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Marginal Cost of funds Based Lending Rate (MCLR)

The marginal cost of funds based lending rate (MCLR) refers to the minimum interest rate of a bank below which it cannot lend, except in some cases allowed by the RBI. It is an internal benchmark or reference rate for the bank. MCLR actually describes the method by which the minimum interest rate for loans ..


Tarun Ramadorai committee recommended that banks should link home loan rates to repo rate

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) appointed committee on Household Finance has recently recommended that banks should link their home loan rates to the RBI’s repo rate, the rate at which it lends to banks. The committee, whose recommendations are not binding, suggests that this will allow for better and more transparent transmission of interest ..


Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s 3rd bi-monthly monetary policy statement for year 2016-17

According to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)’s 3rd bi-monthly monetary policy statement for year 2016-17, the policy repo rate under the Liquidity Adjustment Facility (LAF) has reduced by 25 basis points from 6.25% to 6.0% with immediate effect. This move is expected to lower EMIs for home, auto and personal loans. This is the ..


Banks cut interest rates in the aftermath of demonetisation

State Bank of India along with some private banks has cut the interest rates on deposits. SBI has cut the interest rates on deposits from 1 year to 455 days to 6.90%. This may not be in the interest of those who are depositing their money in banks. The yields on 10-year government bond which ..


CRR should be reduced: C Rangarajan

The Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council Chairman, C Rangarajan, has opined to reduce the use of CRR and suggested that it should be used only in extraordinary circumstances. As per him, the need for using it reduces with the option of Open Market Operations (OMOs) already in place. Cash Reserve Ratio which is abbreviated as ..



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