HDFC cuts retail lending rate by 10 bps

Mortage major HDFC on Tuesday announced a reduction in its retail prime lending rates (RPLR) by 10 basis points, effective February 6, 2013.

Consequent to this rate cut, HDFC’s interest rates for floating rate home loans up to Rs 30 lakh stands revised to 10.15 per cent from the earlier rate of 10.25 per cent, while the floating rate for home loans above Rs 30 lakh has come down to 10.4 per cent from its earlier rate of 10.5 per cent. 

Similarly the rates of interest on existing loans to NRI’s have also been reduced, said an HDFC release.

Commenting on the rate cut, HDFC Managing Director Renu S Karnad said, "Over the past couple of months we have seen a drop in CRR and cut in repo rate which have resulted in our costs of funds at a portfolio level come down and as always HDFC has ensured that benefit is passed on to existing customers by way of a reduction in RPLR.”

Further, she said, "We have over the last few months also seen that the measures taken by the government has improved sentiment which will provide more confidence to customers wanting to buy a house.”

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