RBI re-finances External Commercial Borrowings

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) vide Circular dated January 04, 2018 has decided to permit the overseas branches/subsidiaries of Indian banks to refinance ECBs of highly rated (AAA) corporates as well as Navratna and Maharatna PSUs, provided the outstanding maturity of the original borrowing is not reduced and all-in cost of fresh ECB is lower than the existing ECB. Partial refinance of existing ECBs will also be permitted subject to same conditions. All other aspects of the ECB policy remain unchanged. AD Category - I banks may bring the contents of this circular to the notice of their constituents and customers.

[RBI/2017-18/ 116 A.P. (DIR Series) Circular No.15]

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