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Credit cards have always fascinated Vaibhav, who since his early days in the college have aspired to become a part of this mainstream media. Finding blogging as the perfect platform, Vaibhav puts his views on various personal finance topics especially, the wise use of the plastic. A Delhi University graduate, Vaibhav blogs regularly at rupeetimes.com.
By Vaibhav Aggarwal

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Friday, August 22
Plastic Notes to be launched by next year : RBI

The apex bank of the country – Reserve bank has decided to come up with the plastic notes by the next year. In order to reduce the problems of fake currency the bank is planning to launch the plastic form of notes.

This will enhance the security and will bring more efficiency in the payment system. From past few years bank is working on this concept and looking forward for other measures as well that...

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Friday, August 22
Karnataka Bank tied up with NBHC to help farmers

Private sector banking institution – Karnataka Bank has decided to assist farmers. The bank has tied up with the with National Bulk Handling Corporation Ltd (NBHC) through this they will be offering storage facilities to the farmers, and also financial assistance against warehouse receipts. Meera LB Aranha, General Manager of Karnataka Bank, and Anil K Choudhary, Managing Director of NHBC, signed the MoU in Mangalore.

Last day the bank reported that under its scheme...

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Thursday, August 21
Zero balance account of syndicate bank

Public sector Bank – Syndicate Bank has organized a drive to endorse and encourage zero balance accounts. The bank wanted more people to open up such accounts.

The Regional manager KJ prahlad reported that after six months of opening the account customers are also provided with the overdraft facility of Rs 5,000. In addition to this account holders are also provided with the free annual insurance cover worth of Rs 1 lakh.

The...

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Wednesday, August 20
IOB bank hiring for various post

Indian overseas bank has invited applications for the post of Economist, Chief Economist, Chartered Accountant and Chief Customer Officer. The selected candidates will be placed at central office in Chennai on the contract basis for 1 year. For the post of Economist the age of the candidate should be below 40 years. The candidate should have completed post graduation in Economics with specialisation in monetary/financial economics or econometrics from a recognised Indian/foreign university/institute and a...

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Wednesday, August 20
HDFC bank topped the most valuable brand list

One of the top leading banks of the country – HDCF bank has grabbed the first position with the top most brand value. The first edition of the BrandZ Top 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands reported HDFC bank as the India’s most valuable brand. HDFC bank has even surpassed major telecom company Airtel . HDFC bank acquired the top most position with a brand value of 9.4 billion dollars.

ICICI bank and SBI...

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Tuesday, August 19
Now 3 free transactions from non home ATMs will be allowed

From long back the banks are discussing over the issue of reducing the free transactions from non home ATMs. Now it is expected that RBI will reduce the number of free transactions from non home ATMs to 3 per month. Earlier the free transactions allowed were 5 per month.

The transaction made more than 3 will be charged with Rs 20. RBI has also asked the bank to charge the customer for more...

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Tuesday, August 19
New ATMs to be launched by Indian post

According to the recent reports the Indian post has decided to launch 8 new ATM machines. The postal savings account holders will now also get the access to the ATM services in Odhisa.

All the post offices across the state will be connected under the core banking project by 2015. In the coming 3-4 months the ATMs will start with their services. At first the ATM services will start in eight head offices including Bhubaneswar,...

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Thursday, August 14
Exciting Independence Day offers by the banks

This Independence Day banks have rolled out various cash back offers luring a wide range of customers. Number of leading banks of the country – Axis bank, HDFC bank, State Bank of India joined hand with several famous retailers to offer amusing cash back offers.

The banks have tied up with Lifestyle, ONLY, Pantaloons, Spencer's etc and are offering discounts and cash backs leading to surge in sales for both retailers as well...

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Wednesday, August 13
New Corp Excel Branch in Jeppu

Corporation bank has launched its new full furnished Corp excel branch in Jeppu. Last day the bank initiated this new branch offering a gamut of facilities and services. The branch offers 24X7 e-lobby, wide space for the customers to wait comfortably in addition to this the e- lobby will also offer the facility of self-service automation kiosks, cheque deposit machine, Self-service Passbook printer and an ATM.

These new branches are customer friendly, customers can...

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Wednesday, August 13
Govt. to provide 2 savings account in each family

To increase and enhance the banking facilities across the country, the Union govt. has launched a Sampoorna Vittiya Samaveshan Mission. As per this program there will be 2 saving accounts in each family of the district. One account for the male and one for the female.

