September 1, 2016
Kenya introduces interest rate controls -The Banking (Amendment) Act 2016

Kenya has implemented The Banking (Amendment) Act 2016 which requires banks and financial institutions to disclose all charges and terms relating to a loan before granting it to a borrower and which requires banks and financial institutions to cap the interest rate applicable on a credit facility to a maximum of 4% above the prevailing Central Bank of Kenya base rate. The Banking (Amendment) Act 2015 also requires banks and financial institutions to pay a minimum interest rate of 70% of the prevailing Central Bank of Kenya base rate on deposits held in interest earning accounts in Kenya.

 

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