Yangcheng Evening News reporter Dai Manman
On January 20, the National Interbank Funding Center was authorized to publish the loan market quoted rate (LPR) announcement, showing that the one-year LPR was lowered from 3.8% to 3.7%, which was the second consecutive month of reduction; the five-year LPR had previously been 20 consecutive years. Monthly unchanged, this time from 4.65% to 4.6%.
What is more concerning is that the LPR adjustment with a period of more than 5 years means that it will affect mortgages.
The first quotation after the new quotation line is released
According to the official website of the People's Bank of China, on January 20, the National Interbank Funding Center was authorized to publish the loan market quoted rate (LPR) announcement. The loan market quoted rate (LPR) on January 20, 2022 is: 1-year LPR is 3.7% , the LPR of more than 5 years is 4.6%.
The above LPRs are valid until the next LPR is issued.
Prior to January 17, the central bank launched a 700 billion yuan one-year medium-term loan facility operation and a 100 billion yuan seven-day open market reverse repurchase operation, and the winning bid rates were both lower than expected by 10 basis points.
The MLF and reverse repurchase rates were cut at the same time as expected, which aroused great concern in the market.
At the press conference held by the State Council Information Office on January 18, some reporters were concerned about whether the loan market quoted interest rate (LPR) this month would be lowered.
In this regard, the central bank responded that LPR quotation banks comprehensively consider their own capital costs, risk premiums, market supply and demand and other factors when quoting, LPR will fully reflect the changes in market interest rates in a timely manner, guide the decline of corporate loan interest rates, and effectively promote the reduction of corporate comprehensive financing costs.
At that time, the market interprets the central bank or is releasing a signal.
It is worth noting that on January 19, the People's Bank of China issued an announcement to adjust the LPR quotation bank and release time.
The latest quoting banks remained at 18. Postal Savings Bank and Bank of Nanjing were newly shortlisted, while Bank of Xi'an and China CITIC Bank were not selected.
The release time of LPR is adjusted from 9:30 am to 9:15 am on the 20th of each month (it will be postponed in case of holidays).
For this adjustment, the central bank stated that it is to strengthen expectation management and promote a better connection between the release time of LPR and the operation time of the financial market.
Dong Ximiao, chief researcher of China Merchants Union Finance and a part-time researcher of the Financial Research Institute of Fudan University, believes that the first release of LPR this year is an asymmetric decline, and the release time has also been adjusted from 9:30 to 9:15, which conveys that the central bank strengthens expectation management and protects market confidence. clear signal.