Interest Spread (Difference Between Interest Rate on Loans and Deposits) in Uganda

Source: National Central Bank
Last Updated: Mar 1, 2021

Interest spread, which is the difference between interest rate on loans and deposits reached 10.5 % in 2018 in Uganda, according to the National Central Bank. This is 9.67 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, interest spread, which is the difference between interest rate on loans and deposits in Uganda reached an all time high of 14.7 % in 1987 and an all time low of 1.92 % in 1984. When compared to Uganda's main peers, interest spread, which is the difference between interest rate on loans and deposits in Kenya amounted to 4.77 %, 9.44 % in Rwanda, 16.0 % in South Sudan and 19.9 % in Dem. Republic of the Congo in 2018.

Uganda has been ranked 15th within the group of 93 countries we follow in terms of interest spread, which is the difference between interest rate on loans and deposits, 14 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to prime customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial banks for demand, time, or savings deposits.

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