## What is the central bank rate in Kenya?

7.00%

MPC Survey of Hotels of January 2022

Key Rates | |
---|---|

Central Bank Rate | 7.00% |

Inter-Bank Rate | 4.28% |

CBK Discount Window | 13.00% |

91-Day T-Bill | 7.206% |

**What is the interest rate in Kenya?**

7%

Kenya has remained stable its interest rates in an annual rate of 7%. The key rates a tool used by Central Banks to implement monetary policy….Interest rates remains unchanged in Kenya.

Date | Key rates |
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04/29/2020 | 7.00% |

03/23/2020 | 7.25% |

01/27/2020 | 8.25% |

11/25/2019 | 8.50% |

**When was Kenya’s interest rate capped?**

September 2016

The interest rate cap, imposed by the Central Bank of Kenya in September 2016, was finally removed in November 2019, much to the relief of bankers. What has been the effect on banks and their customers?

### How do you calculate bank interest rates?

This method is an easy one. It is calculated by multiplying the principal, rate of interest and the time period. The formula for Simple Interest (SI) is “principal x rate of interest x time period divided by 100” or (P x Rx T/100).

**How many central banks are in Kenya?**

2 – As at the end of June 2016, of the 24 locally controlled institutions, 3 were not in operation – one was under statutory management and two were in receivership.

**Which bank has the highest interest rate in Kenya?**

1. KCB Bank. KCB Bank has one of the most competitive fixed deposit rates for local and foreign currencies on various tenors, specific to your requirements.

#### What was the bank interest rate in 2017?

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Tenure Period | Rate of Interest (% p.a.) w.e.f July 19, 2017 | |
---|---|---|

185 days to 289 days | 6.25 | 6.75 |

290 days to less than 1 year | 6.5 | 7 |

1 year to 389 days | 6.75 | 7.25 |

390 days to 2 years | 6.75 | 7.25 |

**Which bank has the best interest rate in Kenya?**

Best Fixed Deposit Rates in Kenya

- KCB Bank. KCB Bank has one of the most competitive fixed deposit rates for local and foreign currencies on various tenors, specific to your requirements.
- Cooperative Bank of Kenya.
- Equity Bank.
- ABSA.
- National Bank of Kenya.
- Family Bank.
- Standard Chartered.
- I&M Bank.

**What happened to interest rates in 2016?**

In 2015, mortgage rates fell back to 3.85% as the market calmed down. Although they were a little higher to end the year, rates in 2016 averaged 3.65%.

## When was interest rate cap removed?

November 7, 2019

The regulator has since the lifting of rate caps on November 7, 2019 been tracking the impact of the move on demand for credit, lending to SMEs, actual credit granted, and non -performing loans (NPLs).