"IDBI Bank mobilised Rs 900 crore today through issue of Basel-III compliant tier-II bonds on private placement basis to strengthen the bank's capital adequacy," the bank said in a regulatory filing today.
The instrument -IDBI Omni Tier-II 2015-16 series-II – carries a coupon rate of 8.62 per cent per annum. The bond maturity date is January 2, 2026.
Many banks have been raising money through tier-II bonds, in their run-up to full Basel-III compliance by March 2019. The Basel-III norms have been introduced in the Indian banking system since 2013 in a phased manner, with an aim to improve and strengthen regulation, supervision and risk management within the banking sector.
A Fitch Ratings report in December had said banks in India will need about USD 140 billion to ensure full compliance with the Basel III norms by 2018-19.


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