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SBI slashes car loan interest rate to 10% for one year

SBI slashes car loan interest rate to 10% for one year
PTI
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First Published: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 04 31 PM IST
Updated: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 04 31 PM IST
Bhopal: The State Bank of India (SBI) on Monday announced slashing of its car loan interest rate to 10% from an average of 11.5%, and waiving off its car loan processing fee for a year.
“We have decided to slash the car loan interest rate to 10% today for a year,” SBI (Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh) chief general manager D.K. Jain said.
SBI has also waived its car loan processing fee for a year from from Monday, he said.
He said that SBI had taken the decision as part of social obligation keeping in mind the demand and production that have been affected in the automobile sector following the economic recession.
“A dip in demand and production, leads to trimming of workforce causing unemployment as well,” he added.
SBI feels that the slashing in the car loan interest rate will stable the demand and production and keep employment intact in this sector, Jain said.
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First Published: Mon, Feb 23 2009. 04 31 PM IST