Central Bank drops savings account interest rate to 1.25%

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The Central Bank of Nigeria has requested all Deposit Money Banks to survey loan fees on investment accounts to at least 10 per cent of the Monetary Policy Rate effective from September 1, 2020.

This would add up to 1.25 per cent at the current MPR of 12.5 per cent.

Central Bank of Nigeria unveiled this in around with the number, BSD/DIR/GEN/LAB/13/051 to all banks which was gotten on Monday. The round was named ‘Re: The interest rate on reserve funds store’.

At the last Monetary Policy Committee meeting in July, the pinnacle bank had held the MPR at 12.5 per cent.

The Central Bank of Nigeria’s letter to the banks read:

“The Central Bank of Nigeria has noted with fulfilment declining pattern in market rates in the financial segment following the usage of strategies pointed among others, at animating credit stream to the genuine segment.

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“In accordance with late market improvements, the bank has explored the base premium payable on investment funds stores as given in its manual for charges by banks, other money related and non-bank monetary establishments gave in December.

“Thusly, all store cash banks are therefore educated that successful September 1, 2020, enthusiasm on nearby money investment funds stores will be debatable dependent upon at least 10 per cent for every annum of Monetary Policy Rate.”

In a previous round number FPR/DIR/GEN/CIR/07/042 named, Re: Charges to all banks, other budgetary and non-bank money related foundations,” gave in December 20, 2019, the CBN inspected bank accuses to adjust of market improvements.

Area 1 on enthusiasm on stores on investment accounts specified, “Least of 30 per cent of MPR p.a (Not payable if a client makes multiple withdrawals in a month).”


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When you keep money in your savings deposit accounts you will be paid at least 1.25% per annum by banks. When you consider that inflation rate is 12.8%, then this is almost like paying banks to keep the money for you.

Central Bank drops savings account interest rate to 1.25%
AB9NGK Nigerian Central Bank, Abuja, Nigeria. Image shot 2007. Exact date unknown.


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