The board of the bank approved the issue of unsecured, reedemable bonds, which will be raised shortly, the bank said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange. The Chennai-based bank has already raised Rs 300 crore from unsecured bonds last week.
Speaking to FE, SA Bhat, the banks chairman and managing director, said that the sum of Rs 300 crore was raised by his bank through a regular subordinated bond at an interest rate of 10.85%. Now, I am negotiating on what will be the interest rate for raising Rs 700 crore, said Bhat. The bank has projected its capital adequacy ratio, which was at 11.25% at the moment, to be at 11.5% by the end of the fiscal, added Bhat.