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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Bank of Baroda raises FD rates by up to 0.50%

State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) raised fixed deposit rates on select maturities by 0.50 per cent, reflecting the tightening of liquidity conditions.

Term deposits of 271 days to less than 1 year will now earns 0.5 per cent higher interest rate at 8.25 per cent as compared to the existing 7.75 per cent, BoB said in a statement.

With the revision, the interest rate on 1—6 years three months fixed deposit would go up by 0.30 per cent to 9.05 per cent, from 8.75 per cent. At the same time, 6 years three months to 10 years will also earn similar interest rate of 9.05 per cent, up 0.20 per cent.

Term deposit 1,111 days, would also earn higher interest rate of 9.05 per cent from existing 8.90 per cent.

However, the bank has left interest rate unchanged for deposits less than 271 days.

The new rates would be applicable from tomorrow, it said.

Decision of deposit rate hike come days after the RBI raised the policy rate by 0.25 per cent in its fight to keep inflation under check.

The repo rate or the short term lending rate has been increased by 25 basis points to 7.5 per cent from 7.25 per cent with immediate effect. One basis point is equal to 0.01 percentage point.

The cash reserve ratio (CRR), the portion of deposits that banks are required to maintain with the RBI in cash, unchanged at 4 per cent.

At the same time, the RBI reduced the minimum daily maintenance of CRR from 99 per cent of the requirement to 95 per cent effective from September 21, a move aimed at inducing liquidity into the system.

Source: thehindubusinessline


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