Risk premium on lending reached 5.18 % in 2017 in Lesotho, according to the National Central Bank. This is 6.14 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, risk premium on lending in Lesotho reached an all time high of 8.06 % in 2000 and an all time low of -2.58 % in 1983. When compared to Lesotho's main peers, risk premium on lending in South Africa amounted to 3.05 % and 2.67 % in Swaziland in 2017.
Lesotho has been ranked 27th within the group of 59 countries we follow in terms of risk premium on lending, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.