NEW DELHI: Days ahead of RBI’s monetary policy review, India’s three major banks SBI, PNB and ICICI Bank today increased their benchmark lending rates or MCLR by up to 0.1 per cent, making loans costlier for consumers.
The new rates are effective from today.
India’s largest lender SBI has increased the lending rate by 10 basis points across all tenors up to three years.
Now SBI’s overnight and one-month tenors’ Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rate (MCLR) stands at 7.9 per cent as against 7.8 per cent, as per the SBI’s website.
The MCLR for a three-year tenor increased to 8.45 per cent from 8.35 per cent earlier.
The state-owned Punjab National (PNB), the country’s second largest lender, raised the MCLR for three-year and five-year tenors to 8.55 per cent and 8.7 per cent, respectively.
Country’s second largest private bank ICICI Bank too said it has raised five-year tenor MCLR by 10 bps to 8.70 per cent. It has also raised the MCLR by 10 bps in loans with tenor of one year and three years.
However, lending rate remains unchanged in case of loans up to three months.
PNB has also increased the base rate to 9.25 per cent from the earlier 9.15 per cent. (AGENCIES)