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The bank has been using the developments in the digital world to streamline operations. It has been investing a lot in data warehousing, social media linkages, data analytics and mobile-based innovations. Payments banks will penetrate the remotest villages - possibly with a lot of help from the mobile phone. Their success will depend on how they approach the market and their value propositions. In the past four years, the gross NPAs of banks have climbed up from 2.36 per cent to 4.3 per cent of total assets to Rs 3,23,344 crore. The bank is looking to grow 10 per cent above the industry average. "Our investors expect it," says Managing Director and CEO Vishwavir Ahuja who has managed to transform the erstwhile Ratnakar Bank into the country's fastest-growing small bank. Before you go handpicking your social media A-Team, a healthy amount of introspection is in order. Do you have goals in place for the social media team? Till recently, it was focusing on the corporate and commercial lending side of the business that has seen it rake up a balance sheet size of Rs 1.36 lakh crore in merely 11 years of operations. One of the innovations, Mobile banking, has seen impressive growth. The proof is in the numbers. The bank clocked Rs 15,775 crore in mobile transactions for the full year 2014/15. India's largest bank is using technology and banking correspondents in a big way to take financial services to remote areas. Banks in India have been hit by bad loans, stressed assets and poor credit growth. Business Today-KPMG survey on India's best banks. The author reminisces about his earnest attempt at bringing about reforms in a rigid government system during his stint at the Planning Commission. MoS Finance Jayant Sinha and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan will be the chief guest and guest of honour, respectively, at the Assocham banking summit. In the middle of a global restructuring exercise, Credit Suisse AG, India, is carving out a unique way to map its growth path. Deutsche Bank is facing headwinds in other parts of the globe, but has hit pay dirt in India. Payments banks have thrown their hats in the ring to take on an established banking industry on the back of innovations and first-mover advantage. Will the banks be able to counter with equal zeal? The once elitist market for green buildings has rapidly percolated downwards. The Bank has aggressively scaled up its footprint with the acquisition of ING Vysya Bank. The oldest banking award in the country just got a qualitative makeover. Replacing your physical wallet, plastic money or net-banking solutions with mobile wallets may not be an option for you. If that's what you think, you could be missing a trick or two. Smartphones, TVs, wearables, driverless cars...the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas witnessed a host of launches, but what caught our attention, instead, were some innovations that will act as a founding stone for upcoming technologies. Here are a few innovations worth mentioning. The Microsoft Surface Pro 4 is a hybrid - a big tablet that doubles up as a laptop with a slim cover. It comes with a surface pen, or stylus, that allows you to take notes and draw. Philippe Delpech, President of Otis Elevator, talks to Venkatesha Babu about demand for elevators and escalators in a slowing global economy and lessons from India. $1.76 trillion Combined wealth of the 3.5 billion poorest people in the wealth - that is, half the world's poorest.
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