banks are supposed to link all new floating rate loans to four external benchmarks specified by RBI from October 1.
The RBI has mandated all banks to link their loans with external benchmarks, such as repo, aimed at faster transmission of rate cuts effected by it to consumers.
These 10 banks are offering the lowest home loan interest rates for salaried individuals.
RBI's monetary policy committee (MPC), led by Governor Shaktikanta Das, on Thursday announced a 25 basis points.
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RBI announced to cut the key repo rate, at which it lends to banks, for a third straight time by 25 basis points to 5.75 percent.
The decision has come in line with the Reserve Bank of India guidelines of September 4, 2019, Allahabad Bank said in a regulatory filing.
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With the introduction of these products, the bank is passing on the benefit of lower interest rate in the range of 5-150 bps from the existing rate of interest under MCLR.
All the new loans under the retail segment and micro and small enterprises categories will be offered with Repo Linked Lending Rate (RLLR) only.
The stress on NBFCs and HFCs is seen as a key reason for slowdown in the economy, as it has caused reduced credit flow to small businesses.
Due to this rate cut, the one-year MCLR would come down to 8.05 percent a year from 8.15 percent.
The Reserve Bank through a notification in early September had advised banks to link all new floating rate for personal or retail loans and MSMEs to one of the external benchmarks.
On an average, home loan rates are likely to fall by 25 basis points for new borrowers.
The decision has come after the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) mandated all banks to link their floating rate loans to an external benchmark.
Additionally, the ministry will discuss how banks can help customers in tracking online loan applications for retail, MSME (micro, small and medium enterprise), housing, and vehicle loans, among others.
The bank will charge additional spread/margin over the above mentioned rate in case of borrowers in specified situations where risk is ascertained to be higher.
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Punjab National Bank launched PNB Advantage, a retail lending scheme linked with the repo rate effective Tuesday.
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From October 1, 2019, any loan taken will be linked to any one of the 4 external benchmarks specified by RBI.
The private sector lender said these loans will be offered to new customers having good credit score and a minimum income of Rs 6 lakh per annum.
It was in addition to a cumulative 110 bps rate cut that RBI has announced so far this year.
The latest report of the index, shared exclusively with ET, shows a 5% decline in online hiring across sectors in India.
Allahabad Bank also said it has decided to reduce the rate of interest on retail term deposits by 10 bps across all terms over one year.
As per RBI’s proposal, banks can link their lending rates with an external benchmark instead of the MCLR.
The bank removed details of the repo-rate linked loan scheme from its website about a week ago.
Borrowers who were hoping for respite from high interest rates will have to wait a little longer. In its bi-monthly monetary policy held on Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points. With the announcement, the repo rate now stands at 6.25%. Along with this reserve repo rate has also been hiked to 6%.RBI repo rate hike: Home loans set to become costly
Meanwhile, year-on-year basis the online hiring demand witnessed 16 per cent growth H1 2019 compared to H1 2018.
Property builders hope the current rate cut would translate into lower EMIs on housing loans and will aid the sluggish property market.
The report said that weighted average term deposit rates have started to decline.
As things stand today, the interest rate appears to either remain stagnant or there exists a remote possibility for them to move up in the near term.
Borrowers who were hoping for respite from high interest rates will have to wait a little longer. In its bi-monthly monetary policy held on Wednesday, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) hiked the repo rate by 25 basis points. With the announcement, the repo rate now stands at 6.25%. Along with this reserve repo rate has also been hiked to 6%.RBI repo rate: Need to remain vigilant on how actual inflation unfolds, says Urjit Patel
A status-quo policy is not a great news for debt mutual fund investors, as debt funds gain the most when the rates go down.
This is the third time in a row that the central bank has cut key rates this calendar year.
In December 2018, the RBI had proposed that floating interest rates on personal, home, auto and MSEs loans should be linked to external benchmarks from April 1, 2019.
The RBI chief said discussions with several banks are on and he will discuss it again to ensure full transmission.
