Borrowing costs

‘Painful’ downgrades will increase South Africa’s borrowing costs, minister says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s finance ministry said on Saturday that downgrading credit ratings by Moody’s and Fitch would increase the country’s borrowing costs and limit its budget options. FILE PHOTO: South African Finance Minister Tito Mboweni gestures as he delivers his budget speech to parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, February 26, 2020. Reuters […]

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BSP cuts borrowing rates to a new all-time low of 2%

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) — The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday triggered another interest rate cut to an all-time low of 2%, hoping lower borrowing costs will support an economic rebound. The Currency Board cut the policy rate by 25 basis points, now the lowest on record, as the Philippine economy remains […]

Borrowing rates

BSP cuts lending rates to new all-time low of 2%

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 19) – The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas on Thursday triggered another drop in interest rates to an all-time low of 2%, hoping that lower borrowing costs will support an economic rebound. The Monetary Board cut the policy rate by 25 basis points, now the lowest on record as the Philippine […]

Borrowing rates

The Cheapest Borrowing Rates and How to Make the Most of Them

“But this time they didn’t match the standard 2.01% variable rate from Loans.com.au, an online lender,” he says. Since renegotiating, the rate has fallen to 1.99% and he is considering asking for another cut. Bonelli says the lower loan also allows for larger repayments so he can pay off the principal sooner. Mortgage brokers and […]