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INTRODUCTION

Customer perception is a marketing concept that encompasses a customer's impression, awareness and/or consciousness about a company or its offerings. Customer perception is typically affected by advertising, reviews, public relations, social media, personal experiences and other channels. Consumers can evaluate a product along several levels. Its basic characteristics are inherent to the generic version of the product and are defined as the fundamental advantages it can offer to a customer. Generic products can be made distinct by adding value through extra features, such as quality or performance enhancements. The final level of consumer perception involves augmented properties, which offer less tangible benefits, such as customer assistance, maintenance services, training, or appealing payment options. In terms of competition with other products and companies, consumers greatly value these added benefits when making a purchasing decision, making it important for manufacturers to understand the notion of a “total package” when marketing to their customers. For example, when manufacturing automotive parts, a high-performing product will provide the customer base with basic benefits, while adding spare parts, technical assistance, and skill training will offer enhanced properties to create a total package with increased appeal to consumers. Perception is not good or bad, right or wrong, it is just the way someone judges an experience based on their value system of what they believe should happen. Since people are unique, each of their perceptions are unique .On the other hand each situation is a "point of contact" with an employee that will tell the customer a "truth" about the company's idea of customer service. Each situation will create expectations‟ of what the next experience will probably be like. Companies spend considerable amount on advertisement and in this world of competitive advantage advertisement has to be repetitive in nature. Brand hammering results in brand recall which is a costly affair. So companies need to understand the Customer.

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NEED OF THE STUDY
The products and services that an industrial company has to offer are generally organized around its customers‟ needs in addition to the level of expertise and production capabilities of the firm. Creating a strategy for product development is an important and often multifaceted segment of running a successful enterprise, and it brings together a range of different principles, such as research and development, marketing, engineering, design, materials, and manufacturing. In most cases, an industrial product development strategy will depend on two main goals: keeping the new product or product line within the company‟s overall objectives and marketing philosophy, and developing a system for assessing the performance of an existing product. Consumers and their perception play a vital role in determining marketing strategies to be adopted by telecommunication service providers. All segments in telecommunication industry are facing challenging on account of either oversupply or price wars or a shift in consumers preference. Consumer perception is simply a subset of large field of human behavior. Knowing customer is never simple because they state their needs, wants but act otherwise. Marketers must study their target consumers in view an attempt will be made by enquiring the issues relating to the market share of ICICI Bank credit cards in Hyderabad.

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROJECT
The primary objective of the report is categorized into following sub-topics: 1. To study the demographic factors of credit card holders. 2. To know the using purpose of credit card by the holders. 3. To assess the behavioural changes of credit card holders. 4. To examine the consumption pattern of credit card holders. 5. To find out the satisfaction level of existing credit card holders. 6. To suggest measures to improve the credit card system in India

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SCOPE OF THE STUDY All the questions have been analysed by adding up the responses against each alternative and answers from the various respondents. The study is limited to the analysis of customer perception on credit cards by ICICI Bank. Hyderabad. The collected data has been subject to statistical analysis to draw inferences and suitable conclusions. 4 .

respondents (who were seen using/have possession of credit cards) were selected because they happened to be in the right place at the right time and secondly. Our sample consists of a total of 100 respondents. India. which has been collected from the credit card users with the help of a well drafted and structured questionnaire (see annexure). Further. it is essential to mention two things: firstly. but they can be used in exploratory research for the generation of ideas SOURCES OF DATA Primary sources Primary data has been collected through the structured questionnaire consisting mainly of the closed ended questions. in convenience-sampling. simple purposive sampling and convenience sampling techniques.RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: The study is based on primary data. journals. who have been selected by following the non-probabilistic sampling. Sampling Plan Target Population: Credit Card holders Sample Size: 100 respondents Sampling technique: Convenience sampling 5 . convenience sampling technique is not recommended for descriptive or casual research. The respondents are basically credit card users. reference books etc. For the collection of primary data. Secondary sources Secondary data has been collected from the internet. we have confined ourselves to Hyderabad.

Uses description as a tool to organize data into patterns that emerge during analysis.    Involves gathering data that describe events and then organizes. Often uses visual aids such as graphs and charts to aid the reader 6 . tabulates.Research Design The research design that has been used is Descriptive Research. depicts. and describes the data.

7 .LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY 1. the restriction on time has also brought into study some limitations. 2. The study is confined to the city of Hyderabad only. The respondents were generally co-operative. So in pursuit of academic exercise. The duration of the study is also in accordance with the academic objective of the course curriculum. yet some of them might have biased their reply for certain sensitive questions 3.

a government-owned bank that traces its origins back to June 1806 and that is the largest commercial bank in the country. After the second phase of financial sector reforms and liberalization of the sector in the early nineties. the government nationalized the six next largest in 1980. The Indian Banking industry. non-scheduled banks and scheduled banks. In terms of ownership. After India's independence in 1947. which in 1935 formally took over these responsibilities from the then Imperial Bank of India. commercial banks can be further grouped into nationalized banks. This in turn resulted in a significant growth in the geographical coverage of banks. The manufacturing sector also grew during the 1970s in protected environs and the banking sector was a critical source. The oldest bank in existence in India is the State Bank of India. the State Bank of India and its group banks. 1949 can be broadly classified into two major categories. relegating it to commercial banking functions.INTRODUCTION TO BANKING INDUSTRY Banking in India originated in the last decades of the 18th century. In 1969 the government nationalized the 14 largest commercial banks.000 branches spread across the country. The new private 8 . regional rural banks and private sector banks (the old/ new domestic and foreign). Every bank had to earmark a minimum percentage of their loan portfolio to sectors identified as “priority sectors”. which is governed by the Banking Regulation Act of India. Scheduled banks comprise commercial banks and the cooperative banks. Central banking is the responsibility of the Reserve Bank of India. Since then the number of scheduled commercial banks increased four-fold and the number of bank branches increased eight-fold. These banks have over 67. The first phase of financial reforms resulted in the nationalization of 14 major banks in 1969 and resulted in a shift from Class banking to Mass banking. the Public Sector Banks (PSB) s found it extremely difficult to compete with the new private sector banks and the foreign banks. The next wave of reforms saw the nationalization of 6 more commercial banks in 1980. the Reserve Bank was nationalized and given broader powers.

8 percent per annum during the same period. In FY01 the economic slowdown resulted in a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth of only 6. These banks due to their late start have access to state-of-the-art technology. Government initiatives During 2008-09 (as per data up to November 18. 2008).0010. as per RBI guidelines. Eight new private sector banks are presently in operation. post the East Asian crises in 1997-98 saw a climb in the global interest rates. Aggregate Performance of the Banking Industry Aggregate deposits of scheduled commercial banks increased at a compounded annual average growth rate (CAGR) of 17. money supply (M3) grew by around 16. India has however remained more or less insulated. Banks‟ investments in government and other approved securities recorded a CAGR of 18. Interest Rate Scene The two years.6 percent a year ago.0 percent as against the previous year‟s 6. which in turn helps them to save on manpower costs and provide better services. The interest rates range offered by public sector banks (PSBs) on deposits of maturity of one year to three years increased to 9.1 percent as against 3.3 percent per annum. On the 9 .4 percent.sector banks first made their appearance after the guidelines permitting them were issued in January 1993.2 percent as against 14. while bank credit expanded at a CAGR of 16. It was only in the latter half of FY01 that the US Fed cut interest rates. Similarly. The past 2 years in our country was characterized by a mounting intention of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to steadily reduce interest rates resulting in a narrowing differential between global and domestic rates.50 per cent in November 2008 from 8.8 percent during 1969-99. The WPI Index (a measure of inflation) increased by 7. scheduled commercial banks (SCBs) increased their deposit rates for various maturities by 50-175 basis points.25 per cent in March 2008.3 percent in FY00.25-9.

00 per cent from 13. in the form of both the Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR) and the Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR).25-13. The Reserve Bank has been consistently working towards the establishment of an enabling regulatory framework with prompt an effective supervision as well as the development of technological and institutional infrastructure. cashew processing. bell metals and carpentry etc.274 to SMEs. rice mill. 66. pharmaceuticals.75 per cent and 10. food processing. reflecting the high level of the country‟s fiscal deficit and its high degree of monetisation.lending side.50 per cent and 10.50 per cent in March 2008. The emphasis has been on deregulation and opening up the banking sector to market forces.00-17. during the same period. The statutory minimum of 25 per cent for the SLR was reached as early as 1997. Private sector banks and foreign banks also increased their BPLR to 13.50 per cent. weaving. the government has announced series of measures to augment flow of credits to around US$ 2. To improve the flow of credit to industrial clusters and facilitate their overall development.00-16. The approach to such reforms in India has been one of gradual and non-disruptive progress through a consultative process. handloom. the benchmark prime lending rates (BPLRs) of PSBs increased to 13. respectively.75 per cent by November 2008 from 12. the Indian banking system operated with a high level of statutory preemptions. Bank initiatives Since December 2008. Efforts in the recent period have been focused on lowering both the CRR and SLR.00-15.00-17. foundry. Recent Banking Development in India The Indian banking sector has witnessed wide ranging changes under the influence of the financial sector reforms initiated during the early 1990s. and while the Reserve Bank continues to 10 . Statutory Pre-emptions In the pre-reforms phase. 15 banks operating in Orissa including the public sector State Bank of India (SBI) and the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) have adopted 48 clusters specially in sectors like engineering tools.0014.

