What is Reverse Repo Rate?
Reverse Repo rate (also known as Reverse Repurchase rate) is the rate at which the Central Bank of the country (in India, RBI is the central bank) borrows shot-term money from the banks. In other words, we can say that the Reverse Repo rate is a rate at which banks lend money to RBI for a short period to manage their excess liquidity. Therefore, it can be said the reverse repo rate is an instrument of monetary policy which RBI uses to absorb liquidity from the bank. Continue reading