Tag Archives: BPLR

Will RBI adopt the marginal cost-of-funds approach?

When the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) reduced the repo rate by 0.25 percentage point in January 2015, it came as a pleasant surprise for millions of home loan borrowers. They were expecting the banks the follow suit and cut lending rates to pass on the benefits to customers. Banks, though, had different plans. They… Read More »

Tracing the BPLR story

The evolution of the BPLR can be traced back to September 1990 when the first attempt to rationalize the administered lending rate structure was made by removing multiplicity and complexity of interest rates. According to this structure, the advances of scheduled commercial banks were divided into six slabs and progressively higher interest rates were prescribed… Read More »