CBN increases inter-bank interest rate to 24.75%


The Monetary Policy Committee, MPC, of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, raised Monetary Policy Rate, MPR, – inter-bank loan interest rate – by 200 basis points, to 24.75 per cent from 22.75 per cent on Tuesday.

MPR is a short-term, often overnight rate that banks charge one another to borrow funds.

Governor of the CBN, Mr Yemi Cardoso, announced the raise in a communiqué he read on the 294th meeting of the MPC.

Cardoso announced that the MPC also adjusted the Asymmetric Corridor to +100/-300 basis points around the MPR and retained Cash Reserve Ratio at 45 per cent.


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