Risk premium on lending reached 19.6 % in 2017 in Malawi, according to the National Central Bank. This is 18.5 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, risk premium on lending in Malawi reached an all time high of 23.6 % in 2014 and an all time low of 1.03 % in 1995. When compared to Malawi's main peers, risk premium on lending in Mozambique amounted to 2.59 %, 3.05 % in South Africa, 6.52 % in Tanzania and -2.11 % in Zambia in 2017.
Malawi has been ranked 4th within the group of 59 countries we follow in terms of risk premium on lending, 3 places above the position seen 10 years ago.