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PFC-REC make further reduction in lending rates

ANI | Updated: Jan 19, 2022 12:03 IST

New Delhi [India] January 19 (ANI): State-owned non-banking financial companies, Power Finance Corporation (PFC) and REC Limited have further reduced their lending rates across all types of loans by 40 Bps.
Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy RK Singh expressed satisfaction at the continued efforts by both companies to reduce rates and remain competitive.
Singh said that continued reduction of lending rates by REC and PFC will help Power Utilities to borrow at competitive rates and invest in improving the power sector infrastructure, thereby benefitting the consumer by way of reliable and cheap power.

In the last about one year, both the organisations have reduced lending rates cumulatively by upto 3 per cent.
In order to give a boost to Renewable Energy, where long term funding is required, the rates have been revised to as low as 8.25 per cent.
The reduction in rates has been possible due to the lower cost of borrowings by these organisations, in the past year or so.
It is pertinent that PFC and REC are already providing short term loans at interest rates as low as 6.25 per cent. (ANI)