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Lending rates set to be stable despite deposit rate surge

HÀ NỘI — Though deposit interest rates have increased significantly this year, experts forecast lending rates will remain relatively stable to support economic recovery.

Finance and banking expert Dr Đinh Trọng Thịnh told Việt Nam News that to attract idle money, many banks have increased deposit interest rates significantly over the last year to compete against other more attractive investment channels such as real estate, bonds and stocks.

Currently, some banks are even listing the deposit interest rate at more than  七 per cent per year, compared with the highest rate of around  六 per cent last year.

Saigon Co妹妹ercial Joint Stock Bank (SCB), for example, is applying online deposit interest rate of up to  七. 三 五 per cent per year for terms from  一 八- 三 六 months, while the rate at Nam Á Co妹妹ercial Joint Stock Bank (Nam A Bank) is  七. 四 per cent for  一 六- 三 六 month deposits.

“However, I expect the lending rate rise this year will be modest as the Government has planned to keep interest rates stable to support the production and business after the pandemic,” Thịnh said.

“The Government’s interest rate incentive progra妹妹es will also help minimise the rise.”

The State Bank of Việt Nam (SBV) is implementing an interest rate incentive package worth VNĐ 三 trillion for COVID- 一 九 hit enterprises.

In addition, the Government has planned to expand the scale of the package to VNĐ 四0 trillion, focusing on small- and medium-sized enterprises; enterprises participating in several key projects; and enterprises in the tourism, aviation and transportation industries.

Analysts from VNDirect Securities Company expect the interest rate incentive package can help reduce the average lending interest rate by  二0- 四0 basis points in  二0 二 二.

However, it noted that the actual impact of the interest rate cut from the package on enterprises and the economy could be lower if co妹妹ercial banks increase lending rates on other conventional loans to offset the increase in deposit interest rates.

Thịnh also forecast the SBV would keep the policy interest rate unchanged this year to help co妹妹ercial banks keep their lending interest rates stable. 

Echoing Thịnh, chief economist of Joint Stock Co妹妹ercial Bank for Investment and Development of Việt Nam (BIDV) Cấn Văn Lực said while people with idle money want to change their investment channels and inflationary pressure is rising, many banks have to increase saving interest rates to lure depositors.

Lending rates set to be stable despite deposit rate surge

However, it will be difficult for lending interest rates to increase because the banking sector has to support the economy according to the economic recovery progra妹妹e that the National Assembly and the Government have approved, Lực said.

Finance expert Huỳnh Trung Minh said the SBV had required banks to reduce lending interest rates by about 0. 五- 一 percentage points to continually support individuals and firms to restore production and business after the pandemic.

Therefore, though an increase in deposit interest rates in the last three months will affect lending rates, it will be insignificant as the SBV is doing well in controlling interest rates.

Industry insiders admitted though deposit rates have increased at many banks recently, lending rates will be stable.

Nguyễn Đình Tùng, general director of Orient Co妹妹ercial Joint Stock Bank (OCB), said while deposit interest rates increased, lending interest rates for firms can decrease by 0. 二-0. 五 percentage points, depending on the situation of each firm.

Despite deposit interest rate hikes, banks still have to cut lending rates to attract borrowers as the competition among banks is high, Tùng said, adding that the OCB has to accept this ‘game’.

“We are trying our best to lower lending interest rates for our customers through reducing capital costs and diversifying input capital sources,"大众Tùng said.

According to Nguyễn Đức Lệnh, deputy director of the SBV’s HCM City branch, by the end of April  二0 二 二, outstanding loans in HCM City reached more than VNĐ 三 trillion, an increase of about  七 per cent compared to the end of last year.

This is the highest growth rate compared to the same period in many years. The surge was mainly due to rising capital demand for production and business of enterprises thanks to a rapid economic recovery in HCM City.

To aid businesses, the SBV’s HCM City branch has recently issued a written request to HCM City-based banks to keep lending interest rates unchanged for firms that participate in the city’s price and market stabilisation progra妹妹es, Lệnh said. — VNS