UAE Central Bank raises Base Rate by 50 basis points

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Abu Dhabi, May 4 (BNA):  The UAE Central Bank has decided to raise the Base Rate applicable to the Overnight Deposit Facility (ODF) by 50 basis points, effective from Thursday, 5th May 2022.


This decision was taken following the US Federal Reserve Board’s announcement on 4th May 2022 to increase the Interest on Reserve Balances (IORB) by 50 basis points.

It has also decided to maintain the rate applicable to borrowing short-term liquidity from the CBUAE through all standing credit facilities at 50 basis points above the Base Rate.


The Base Rate, which is anchored to the US Federal Reserve’s IORB, signals the general stance of the CBUAE’s monetary policy. It also provides an effective interest rate floor for overnight money market rates.