Risk premium on lending reached 5.30 % in 2017 in Kenya, according to the National Central Bank. This is 34.2 % less than in the previous year.
Historically, risk premium on lending in Kenya reached an all time high of 12.8 % in 2003 and an all time low of -25.7 % in 1993. When compared to Kenya's main peers, risk premium on lending in Tanzania amounted to 6.52 % and 10.7 % in Uganda in 2017.
Kenya has been ranked 26th within the group of 59 countries we follow in terms of risk premium on lending, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.