Bank Negara

Half of household loan accounts unaffected by OPR hike

A total of 50.3% or 6.4 million accounts of the total loan accounts in the household sector are fixed-rate loans that are not affected by the 100-basis-point (bps) increase in the overnight policy rate (OPR) last year, said Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan. An estimated 54.8% of loan accounts of low-income borrowers, with an income of less than RM5,000 per month, are...

Bank Negara raises OPR by 25bps to 2.5%

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM)’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) has raised its overnight policy rate (OPR) by 25 basis points (bps) to 2.5% on Thursday (Sept 8), in line with expectations for further normalisation of monetary policy as the country’s economic growth and inflation gain momentum. This is the MPC’s third consecutive 25bps OPR hike this year, in line with 17 economists’ forecast polled...

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