HCMC – Two major state-run commercial banks, Vietcombank and Agribank, have lowered their deposit interest rates to 5.5% per year, matching the lowest level recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietcombank and Agribank have both cut their deposit rates by 0.2 or 0.3 percentage point for deposits with a term of three months or longer.
As of September 14, the interest rates offered at the counters of these two banks are identical. For one-month deposits, the rate remains at 3%.
For three-month deposits, the rate has been revised down from 3.8% to 3.5% per year, while the rate for deposits with six or nine-month tenures is 4.5% per year, down by 0.2 percentage point.
Rates for deposits with a twelve-month term have also been revised down by 0.3 percentage point, resulting in a rate of 5.5% per year.
Vietcombank now offers online deposit rates similar to savings interest rates at the counter. At Agribank, online rates for deposits with several short terms are higher than at-the-counter rates, but the highest deposit rates do not exceed 5.5% per year.
Compared to the beginning of this year, deposit rates offered at these two state-run banks have been lowered by 1.5-2 percentage points, reaching a record low of 5.5% per year.