The last few days saw 4 companies announce the second tranche of their tax free bonds, and with the exception of HUDCO, the other three have identical interest rate and maturity periods.
The interest rates on the second tranche has gone down when compared with the first tranche and that’s because the interest rate on G-Secs have gone down between the time the first tranche was issued and now.
There is only one company that issued bonds earlier and hasn’t come out with a second tranche and that’s IIFCL. They were the only one to have a 20 year term so none of the bonds presently in the market (or to be issued shortly) have a 20 year term.
Here are the details of all the 4 tax free bond issues that are either open now or will open shortly.
These are all reasonably safe issues to invest in, and I think even with the lowered interest rate are useful for people in the 30% tax bracket. You can spread your money in two or more issues to diversify since they are so identical in nature. If you have any other questions please leave a comment, and I’ll answer them.