ICICI Bank increases Base Rate and Prime Lending Rate
August 11, 2011, Mumbai, India — ICICI Bank has announced an increase of 0.50% in the ICICI Bank Base Rate (“I-Base”) with effect from August 13, 2011.
The revised rate will be 10.00% p.a. as against 9.50% p.a. at present. With effect from July 1, 2010, interest rates on new loans and advances, including consumer loans, are determined with reference to I-Base.
ICICI Bank has also announced an increase of 0.50% in its benchmark prime lending rate and in its Floating Reference Rate (FRR) for consumer loans (including home loans) with effect from August 13, 2011. The above benchmark rates are used for determining interest rates on loans and advances sanctioned upto June 30, 2010.
The fixed rate customers will not be impacted by the above increase and their contracted rates will remain unchanged.
Customers can call the ICICI Bank 24 hour customer care help line or log on to the website (www.icicibank.com) for more details.
About ICICI Bank:
ICICI Bank Limited (NYSE:IBN) is India’s largest private sector bank and the second largest bank in the country, with consolidated total assets of about US$ 121 billion at June 30, 2011. ICICI Bank’s subsidiaries include India’s leading private sector insurance companies and among its largest securities brokerage firms, mutual funds and private equity firms. ICICI Bank’s presence currently spans 19 countries, including India.
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