MANILA -- The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Tuesday said it cut the reserve requirements for thrift, rural and cooperative banks by 100 bps effective July 31, as part of continued efforts to boost banks' lending capacity and aid consumers reeling from the pandemic to access credit.
The reduction brings the reserve requirement ratio for thrift banks at 3 percent, and 2 percent for rural and cooperative banks, it said.
BSP Governor Benjamin Diokno earlier said cutting the reserve requirement ratio for banks "remains on the table," following a surprise cut in the benchmark interest rate last June 25.
Further RRR cuts will depend on the domestic liquidity and credit conditions.
The BSP cut interest rates by 50 basis points to a record low of 2.25 percent in June, to help mitigate downside risks to growth and to boost market confidence.