Dena Bank cuts lending rates

Dena Bank cuts lending rates
03/01/2017 , by , in ALLIED

Public sector lender Dena bank today slashed its benchmark lending rate by 0.75 per cent, in the footsteps of bigger lenders like State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank.

Dena bank has reduced marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) by 0.75 per cent to 8.55 per cent for 1 year tenor, the bank said in a statement.
Banks are flush with deposits following demonetisation.

Banks have switched to MCLR as their new benchmark lending rate from June last year, replacing the base rate system for new borrowers. It is calculated on the marginal cost of borrowing and return on net worth for banks. It was introduced by RBI to ensure fair interest rates to borrowers as well as banks.

MCLR also seeks to address the regulator’s primary objective of expediting monetary policy transmission along with augmenting uniformity and transparency in the calculation methodology of lending rates. MCLR rates are revised every month.

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