FNB has maintained the 7% leading rate, this is coming after the interest rate of South African Reserve Bank. The decision was made by SARB in the late hours of Thursday.
FNB will audit its situation after the following SARB Monetary Policy Committee meeting in March 2021.
Remarking on the MPC declaration, Chief Economist at FNB, Mamello Matikinca-Ngwenya stated, “While the SARB may have chosen to keep the repo rate unaltered at 3.5 percent, we accept there is space for additional facilitating. The flow financial stun has kept interest in the economy exceptionally low, and therefore, expansion has remained solidly secured beneath the midpoint of the objective band.