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More banks in Malaysia lowering lending rates

More banks in Malaysia lowering lending rates

PETALING JAYA: More banks in Malaysia are lowering their lending rates with Standard Chartered Malaysia jumping on the bandwagon this week, following the cut in the overnight policy rate (OPR) to 3% from 3.25% by Bank Negara on May 7.

In statement yesterday, Standard Chartered said it has lowered the interest rates for loans by 25 basis points with effect from May 14.

The bank’s base rate (BR) was lowered from 3.77% per annum to 3.52% per annum, while its base lending rate (BLR) was revised from 6.95% to 6.70% per annum.

Similarly, its Islamic base rate and base financing rate have also been reduced by 25 basis points to 3.52% per annum and 6.70% per annum, respectively, from 3.77% and 6.95% previously.