RBI credit policy: Banks put lending rate cut on holdBanks have held back plans to reduce their lending and deposit rates
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
31 Oct 2007
Banks have held back plans to reduce their lending and deposit rates, post the 50 basis points CRR hike by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in its mid-term credit policy.
Most banks are of the view that lending rates will not move up because of the CRR hike. Some banks may, however, cut their deposit rates. Media reports quoted SA Bhat, chairman & managing director, Indian Overseas Bank, as saying the bank may reduce deposit rates by 25 to 50 basis points, while lending rates will remain stable.