CREDIT CARDS IN INDIA Credit card or the plastic money. despite its widespread reach. In the early stages its growth was very slow in terms of number and value. was slow to enter the Indian market because of the high sentimental value that Indian consumers attach to hard cash. 2005-06 to remove the limits on the SLR and CRR are expected to provide freedom to the Reserve Bank in the conduct of monetary policy and also lend further flexibility to the banking system in the deployment of resources. These banks have far wider reach and depth in smaller cities and town as compared to foreign banks. They have capitalized on this advantage to play a major role in expanding the credit card base in terms of number and usage in smaller cities and town. almost a decade to begin dealing in credit cards. SBI. as it is popularly referred to. Credit cards are now not only integral parts of the consumer‟s life in metros. The legislative changes proposed by the Government in the Union Budget.0 per cent. This can be attributed to the aggressive strategy of nationalized and private banks to promote card products in smaller town and cities. India‟s largest bank. This is evident from the fact that it took State Bank of India (SBI).0 per cent of NDTL (net demand and time liabilities).pursue its medium-term objective of reducing the CRR to the statutory minimum level of 3. Even the number of players was limited and mainly foreign banks like HSBC. Credit cards arrived in India about two decades ago. Indian banks did not show much interest in the product in the initial stages. Prevalence of small value transaction. in the recent past the scenario has changed dramatically. Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank dominated the market. The number of nationalized and private banks issuing credit cards has increased significantly. However. but even residents of smaller cities and towns have taken to them. credit shy culture and inadequate banking habits of the population were other hindrances. the CRR of the Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs) is currently placed at 5. has aggressively started promoting credit cards only three years ago. 11 .

Isn‟t it very simple? Yes it is.Transactions using plastic money involve the payment of a small fee to the issuing bank in the form of an application/joining fee and an annual fee. These documents could be a copy of tax return filed. Currently. With only a signature your payment is taken care of.Citibank. but everyone isn‟t eligible for a credit card. Typically credit card companies (or issuing banks. In addition to income eligibility. It is because of these reasons that in the recent past card usage has increased dramatically. Standard Chartered Bank. which is catering to over 3. The consumers do not have to carry cash and can use the card to pay their shopping/restaurant bills. This requirement helps the issuing bank to assess whether or not you will be able to repay the expenses incurred through your credit card. balance sheet and profit and loss account detail if you are self-employed. especially in case of daily expenses. There is no doubt that credit cards are very convenient. Consumers collect a percentage-based commission in the form of reward points for card usage at shops/establishments. to get a credit card. varying across banks. In fact.150. The payment is done electronically. These serve as the starting point while applying for a card.8 million1 card users. All you are required to do is give your credit card at the payment counter. In addition you earn bonus points while you spend via the card. There are certain requirements. The industry. salary slips if applicable. you need to be at least 21 years of age (maximum 65 years). plastic currency has almost wiped off hard currency from the US. HSBC and State Bank of India (SBI). The minimum income level varies from bank to bank and fluctuates between Rs 60. is expected to double by the fiscal 2003. the person handling the counter swipes the card into the system to check the details of the card and you need to sign on the bill. resulting in far less expenditure associated with cash transactions. four major bishops are ruling the card empire . as they are known) require the applicant to have a minimum income level before he can apply for the card. The usage of credit card is very simple and easy. Proof of income is given by way of documents.000 per annum depending upon your risk profile and the type of card. According to 12 .000 .

2008. Citibank is the dominant player.997.95 billion (US$ 100 billion) at March 31. Standard Chartered Bank follows way behind with 0.58 billion for the year ended on March 31. South Africa.5 million cards so far. Bahrain. followed by Bank of Baroda at 0.308 branches and 3. 3. branches in Unites States. 2008 and profit after tax of Rs. COMPANY PROFILE ICICI Bank is India's second-largest bank with total assets of Rs. Russia and Canada.28 million cards. Bangladesh. venture capital and asset management or wealth management. ICICI Bank is the second amongst all the companies listed on the Indian stock exchanges in terms of free float market capitalisation. while Hongkong Bank has 0. Singapore. Sri Lanka. The Bank currently has its subsidiaries in the United Kingdom. 41.a study conducted by State Bank of India. having issued 1.3 million credit card customers. The Bank has a network of about 1. Hong Kong. Qatar and Dubai International Finance Centre and representative offices in United Arab Emirates. life and non-life insurance.67 million. Malaysia and Indonesia. SBI tops the list with 0.950 ATMs in India and a presence in 18 countries. Vision of ICICI Bank: 13 . China. ICICI Bank offers a wide range of banking products and financial services to corporate and retail customers through a variety of delivery channels and through its specialised subsidiaries and affiliates in the areas of investment banking.22 million. Among the nationalized banks. Thailand. ICICI Bank's equity shares are listed in India on Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited and its American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The bank‟s UK subsidiary has established branches in Belgium and Germany.

the proposition of ICICI Bank is now fulfilled. will allow it to bring innovative practices to the world of financial services in India. Going forward. ICICI Bank is committed to enriching this valuable resource which in turn. The speed with which it has been able to transform the organization and successfully start so many new businesses is almost singularly owing to the skills. The vision is to develop ICICI Bank into an organization that is empowered by bright and talented individuals. With technology playing the key role mainly.Over the last few years. ICICI will continue to benchmark with global best practices to ensure optimum utilization of its resources and the finest exposure to its work force. 14 . working in teams and riding on the backbone of world class technology. enterprise and the depth of its human resources. the challenge for ICICI will be to continue innovating to improve market shares and maintain its competitive edge. the ICICI Bank has taken rapid strides in developing new businesses in line with its proposition to offer complete financial services to both corporate and retail customers. In this endeavour. With the recent addition of insurance.

the managements of the ICICI and ICICI Bank formed the view that the merger of ICICI with ICICI Bank would be the optimal strategic alternative for both of the entities. In 1999. After consideration of various corporate structuring alternatives in the context of the emerging competitive scenario in the Indian banking industry. and would create the optimal legal structure for the ICICI group's universal banking strategy. The merger would enhance value for the ICICI shareholders through the merged entity's access to low-cost deposits. The merger would enhance value for the ICICI Bank shareholders through a large capital base and scale of operations. ICICI Bank's acquisition of Bank of Madura Limited in an all-stock amalgamation in fiscal year 2001. an Indian financial institution. and secondary market sales by ICICI to institutional investors in fiscal year 2001 and fiscal year 2002. higher market share in various business segments. and the move towards universal banking scenario. particularly fee-based services. the Government of India and representatives of Indian industry. the ICICI transformed its business from a development financial institution offering only single project finance to a diversified financial services group offering a wide variety of products and services. and access to the vast talent pool 15 . both directly and through a number of subsidiaries and affiliates like ICICI Bank. the ICICI become the first Indian company and the first bank or financial institution from non-Japan Asia to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). entry into new business segments. ICICI was formed in year 1955 at the initiative of the World Bank. much greater opportunities for earning fee-based income and the ability to participate in the payments system and provide transaction-banking services. seamless access to ICICI's strong corporate relationships built up over five decades. In the 1990s. and was its wholly owned subsidiary. ICICI's shareholding in ICICI Bank was reduced to 46% through a public offering of shares in India in fiscal year 1998. The principal objective was to create a development financial institution for providing the medium-term and long-term project financing to Indian businesses. an equity offering in the form of ADRs listed on the NYSE in fiscal year 2000.History The ICICI Bank was originally promoted in 1994 by ICICI Limited.

by the High Court of Gujarat at Ahmadabad in March 2002. large banks operate extensively in networks of branches. sell and underwrite all the types of products and services to any set of clients. diversified resource base. with the ICICI Bank. either through a single or through a group of companies. the ICICI Personal Financial Services Limited and the ICICI Capital Services Limited. JP Morgan Chase. provide many different services. investor services and insurance.e.Many international players like ABN-AMRO. Citigroup. India faces a very high regulatory burden although now a conglomerate structure of the universal banking has already been permitted . The Universal Banking provides competitive advantage in the current scenario through large product suite. commercial banking. asset management. and participate directly in the corporate governance of firms that rely on the banks for funding or as insurance underwriters. The practice of Universal Banking varies across several countries. Universal Banking Concept: In universal banking. Optimization of human and financial capital. and by the High Court of Judicature at Mumbai and the Reserve Bank of India in April 2002. hold several claims on firms (including equity and debt). The ICICI Bank functions as a universal bank through itself and its associate companies in the areas of corporate finance. It means the ability to offer i. Lehman Brothers have realized the benefits of Universal Banking. Economies of scale and scope. have been integrated in a single i. both the wholesale and retail. investment banking.of the ICICI and its number of subsidiaries. MARKETING STRATEGIES ICICI Bank uses the concept of Universal Banking. personal banking. Consequent to the merger.e. The merger was approved by shareholders of the ICICI and ICICI Bank in January 2002. In October 2001. the Boards of Directors of the ICICI and ICICI Bank approved the merger of ICICI and two of its wholly owned retail finance subsidiaries. the ICICI Bank. the ICICI group's financing and banking operations. HSBC. 16 . Deutsche Bank. The ICICI Bank has also joined these international players.

