Bank Of Baroda Cuts Lending Rate By 10 Basis Points
Pedestrians pass a Bank of Baroda bank branch in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Bank Of Baroda Cuts Lending Rate By 10 Basis Points

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State-owned Bank of Baroda on Tuesday cut benchmark lending rate by 0.1 percentage points, a move that would make home, auto and other loans cheaper.

The bank has reduced the lending rate by 10 basis points across all tenors up to one year.

The new rates will be effective from March 7, BoB said in a regulatory filing.

The Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate for overnight and one-month tenors would be 8.25 percent and 8.30 percent, respectively, it said.

The MCLR for one-year tenor was slashed to 8.65 percent from 8.75 percent. Most of the retail loans are benchmarked against one-year MCLR.

The rate cut comes a month after the Reserve Bank slashed key lending rate by 25 basis points to 6.25 percent on expectation of inflation staying within its target range.

Banks have been lagging in passing on the RBI rate cuts to end-borrowers, citing higher credit cost due to the massive non-performing assets pile up.

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