What is a Bridge Loan?

Bridge loan is a temporary short term loan taken by a person or company for a period ranging from 2-3 weeks to 52 weeks. Such loans are known as bridge loan because the loan helps in bridging the gap between short-term cash requirements and long-term loans or permanent source of funding. Bridge loans are also…

Swaps in ATMs

  In terms of recommendations of Shri.D.K.Mohanty Committee on Currency Movement(CCM), RBI advised all the banks to consider using lockable cassettes in their ATMs which shall be swapped at the time of cash replenishment. The above decision was taken by the Central Bank in order to mitigate risks involved in open cash replenishment/top up. RBI…

Revision of position (long or short) for all currencies in Exchange Traded Currency Derivatives (ETCD) Market

Hitherto, the persons resident in India and Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) are allowed to take a long (bought) or short (sold) position in USD-INR upto USD 15 million per exchange without having to establish existence of underlying exposure. In addition, residents & FPIs are allowed to take long or short positions in EUR-INR, GBP-INR and…

Timelines for large accounts under Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC)

(This post elucidates details of timelines for implementation of Resolution Plan (RP) and insolvency application to be filed by the lenders if a RP is not implemented as per the timeline.) In terms of RBI circular dated February 12, 2018, the ‘Resolution Plans’ (RP) under IBC shall be implemented within the timeline given  below in…

Resolution of Stressed Assets: RBI scraps all existing debt restructuring schemes

The Reserve Bank of India on Monday (12.02.2018) scrapped  all existing frameworks for revitalizing distressed assets such as Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) scheme , Flexible restructuring of long-term project loans(5/25) scheme, Strategic Debt Restructuring (SDR) scheme, Scheme for Sustainable Structuring of Stressed Assets(S4A). The Joint Lendes’ Foroum (JLF) as an institutional mechanism for resolution of…

Budget 2018 highlights

Tax proposals for Salaried Class: No change in income slabs for salaried class. Health and education cess has been increased to 4 per cent Standard deduction of Rs. 40,000 for salaried employees in lieu of transport and medical expenses Education cess: 3% to 4% Surcharge of 10 % on income above Rs 50 lakh but…