28 March 2020 – Capped credit card interest rates

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Type of Intervention: Financial markets and monetary policy
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey capped credit card interest rates.

1.25% for the Turkish lira. 1.00% for foreign exchange transactions.

Maximum interest rate for overdue balances on credit cards will be 1.55% for the Turkish lira. 1.30% for foreign exchange transactions.

The central bank will no longer announce maximum credit card interest rates quarterly. These rates will be in effect indefinitely.
Full details here: https://www.tcmb.gov.tr/wps/wcm/connect/TR/TCMB+TR/Main+Menu/Duyurular/Basin/2020/DUY2020-20