The BSP announced today the rediscount rates applicable on loan availments by banking institutions for the month of August 2010.
For loans under the Peso Rediscount Facility, the BSP Peso Rediscount Rate is set at 4.0 percent p.a. for all maturities effective 01 February 2010. The Peso Rediscount Rate is based on the applicable BSP overnight reverse repurchase rate per Circular No. 679 dated 01 February 2010.
Meanwhile, for loans under the Exporters’ Dollar and Yen Rediscount Facility (EDYRF), the rates for the month of August are as follows:
Dollar 0.30500 percent p.a.
Yen 0.15500 percent p.a.
The EDYRF rediscount rates are based on the respective London Inter-Bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) for the last working day of July 2010.
The BSP also announced the level of availments of rediscounting loans for the period 01 January to 31 July 2010. Under the Peso Rediscount Facility, total availments of commercial, thrift and rural banks amounted to P44,216 million, 59.1 percent lower than the P108,124 million total in the same period last year. Out of the P44,216 million availments, 55.0 percent went to commercial credits, 4.3 percent to agricultural and industrial credits, and 40.7 percent to other credits consisting of other services (27.3 percent), CAPEX (8.8 percent), permanent working capital (2.9 percent) housing (1.7 percent) and microfinance (less than 0.1 percent).
The P44,216 million availments under the Peso Rediscount Facility exclude the P9.0 million rediscounting loans granted to micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by tropical storms “Ondoy” and “Pepeng”. It will be recalled that the BSP established an additional P 5,000 million budget for rediscounting to provide assistance for typhoon-affected MSMEs.
Under the Exporters Dollar and Yen Rediscount Facility (EDYRF), aggregate availments for the period 01 January to 30 July 2010 of seven commercial banks amounted to US$57.1 million benefiting 24 exporters. A total of US$37.0 million was granted for the period January to July, 2009 for a 54.3% increase in availments under the EDYRF in the same period this year.
On the other hand, there was no Yen-denominated availment under the EDYRF for the period January to July 2010.