MCLR is the minimum rate below which commercial banks cannot lend to its customers. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), in April 2016 unveiled the concept of MCLR, which sought to remove much of the discretion commercial banks have to set lending rates.
SBI's Marginal Cost of Funds Based Lending Rates with effect from June 1
Existing MCLR (In %)
Revised MCLR (In %)
The last time, SBI, ICICI Bank and PNB raised their lending rates (MCLR) was in March this year. That time also, it had happened a day after the bank raised its fixed deposit (FD) interest rates.
Following the SBI, Punjab National Bank (PNB), ICICI Bank, HDFC Ltd and Kotak Mahindra Bank also raised their lending rates (MCLRs), thus adding to the EMI (equated monthly instalments) burden of borrowers.
Punjab National Bank's MCLR with effect from June 1
The Punjab National Bank (PNB)'s overnight MCLR stays the same at 7.8 per cent. The one-month and three month MCLR will also remain the same at 7.95 per cent and 8.10 percent.
The PNB's six -month MCLR has been risen by 5 basis points to 8.3 per cent. The one-year MCLR has been raised by 10 basis points to 8.4 per cent. The three-year MCLR has been raised by 10 basis points to 8.55 per cent. The five-year MCLR rose by 10 basis points to 8.7 percent. Even the base rate has been revised to 9.25 per cent from 9.15 per cent with effect from June 1.
Likewise, ICICI Bank's overnight MCLR has been raised to 8.05 percent. The one-month MCLR also rose to 8.05 per cent. The three month MCLR hit 8.1 per cent. The six month MCLR now stands at 8.35 per cent and one year MCLR is now 8.4 per cent.
HDFC Ltd's revised MCLR
HDFC or Housing Development Finance Corporation has increased its Retail Prime Lending Rate (RPLR), on which its adjustable rate home loans (ARHL) are benchmarked, by 10 bps, with effect from June 2, 2018. The benchmark prime lending rate for HDFC will now go up to 16.45 per cent from 16.35 per cent.
Kotak Mahindra Bank's MCLR with effect from June 1
Kotak Mahindra Bank also hiked its MCLR by 10-20 bps, effective from June 1. Kotak bank's overnight MCLR stands at 7.95 per cent, one-month rate is at 8.15 per cent.