Business And Markets

Banks Still Reluctant to Lend

The loan-to-deposit ratio (LDR) fell by 3.2 percentage points in the month to May 20 compared with the same month in the last fiscal year, to reach 77%, indicating banks’ increasing aversion to lend. 
LDR has declined by 2.4% percentage points in the first two months of current fiscal year (March 20-May 20), according to a report published on the Central Bank of Iran website. 
LDR is used to assess a bank's liquidity by comparing the total loans to total deposits for a specific period and is expressed in percentage.


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