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HDFC became 1st private bank in country to open branch in Lakshadweep

Utkarsh Classes Last Updated 13-04-2024
HDFC became 1st private bank in country to open branch in Lakshadweep Banking and Finance 3 min read

HDFC Bank, a private lender in India, has opened a branch in Kavaratti Island of Lakshadweep on 11 April 2024. With this, HDFC Bank has become the first private sector bank in India to have a branch in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep.

  • Captain Lavkesh Thakur, the Commanding Officer of the Indian Navy, and KP Muthukoya, a well-regarded island resident, jointly inaugurated the new HDFC Bank branch.

Personal banking and digital banking will expand in Lakshadweep:

  • This branch aims to offer a wide range of services focusing on personal banking and digital banking. Also to upgrade the banking infrastructure in the Union Territory. It also includes customized digital solutions for retailers, including QR-based transactions.
  • HDFC Bank has opened branches in all areas of the country:
  • With the opening of a branch in Lakshadweep, HDFC Bank has now established its branches in all corners of the country.
  • HDFC Bank has established branches in the cold regions of Kashmir, the southern tip of Kanyakumari and now in Lakshadweep. All these are known as major tourist destinations.

HDFC Bank's reach in India:

  • As of December 31, 2023, HDFC Bank had a distribution network of 8,091 branches and 20,688 ATMs across 3,872 cities or towns.
  • Whereas as of December 31, 2022, it was at 7,183 branches and 19,007 ATMs in 3,552 cities or towns.
  • This bank has about 52 percent branches in semi-urban and rural areas.
  • In addition, this bank has 15,053 business correspondents, mainly operated through Common Service Centers (CSCs).

About HDFC Bank:

  • HDFC Bank Limited offers banking and financial services to individuals and businesses across India, Bahrain, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
  • HDFC Bank Limited Company was established in 1994.
  • HDFC Bank Headquarters: Mumbai.
  • The company operates in three segments:
    • Wholesale banking
    • Retail banking
    • Treasury Services.
  • MD & CEO of HDFC Bank Limited: Sashidhar Jagadishan.

Biggest corporate deals of HDFC and HDFC Bank:

  • The merger of HDFC and HDFC Bank became effective from July 1, 2023. This deal between the two was in the form of an all-stock deal worth $40 billion.
  • After this merger of the two, HDFC Bank has come under 100 percent ownership of public shareholders.


Answer: HDFC Bank

Answer: Kavaratti Island

Answer: 1 July, 2023
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