SBI stock gained 1% on the NSE after the bank has announced linking of its interest rates on deposits and loans to an external benchmark from May 1, 2019.
Canara Bank, Central Bank, Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, and SBI also rose 1% each.
Meanwhile, Bank Nifty index was also trading higher in the morning trade. Shares of PNB, Bank of Baroda, Federal Bank, and Axis Bank were up in the range of 1-2%, respectively.
Equity benchmark indices were trading in green with the Sensex gaining 297 points to 36,968. Nifty, too gained 92 points to trade at 11,127, reclaiming its key level of 11,100 in the process.