Its legacy of non-performing assets (NPAs) -. in Maharashtra State. In 2007 ICICI amalgamated the Sangli Bank. In 1933) and the Illanji Bank (est. Bank is looking at new agri lending as something that is directed. somewhat premature. and had acquired the Chettinad Mercantile Bank (est. in 1904) in the 1960s. 17 . the ICICI Bank is aggressively foraying into overseas markets and also has an eye on the rural India. ICICI Bank Eurasia opened a second branch in St.is now almost history with net NPLs (non-performing loans) down to 2 per cent. With a retail book of over Rs 56. In 1943).000 crores (Rs 560 billion) and a market share that is the envy of competition -. but it has to be driven very carefully. but in the next 12-18 months the bank‟s strategy will be seen there.for which it has been rated below its peers earlier -. Rural India is an opportunity. Major Steps Taken: In 2001 ICICI acquired the Bank of Madura (est.In a span of just four years. which was headquartered in Sangli. Armed with a much stronger balance sheet. ICICI also received permission from the government of Qatar to open a branch in Doha and from the US Federal Reserve to open a branch in New York city. The bank can't have branches there because that is not workable in terms of costs. corporate providing inputs or buying products from the farmer and self-help groups. The bank boasts of the widest integrated technology platform in the country and only a fourth of its business takes place at its branches and subsidiaries. the ICICI Bank has emerged as a consumer banking behemoth. The solution to this problem is to partner with the micro-credit institutions. Petersburg. and which had 158 branches in Maharashtra state and another 31 in Karnataka State. it's a viable business proposition. The Bank of Madura was a Chettiar bank.it has a share of over 30 per cent – The ICICI Bank today has reached a commanding position.

18 . Today it's about only 10-12 per cent. promoting joint products. and in the next three years. The NRI (people living abroad) is a great customer and the other is the Indian corporate who is globalising -. iMobile is considered to be a breakthrough innovation in the Indian Banking which allows a customer to do all possible transactions through a GPRS-enabled mobile phone easily and conveniently. a comprehensive Mobile banking solution.either in the trade business or is setting up businesses abroad. In the United States the ICICI bank have a tie-up with Wells Fargo and their customers can start a remittance into India from any channel. In the United Kingdom the ICICI bank have a partnership with Lloyds Bank and are present in 30 branches there. Global Market Strategy: The global opportunity spectrum is changing dramatically. especially the H1 visa guys. and they get new customers. the bank‟s global business will contribute one-third of the book top line and bottomline. buy a home. he wants to remit money. This year 10 per cent of the home loans will be lended to NRIs. it can get customers to talk to his constituents online. purchase a commodity. The NRI is an interesting link because today he has tremendous needs in India.In 2008 the ICICI Bank launched iMobile. Bank‟s USP (unique selling proposition) is a unique technology.

Mr. print and outdoor medium. and customer reward programmes etc. the company has signed up Shah Rukh Khan as 19 . Amitabh Bachchan endorsed and promoted all the products and services offered by ICICI and its Group companies for a period of two years. Mr. During his term as the brand ambassador. Bachchan also participated in select events such as new product launches. Bachchan the ICICI Bank has decided to resort to the celebrity endorsement route to promote its brand. he played a key role in all major brand and product communication by ICICI. Almost two-and-a-half years since superstar Amitabh Bachchan endorsed the ICICI brand. various campaigns. He endorsed the ICICI brand through corporate and product campaigns on television.ADVERTISING STRATEGY: Amitabh Bachchan as brand ambassador of ICICI: Under the agreement. ShahRukh Khan as global brand ambassador of ICICI: After Mr.

Within a short span of four years. PRODUCT OFFERINGS 20 . Shahrukh Khan is a truly global Indian who embodies the Indian winning spirit in a true sense. particularly as the Bank makes its global forays.its global ambassador. Canada. The energy and innovation which Shahrukh Khan represents coupled with his popularity both in India and abroad make him the ideal choice for the ICICI Bank. the ICICI Bank has established its presence in 12 countries including UK. US and the Middle East. Shah Rukh Khan whose increasing global popularity gives synergy to the growing global presence of ICICI Bank.

without the stress of waiting in queues. Flexibility. Liquidity and Returns in the case of fixed deposits. Children learn how to manage their personal finances. the bank understand customers concerns for safety and security. Banking is a serious business. Convenience of networked branches/ ATMs and facility of E-channels like Internet and Mobile Banking. d) Fixed Deposits : ICICI provides Safety. A combination of unbeatable features of the Fixed Deposit from ICICI Bank. 21 . b) Life Plus Senior Citizens Savings Account : ICICI Bank understand that a Savings Account needs to do more after people reach the age of seniority. The Senior Citizen Services from ICICI Bank has several advantages that are tailored to bring more convenience and enjoyment in their life.1) DEPOSITS ICICI Bank offers wide variety of Deposit Products to suit the requirements of the customers. c) Young Stars Savings Account : It's really important to help children learn the value of finances and money management at an early age. ICICI service savings accounts with 8 to 8 banking and „out of branch‟ banking. The bank has an ideal Savings Bank Service for those who are 60 years and above. So now people can bank at their convenience. a) Savings Account : A Savings Account for everyone with a host of convenient features and banking channels to transact through. but ICICI make banking a pleasure and at the same time fun.

ICICI Bank Home Loans offers some unbeatable benefits to its customers . Coupled with convenience of networked branches/ ATMs and facility of E-channels like Internet and Mobile Banking. 1 Home Loans Provider in the country. while offering additional benefits for remittances received in the account from abroad. Simplified Documentation and Guidance throughout the Process.affordability and higher earnings. 1 financier for car loans in the country. An ICICI Bank Recurring Deposit lets the customers invest small amounts of money every month that ends up with a large saving on maturity. It has network of more than 2500 channel partners in over 1000 locations. ICICI Bank Personal Loans are easy to get and absolutely hassle free. a) Home Loans: The No.e) Recurring Deposits When expenses are high. b) Personal Loans: If customers wants personal loan that's easy to get with the help of ICICI Bank.Doorstep Service. c) Car Loans: ICICI Bank is the No. ICICI Bank brings banking at customer‟s doorstep. With minimum documentation people can now secure a loan for an amount up to Rs. 2) Loans: ICICI Bank offers wide variety of Loans Products to suit your requirements. people may not have adequate funds to make big investments. So the customers enjoy twin advantages. It has tie-ups with 22 . 15 lakhs. f) Easy Receive Savings Account : Easy receive account is a unique savings account that caters to domestic banking needs.

refinance on used vehicles. extend product. Quarterly and Half-yearly repayment patterns. e) Farm Equipment Loans: ICICI is the preferred financier for almost all leading tractor manufacturers in the country.all leading automobile manufacturers to ensure the best deals. There is flexible repayment options in tandem with the farmer's seasonal liquidity. balance transfer on high cost loans. business expansion or to grab that once in a lifetime business opportunity. There is finance facility up to 90% of the On Road Cost of the vehicle. repayable in convenient repayment options and comfortable tenors from 6 months to 36 months. 23 . Two Wheeler Loans Customers can avail attractive schemes at competitive interest rates from the No 1 Financier for Two Wheeler Loans in the country. A number of flexible schemes & quick processing are available. be it working capital requirement. There are comfortable repayment tenures from 1 year to 9 years. d) Commercial Vehicle Loans: Range of services on existing loans & extended products like funding of new vehicles. top up on existing loans. They can choose from Monthly. working capital loans & other banking products. f) Business Instalment Loans: Business Instalment Loan (BIL) by ICICI Bank helps the entities take giant strides by fulfilling their business requirements. Hassle-free application process is available on the click of a mouse.

3) CARDS: ICICI Bank offers a variety of cards to suit different transactional needs of its customers. Its range includes Credit Cards. These cards are widely accepted both in India and abroad. a) Credit Cards: Credit Cards give customers a smart way to shop. and a high credit and cash limit. It offers Pin based security and has the convenience of usage of Credit or Debit card. USA ICICI Bank has joined hands with Wells Fargo to bring customers unprecedented convenience for sending money to India. Client‟s transferred funds will be available in the beneficiary's ICICI bank account as soon as the next business day. Euro. It is issued in duplicate. ICICI Bank credit cards provide a host of exciting offers and benefits to the customers such as low interest rates. rewards programs. Customers can just call or walk into any Wells Fargo branch and send money to anyone having an eligible ICICI bank account. Alliance Products: 1) Wells Fargo. Pound Sterling or Swiss Francs. shopping and travel. can opt for ICICI Bank Travel Card. Looking for security and convenience. These cards offer customers convenience for their financial transactions like cash withdrawal. Debit Cards and Prepaid cards. and offer them flexibility and convenience in managing their finances. 24 . Customers just need to enrol in the Wells Fargo Express Send Global Remittance Service to India to be able to transfer money from your eligible Wells Fargo checking or savings account to the beneficiary's ICICI bank account. Customers travelling with US Dollar. The bank offer different types of credit cards to suit the different needs and requirements for added features b) Travel Cards: The traveller‟s card is the Hassle Free way to Travel the world.

2) Lloyds TSB . convenient location. a) Convenience of opening ICICI Bank NRE Accounts at participating Lloyds TSB branches. b) Access to the ICICI Bank account to family members in India c) Easy Money Transfers at nominal costs d) Fast transactions . Benefits a) Fast – The money will reach India in a day‟s time b) Convenient – Customer get 24-hour access to Wells Fargo branches and telephone banking services across the USA c) Nominal charges – Flat fee of as low as $5 to send up to $3. Customers can now manage their accounts in the UK and India from a single.To avail of this economical. convenient and dependable way to send money home to India. d) No monthly or annual service fees or setup fee for the Wells Fargo Express Send Service e) Competitive exchange rates – The customer can get the latest rates by calling Wells Fargo at 1-800-556-0605.India Banking Service India Banking Service is collaboration between ICICI Bank and Lloyds TSB. offering people of Indian origin living in the UK access to a wide network of branches and ATMs across India and the UK.000 per day.within 4 working days 25 . Customer may even be eligible for a waiver of this fee based on the account relationship with Wells Fargo. just open a Wells Fargo Express Send Service Agreement and ensure that the beneficiary has an eligible account with ICICI bank.

