10% SREI Infrastructure Finance NCD – Sep 2016 – Should you Invest?

SREI Infrastructure Finance NCD – Sep 2016
SREI Infrastructure Finance NCD – Sep 2016

SREI Infrastructure Finance has come out with public issue of non-convertible debentures (NCD) offering up to 10% interest rate. The issue opens on September 7 and closes on September 28, 2016.

SREI Infra Finance is primarily into financing of infrastructure projects along with advisory.

SREI Infra Finance NCD – Significant Points:

  • Offer Period: September 7 – 28, 2016
  • Annual Interest Rates for Retail Investors: 9% to 10% depending on tenure
  • Price of each bond: Rs 1,000
  • Minimum Investment: 10 Bonds (Rs 10,000)
  • Max Investment Limit for Retail Investor: Rs 10 Lakhs
  • Credit Rating: “BWR AA+” (Outlook Stable) by “BRICKWORK”
  • NCD Size: Rs 250 crore with option to retain oversubscription of Rs 1000 crore
  • Allotment: First Come First Serve
  • Listing: Bonds would be listed on BSE and NEX and will entail capital gains tax on exit through secondary market

Also ReadKnow NCD – Investment Tips, TDS and Taxation

SREI Infra Finance NCD – Investment Options:

There are 6 options of investment in SREI Infra Finance NCD.

SREI Infrastructure Finance NCD - Retail Investment Options - Sep 2016
SREI Infrastructure Finance NCD – Retail Investment Options – Sep 2016 (Click to enlarge)

SREI Infra Finance NCD – Who can Apply?

This issue is open to all Indian residents, HUFs and Institutions.

  • Category I – Institutional Investors – 20% of the issue is reserved
  • Category II – Non-Institutional Investors, Corporates – 20% of the issue is reserved
  • Category III – Retail Individual Investors including HUFs – 60% of the issue is reserved

However NRIs cannot apply for this NCD.

Why you should invest?

  1. The NCD is secured, which means the above debt is backed by assets of the company
  2. The interest rates are 2%-3% higher than your regular Bank FDs
  3. No TDS if invested in Demat Form

Also Read: Highest Interest Rate on Recurring Deposits

Why you should not invest?

  1. Infrastructure Financing is risky business as the success depends on timely and successful completion of the project. In India, there are a lot of infrastructure projects struck at various stages for various reasons.
  2. The NPA is 3.54% which is bad
  3. The profits of the company declined in last few years

How to Apply?

If you have Demat account apply through that or ASBA facility provided by banks. It’s the easiest way to apply and also avoids a lot of hassle in terms of KYC and paper work

Learn: How to apply for NCD issues using ASBA?

In case you don’t have Demat Account, you can download the application form from company site or Financial Institutions and submit to collection centers.


  1. My recommendation is to invest some part of your Fixed Income investment in this NCD Issue
  2. You should always have diversified portfolio be it fixed deposit, NCD or equity investment
  3. Its good idea to remain invested till maturity because liquidity on exchanges is low and hence you would get lower than market value

If you plan to invest in this issue, do it early as most NCD issues are over-subscribed before the end date.

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