(a) It is a long-term unsecured promissory note with a fixed maturity period.
(b) It is sold at a discount and redeemed at par.
(c) Companies use this instrument for bridge financing.
(d) It usually has a maturity period of 15 days to one year.
Answer (a) It is a long-term unsecured promissory note with a fixed maturity period.
Explanation: Commercial Paper is a money market instrument that is unsecured. The issue of commercial paper is in the form of a promissory note. CP was presented in India in 1990 with the end goal of empowering exceptionally rated corporate borrowers to expand their sources of short-term borrowings and to give an additional instrument to financial back arts and investors.