This program will come into action by 27 of this month, the program not only aims to open bank accounts but will also enable the people to access...

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Tuesday, August 12
New exclusive branch of SBT bank

One of the associate banks of SBI – State bank of Travancore has launched a special branch for processing direct benefit transfers. This new exclusive branch is set up at Thycaud. It has been reported that through this branch faster transfer of social benefits to the accounts of the beneficiaries of direct benefits will be made.

On Sunday Jawahar Thakur, Controller-General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Government of India initiated the branch....

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Monday, August 11
Coin exchange Mela organized by ICICI bank

The second largest leading bank of the country – ICICI bank organized a coin exchange Mela last week. The bank organized the Mela at its Ranchodnagar branch in Rajkot. The mela was in complete accordance with the guidelines of the reserve bank of India.

The mela was organized for the general public to exchange the currency notes with the coins, the facility was offered free of cost. The mela also offered the facility...

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Monday, August 11
Donations made by SBI as a part of CRS activities

The largest leading bank of the country – State Bank of India is working to help out the disabled students. As a part of the corporate social responsibility the SBI bank recently gave a cheuqe of Rs 12,11,250 to Abhijit Chakrabarti, Vice-Chancellor of Jadavpur University . The bank has purchased three battery operated vehicles that will help the physically handicap students in the campus movement.

Besides banking, banks work and assist in the other...

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Thursday, August 7
Govt. aiming to have banks across all the Gram panchayats

As the part of the financial inclusion plan, the govt. has decided to have banks across all the Gram panchayats (GPs) in Bihar. As per the data it is noticed that there are still 4,378 panchayts devoid of banking facilities.

The govt. has asked the banks in the state to provide banking services in these areas through business correspondents till the new well furnished branches are developed. By the march next year, govt. is...

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Wednesday, August 6
New Zonal office of Corporation bank in Varanasi

Last day public sector bank Corporation bank has launched a new zonal office in Varanasi. This is 33rd office of the bank. The new office is inaugurated by the S R Bansal, chairman and managing director. N B Kulasekaran, circle general manager, Delhi; Rajesh K Verma, deputy general manager and zonal head; employees and bank customers were also present at the ceremony.

Corporation bank is a well established bank providing services to the...

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Wednesday, August 6
Third Overseas branch of HDFC bank

HDFC bank one among the largest leading banks of the country has planned to set up a new banking branch in Dubai. The bank will open branch at the International Financial Centre in Dubai and from there it will also offer wealth management facilities to the NRI based in UAE.

According to the reports this is the third overseas branch of the bank prior to this, bank is already having two overseas branches...

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Tuesday, August 5
SSS campaign by SBH bank for salaried class customers

One of the associate banks of the SBI State bank of Hyderabad has recently unveiled a new campaign. The bank has launched SBH smart salary (SSS) account campaign for its salaried customers. The customers can avail the benefit of this campaign till 31st of October. It will provide various beneficial offers to the customers like zero balance account, multi option deposits for automatically investing surplus funds over threshold limit of Rs 10,000 to...

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Friday, August 1
New Financial inclusion plan of the Government

By the Independence Day in 2018, govt. is planning to open 7.5 crore new bank accounts in the rural and urban areas. The basic motive of the govt. is to expand banking all over the country. It has been reported that 6,00,000 villages in the country will be divided in to smaller parts and assigned to banks, which in turn will provide at least one fixed banking point for every 1,000-1,500 households. Through the...

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Thursday, July 31
State bank of Patiala likely to merge with its parent bank

It has been reported that State Bank of Patiala is likely to merge with its parent bank State bank of India. Bank reported that they have no issues with the merger, one of the five associates of the bank are likely to merge with the SBI this fiscal.

The government-run State Bank of India has five associates -- State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank...

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Wednesday, July 30
SBI bank’s initiative to help farmers and rural areas

Apart from banking banks also work for the development and growth of society. These days banks are focusing more towards the rural and agriculture (Farmers) area. The top leading bank of the country State bank Of India has taken an initiative of village adaptation scheme, under which bank has taken a new village Chikkotnekal village, in Manvi Taluk of Raichuras.

Deputy Managing Director of the bank reported that bank has decided to look...

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