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Commercial Paper

Updated on April 12, 2024 , 11358 views

What is Commercial Paper?

Commercial papers are usually known as promissory notes which are unsecured and are generally issued by companies and financial institutions, at a discounted rate from their Face Value. The fixed maturity for commercial papers is 1 to 270 days. The purposes for which they are issued are - for inventory financing, accounts Receivables, and settling short-term liabilities or loans. Commercial paper was first issued in the year 1990 in India as a short-term instrument.


Issuing Commercial Paper

Commercial paper can be issued into the Market by the following members:

  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Leasing and Finance Companies
  • Financial Institutions

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Commercial Paper Tenure

  • The maturity is a minimum of seven days and a maximum of one year from the date of issue
  • The denomination for issuing commercial paper must be INR 5 lakhs and its multiples
  • A single investor should not invest an amount more than INR 5 lakh
  • Commercial paper should not be provided if the credit rating is beyond the date of its validity
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