Sixteen banks reduced more than VND15 500 billion in lending interest rates


VCN – According to the latest report of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the total amount of accumulated reduced interest from July 15, 2021, to October 31, 2021, of sixteen banks is about VND15,559 billion, reaching 75.48% compared to the commitment.

Implementing Resolution 63/NQ-CP of the Government and direction of the SBV, 16 commercial banks have agreed (through the Bankers Association) to reduce lending interest rates applied from July 15, 2021, to the end of 2021 with an estimated total reduced profit for customers of VND20,613 billion.

Particularly, four state-owned commercial banks continue to commit to a separate support package of VND4,000 billion to reduce interest rates, reduce 100% of banking service fees for customers in localities that are implementing social distancing according to Directive 16/CT-TTG of the Prime Minister.

According to the report on the results of reducing interest rates and customer support fees affected by Covid-19, 16 commercial banks including VietinBank, Vietcombank, Agribank, BIDV, MB, LienVietPostBank, TPBank, VIB, ACB, Seabank, SHB, HDBank, MSB, VPBank, Techcombank and Sacombank (accounting for 75% of the total outstanding loans of the economy) have reduced lending interest rates as committed with the total reduced interest accumulated since July 15, 2021, to October 31, 2021, will reach about VND15,559 billion, an increase of VND3,323 billion compared to September 30, 2021, equivalent to an increase of 27.16%.

Results of reducing lending interest rates as committed by 16 banks. Photo: H.Diu
Results of reducing lending interest rates as committed by 16 banks. Photo: H.Diu

According to the latest results, Agribank continues to be the bank with the highest interest reduction with a total of VND4,996 billion of reduced interest for customers, the total value of debt with interest rate reduction is nearly VND1.3 trillion for nearly 3.2 million customers.

Vietcombank has risen to second place with a total of VND3,055 billion in reduced interest for customers, and over VND1.14 million in reduced interest rates for 236,403 customers.

Among joint-stock commercial banks, MB continued to be the bank with the most reductions with a total of VND610 billion in reduced profit for customers, and VND118,653 billion in interest-reduced debt for 104,282 customers.

Next is ACB with the total amount of interest reduced for customers of nearly VND370 billion, the total value of debt with interest rate reduction is VND206,048 billion. VPBank has reduced interest by more than VND354 billion, Techcombank is more than VND344 billion.

Many banks have sharply increased the amount of interest reduction compared to the previous month announced by the SBV.

Previously, the SBV publicly announced the results of each bank’s commitment to reducing interest rates and fees on mass media, and at the same time strengthened supervision by many direct and indirect measures of the implementation of commitments of the whole banking system and each commercial bank branch in provinces and cities.

By Huong Diu/Dieu Huong


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