With a lower repo rate, the banks' cost of funds takes a tumble. In turn, the banks also cut the deposit rate if liquidity is comfortable.
Rates on big savings accounts and some short-term loans will change with change in repo rate.
The slip in GDP growth may force the RBI to move with a deeper 0.50% cut in rates at its next meet, the report said.
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Small businessmen who take loans below one lakh, are not affected by linking with repo rate, says Basu
HDFC Bank has reduced its 2-year and 3-year MCLR by 5 basis points. This would impact only those deposits and lending products benchmarked to those tenors.
While interest rate cuts by the RBI hold the promise of lower EMIs and better debt fund returns, data shows that the benchmark bond yield does not always fall in tandem.
According to Sinha, the RBI should have ideally cut down the key policy rate by 50 basis points instead of that announced today.
Banks will have to link interests to external benchmarks instead of internal ones, which is the current norm.
Suggestions come ahead of the sixth bi-monthly MPC statement for 2018-19 to be announced on February 7.
The new rates linked the external benchmark rate of the repo rate, will be effective May 1.
Liquidity has eased a lot compared to October, but we never faced any problem, says LIC Housing CEO.
To a query if RBI would cut rate again before national polls, 30 of 54 economists said yes.
The political arena with the DMK, a key ally of the UPA government, announcing conditional departure from the ruling coalition.
Nifty futures on the Singapore Exchange were trading 16 points.
RBI's decision to cut repo rate by 50 basis points is expected to improve realty sales volumes and ease the pressure a bit for cash-strapped developers.
RBI intervened to smoothen the fall in the rupee by selling more than $30 billion since April.
Banks are set to move from internal benchmarks to determine floating rates of retail loans to external benchmarks specified by the central bank.
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The committee has also recommended that all banks use the same reset period of one month for loans. Under the current system, floating rate loans have a fixation period of roughly one year.
SBI chairman said that there is no scope of transmitting the RBI's repo rate cut. "Repo rate cut will have no impact on loan, deposit rates," he said.
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As of now, most lead indicators cited by the RBI suggest an upside risk to core inflation.
The note said that inflation risks are being "overdone", and a cool-off in price rise will be one of "compelling factors" that will make the RBI cut rates.
It has been decided to harmonize the methodology of determining benchmark rates by linking the Base Rate to the MCLR with effect from April 1.
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The move is part of the review by the finance ministry, which uses returns on government securities to annually fix rates for small savings schemes.
Reserve Bank will announce its sixth Bimonthly Monetary Policy Review on February 2, the last before presentation of the Union Budget amid clamour for rate cut.
The RBI will likely strike a dovish note to reiterate that the door is open for further rate cuts to support growth, the brokerage said.
BofA Merrill Lynch expect RBI governor Raghuram Rajan to pause on rates on Tuesday and await further clarity on the monsoon.
Inflation worries and the remonetisation exercise may delay the rate cut in upcoming monetary policy meet, unless the central bank is in a hurry to boost growth.
State-run lenders Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and Oriental Bank of Commerce have trimmed their base or minimum lending rates.
The 50 basis points cut takes RBI's repo rate to a four-year low. At 6.75 per cent, the repo rate is now at its lowest since May 2011.
I have estimated that the RBI needs to inject about $30 billion of permanent liquidity this year. However, the central bank, so far, has injected only $8.5 billion.
According to a report, RBI is likely to keep key policy rates unchanged until budget and go for a 0.25 per cent easing in March or April this year.
A delegation of realtors' body NAREDCO today met Jaitley to demand a special package to revive realty sector which include interest subvention on home loans and tax concessions on affordable housing projects.
"Traders should not get carried away by the pullback. Positionally, it is a ‘sell on rise’ market and, hence, traders are advised not to create aggressive longs," said Angel Broking in a note.
BofAML today said a "dovish" Reserve Bank will slash key interest rates by 0.25 per cent at the February review meet and will do cuts of 0.75 per cent in 2015.
RBI's decision to cut rates is likely to reduce borrowing cost for both home buyers as well as developers leading to increase in housing demand, realty firms said.
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