Axis Bank is a private sector bank that's been ranked third biggest Bank in India. It was incorporated in 1993 and is based in Mumbai, India. The Bank’s core business operates in four segments, such as treasury, retail banking, corporate/ wholesale banking and other banking business. Axis Bank Limited provides banking services in India and internationally. The company's deposit products include salary, and current accounts, savings, as well as fixed, flexible deposits, recurring, and tax saver fixed. It also offers home, gold, two-wheelers, working capital term, personal, holiday, car, business, securities, education loans, as well as loans against properties, and fixed deposits; and commercial vehicle and construction material loans. Also, the company allows safe custodian, safe deposit locker, and foreign exchange services; pension system services; investment products; health, travel, motor, life, general home and business guard insurance products.
Moreover, it also provides trade, treasury, cash management, capital market, corresponding financial and banking and institutions, debit and credit cards; pension, and bullion services; products and services for non-resident Indians; mutual fund and systematic investment plan; burgundy and priority banking products and services, agricultural and rural banking products and services. Additionally, the bank offers international banking products and services, such as trade finance, corporate banking, and risk management solutions. As of March 31, 2019, Axis Bank Ltd is being operated on 4,050 domestic branches and has a network of 11,801 ATMs; 9 abroad offices with branches at Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Dubai, and Colombo; and representative offices at Abu Dhabi, Dubai. The company was previously known as UTI Bank Limited and transferred its name to Axis Bank Limited in July 2007.
The treasury operations include equity and mutual funds, trading operations, investments in sovereign and corporate debt, derivative trading and foreign trade operations on the account, and for consumers and central funding. Retail banking involves lending to individual customers/small businesses subject to the orientation, product and granularity basis. The bank also includes liability products, card services, depository, financial advisory services, Internet banking, automated teller machines (ATM) services, and non-resident Indian (NRI) services. The corporate /large-scale banking segment includes corporate bonds not included under retail banking, placements and syndication, corporate advisory services, management of the public issue, project appraisals, cash management services, capital market-related services. The Banks designated office is located at Ahmedabad and its Central Office is located at Mumbai.
In the year 2003, Axis Bank was given the approval to handle Government transactions such as a collection of Government taxes, to handle the expense related payments of Central Government Ministries and Departments and pension adjustments on behalf of Civil and Non-civil Ministries such as telecom, defence, posts, and railways. In December 2003, the Bank began its merchant acquiring the business. In the year 2005, the Bank increased $239.3 million through Global Depositary Receipts. They won the award named "Outstanding Achievement Award" for the year 2005, and they received it from the Indian Banks Association for IT Infrastructure, innovative solutions and delivery capabilities. In December 2005, the Bank initiated Axis Securities and Sales Ltd which was originally incorporated as UBL Sales Ltd, and it was initiated to market credit cards and retail asset products.
Additionally, they expanded overseas by opening a branch at the Dubai International Finance Centre. Axis bank was changed their name from UTI Bank Ltd to Axis Bank Ltd with effect from July 30, 2007, to avoid ambiguity with other unrelated occurrences with a similar name. During the year 2008-09, the Bank initiated 176 new branches that include 12 extension counters that have been improved to branches taking the total number of branches and ECs to 835. During the year, they inaugurated 831 ATMs, thereby making the ATM network of the Bank from 2,764 to 3,595. Also, they started a Representative Office in Dubai. In May 2008, the Bank launched Axis Trustee Services Company Ltd, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary company, that is engaged in trusteeship activities.
On March 9 2016, Axis Bank announced the launch of the worlds first Forex prepaid card issued in conjunction with Diners Club International, a business unit of Discover Financial Services. On March 30 2017, Axis Bank announced a strategic partnership with Wells Fargo & Company to offer seamless remittance facility to their NRI customers from The United States of America (USA).On June 17 2017, Axis Bank in association with Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL) launched Indias first single-wallet contactless, open-loop metro card to allow cashless commuting for commuters in Kochi. On July 5 2017, Axis Bank announced its foray into the luxury bikes loans segment for 500cc & above bikes. On July 11 2017, Axis Bank announced its collaboration with Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to facilitate trade with Latin America and the Caribbean. Axis Bank on July 27, 2017, announced that it has agreed with Jasper Infotech Private Limited to acquire 100% stake in its subsidiaries viz.
The Axis Bank Equity Shares/stocks are listed on the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (the "NSE") and BSE Limited (the "BSE", together with the NSE, the "Stock Exchanges").
The Key Dates to be noted for Axis Bank is:
March - The Year Ending Month
July - The AGM Date (Month)
July - Book Closure Date (Month)
As of June 2019 - Axis Bank Ltd, Management Team:
Rajesh Dahiya - Executive Director
Ketaki Bhagwati - Independent Director
Som Mittal - Independent Director
S Vishvanathan - Independent Director
Girish Paranjpe - Independent Director
Usha Sangwan - Nominee Director
Amitabh Chaudhry - Managing Director & CEO
Rajiv Anand - Executive Director
Samir K Barua - Independent Director
Rohit Bhagat - Independent Director
Rakesh Makhija - Independent Director
Stephen Pagliuca - Nominee Director
B Babu Rao - Nominee Director
How AXIS Bank Ltd, is categorised as Banks Sector, and Finance Industry :
The Financial Industry is a section that leads the world in terms of equity market capitalization and earnings. The companies that are in the economic enterprise focus mainly on managing money, as their revenue is generated mostly by the sectors from mortgage and loans that gain value as interest rates rise. Also, this industry's economy is made up of institutions and firms that provide financial services to wholesale and retail customers.
The main sectors that are into the Financial industry are,
Accounting and Bookkeeping.
Financial Markets and Planning.
Banking and General Financial Services.
Mortgage and Financial Broking.
Insurance and Superannuation.
Specialised Financial Services.
Axis Bank Ltd comes under the Banking sector. The banking sector is one of the active areas in India, which makes a significant portion of the growth of a country’s GDP. The banking sector in India is of great importance in Asia and also throughout the World because of its steady performance in the market.
Axis Bank Ltd, Competitors and Sector Peers:
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Bank of Rajasthan Ltd.[Merged] - BANOFR
Centurion Bank of Punjab Ltd.[Merged] - CENTUB
City Union Bank Ltd. - CITUNI
Dhanlaxmi Bank Ltd. - DHABAN
Federal Bank Ltd. - FEDBAN
IDFC First Bank Ltd. - IDFCB
IndusInd Bank Ltd. - INDUBA
ING Vysya Bank Ltd.[Merged] - INGVYS
Jammu & Kashmir Bank Ltd. - JAMKA
Karnataka Bank Ltd. - KARBAN
Karur Vysya Bank Ltd. - KARVYS
Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd. - KOTAMA
Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. - LAKVIL
South Indian Bank Ltd. - SOUINB
AXIS Bank Ltd, Contact Information:
131 Maker Tower - F Cuffee Parade Colaba, Mumbai, 400 005 India