Bank Of Baroda Slashes Lending Rate By 10 Basis Points 
A pedestrian passes by a branch of Bank of Baroda in Mumbai. (Photograph: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg)

Bank Of Baroda Slashes Lending Rate By 10 Basis Points 

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State-owned Bank of Baroda 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 are effective from March 7, the bank 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 of India slashed key lending rate by 0.25 percentage 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 piles.

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