ICICI bank provide the customers with end-to-end services for all your banking needs. from forex to acquisition financing. 1) ICICI Bank can guide people through the universe of strategic alternatives from identifying potential merger or acquisition targets to realigning their business' capital structure. etc. Commodity Credit Risk. the technologies to leverage them anytime. e. anywhere and the expertise to customize them to clientspecific requirements. the bank have products specially designed for the financial intermediaries to meet their unique requirements. Forex.g. 2) ICICI Bank has been the foremost arrangers of acquisition finance for cross border transactions and is the preferred financer for acquisitions by Indian companies in overseas markets.Corporate Banking: ICICI Bank offer corporate a wide range of products and services. 4) ICICI bank offer the customers global services through their correspondent banking relationship with 950 foreign banks and maintain a NOSTRO account in 19 currencies to Service people better and have strong ties with the neighbouring countries. 3) The Bank has also developed Forex risk hedging products for clients after comprehensive Research of the risks a corporate body is exposed to. The result is an overall financial solution for the company that helps customers accomplishes their objectives. 5) ICICI Bank is the leading collecting bankers to Public & Private Placement/ Mutual Funds/ Capital Gains Bonds issues. 26 .. From cash management to corporate finance. Interest Rate. Besides.

They are designed for the customer‟s convenience. Buyouts As a part of a risk-diversification and portfolio-churning strategy. The comprehensive collection and payment services span India's largest CMS network of over 4. size or financial requirements. ICICI Bank has the expertise and the solutions to partner them all the way. Financial Institution: ICICI Bank services the financial sector for the entire set of banking requirements and provides a complete range of solutions.6) ICICI support customer‟s international business by meeting working capital requirements of export and import financing. Transaction Banking The Bank delivers world class banking services to the financial sector clients. 7) Whatever customer‟s industry. The Bank also has a host of nonfunded services for their clients. which run from Certificates of Deposit (CDs) to Term deposits to Term Loans. from clients. The Financial Institutions and Syndication Group (FISG) are responsible for ICICI Bank's relationship with the financial sector. Anywhere Banking'. for internal use by issuing a gamut of products. Resources The Bank also raises resources. The bank provides correspondent banking tie-ups with foreign banks to assist them in their India-related businesses. ICICI‟s current roaming accounts empower people with 'Anytime. ICICI Bank offers buyouts of the assets of its financial sector clients. Under this umbrella.500 branches. the Bank caters exclusively to the needs of: 1) Different domestic financial Institutions 27 .

They have a wide range of services designed to serve the government sector.2) Banks 3) Insurance Companies 4) Mutual Funds 5) Fund Accounting The FISG has built strong relationships through various interactive measures. Services to the Government Sector: ICICI Bank acts as bankers to several government organisations. SME BANKING: Client‟s business now has end to end solutions on which one can depend. training programs. sharing of market information and views with clients. 28 . like seminars. etc. Their dedicated relationship managers have the requisite experience and training to look after their unique needs. Government Sector: The Bank aim to leverage their superior technology platform and on their ability to deliver solutions customized to meet the specific needs of each client to emerge as the preferred banker for all government departments and government corporations. organizing the Bank CEOs' Forum. From the anytime anywhere convenience of Roaming Current Account to forex remittance services that simplify and speed up the business.

Customers can choose the variant most suitable for their business requirements. They can operate their RCA from any ICICI Bank branch in any city.Current Account: Roaming Current Account: With the Roaming Current Account (RCA). RCA offers a wide range of variants that include: • Standard • Classic • Premium • Gold • Gold Plus • Platinum These variants are based on committed Quarterly Average Balance with differential charges applicable to each variant. customers can enjoy the convenience of Anytime Anywhere banking. They even have the flexibility of changing their current 29 .

Phone Banking. anywhere banking services via our branch/ATM network. E-mail Banking & Mobile Banking. Recognising the unique needs of automotive & auto component manufacturers. mobile and Internet. Their OEM suppliers are also following in their footsteps to set up base in India. phone. 30 . ICICI‟s modern approach to business banking backed by their superior technology helps provide swift anytime. The bank‟s long-term relationships with leading auto-manufacturers ensure customers get the quickest turnaround times possible. 1) Automotive: The automotive sector in India is booming as Indians take to cars and two-wheelers like never before. It also offers the facilities of International Business Banking Debit Card. Services: ICICI Bank offers products and services tailored to meet customer‟s industry's unique needs. with many more to follow. India is also fast becoming an important manufacturing hub for the major players in the world. ICICI Bank has set up a team of automotive specialists who can tailor-make a solution that suits customer‟s business.account variant every quarter based on their changing business needs. With a Relationship Manager always at customer‟s beck and call. with the network of more than over 600 branches and 1800 ATMs giving them 24/7 accessibility. there will be nothing to stop customer‟s business from speeding ahead. The world‟s biggest brands are already here. A single-window access to all the banking solutions customers may need ensures quick approvals and minimal paperwork. Internet Banking.

2) Construction: The Indian economy is growing at a rapid pace. perhaps.000 crores is booming as well. 18.000 crores is projected over the next 10 years. ICICI Bank provides the foundation to grow their business. The bank‟s in-house construction industry specialists will customize end-toend solutions for customer‟s right from the bidding process and implementation of the project through to the defect liability period. what customers get is a potent mixture of industry understanding backed by working capital facilities. 3. ICICI‟s modern approach to business banking backed by our superior technology helps provide swift anytime. Except. the construction sector estimated at Rs. forex services and special lending programs customised for you. 00. 00. Whether customers are a small contractor striving to grow. be it infrastructure or commercial retail and residential space. 31 . Whether customers are involved with formulations or APIs – for local or global markets. nobody understands the fundamental issues of the pharma business better than customers. anywhere banking services via the branch/ATM network. the bank‟s team of pharma specialists bring to the table just the expertise customer‟s business needs. An outlay of over Rs. ICICI Bank has pulled out all stops to ensure customers get all the financial support they need to take advantage of the opportunities and face the unique challenges in this sector. mobile and Internet. 3) Pharmaceuticals: Whether it's the challenges of Schedule M or awareness of best practices. Recognising the need to stay abreast of the latest developments in this rapidly evolving sector. These range from Performance & Financial Guarantees to term loans for Equipment Financing & working capital facilities to buy raw materials. phone. or an established player seeking to grow globally. ICICI Bank. Predictably.

ICICI Bank has cut down approval time by standardising the assessment process through use of scoring models. mobile and Internet. phone. Many Indian suppliers are already modernizing and diversifying their operations to meet pressures of scale and speed of delivery. ICICI Bank is geared to meet customers‟ requirements in the apparel sector through strong solutions for all their needs: 1) Term loans in rupee and foreign currency with TUFS benefits for financing of expansion and modernisation plans. anywhere banking services via their branch/ATM network. 4) Apparels: The export quota regime has been dismantled ushering in an era of open competition. But there are plenty of value opportunities both as a mass manufacturer and as a leading player in the value-added premium segments. departmental stores and premium boutiques. Customers are brand-hungry and ready to pay premiums to make lifestyle and personal statements. Finally. New players are emerging in regional and national markets. The Indian domestic market too is witnessing a huge transformation and growth in organized retail space across malls. 3) Sophisticated derivative product delivered in a simplified and convenient manner as a source of hedging and optimising profits. innovation and sharing. 2) Competitively priced working capital and other products (including export finance in foreign currency) in order to optimise costs of lending.It is a platform to provide value to the pharmaceutical manufacturing customers of ICICI Bank through focus. The bank‟s modern approach to business banking backed by their superior technology helps provide swift anytime. China may be the leader by far in terms of sheer volume. 32 .

m. The bank‟s Gems and Jewellery experts know exactly the customer‟s business needs. It helps in transferring funds without a cheque or a DD. to interest cost savings according to usage. Bank anytime from 8 a. if it's convenience customer‟s require. to 8 p. across the B2B and B2C space. The growth of domestic tourism and migration is leading to increase in travel while the growth of connectivity is creating new paths of commerce and business. From faster sanction due to parameters-based approach. through a phone call or through Internet Banking. ICICI Bank has been serving firms in gems and jewellery sector with comprehensive services and in-depth expertise. Additionally. alliance marketing with end customers in the export arena.all this is opening up new opportunities and challenges. ICICI Bank's Roaming Current Account makes a powerful difference to customer‟s business. ICICI Bank offers those in the transport business a host of advantages. ICICI have a range of credit facilities and derivative products at competitive rates. ICICI Bank's international 33 . better quality and more choice of vehicles .m. entry of professional 'outsourced' logistics service companies in the corporate sector. Or. bank‟s vast network of branches and ATMs are just the thing for the customers. introduction of tracking technology. Bank and withdraw money in any branch or ATM across the country. at any of the branches.5) Transport: Indian road transport industry is witnessing a sea-change. Infrastructure investments in highways and ports. and overall dynamic growth in domestic and international markets. A Relationship Manager is the single point contact for all customers needs. 6) Gems & Jewellery: The Gems & Jewellery industry in India is witnessing downstream integration into the retail space. It uses the cash management services for collections and payments across the country.

