RBI/2011-12/543
RPCD.CO RRB.No. 76 /03.05.33 (C) /2011-12

May 8, 2012

The Chairmen
All Regional Rural Banks

Dear Sir,

Interest Rates on FCNR (B) Deposits

Please refer to paragraph 2 of our circular RPCD.CO.RRB.BC.No. 36/03.05.33 (C) /2011-12 dated November 24, 2011 on Interest Rates on deposits held in FCNR (B) Accounts. In view of the prevailing market conditions, it has been decided that until further notice and with effect from the close of business in India as on May 4, 2012, the interest rates on FCNR (B) Deposits will be as under:

Maturity Period

Existing

Revised

1 year to less than 3 years

LIBOR/SWAP plus 125 basis points

LIBOR/Swap plus 200 basis points

3-5 years

LIBOR/SWAP plus 125 basis points

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LIBOR/swap plus 300 basis points

On floating rate deposits, interest shall be paid within the ceiling of swap rates for the respective currency/maturity plus 200 bps/300 bps as the case may be. For floating rate deposits, the interest reset period shall be six months.

2. All other instructions in this regard, as amended from time to time, will remain unchanged.

3. An amending Directive RPCD.CO.RRB.Dir.NO.75/ 03.05.33(C)/2011-12 dated May 08, 2012 is enclosed.

Yours faithfully

(C. D. Srinivasan)
Chief General Manager


RPCD.CO RRB.Dir.No.75 /03.05.33 (C) /2011-12

May 08, 2012

Interest Rates on FCNR (B) Deposits

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 35A of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949, and in modification of the directive RPCD.CO.RRB.Dir.No.35/03.05.33 (C) /2011-12 dated November 24, 2011 on Interest Rates on Deposits held in Non-Resident (External) (NRE) Accounts and FCNR (B) Accounts, the Reserve Bank of India being satisfied that it is necessary and expedient in the public interest so to do, hereby directs that with effect from the close of business in India as on May 4, 2012 the interest rates on FCNR (B) deposits shall be as under:

Maturity Period

Existing

Revised

1 year to less than 3 years

LIBOR/SWAP plus 125 basis points

LIBOR/Swap plus 200 basis points

3-5 years

LIBOR/SWAP plus 125 basis points

LIBOR/swap plus 300 basis points

On floating rate deposits, interest shall be paid within the ceiling of swap rates for the respective currency/maturity plus 200 bps/300 bps as the case may be. For floating rate deposits, the interest reset period shall be six months.

(V. K. Sharma)
Executive Director

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