Lending interest rates unlikely to decline sharply

Lending interest rates unlikely to decline sharply

Many economic experts said that with the current credit scale of over VND10 quadrillion if banks reduce the lending interest rate by 0.5 percent per annum, enterprises will have tens of trillions Vietnamese dong more to overcome difficulties. However, these experts also said that they barely expected a deep and wide wave of interest rate cuts because banks are enterprises themselves, so they must consider carefully when they give loans.
Wholesale and retail sale activities at Binh Tay Market. (Photo: SGGP)

Banks enable credit capital at year’s end

In the first three quarters of this year, bank credit growth was low, but since October, credit growth has shown signs of recovery. With favorable conditions, including abundant liquidity, low lending interest rates, and seasonal factors, banks are enabling credit flows to the market at the end of the year.
Customers do transactions at Vietcombank. (Photo: SGGP)

Banking industry sees slow credit growth

By June 16, the credit growth of the banking industry merely reached 2.13 percent compared to the beginning of this year. Thus, in the first nearly six months of this year, credit growth was only half of that in the same period last year due to the serious impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Banks launch low-interest rate packages to stimulate credit demand

Banks launch low-interest rate packages to stimulate credit demand

Besides supporting customers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, commercial banks also introduced several support packages with interest rates lower than usual interest rates by 0.5 to 3 percent per annum, worth around VND250 trillion (US$10.66 billion), for both corporate and individual customers to stimulate credit demand.
IFC provides credit package for Vietnamese SMEs

IFC provides credit package for Vietnamese SMEs

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Orient Joint Stock Commercial Bank (OCB) on March 27 signed a cooperation agreement on a US$100-million credit package and an advisory program to promote supply chain financing.
A social housing project in District 11, HCMC

Social housing credit: far distance from policy to reality

After the social housing credit package worth VND30 trillion has ended, a new policy has been issued enabling social housing buyers and investors to get low interest bank loans. Still the distance from the policy to reality is too long as only few have been able to access the loans.