Tuesday, 20 October 2015


Interesting Facts About IBPS and SBI

Important Facts about Banks
The first bank in India to be given an ISO Certification Canara Bank
The first bank in Northern India to get ISO 9002 certification for their selected branches Punjab and Sind Bank
The first Indian bank to have been started solely with Indian capital Punjab National Bank
The first among the private sector banks in Kerala to become a scheduled bank in 1946 under the RBI Act South Indian Bank
India's oldest, largest and most successful commercial bank, offering the widest possible range of domestic, international and
NRI products and services, through its vast network in India and overseas State Bank of India
India's second largest private sector bank and is now the largest scheduled commercial bank in India The Federal Bank Limited
Bank which started as private shareholders banks, mostly Europeans shareholders Imperial Bank of India
The first Indian bank to open a branch outside India in London in 1946 and the first to open a branch in continental Europe at Paris in 1974 Bank of India, founded in 1906 in Mumbai
The oldest Public Sector Bank in India having branches all over India and serving the customers for the last 132 years Allahabad Bank
The first Indian commercial bank which was wholly owned and managed by Indians Central Bank of India
Bank of India was founded in 1906 in Mumbai. It became the first Indian bank to open a branch outside India in London in 1946 and the first to open a branch in continental Europe at Paris in 1974.
SBI is the most trusted and preferred name. SBI is one of the largest employers in India and has 14 regional hubs and 57 zonal offices.Some interesting facts about SBI, let’s begin explore its history, present, and future position in the world of banking through the following 20 points. 
1. The first presidency of SBI was established in Kolkata in 1806 during the British Raj and was named as Bank of Bengal.
2.SBI instituted two new branches in Mumbai known as the ‘State Bank of Bombay’in 1840, and,‘State Bank of Madras’ in 1843. However, these three branches had private shareholding and funded the share capital for East India Company.
3.During SBI’s initial years, their mainstream capital was dependent on private shareholders with a majority of Europeans. However, in 1823, the bank was provided with control of Govt. Banking
4.Till 1861, the paper currency act was implemented and these three SBI branches had exclusive rights for the production of paper currency.
5.In 1921, these three SBI branches were made to merge to form ‘Imperial Bank of India
6.After independence, Reserve Bank of India acquired the Imperial Bank of India under the parliamentary Act, State Bank of India Act 1955. And so the Imperial bank of India was renamed as State Bank of India on 30th April 1955.
7.In 1959, SBI passed the Subsidiary Banks Act and grew bigger with eight subordinate banks. These banks were termed as Associate Banks of SBI including State Bank of Bikaner, State Bank of Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Indore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Saurashtra andState Bank of Travancore
8.Among these 8 associates, State Bank of Bikaner and State Bank of Jaipur merged as State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur in 1963. However, State Bank ofSaurashtra and State Bank of Indore merged with parent SBI in the year 2008 and 2010 respectively.
9.Presently SBI is operational with five associate banks in India and has 137 foreign offices in 32 countries worldwide.
10.In India, SBI has 15,869 branches with 51, 491 ATMs – including associate banks. (All records up till 31st March 2014)
11.The 15,000th branch was inducted on 17th August 2013 by Ex-Finance Minister P. Chidambaram at Sooranam Village in Tamil Nadu.
12.The 25,000th SBI ATM was inaugurated on 31st March, 2011 by the then Chairman of State Bank of India Shri O.P. Bhatt as it was the day of his retirement
13.Until 7th October 2013, SBI never had a woman chairperson, but Arundhati Bhattacharya now serves the State Bank of India and was listed the 36th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes
14.Even after facing strong competition from several multinational banks, SBI is the leading Indian banker. Besides, the bank has the largest yearly total assets and turnover.
15.In past decade, SBI has shown an impressive record as a domestic service provider of Forex services and was presented with BEST Bank award by Asiamoney FX Poll of Polls 2014
16.Even the Banker Magazine, ranked SBI as number one in India for the year 2014 and Best Public sector bank in 2013. It has also grabbed the position of the 29th most reputed company in world by Forbes in 2009.
17.In 2012, SBI was ranked 298th on Fortune Global ranking for World’s Largest Corporations and won the prestigious national award for PGEGP scheme in the same financial year.
18.SBI has also won 3 Excellence Awards from IDTBT for best use of technology for Financial Inclusions, Customer Management and Business Intelligence and Electronic Payment Systems.
19.SBI is the only bank name that made it to top 10 brand of India list in a survey conducted by economic times for the year 2010.
20.According to CNBC, SBI is the most preferred bank and home loan provider in India. Besides, in a survey, SBI was the most trusted bank in 2009 and the best bank in India.

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