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Mortgage lender HDFC Ltd raises Rs 8,700cr as 'social loan'

Landmark financing further promotes longstanding mission to be leading provider of housing finance in India: Company
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PTI   |   New Delhi   |   Published 06.08.22, 03:52 AM

Mortgage lender DFC Ltd on Friday said it has raised $1.1 billion (around Rs 8,700 crore) from a clutch of investors under the ‘Syndicated Social Loan Facility’ to cater to the affordable housing segment in the country.

The country’s largest mortgage lender by asset size said it has raised the amount by way of external commercial borrowings (ECBs).

“This landmark financing further promotes HDFC’slongstanding mission to be the leading provider of housing finance in India. Proceeds from the social loan would go toward financing affordable housing loans,” the company said in a release.

MUFG Bank Ltd (MUFG) is the lead social loan coordinator for this transaction along with being one of the Mandated Lead Arrangers and Borrowers (MLAB), it said.

CTBC Bank, Mizuho Bank, State Bank of India and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation are the other MLABsand joint social loan coordinators.

This is India’s largest social financing issuance, the largest social loan globally, the first social ECB loan out of India and the largest ECB loan deal from a housing finance company/private NBFC in India, HDFC said.

External commercial borrowings are instruments used by domestic entities to raise capital from overseas markets in the Indian rupee or any other permitted foreign currency. Since its inception in 1977, HDFC has financed 95lakh housing units.



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