Total Deposits Went Down Rs. 5 Billion in Third Week of Mangsir, Lending Went Up Rs. 8 Billion – |

Economy Battles Liquidity Crisis: Deposit Squeezed Down 35.31 Arba in Kartik, Lending Stretched Up 36.12 Arba - |

The elaborate report on the trend of deposit and lending in the nation’s commercial banks has been unveiled. This is the data reported as of Mangsir 24, i.e. the last working day of the third week. The CD ratio as of this date is 91.49%.

The total deposit went down by Rs. 5 billion in the third week of Mangsir, and the figure is at Rs. 4,221 billion. Rs. 4,108 billion worth of deposit is in local currency while the rest Rs. 113 billion is in foreign currency.

Meanwhile, the total lending has gone up by Rs. 8 billion, and the total figure is at Rs. 4,077 billion. Rs. 3,923 billion worth of lending has been forwarded in local currency while Rs. 153 billion is in foreign currency.

Commercial banks reported a total of 35.31 Arba squeeze in the total deposit collected in Kartik compared to the data reported in Ashwin. On the other side of things, banks have simultaneously been hit by a surge in capital demands from the public and businesses. As the economy restarted its revival from the shutdown, businesses and individuals have started to demand funding from the banks. Commercial banks have reported an increase in total monthly loan forwarding by 36.12 Arba in Kartik.

Combining these two scenarios, there has been pressure on the banks to forward loans at a time when deposit funds are drying up. This has resulted in a competitive drive among banks to raise interest rates to attract deposits. Meanwhile, the central bank has retaliated by restricting massive interest rate hikes to save borrowers and businesses from high-interest expenses.

The month of Mangsir is on the verge of ending, and the new interest rates profile to be unveiled soon by banks for Poush will have a determining effect on the nation’s liquidity and the capital market.

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