Requirement and procedure for obtaining Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code:
RBI vide its notification RBI/2017-18/82 DBR No BP.BC.92/21.04.048/2017-18 has mandated to obtain LEI code for the corporate borrowers having aggregate fund-based and non-fund based exposure of Rs. 5 crore and above from any bank.
Further vide circular RBI/2016-17/314 FMRD.FMID No.14/11.01.007/2-16-17 dated June 01, 2017 RBI mandated to obtain the LEI Code for the participants of the OTC i.e. Over the Counter derivatives in a phased manner.
Object: The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) code is conceived as a key measure to improve the quality and accuracy of financial data systems for better risk management post the Global Financial Crisis. LEI is a 20-digit unique code to identify parties to financial transactions worldwide.
Following are the deadlines for obtaining LEI Code.
Schedule for implementation of LEI
|Total Exposure to SCBs||To be completed by|
|₹ 1000 crore and above||Mar 31, 2018|
|Between ₹ 500 crore and ₹ 1000 crore||Jun 30, 2018|
|Between ₹ 100 crore and ₹ 500 crore||Mar 31, 2019|
|Between ₹ 50 crore and ₹ 100 crore||Dec 31, 2019|
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