U.S. Fed cuts interest rate for first time since 2008

The United States Federal Reserve has announced that it would cut the interest rates for the first time since a decade. Fed Chairman cited global weakness, simmering trade tensions and a desire to boost too-low inflation as the reasons for the central bank’s decision to cut the interest rates. This rate reduction was the first… Continue reading U.S. Fed cuts interest rate for first time since 2008

New loan pricing scheme may be put off

The Reserve Bank of India(RBI) may extend the deadline for banks to shift to the new loan pricing regime which was scheduled to be implemented from April 1.This new external benchmark rate will be applicable for floating rate loans extended to individuals and small businesses. Earlier,Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had proposed a major change… Continue reading New loan pricing scheme may be put off

SBI links savings account, short term loan rates to repo rate

State Bank of India (SBI) has decided to link its interest rate on savings account with balance above ₹1 lakh and short-term loans to Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) repo rate. Repo stands for ‘Repurchasing Option’.It refers to the rate at which commercial banks borrow money from the RBI.It is one of the main tools… Continue reading SBI links savings account, short term loan rates to repo rate