Travel & Tourism sector: ICICI provide project finance in the form of term loans or working capital against card receivables. Special Foreign Currency Tour Operators Account: The bank handle collections of foreign currency and remittances from the outbound tour operators and inward remittances. Industry solutions Funding solutions for Hotels. Derivatives for Risk Mitigation: ICICI help customers hedge the foreign currency inward remittances and local currency outward remittances through our forex services. Bank‟s team of industry experts customizes solutions designed to fit customer‟s unique business requirements. Customer‟s leverage the „anytime anywhere‟ business banking advantage to manage their finances efficiently and easily. 7) Travel & Tourism: ICICI Bank‟s industry-specific solutions help customer leverage every opportunity for growth and maximize their profits. With the national reach and global network.experience and expertise in the global jewellery trade gives customers the most complete forex products and advisory services you need to stay ahead of competition. ICICI’s customers include Hotels Aviation Training Institutes Money Changers Tour Operators Ticketing Agents Consolidators Travel Vocational Training Institutes Travel Portals 34 . the bank can now take the business places. for hotels and tour reservation made abroad. Rapid Travellers Cheque Program: The bank purchase TC's from Money Changers on prefixed transaction exposure/volume.

interest. 35 . and offers the clients some of the best options for growth and expansions. customer can also transfer or pledge instructions through our customer care officer. ICICI Bank works with accredited & recognized educational institutions all over India. Corporate Benefit Tracking: Customers can track the dividend. in primary. 7 days a week through Internet & Interactive Voice Response (IVR) at a lower cost. aided or privately managed. Digitally Signed Statement: Customers can receive the account statement and bill by email. In ICICI‟s continuous endeavour to offer best of the class services to the customers the bank offer the following features: e-Instructions: Customers can transfer securities 24 hours a day. they need a bank that understands your special needs.8) Educational Institutions: Whether the customer‟s companies are govt. secondary or higher education. bonus through the account statement. Transactions. Now with "Speak to transfer". Consolidation Demat Account: Customers can dematerialise the physical shares in various holding patterns and consolidate all such scattered holdings into the primary demat account at reduced cost. Be it long-term loans for infrastructure expansion or cash credit. Bill & ISIN details. Mobile Request: Customers can access the demat account by sending SMS to enquire about Holdings. DEMAT SERVICES: Demat Services ICICI Bank Demat Services boasts of an ever-growing customer base of over 11.5 lacs account holders.

customers are never far from an ICICI Bank Demat Services outlet. These cards cater to a wide client base including sports lovers and businessmen for example. Joining fee is INR 25. Travel Points or Travel Vouchers.500.  There are 0% fuel surcharge facilities at all outlets. 1. Dedicated customer care executives specially trained at the bank‟s call centre. Cardholders get 2 points for spending INR 100 with the card for dining purposes. Renewal fee is INR 2. Issuer is VISA.75% per month. Countrywide network of over 235 branches.Mobile Alerts: Customers can receive SMS alerts for all debits/credits as well as for any request which cannot be processed. 36 .     Regular interest rate and cash advance fees are 2. ICICI Signature Credit Card Following are some points on ICICI Signature Credit Card:      Cardholders get 5 points for International Spends worth INR 100. ICICI Bank is issuing 29 separate credit cards in India. to handle all their queries. Prizes could be Tag Heuer watches.000. Cardholders receive Free Welcome gifts of INR 35. 2. Cardholders receive air accident insurance cover worth INR 3 crores.000. Cardholders receive 4 points for spending INR 100 with the card for travel purposes.

ICICI Bank Platinum Premiere Credit Card         Cardholders receive personalized concierge services. Cash and credit limits are high.ICICI Bank Platinum Credit Card Following are some features of ICICI Bank Platinum Credit Card:           Cardholders get access to airport lounges on a priority basis.99% per month. Cash advance fee is 3. There are 0% fuel surcharge facilities.15% per month. Cards are only offered via invitation.95% per month. Joining fee is INR 25. 37 . Cash advance fee is 3. Cash and credit limits are high. Regular interest rate is 1. Regular interest rate is 2. There are 0% fuel surcharge facilities at all outlets. Renewal fee is INR 2.000. Joining and renewal are free. Cardholders receive air accident insurance covers worth INR 1crore. Cardholders receive air accident insurance covers worth INR 40 lakhs.500.15% per month. Issuer is VISA. Issuer is VISA.

Following are other credit cards issued by ICICI Bank in India:                     ICICI Bank Titanium Credit Card ICICI BPL AMWAY Credit Card ICICI Bank Solid Gold (Visa) Credit Card ICICI Bank Big Bazaar Silver Credit Card ICICI Bank Solid Gold (MasterCard) Credit Card ICICI Bank Big Bazaar Gold Credit Card ICICI Bank Gold American Express  Credit Card ICICI Bank Trinethra Credit Card ICICI Bank Travel Smart Credit Card ICICI Bank Orchid An Ecotel Credit Card ICICI Bank Golf Credit Card ICICI Bank Mohun Bagan Credit Card ICICI Megamart Credit Card ICICI Bank Ebony Credit Card ICICI XBOX 360 Credit Card ICICI Bank Airtel Silver Credit Card ICICI Sarovar Hotels Credit Card ICICI Bank Airtel Gold Credit Card ICICI Bank HPCL Silver Credit Card ICICI Bank Toyota Credit Card 38 .

7. Cash advance fee is 3. The card is offered via invitation only. Cardholders receive priority access facilities to airport lounges. 9. 6. Card issuer is VISA. 5. 8. Cardholders have higher cash limits and credit limits.99% per month. Renewal fee is INR 2.15% per month. Regular interest rate is 1. 39 . 3. Joining fee is INR 25.500. Issuing bank is ICICI Bank. There are 0% fuel surcharge facilities.000. 11. Cardholders receive air accident insurance coverage worth INR 1 crore.      ICICI Bank HPCL Gold Credit Card ICICI Bank Thomas Cook Titanium Credit Card ICICI PRU Life Credit Card ICICI Bank Ascent American Express Credit Card ICICI BPL Mobile Credit Card ICICI Bank Platinum Identity Credit Card ICICI Bank Platinum Credit Card Following are some salient features of ICICI Bank Platinum Credit Card: 1. 4. 10. 2.

pricing. as suggested by the American Marketing Association. and services that fulfill the needs of an individual consumer. Needs and Wants: Needs are the basic items required survival. Marketing pertains to the interactive process that requires developing. Definition: Marketing. Philip kotler in his earlier books defines as:"Marketing is human activity directed at satisfying needs and wants through exchanges processes". social. Human needs are an essential concept underling the marketing process because needs are translated into consumers wants. or services in order to facilitate exchanges between customers and sellers to satisfy the needs and wants of consumers. and individual. FOUR P’S (Marketing mix): Product: The product management and product marketing aspects of marketing deal with the specification of the actual good or services and how it relates to the end users needs and wants Pricing: This refers to the process of setting a price for a product including discounts.MARKETING: The term market is the root word for the word marketing. Add to kotlers and norris definition a response from the chartered institute of marketing (CIM). ideas. is “an organizational function and a set of processes for creating. 40 . Wants are needs that are shaped by both cultural influences and individual preferences. placing. Want are often described as goods. Human needs take one of three forms: physical. communicating and delivering value to customers for managing customer relationships in way that benefit the organization and its stakeholders”. market refers to the location where exchanges between buyers and sellers occur. The wants of individuals change as both society and technology change. and promoting goods. ideas.

Fast. Perception has been defined by social psychologists as the “Complex process” by which people select organize and interpret sensory stimulation in to a meaningful and coherent picture of the work. however. we will examine some of the basic concept that under lies the perceptual process. Two individuals may be the same stimuli under apparently the same conditions. Perception is the sensing of stimuli external to the individual organism the act or process of comprehending the world in which the individual exists. Though necessarily based on incomplete and unverified (or unreliable) information. 41 . value. The influence that each of these variable has on the perceptual process. It is the process by which people translate sensory impressions into a coherent and unified view of the world around them. but how they recognize them. and the like. and it relevance to marketing. will be examined in some detail.Promotion: This includes advertising sales promotion publicity and personnel selling and refers to the various methods of promoting the product brand or company.in which geographic region or industry. to which segment (young adults.g. business people. families. expectations. woman. e. perception is equated with reality for most practical purposes and guides human behavior in general. the needs. referring to where a products or services is sold. men etc) INTRODUCTION Perception: Perception can be described as "how we see the world around us". Place: Placements or distribution refers to how the product gets to the customers for example point of sale placement or retailing. This fourth p has also sometimes been called place.

