The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) recently issued a Notification to all Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) with regard to “Relaxation on the guidelines to NBFCs on securitisation transactions”.
The Notification stated:
• Please refer to the Guidelines on Securitisation Transactions vide paragraph 102 of Master Directions on Non-Banking Financial Company - Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking Company and Deposit taking Company (Reserve Bank) Directions dated September 01, 2016 and paragraph 89 of Non-Banking Financial Company –Non-Systemically Important Non-Deposit taking Company (Reserve Bank) Directions dated September 01, 2016.
• In order to encourage NBFCs to securitise/assign their eligible assets, it has been decided to relax the Minimum Holding Period (MHP) requirement for originating NBFCs, in respect of loans of original maturity above 5 years, to receipt of repayment of six monthly installments or two quarterly installments (as applicable), subject to the following prudential requirement:
Minimum Retention Requirement (MRR) for such securitisation/assignment transactions shall be 20% of the book value of the loans being securitised/20% of the cash flows from the assets assigned.
• The above dispensation shall be applicable to securitisation/assignment transactions carried out during a period of six months from the date of issuance of this circular. Other terms and conditions of the above referred Directions remain the same.