RBI Articles

Government bonds
June 28, 2020
Govt to launch new floating rate savings taxable bonds at 7.15%; what you need to know

Suitable for those who need regular income; the interest rate on these 7-year taxable bonds will be reset every six months

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Fixed Income
June 1, 2020
GoI 7.75% bonds discontinued: What are the other low-risk regular income options

After the cut in deposit rates by banks and the cut in small savings rate by the government, it has now removed the remaining safe investment option

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Debt payback
April 27, 2020
The Rs 50,000-cr RBI lifeline for debt MFs is a confidence building measure, but does not solve the problem entirely

Under RBI’s special facility, banks will draw the money from RBI and then provide it to mutual funds for meeting redemptions. But how effective will this special liquidity facility be?

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RBI Policy Oct 4
April 27, 2020
RBI announces Rs 50,000-cr debt line for redemption-stressed MFs; what does it mean for investors

We look at how this special liqudity facility can be used by the debt funds, especially high-risk ones, to keep afloat in the face of heightened redemptions

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external benchmarking for loans
April 3, 2020
Why opting for 3-month loan moratorium is injurious to your financial health

Lenders are offering loan moratorium, but opting for this will make you pay a lot more interest later. EMI pause if you must, better to seek informal loans from friends or family to manage the crisis

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Interest rate
April 3, 2020
Distraught by interest cut in small savings? You can invest in GoI bonds which offer 7.75% interest

The government has announced 70-140 basis point reduction in interest rates on small-saving schemes including NSC, PPF and SCSS

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Home loan rates
March 31, 2020
More clarity emerges on loan moratorium as banks start operationalising policies: Key FAQs

Since interest will continue to accrue on the outstanding portion of the term loans during the moratorium period, they will be added in the loan amount outstanding

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Home loans
March 27, 2020
RBI announces 3-month moratorium on EMIs or loan repayments: Your questions answered

Here are the frequently asked questions on 3-month moratorium on installment payments and their answers announced by RBI

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amfi haircut rules
March 7, 2020
Dismal future of perpetual bonds: Mutual funds may suffer permanent loss of capital in Yes Bank’s AT1 bonds

This is for the first time in the history of the Indian banking sector that a bank’s tier 1 bonds is being written down at the ‘point of non-viability’

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