CUSTOMER PERCEPTION A marketing concept that encompasses a customer's impression. public relations. it is just the way someone judges an experience based on their value system of what they believe should happen. So companies need to understand the Customer Perception to facilitate advertising and Sales Promotional (ASP) efforts towards a better bargain. sourcing. On the other hand. Since people are unique. Companies spend considerable amount on advertisement and in this world of competitive advantage advertisement has to be repetitive in nature. On the other hand they enjoy branded and luxury goods. reviews. logistics and access to information. social media. Not only is the number of competitive offerings rising due to globalisation of production. Brand hammering results in brand recall which is a costly affair. each of their perceptions are unique . customers are increasingly price sensitive – searching for bargains at marketplaces like ebay or buying their groceries at discount markets. customer behaviour becomes more hybrid. Customer perception is typically affected by advertising. That means it becomes more difficult for products and services to differentiate themselves from other offerings than ever before. products and services tend to become commodities.On the other hand each situation is a "point of contact" with an employee that will tell the customer a "truth" about the company's idea of customer service. In today‟s globalising economy competition is getting more and more fierce. Perception is not good or bad. awareness and/or consciousness about a company or its offerings. One and the same person may plan a weekend trip with a no-frills airline and a stay at a five-star-hotel. On one hand. Each situation will create expectations‟ of what the next experience will probably be like. personal experiences and other channels. 42 . Since product differences are closed at an increasing speed and many companies try to win the battle for customers by price reductions. Many products and services face new competition from substitutes and from completely new offerings or bundles from industry outsiders. right or wrong.

They narrow the relationship between company and customer down to a particular set of contacts in which the company invests its efforts. Bringing it all together. A loyal customer. which raises their expectations on how companies should care for them. how fast. is more than a customer who frequently purchases from a company. Today it is more the perceived experience a customer makes in his various interactions with a company (e. efficient and reliable the process is) that can make or break the relationship. Traditionally. a satisfied customer is not necessarily a loyal one. Customers are widely aware of their greater power. quality. In this situation the development of a strong relationship between customers and a company could likely prove to be a significant opportunity for competitive advantage. It is the precondition for repeat purchases and it prevents the customer from telling others about his disappointing experiences. companies have focused their efforts of customer relationship management on issues like customer satisfaction and targeted marketing activities like event marketing.In the result. However. For many offerings the balance of power shifts towards the customer. however. these activities are not longer enough. The consequence for companies is that they have to adapt their ways of competing for customers. direct marketing or advertising.[2] If a customer is satisfied that means that a product of service has met his expectations and that he was not dissatisfied by it. Customer satisfaction is doubtlessly very important. The difference is the emotional bond which links the customer so closely to the company that he develops a clear preference for these products or brands and is even 43 . Problems during a single transaction can damage a so far favourable customer attitude. This relationship is not longer based on features like price and quality alone. Although doubtless necessary and beneficial. Most likely this will produce not more than a satisfied customer who is well aware of the companies offerings and has a positive attitude towards them. functionality etc. easy. it becomes ever more difficult to differentiate a product or service by traditional categories like price. customers have a wider choice of often less distinguishable products and they are much better informed.g.

the customer establishes an equation between perceived benefits and perceived costs of one product and compares this to similar equations of other products. There is a set of emotional values as well. normally comprise more than the actual price. Hence. Customer perceptions are influenced by a variety of factors. customer loyalty can be understood as to how customers feel about a product.g. e. exclusivity. In today‟s competitive marketplace. he evaluates the benefits he perceives from a particular product and compares them with the costs. emotions and perceptions. They also include costs of usage. distribution partners 44 . potential switching costsetc. Similarly. such as social status. In today‟s globalised information driven economy this can also comprise issues like    How other customers or influencing groups perceive the product or brand The degree to which the customer feels the actual marketing campaign addresses the most important issues Responsiveness and service quality of any affiliates. brand or company over competitive offerings.willing to recommend them to others. It is about the customers‟ feelings and perceptions about the brand or product. the costs perceived by the customer. the lost opportunity to use an other offering. Loyal customers truly prefer a product.e. The value a customer perceives when buying and using a product or service go beyond usability. The important point here is the involvement of feelings. When the customer makes his buying decision. Thus loyalty goes beyond a rational decision for known quality or superior price-performance-ratio. Based on this. these perceptions are becoming much more important for gaining sustainable competitive advantage. Besides the actual outcome – i. did the product or service deliver the expected function and did it fulfil the customers need – the whole process of consumption and all interactions involved are of crucial importance. friendliness and responsiveness or the degree to which personal expectations and preferences are met. service or brand and whether their perceived total investments with a it live up to their expectations.

Research has been don on the impact of market share on the perceived quality of a product. the more his perceptions will shift from fact-based judgements to a more general meaning the whole relationship gains for him. e. The more experience the customer accumulates. their needs and preferences often change too. First of all. better 45 . Shells intention to dump its Brent Spar platform into the ocean significantly altered many customers perception of which company was worth buying fuel from. Positive effects of increasing market share on customer perception  Increasing market share can send out positive signals by acting as an indicator of superior quality that is recognised by more and more other customers.Customer perceptions are dynamic.g. he puts a stronger focus on the consequence of the product or service consumption. number of members of an online community. if the customers‟ circumstances change. Over time. This effect is particularly strong for premium priced products.[3]Depending on the nature of the product and the customers‟ preferences. Moreover. This effect can reach from fashion trends to the public expectation of good corporate citizenship. In the external environment. thus altering his perception of the best offer around.   Many brands offer positive emotional benefits of using a product that is popular in the markets. his perceptions of the company and its products or services will change. the offerings of competitors. increasing market share can have positive or negative effects on how the customer perceives the product. Another point is that the public opinion towards certain issues can change. Customers normally assume that a product must be of exceptional quality if it can gain such an unexpected market success despite its high price. with the developing relationship between customer and company. The value of a product or service can rise through increasing number of users of the same product. with which a customer compares a product or service will change.

It is also valid in business to business situations. this requires a more or less extensive shift in mindset. As discussed above. since most departments from development to sales will be involved. this will not be enough any more. The quality of services may suffer if they are consumed by increasing numbers of users. Companies have done a lot to improve customer satisfaction and customer relationships in the past. was perceived as arrogant in some regions. The concept of customer perception does not only relate to individual customers in consumer markets. For many companies. Negative effects of increasing market share on customer perception   For premium and luxury products. a competitor benchmarking survey of a large industrial supplier revealed that the market leader. customers may translate an increasing market share into a loss of exclusivity and thus perceive it as less valuable.availability of software for popular computer systems. this perceived arrogance could develop into a serious problem. but with more responsiveness and understanding. If we take into consideration that there are about four other large players with a similar level of quality and innovative ideas. although recognised for excellent quality and service and known to be highly innovative. Companies must be truly willing to look at the whole process of interaction through the customers eyes. 46 . Diseconomies of scales and congestions can be observed with busy airports and many other services so that customers may look out for other providers that promise more timely service and convenience. Customers here are well aware the main characteristics of all the offerings available at the market are largely comparable. Any serious effort to manage customer perceptions starts with a good measurement system. For example. So they might use the development of a new product generation of their own to switch to a supplier that can serve them not better or worse.

 First of all the company has to find out how itself and its offerings are perceived by the customers. it is also a valuable source of ideas for improvement. By anticipation customers‟ feelings on product qualities. The backbone of any customer perception management and measurement system.  Besides that. it should be based on a careful customer segmentation. this unit‟s main objective is in fact to give a better definition of the correlation that exists between technical problems in products an those perceived by users. are likely to have different expectations and preferences.  Zeithaml et al suggest to incorporate several behavioural-intentions questions to identify signals that are potentially favourable or unfavourable for the company. To know what matters most to the customer helps to set priorities for projects. as with any market research activities. the laboratory provides perceived quality expertise on new solutions. surveys should also identify the relative importance of several influencing variables in the eyes of the customer.Example: France Telecom has set up a „Quality of Perceived Value Lab‟ at its R&D department. however. Only this way it is possible to align the internal focus and resources to the customers expectation. France Telecom implements the issue of how customers perceive their products as early as in the product development process. they will probably perceive an offering in different ways. Aiming at a better understanding of customer perception. geographical region or other criteria.  Of course. Thus. There are several aspects of measuring customer perceptions. It is essential to identify what the customer is actually buying and which features are most important to him. Customer groups that differ by frequency of use. Questions for behaviour intentions are potentially of higher validity 47 . social status. Hence. This information is of greater value if it can be compared to the customers‟ perception of competitive offerings. is thorough market research and surveys. Not only will this reveal relative strengths and weaknesses.

companies can develop strategies and initiate targeted activities to manage and improve customer perceptions. but not all particular products. In service situations. it can develop appropriate strategies. They will however expect a delivery within a time frame that is either market standard or meets the service promise of the actual 48 . Only if a company knows which features of its products and services or which other points of contact with the customer are considered most important by the customers. It has to be taken into consideration. Such a strategy will not only help the company to strengthen the emotional bond with the customer through targeted improvements and activities. Hence. For many retail products. They also provide early warning signs and help to take to take timely corrective action.not expect an immediate service delivery. Since these measures shall provide a distinctive competitive advantage. the customers perception of the whole company may improve beyond a positive attitude towards a particular product. that there is no one right strategy. Since these questions are directed at potential future actions they can not only indicate of changes in demand and market trends. It may also have the positive side effect that the customers‟ whole experience leads him to the conclusion that this company really understands his distinctive needs and really takes him seriously.depending on the actual nature of the service . Based on thorough research. • The service experience is closely linked to his perception of the total company and its offerings – be it products or service. This article finishes with some examples of how this can be done. it will be sufficient in most cases to offer an appropriate group of substitute products. for example. Instead it is important to solve the customers need or problem in a matter that is perceived appropriate. customers will . however. A common idea of many authors is that it is not always necessary to deliver the absolutely perfect customer experience. they should be based on the particular competencies and resources of a company and they should aim at setting the company apart from the other market participants.and richer diagnostic value than the “overall service quality” or “customer satisfaction” variables.

