The new banks cannot survive by being mirror images of existing banks.
They have to harness their knowledge based on products they are familiar
How banks can ease difficulties in financing infra projects IDBI Bank CMD M.S. Raghavan says the competition among banks in the infrastructure space has diluted the standards of financing. It is high time all of us stick
to some standards in this space.
Foreign banks curb retail lending, shift focus to institutional business Stung by the financial crisis of 2008, foreign banks have curbed their exuberant retail lending and are back in clover again.
Best Banks 2013: The others who braved the headwinds Snapshots of winners in different categories of Best Banks listing. Some grew despite the slowing economy, some prospered by keeping tight control on the quality of assets.
Private banks turn to social networks to engage customers, boost brand visibility Most have realised that social media offers an invaluable opportunity to
reach sections of the target audience, particularly the youth.
HDFC Bank tops Business Today's Best Banks listing after five years Some 53 per cent of HDFC Bank's 3,251 branches are in semi-urban and
rural areas, up from 34 per cent three years ago. The bank aims to raise
this number to 60 per cent in the next three years.
YES Bank, the best mid-sized bank, is focusing on retail growth Managing Director and CEO Rana Kapoor says that since 2010, the bank's largest investment has been in retail,
both in terms of people as well as products and services. Kapoor calls
this YES Bank version 2.0.
Business Today lists the best banks in India that braved the headwinds Indian banks face challenges as the economy slows and loan defaults mount. We raise a toast to those who braved the headwinds.
Indian women are making their way to the top in PSU banks too In the past year itself, five women have
moved into the corner office at state-run banks in the country, joining
a small club of women at the top of the banking industry across the
How Business Today, KPMG ranked best banks in India 2013 The data to rank the banks was taken from published annual reports of
the banks as well as the Reserve Bank of India's 'Profile of Banks,
2012/13'. The data considered was for the period 2009/10 to 2012/13.