Lending Rate Based Interest Rates
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has issued guidelines on computing interest rates on advances based on the Marginal Cost of Funds based Lending Rate (MCLR) to banks vide circular DBR No. Dir.BC.67/13.03.00/2015-16 dated December 17, 2015 which will be effective from April 1, 2016. Apart from helping improve the transmission of policy rates into the lending rates of banks, these guidelines are expected to improve transparency in the methodology followed by banks for determining interest rates on advances. These guidelines are also expected to ensure availability of bank credit at interest rates which are fair to the borrowers as well as the banks. Further, marginal cost of pricing of loans will help the banks to become more competitive and enhance their long run value and contribution to economic growth.
This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.