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 Media Release

BSE receives in-principle approval from RBI for TReDS business

Mumbai, October 5, 2021: BSE Technologies Private Limited (BSE Tech), wholly owned subsidiary of BSE has received an in-principle approval from RBI for setting up and operating Trade Receivables Discounting System (TReDS) under the Payments and Settlement Systems Act, 2007. TReDS is an electronic platform for facilitating the financing / discounting of trade receivables of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) through multiple financiers. These receivables can be due from corporates and other buyers, including Government Departments and Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs).

The TReDS platform will bring all the aforesaid participants together for facilitating uploading, accepting, discounting, trading and settlement of the invoices / bills of MSMEs. The TReDS business of BSE will commence only after the receipt of final approval and certificate of license from RBI.

Speaking on the in-principle approval, Mr. Ashishkumar Chauhan, MD & CEO, BSE said, “BSE Tech provides wide range of IT solutions focusing on commodities, banking and financial services markets. With the in-principle authorisation provided by RBI to set up TReDS, BSE Tech will now have the capability to provide an option to MSME to manage their working capital more efficiently through the TReDS platform. BSE is always at the forefront in creating the eco system around MSMEs and keeping this in view we are widening our product offering to MSMEs. We are hopeful with the launch of this TReDS platform the financing issues of MSMEs will be better addressed and contribute to their growth”.

BSE Tech is an established player in e-enabling the businesses in financial services sectors. BSE Tech is a leading provider of cutting edge IT solutions with focus on Commodities, Banking and Financial Services markets in India. BSE Tech is founded and managed by a team of professionals, instrumental in setting up and operating India's largest stock exchange. BSE Tech team is also considered to be the pioneer in introducing the exchange traded financial derivatives trading to Indian market place.

About BSE

BSE (formerly Bombay Stock Exchange) established in 1875, is Asia’s first & now the world’s fastest Stock Exchange with a speed of 6 microseconds. BSE is India’s leading exchange group and has played a prominent role in developing the Indian capital market. BSE is a corporatized and demutualized entity, with a broad shareholder base that includes the leading global exchange- Deutsche Bourse, as a strategic partner. BSE provides an efficient and transparent market for trading in equity, debt instruments, equity derivatives, currency derivatives, commodity derivatives, interest rate derivatives, mutual funds and stock lending and borrowing.

BSE also has a dedicated platform for trading in equities of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that has been highly successful. BSE also has a dedicated MF distribution platform BSE StAR MF which is India Largest Mutual Funds Distribution Infrastructure. On October 1, 2018, BSE launched commodity derivatives trading in Gold, Silver, Copper, Oman Crude Oil Guar Gum, Guar Seeds & Turmeric.

BSE provides a host of other services to capital market participants including risk management, clearing, settlement, market data services and education. It has a global reach with customers around the world and a nation-wide presence. BSE’s systems and processes are designed to safeguard market integrity, drive the growth of the Indian capital market and stimulate innovation and competition across all market segments.

Indian Clearing Corporation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BSE, acts as the central counterparty to all trades executed on the BSE trading platform and provides full novation, guaranteeing the settlement of all bonafide trades executed. BSE Institute Ltd, another fully owned subsidiary of BSE runs one of the most respected capital market educational institutes in the country. Central Depository Services Ltd. (CDSL), associate company of BSE, is one of the two Depositories in India.

BSE has set up an Investor Protection Fund (IPF) on July 10, 1986 to meet the claims of investors against defaulter Members, in accordance with the Guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. BSE Investor Protection Fund is responsible for creating Capital markets related awareness among the investor community in India.

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