Sri Lanka: Lending interest rate

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 Sri Lanka

Interest rates on bank credit to the private sector

 Latest value 11.24
 Year 2019
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2001 - 2019
 Average 11.97
 Min - Max 6.96 - 18.89
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Sri Lanka from 2001 to 2019. The average value for Sri Lanka during that period was 11.97 percent with a minimum of 6.96 percent in 2015 and a maximum of 18.89 percent in 2008. The latest value from 2019 is 11.24 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
Sri Lanka - Lending interest rate - recent values

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Sri Lanka - Lending interest rate - historical chart - 2001-2019




The lending interest rate in Sri Lanka 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 2.53 2019 interest rate points
 Bank cost to income ratio 43.49 2021 percent
 Non-performing loans 4.93 2020 percent
 Bank overhead cost 1.89 2021 percent
 Net interest margin 3.59 2021 percent
 Bank credit to deposits 83.20 2019 percent
 Regulatory capital to risk-weighted assets 16.51 2020 percent
 Return on assets 1.36 2021 percent
 Return on equity 16.40 2021 percent
 Banking system z-scores 35.09 2021 index points
 Liquid assets to deposits 14.81 2021 percent
 Banking system capital to assets 8.55 2020 percent
 Non-interest income to total income 23.15 2021 percent
 Lending interest rate 11.24 2019 percent
 Real interest rate 7.10 2019 percent
 Legal rights 2.00 2020 points
 Credit information sharing 6.00 2019 points
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