Lebanon: Lending interest rate

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 Lebanon

Interest rates on bank credit to the private sector

 Latest value 10.51
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1982 - 2019
 Average 18.26
 Min - Max 7.09 - 44.46
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lebanon from 1982 to 2019. The average value for Lebanon during that period was 18.26 percent with a minimum of 7.09 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 44.46 percent in 1988. The latest value from 2019 is 10.51 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 114 countries is 11.43 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Lebanon - Lending interest rate - recent values

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Lebanon - Lending interest rate - historical chart - 1982-2019




The lending interest rate in Lebanon shown below is the interest rate on credits from banks to prime borrowers, i.e. to the lowest risk borrowers in the private sector. That includes firms and households.
Definition: Lending rate is the bank rate that usually meets the short- and medium-term financing needs of the private sector. This rate is normally differentiated according to creditworthiness of borrowers and objectives of financing. The terms and conditions attached to these rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.


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 Lending-deposit interest rate spread 0.82 2019 interest rate points
 Bank cost to income ratio 38.94 2020 percent
 Non-performing loans 15.19 2019 percent
 Bank overhead cost 1.80 2021 percent
 Net interest margin 7.85 2021 percent
 Bank credit to deposits 40.58 2017 percent
 Regulatory capital to risk-weighted assets 10.55 2019 percent
 Return on assets 0.03 2021 percent
 Return on equity 0.35 2021 percent
 Banking system z-scores 20.19 2021 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 64.82 2021 percent
 Banking system capital to assets 7.60 2011 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 12.11 2020 percent
 Lending interest rate 10.51 2019 percent
 Real interest rate 6.17 2019 percent
 Legal rights 2.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 6.00 2019 points
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