Capital Bank Offers the Highest Interest Rate on Savings & Standard Chartered Bank the Least–Says Bank of Ghana

by Customer Discuss Staff | August 22, 2016 3:34 am


If you are looking to save some of your earnings and receive a good interest on your savings, there are many banks in Ghana that claim to offer high interest rates but Bank of Ghana says, Capital bank is the best in that department.

Bank of Ghana (BoG) has released new figures showing exactly how much you earn on your deposits, depending on where you bank–and according to the figures, new entrant Capital Bank offers the highest interest of 18 percent as at the end of May, 2016.

Standard Chartered Bank’s 4.3 percent is the least customers will receive as interest on deposits.

Per the BoG’s report on the financial institutions’ Annual Percentage Rates [APR] and Average Interests [AI] publication, 17 banks offer interests above the industry average.

When it comes to minimum interest rate that you will have to pay on loans and advances, 16 banks offer rates equal to or above the industry average of 27.5 percent.

“While Bank of Baroda offers the least base rate at 16 percent, Unibank offers the highest at 40.8 percent,” reports Citi Business News[3].

Considering the true interest charged on loans and advances to households for mortgage purposes, (which also include charges and commissions levied by banks); the report says, GN Bank offers the least at 15.1 percent; below an industry average of 30.6 percent. Once again, Unibank offers the highest interest rate on mortgage between 40.8 to 45.8%.

In simple terms, if you are looking to save some money and receive good returns on interest, Capital bank is currently the best place to do so.

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