Relationship between commercial bank profitability and market interest rates in Pakistan


Kamran Zia


Master of Business Administration Executive

Faculty / School

Faculty of Business Administration (FBA)

Year of Award

Spring 2019

Project Type

MBA Executive Research Project

Access Type

Restricted Access


Banks and Banking -- Commercial -- Pakistan | Policy making | Market interest

Executive Summary

The study aims to determine the effect of market interest rate on the profitability of commercial banks within the context of Pakistan by comprising the impact of market interest rate on large scale and small scale Pakistani commercial banks.The research findings indicate the overall market interest rate does not have any impact on the profitability of commercial banks. However, it is found that there is a significant difference between the influence of market interest rate on profits of small scale and large commercial banks. Methodology: Quantitative and qualitative approaches are used in this research . Research used secondary and primary sources to collect data. Secondary sources are used to obtain data for market interest rate and profitability of commercial banks. On the other hand, primary data was obtained by conducting surveys from employees belonging to treasury department.

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