Monday / November 12.
HomeEconomyRBI allows structured derivatives thru overseas branches

RBI allows structured derivatives thru overseas branches

rbilogoThe Reserve Bank of India on Monday said domestic banks will be allowed to offer structured derivatives through their overseas branches even if these products are currently not allowed in India.

The change marks a revision from rules passed in 2008 that mandated domestic lenders had to consult with the central bank before offering complex derivative products not allowed at home to overseas customers.

Offshore branches of Indian banks will need to offer these products in “established financial centres” the RBI said, mentioning as examples, New York, London Singapore, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, and Dubai, among others.-Reuters