The idea behind IndusInd Bank, named after the Indus Valley civilization, was conceived by Mr. Srichand P. Hinduja, the head of the Hinduja Group. One of the first new-generation private banks in India, IndusInd Bank was inaugurated in April 1994, Dr. Manmohan Singh, the present Prime Minister of India, who was then the Finance Minister of the country. It was established with the help of collective contributions from the NRI community, towards the economic and social development of India.
The operations of IndusInd Bank were started with a capital base of Rs. 1,000 million. Of the total 1,000 million, Rs. 600 million was raised through private placements by Indian Residents and Rs. 400 million was contributed by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs). A decade after its establishment i.e. in June 2004, IndusInd Bank was merged with Ashok Leyland Finance Ltd, which was one of the largest leasing finance and hire purchase companies in India, at that time. With this, the bank increased its customer base and geographical penetration.
Branches & ATMs
Within a few years of its foundation, IndusInd Bank started climbing the ladder of success and became one of the fastest-growing banks in the Indian banking sector. By 2006, it had expanded its branch network, from 61 in 2004, to 137. Apart from setting up 150 ATM centers of its own, the bank also concluded multilateral arrangements with other banks, taking the total number of authorized ATM outlets to 15,000. All the branches as well as ATMs of IndusInd Bank are connected to its central database, via a satellite that operates on the latest version of IBM’s AS400-720 hardware & Midas Kapiti (now Misys) software.
IndusInd Bank operates in a diverse range of businesses, which include Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Treasury and Foreign Exchange, Investment Banking, Capital Markets, Non-Resident Indian (NRI) / High Networth Individual (HNI) Banking and Information Technology (through a subsidiary). It also claims the distinction of being the first bank in India that received ISO 9001:2000 certification for its Corporate Office and its entire network of branches.
Products & Services
IndusInd Bank provides multi-channel facilities, which comprise of ATMs, Net Banking, Mobile Banking, Phone Banking, Multi-city Banking and International Debit Cards. It is also credited for being one of the first banks to become a part of RBI’s Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system. Enlisting the help of KPMG, IndusInd Bank has adopted an enterprise-wide risk management system, including global best practices in the area of Risk Management. The other products and services offered by the bank include: