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United Bank of India plans to raise Rs 500 cr via Basel III compliant bonds

Banks globally have to comply with the Basel III norms so as to improve and strengthen their capital planning processes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

United Bank of India
United Bank of India

State-owned (UBI) plans to raise up to Rs 500 crore to comply with the global standard banking norms by March 2019.

The board of directors of the bank proposes to consider and approve by circulation on November 20, issuance and allotment of compliant listed additional tier-I debt instruments in the nature of bonds, the bank said in a regulatory filing today.

It said the bonds with face value of Rs 10 lakh each, with or without greenshoe option, is to aggregate up to Rs 500 crore.

globally have to comply with the norms so as to improve and strengthen their capital planning processes.

These norms are being implemented to mitigate concerns on potential stresses on and consequential impact on performance and profitability of post the global sub-prime crisis of 2008 that hit the banking industry hard.

Indian banking system has been implementing Basel III standards in phases since April 1, 2013. The are expected to fully implement these norms by March 2019.

This will align full implementation of Basel III in India closer to the internationally agreed date of January 1, 2019.

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First Published: Wed, November 15 2017. 18:57 IST