As long as the company keeps this promise. They have to explain the customer how this particular product can deliver more value than those from competitors. This is very efficient with fragrances or fashion brands. • A commonplace strategy to circumvent the loss of exclusivity associated with high market share is to leverage the brand by introducing new related brands. market research would help the company to develop different communication strategies that focus on those product features that are of high priority for particular market segments. the customer will perceive this as satisfying. Byrnes even suggests that you earn more customer loyalty when you do a good job fixing a service problem. Example A customer who uses a large part of the functionality of his mobile phone might be delighted to learn about additional features and functions of the next generation product. He would probably not appreciate this type of communication. In this example.[6] The point is to meet or excel the customers‟ expectations. However. than if there had been no problem at all. this point has to be considered very carefully in order not to produce an diametrical effect. not to achieve some ideal level of product or service delivery. Another type of customer only uses his mobile phone to make and receive phone calls. 49 . This approach means to widen the customer perception and to extend their awareness and appreciation to more features or aspects of the offering. Here the perceived value of the new product could be increased by highlighting the utility of the new functions. This point again highlights the critical importance of market research. His equation of product value and cost will shift to the perception that he should pay an higher price for even more features he does not need and will not use. • Companies should try to make sure that their customers are fully aware of all the ways their offering can provide value to them.service provider.

it is advisable to advertise a favourable high share. “Americas most popular SUV”. • It is advisable to contact customers who indicate low results for loyalty or perception of the company in the surveys. Direct contact allows to identify the roots of the problem and – if possible – to solve the issue. “Three out of five people already use”. e. • Follow-up is the hallmark of any loyalty or customer perception surveys. 50 . The effects of any activities should be measured and analysed by follow-up surveys to provide further insights. These are the starting points for some improvements with potentially significant effects.• In situations in which customers perceive high market shares lead as a sign of quality.g. such follow-ups may reveal some causes for problems that are common to wider parts of the customer base. Besides solving some customerspecific problems and thus improving the perception of some individuals.

OF RESPONDENTS PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 14% 14% 14 37% 37 24% 24 14% 14 100 100% Self Employed Business Private Sector Professional Govt. business and self employed. SECTOR INTERPRETATION: From the above analysis.sector. and 14% each from govt. 21% were professionals. It shows people working in the private sector are the major target audience of the credit card companies. Occupation of respondents OPINION NO. Sector TOTAL 14 40 percentage of respondents 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 SELF EMPLOYED BUSINESS 14 14 37 21 14 PRIVATE SECTOR opinion PROFESSIONAL GOVT. we can know that 37% of the respondents were from the private sector. 51 .1.

52 .2. This Many of the housewives who uses the credit card are those which are been issued as free card along with existing card. Gender of respondents OPINION NO. 76 % of the respondents were male compared to just 24% of the female respondents. The major reason for this could be that male have regular source of income. OF RESPONDENTS PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 14% 14% 14 37% 37 Female Male 14 80 70 percentage of respondents 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 FEMALE opinion 24 76 MALE INTERPRETATION: The above analysis shows that more than 2/3rd of the respondents were male.

OF RESPONDENTS 45 32 10 13 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 45% 32% 10% 13% 100% 50% 45% percentage of respondents 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 45% 32% 10% 13% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS Savings Current Fixed NRI opinion INTERPRETATION From the above table. 32% of the respondents have current account. it is clear that 45% of the respondents have savings account. 13% of the respondents have NRI account. 10% of the respondents have fixed deposit account. 53 .3. What type of account do you have in bank? OPINION Savings Current Fixed NRI TOTAL NO.

25% of the respondents said that e-instruction are offered by HDFC Bank. 14% of the respondents said that mutual funds offered by HDFC Bank. OF RESPONDENTS 36 14 25 15 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 36% 14% 25% 15% 10% 10 100 100% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS opinion INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 15% of the respondents said that LI and GI is offered by HDFC Bank.4. it is clear that 36% of the respondents said that D-Mat a/c is offered by HDFC Bank. 10% of the respondents said that digitally signed statement is offered by HDFC Bank 54 . Which of the following services are offered by HDFC Bank? OPINION D-Mat A/C Mutual Funds e-Instructions LI & GI Digitally Signed Statement TOTAL percentage of respondents 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 36% 25% 14% 15% 10% NO.

It is followed by visa which is being used by 30% of the respondents.5. The two are followed by classic. gold & diners and platinum respectively with 16%. 9% and 7%. Which credit card do you use? OPINION Visa Mastercard Classic Gold &diners Platinum TOTAL NO. OF RESPONDENTS 30 38 16 9 7 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 30% 38% 16% 9% 7% 100% 40 percentage of respondents 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 VISA 30 38 16 9 7 MASTERCARD CLASSIC opinion GOLD & DINERS PLATINUM INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 55 . it is clear that 38% of the respondents use the MasterCard.

OF RESPONDENTS 67 12 21 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 67% 12% 21% 100% 80% percentage of respondents 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Advertisements Friends and Relatives opinion Direct Selling Agents 12% 21% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 67% INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 21% of the respondents know about credit cards through direct selling agents. How would you know about Credit cards? OPINION Advertisements Friends and Relatives Direct Selling Agents TOTAL NO.6. 56 . 12% of the respondents know about credit cards through friends and relatives. it is clear that 67% of the respondents know about credit cards through advertisements.

7.4 YEARS 2 opinion 4 . Since how long you have been using the credit card? OPINION < 2 years 2 – 4 years 4. 26% of the respondents fall in the category of 2 – 4 years.6 YEARS ABOVE 6 YEARS 26 13 59 INTERPRETATION: From the above table. it is clear that 59% of the respondents has been using the credit card for more than 4 years but less than 6 years. Only 2% of the respondents are such who have used credit card for less than 2 years. OF RESPONDENTS 2 26 59 13 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 2% 26% 59% 13% 100% Above 6 years TOTAL 100 70 percetage of respondents 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 < 2 YEARS 2 . 57 .6 years NO. 13% percent of them have been using the card for more than 6 years.

it is clear that 37% of the respondents agreed that cash is the convenient way to pay. OF RESPONDENTS 37 40 23 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 37% 40% 23% 100% Cash Credit card Both TOTAL 45% 40% percentage of respondents 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% Cash 37% 40% 23% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS Credit card opinion Both INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 40% of the respondents agreed that credit card is the convenient way to pay. 58 . 23% of the respondents agreed that both the ways are convenient to pay. According to you which are the convenient way to pay? OPINION NO.8.

7% of the respondents agreed that they use credit cards for emergency. 16% of the respondents agreed that they use credit cards for no use of cash handling.9. 25% of the respondents agreed that they use credit cards as status symbol. it is clear that 28% of the respondents agreed that they use credit cards for convenience. OF RESPONDENTS 28 24 16 25 7 100 25% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 28% 24% 16% 25% 7% 100% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS opinion INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 24% of the respondents agreed that they use credit cards for free credit availability. What prompts you to use credit card instead of using cash? OPINION Convenience Free credit availability Cash handling not required Status symbol Emergency TOTAL percentage of respondents 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 28% 24% 16% 7% NO. 59 .

000 15.000 10.000 – 20.000 opinion INTERPRETATION: From the above table.000 – 15. 10% of the respondents have monthly income of above 20000.000 15. 21% of the respondents have monthly income of 15000-20000.000 10.000 Above 20.10.000 – 15.000 TOTAL 50% 45% 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 45% percentage of respondents 24% 21% 10% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS < 10. 60 . it is clear that 24% of the respondents have monthly income of <10. 45% of the respondents have monthly income of 10000-15000.000.000 Above 20.000 – 20. OF RESPONDENTS 24 45 21 10 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 24% 45% 21% 10% 100% < 10. What is your monthly income? OPINION NO.

30% ABOVE 30% opinion 24 13 INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 24% of them saves between 10% .20% and 13% of them saves above 30% of their monthly income.20% 20% . None of them saves less than 10%.30% Above 30% TOTAL 70 63 percentage of respondents 60 50 40 30 20 10 0 0 < 10% 10% .20% 20% . OF RESPONDENTS PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 0% < 10% 0 24% 24 63 63% 13% 13 100 100% 10% .11. it is clear that 63% of the respondents claims that they save 20% . 61 .30% of their monthly income. What percentage of income do you save monthly? OPINION NO.

21% of the respondents said that their spending limit on credit card is 15000-25000. 37% of the respondents said that their spending limit on credit card is 5000-15000.12. it is clear that 17% of the respondents said that their spending limit on credit card is <5000. What is the spending limit of your credit card? OPINION NO.000 TOTAL 40% percentage of respondents 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% < 5000 17% 37% 25% 21% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 5000 – 15.000 opinion INTERPRETATION: From the above table.000 15. OF RESPONDENTS 17 37 21 25 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 17% 37% 21% 25% 100% < 5000 5000 – 15.000 15.000 – 25.000 – 25. 62 .000 Above 25. 25% of the respondents said that their spending limit on credit card is above 25000.000 Above 25.

