Friday, 5 July 2013

Banking in India

Banking in India

  • The first bank established in India was Bank of Hindustan, which was started in 1770. Second was The General Bank of India, which started in 1786.
  • The oldest bank still in existence in India is the State Bank of India. It was originated in the Bank of Calcutta in June 1806. Bank of Bengal, Bank of Bombay and Bank of Madras, these three banks merged in 1921 to form the Imperial Bank of India, which was converted as State Bank of India in 1955.
  • The first Indian bank to have been started solely with Indian capital investment is Punjab National Bank.
  • The first Indian bank to open overseas branch is Bank of India. It established a branch in London in 1946.RBI
  • The oldest existing Public Sector Bank in India is Allahabad Bank.
  • The first Indian commercial bank owned and managed by Indians is Central Bank of India.
  • Lala Lajpat Rai was the founder of Punjab National Bank.
  • Union Bank of India (UCO) bank was inaugurated by Mahatma Gandhi in 1919.
  • The Reserve Bank of India was instituted in 1935.
  • The first bank in India with an ISO Certification is Canara Bank.
  • The first time banks were nationalized in India was on 19 July, 1969.
  • Osborne Smith was the first governor of the Reserve Bank.SBI
  • CD Desmukh was the first Indian to be the governor of Reserve Bank.
  • Savings account system in India was started by Presidency Bank, 1833.
  • Bengal Bank, established in 1784, was the first bank to introduce cheque system.
  • ICICI Bank was the first Indian bank to provide internet banking facility.
  • First bank to introduce ATM in India was HSBC in 1987, Mumbai.
  • Central Bank of India was the first public bank to introduce Credit card.
  • ICICI is the first bank to provide mobile ATM.
  • Bank of Baroda has the maximum number of overseas branches.
  • When it comes to the total number of maximum branches in the world, State Bank of India holds 2ndPosition.
Bank
Founded In
Headquarter
Allahabad Bank 
1865
Kolkata
Andhra Bank
1923
Hyderabad
Bank of Baroda
1908
Vadodara
Bank of India
1906
Mumbai
Canara Bank
1906
Bangalore
Central Bank of India
1911
Mumbai
Corporation Bank
1906
Mangalore
Dena Bank
1938
Mumbai
IDBI Bank Limited
1964
Mumbai
Indian Bank
1907
Chennai
Indian Overseas Bank
1937
Chennai
Oriental Bank of Commerce
1943
Gurgaon
Punjab & Sind Bank
1908
New Delhi
Punjab National Bank
1895
New Delhi
State Bank of India
1955
Mumbai
Syndicate Bank
1925
Manipal
UCO Bank
1943
Kolkata
Union Bank of India
1919
Mumbai
United Bank of India
1950
Kolkata
Vijaya Bank
1931
Bangalore

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