Bank of Maldives has today announced positive changes to the interest and profits rates of its Personal and Housing Loans and Financing portfolio to offer better value for its customers.

In a statement, BML said with today’s announcement, the interest rate for the widely popular Lui Express loan has been reduced to 15 percent.

It said that eligible customers can now borrow up to MVR 300,000 at the lower rate without any additional security.

BML also said that the interest rate for Lui Micro loan, ideal for non-salaried individuals who do not receive a fixed regular salary, has been reduced to 12 percent.

For the unsecured BML Lifestyle Loan, ideal for property owners who receive regular rental income, customers can now enjoy a reduced interest rate of 15 percent to borrow up to MVR 300,000 with no additional security.

The Bank said that for customers seeking to borrow upwards of MVR 300,000 up to MVR 1.5 million, interest rates remain at 12 percent with additional security.

At 10 percent interest, the bank said its Housing Loan portfolio now offers the lowest interest rates in the country.

It said that this applies to the Home Purchase Loan as well as the Home Construction Loan with 50 percent equity and that for the Commercial Real Estate Loan, interest rates have been reduced to as low as 10.5 percent.

“With over 15% reduction in pricing, today’s announcement is a significant positive change in our portfolio. Many across the country continue to face uncertainties arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the new lower financing rates will be a welcome change for our customers, helping to ease access to financing. We have also introduced similar reductions in our BML Islamic portfolio
Moosa Nimal, BML’s Director of Retail and SME Banking

The Bank said further changes to the Bank’s loan and financing products for both our personal and business customers will be announced in the coming weeks.