OF RESPONDENTS 76 24 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 76% 24% 100% Yes No TOTAL 80% percentage of respondents 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 76% 24% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS Yes opinion No INTERPRETATION: From the above table. it is clear that 76% of the respondents said that credit card brought changes in their monthly spending. Has credit card brought any changes in your monthly spending? OPINION NO. 24% of the respondents said no.13. 63 .

e.14. it is clear that 43% of the respondents are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the card that they are using i. they are neutral. OF RESPONDENTS 11 36 43 9 1 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 11% 36% 43% 9% 1% 100% Highly satisfaction Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied Highly dissatisfied TOTAL 50 45 percentage of respondents 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5 0 HIGHLY SATISFIED SATISFIED 11 36 43 9 1 NEUTRAL Axis Title DISSATISFIED HIGHLY DISSATISFIED INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 64 . How much satisfied you are with your existing credit card? OPINION NO. 1% of the respondents are highly dissatisfied with the credit card facility. 36% of the respondents says that are satisfied with their credit card facility. Only 11% says they are highly satisfied and 9% says that they are dissatisfied with the facility that they have.

it is clear that 12% of the respondents are influenced by price. 8% of the respondents are influenced by others. 24% of the respondents are influenced by presentation of salesman. 65 . 38% of the respondents are influenced by cash withdrawal. OF RESPONDENTS 12 24 18 38 8 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 12% 24% 18% 38% 8% 100% Price Presentation of sales man Insurance cover Cash withdrawal others TOTAL percentage of respondents 40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 38% 24% 18% 12% 8% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS opinion INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 18% of the respondents are influenced by insurance cover. Which factor influenced you most to buy credit card? OPINION NO.15.

OF RESPONDENTS 69 31 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 69% 31% 100% Yes No TOTAL 80% percentage of respondents 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Yes opinion No 31% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 69% INTERPRETATION: From the above table.16. it is clear that 69% of the respondents felt that services provided by credit cards are according to their expectations. Do you feel services provided by your credit card(s) are according to your expectations? OPINION NO. 31% of the respondents felt that services provided by credit cards are not according to their expectations. 66 .

17. OF RESPONDENTS 82 18 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 82% 18% 100% Yes No TOTAL 90% percesntage of respondents 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 82% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 18% Yes opinion No INTERPRETATION: From the above table. Do you think interest rate charged by the credit card companies is reasonable? OPINION NO. it is clear that 82% of the respondents felt that interest rate charged by the credit card companies is reasonable. 67 . 18% of the respondents felt that it is not reasonable.

8% of the respondents felt as it is not a good decision. OF RESPONDENTS 62 8 30 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 62% 8% 30% 100% Yes No Can‟t say TOTAL 70% percentage of respondents 60% 50% 40% 62% 30% 30% 20% 10% 0% Yes No opinion Can’t say 8% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 30% of the respondents can‟t say about the topic. it is clear that 62% of the respondents felt that taking credit card is a good decision. Do you feel taking credit card was a good decision? OPINION NO. 68 .18.

it is clear that 37% of the respondents said that they like to switch over to another company‟s credit card. 69 . OF RESPONDENTS 37 63 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 37% 63% 100% Yes No TOTAL 70% percentage of respondents 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% Yes opinion 37% 63% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS No INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 63% of the respondents said that they don‟t switch over to another company‟s credit card.19. Would you like to switch over to another company’s credit card? OPINION NO.

20. for travelling and others its 11% and for health related payments card usage is merely 10%. it is clear that 32% of the card usage is at petrol pumps and for shopping. For hotels and restaurants bill payments the card usage is 15%. What are the major purposes for which you use credit card? OPINION NO. 70 . OF RESPONDENTS 32 15 10 32 11 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 32% 15% 10% 32% 11% 100% Shopping Hotels Health Petrol Pump Travel and others TOTAL 35% 30% 25% 20% 32% 32% 15% 15% 10% 10% 5% 0% Shopping Hotels Health opinion Petrol Pump Travel and others 11% PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS INTERPRETATION: From the above table.

29% of the respondents said that the growth for credit cards will be stagnant. 15% of the respondents said that they can‟t predict about the growth of credit cards.21. Where do you see the future of credit card? OPINION NO. 10% of the respondents said that in future there will be a steady growth for credit cards. it is clear that 23% of the respondents said that in future there will be a rapid growth for credit cards. 71 . OF RESPONDENTS 23 10 29 15 23 100 PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS 23% 10% 29% 15% 23% 100% Rapid growth Steady growth Stagnant Declining Can‟t predict TOTAL 35% percentage of respondents 30% 25% 20% 23% 29% 23% 15% 15% 10% 10% 5% 0% Rapid growth Steady Stagnant Declining Can’t growth predict Axis Title PERCENTAGE OF RESPONDENTS INTERPRETATION: From the above table. 15% of the respondents said that the growth for credit cards will be declining.

38% of the respondents use the MasterCard. 59% of the respondents has been using the credit card for more than 4 years but less than 6 years. 10. they are neutral. 8. 72 .FINDINGS 1.30% of their monthly income. 82% of the respondents felt that interest rate charged by the credit card companies is reasonable. 11. 13. 76% of the respondents said that credit card brought changes in their monthly spending. 7. 38% of the respondents are influenced by cash withdrawal. 43% of the respondents are neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the card that they are using i. 3. 28% of the respondents agreed that they use credit cards for convenience. 45% of the respondents have monthly income of 10000-15000. 5. 4. 45% of the respondents have savings account. 63% of the respondents claims that they save 20% . 36% of the respondents said that D-Mat a/c is offered by HDFC Bank. 2.e. 12. 6. 9. 40% of the respondents agreed that credit card is the convenient way to pay. 67% of the respondents know about credit cards through advertisements.

CONCLUSIONS
1. Majority of the respondents are male working in private sector. 2. Customers know about the credit cards maximum through advertisements. 3. Customers feel that credit card is the convenient way to pay. 4. Customers are satisfied with their existing credit cards. 5. Customers are influenced by cash withdrawal facility of credit cards. 6. Services provided by credit card(s) are according to the customers‟ expectations. 7. Respondents with higher salary utilize the cards to the maximum whereas those with lower salary are more cautious. 8. Lower the savings, higher is the requirement for the use of cards. Purchases can be made through cards and can be paid from next month‟s salary because the limit is 45 days for settling the dues. 9. Credit cardholders with higher income feel that credit cards have changed their consumption pattern. The credit card purchase is not always a rational buy; some part of it is also impulse buying.

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SUGGESTIONS
With the multiplying volumes and the contest for efficiency, marketers vie with each other out to the existing and potential card holders. A shakeout is inevitable in this field of marketing. The card issuers face many difficulties and the credit card service market also suffers from certain bottle necks which can be outlined below. 1. The banks must reduce the service charge which is to be paid by the card holders for ticket booking, petrol fills and certain establishments that charge 2 to 3% on the total price. 2. Women should be induced to use credit cards by creating awareness on the benefits derived from them. New schemes should be introduced to cater to their specific needs. 3. The methods should be adopted to bring degree of popularization through mass media channels like Television, Radio, Airports Centres, Star Hotels, Railway Centres, and Super Markets etc. 4. Customer education is needed for increased awareness, facility derived and ways to make the best use of the card. 5. The credit card holder should sincerely and honestly repay the balances in time and facilitate the system to work out smoothly. 6. The credit cardholders should plan their economic affairs i.e. they should not buy unnecessary or unwanted things simply because they have credits which does not require immediate payment. They should always think about the future commitments and arrange funds for in time. 7. The Admission fees and renewal fees should be reduced so that it can attract more customers. 8. The interest charged by the credit card agencies is much higher than the normal lending rates by the bankers and it should be reduced.

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QUESTIONNAIRE
1. Occupation of respondents  Self Employed  Business  Private Sector  Professional  Govt. Sector 2. Gender of respondents  Female  Male

3. What type of account do you have in bank?
    Savings Current Fixed NRI

4. Which of the following services are offered by HDFC Bank?
     D-Mat A/C Mutual Funds e-Instructions LI & GI Digitally Signed Statement

5. Which credit card do you use?      Visa Mastercard Classic Gold &diners Platinum

6. How would you know about Credit cards?
   Advertisements Friends and Relatives Direct Selling Agents

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000  15.6 years  Above 6 years 8.30% Above 30% 12. What is the spending limit of your credit card?  < 5000  5000 – 15.7.000 11. Since how long you have been using the credit card?  < 2 years  2 – 4 years  4.000 13. Has credit card brought any changes in your monthly spending?  Yes  No 14. What is your monthly income?  < 10.000  15.000 – 15. How much satisfied you are with your existing credit card?      Highly satisfaction Satisfied Neutral Dissatisfied Highly dissatisfied 76 .000 – 20.000  Above 25. What percentage of income do you save monthly?     < 10% 10% .000 – 25. What prompts you to use credit card instead of using cash?  Convenience  Free credit availability  Cash handling not required  Status symbol  Emergency 10.000  Above 20.20% 20% . According to you which are the convenient way to pay?  Cash  Credit card  Both 9.000  10.

Do you think interest rate charged by the credit card companies is reasonable?  Yes  No 18. Would you like to switch over to another company’s credit card?  Yes  No 20. Do you feel services provided by your credit card(s) are according to your expectations?  Yes  No 17.15. What are the major purposes for which you use credit card?  Shopping  Hotels  Health  Petrol Pump  Travel and others 21. Do you feel taking credit card was a good decision?  Yes  No  Can‟t say 19. Where do you see the future of credit card?      Rapid growth Steady growth Stagnant Declining Can‟t predict 77 . Which factor influenced you most to buy credit card?  Price  Presentation of sales man  Insurance cover  Cash withdrawal  others 16.

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