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IOB raises benchmark lending rate by 5 basis points

The bank has decided to increase the marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 0.05 per cent across tenors, effective November 10, IOB said in a statement.


Devdiscourse News Desk new delhi Last Updated at 09-11-2018 17:05:53 IST India

State-run Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) Friday raised its benchmark lending rate by 5 basis points, a move that will make all its loans costlier.

The bank has decided to increase the marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 0.05 per cent across tenors, effective November 10, IOB said in a statement.

MCLR for a one-year tenor will rise to 8.75 per cent from 8.7 per cent. Most of its retail loans are benchmarked against one-year MCLR.

The rate for a two-year tenor has been fixed at 8.85 per cent as against the existing 8.8 per cent, while it is 8.95 per cent for a three-year period.

The MCLR mechanism was introduced in the banking system in April 2016 as an alternative to the base rate, below which banks cannot lend, for new borrowers.

The MCLR is calculated on the marginal cost of borrowing and return on net worth for banks.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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