Lesotho: Lending interest rate

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 Lesotho

Interest rates on bank credit to the private sector

 Latest value 8.98
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1980 - 2022
 Average 14.27
 Min - Max 8.21 - 20.42
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1980 to 2022. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 14.27 percent with a minimum of 8.21 percent in 2021 and a maximum of 20.42 percent in 1990. The latest value from 2022 is 8.98 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 91 countries is 11.75 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
Lesotho - Lending interest rate - Recent values chart

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Lesotho - Lending interest rate - historical chart - 1980-2022




The lending interest rate in Lesotho 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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 Banking system z-scores 16.92 2021 index points
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