FINAL REPORT ON MANAGEMENT THESIS “To understand customers’perception of services for current account provided by SBOP and HDFC”

By:Manju Bala 7NBBT001

“To understand customers’ perception of services for current account provided by HDFC bank and SBOP”


Submitted To: By:-


Ms Poornima Garg No:-7NBBT001

Manju Bala Roll

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Limitation Methodology Findings Recommendation Appendices References

I am very thankful to ICFAI NATIONAL COLLEGE for giving me opportunity to undertake this final report. I like to thanks our center head Mrs Pooja Sharma and including others faculities Mrs Poorinima garg , Mrs Anchal garg who provided me proper guidence to do this project.And at the last but not the list I would like to thank all respondence of Bathinda who gave their precious time to provide all the usefull information .

honors instruments drawn on them .usually a corporation. which does most or all of the following: recieves demand deposits and time deposits .certifies . discounts notes .(Manju Bala) INTRODUCTION ABOUT BANKING SECTOR An organisation.chartered by state or federal government .drafts and notes. collect checks.makes loans. and invests in securities.

and economies and politics for centuries. Banking licenses are granted by bank regulatory authorities and provide rights to conduct the most fundamental banking services such as accepting deposits and making loans. Banks that issue notes are called Banks of Issue. which refers to an out-of-business bank. having its bench physically broken. which is derived from a Germanic language and means “bench”. and lend money to customers on current account (called overdraft). The terms “bankrupt” and "broke" are similarly derived from banca rotta. or big . Money lenders in Northern Italy originally did business in open areas. Banks may also issue bank notes. There are also financial institutions that provide certain banking services without meeting the legal definition of a bank. accept term deposits and make term loans and provide other financial services. Banks have a long history. have influenced The word bank is derived from the Italian banca. a so called non-banking financial company.depositor’s checks and issues drafts and cashier’s checks WHAT IS BANK? A bank is a business that borrows from its customers on current accounts repayable to its customer's cheques and collects cheques for its customers' accounts. Currently in most jurisdictions the business of banking is regulated and banks require a license.

The first fully Indian owned bank was the Allahabad Bank set up in 1865. Traditionally. After India's independence in 1947. By the 1900s. a bank generates profits from transaction fees on financial services and from the interest it charges for lending. At that point of time. Bank of India.both of which were founded under private ownership. in 1895 in Lahore. in 1906. Banking in India originated in the first decade of 18th century with The General Bank of India coming into existence in 1786. This was followed by Bank of Hindustan. In recent history. much of a bank's income is provided by overdraft fees and riskier investments. the market expanded with the establishment of banks like Punjab National Bank. Calcutta was the most active trading port. The oldest bank in existence in India is the State Bank of India being established as "The Bank of Calcutta" in Calcutta in June 1806. Couple of decades later. and due to which banking activity took roots there and prospered. in Mumbai . . foreign banks like HSBC and Credit Lyonnais started their Calcutta operations in the 1850s. with historically low interest rates limiting banks' ability to earn money by lending deposited rooms. mainly due to the trade of the British Empire. Both these banks are now defunct. with each lender working from his own bench or table. Indian banking sector was formally regulated by Reserve Bank of India from 1935. the Reserve Bank was nationalized and given broader powers.

This is the model of banking structure in India that shows the importance and authority of RBI and also existence of Commercial Banks included foreign and Regional Rural. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Private Sector Banks and other Nationalized Banks in India. Public Sector Banks. As at end-March 2002. there . Co-operative Banks included Urban Banks and State Banks. closely monitors developments in the whole financial sector The banking sector is dominated by Scheduled Commercial Banks (SCBs). as the central bank of the country.

a growth of 14% as against 18% registered in the previous year. the growth was 14.5%against 17. State Bank of India is still the largest bank in India with the market share of 20%. Scheduled commercial banks touched. A minimum stipulated Capital Adequacy Ratio (CAR) was introduced to strengthen the ability of banks to absorb losses and the ratio has subsequently been raised from 8% to 9%. The home loans alone account for nearly two-third of the total retail portfolio of the bank. the retail segment is expected to grow at 3040% in the coming years . Retail Banking is the new mantra in the banking sector. there were 68 scheduled co-operative banks consisting of 52 scheduled urban co-operative banks and 16 scheduled state co-operative banks. It is proposed to hike the CAR to 12% by 2004 based on the Basle Committee recommendations.3 % of the earlier year. ICICI and its two subsidiaries merged with ICICI Bank. Also. leading creating the second largest bank in India with a balance sheet size of Rs1040bn. This included 27 Public Sector Banks (PSBs). And on advances. on the deposit front. 40 Foreign and 196 Regional Rural Banks. According to one estimate. 30 Private.were 296 Commercial banks operating in India.

Net banking. processing and sharing credit information on borrowers of credit institutions. convertible debentures of corporate and units of equity-oriented mutual funds. ATMs and bill payments are the new buzz words that banks are using to lure customers. mobile banking. The RBI is now planning to transfer of its stakes in the SBI. Also. subject to a ceiling of 5% of the total outstanding advances (including Commercial Paper) as on March 31 of the previous year. the Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd. (CIBIL) was set up in August 2000. The . The finance ministry spelt out structure of the government-sponsored ARC called the Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited (ARCIL). the Government has sought to lower its holding in PSBs to a minimum of 33 per cent of total capital by allowing them to raise capital from the market. With a view to provide an institutional mechanism for sharing of information on borrowers/ potential borrowers by banks and Financial Institutions. this pilot project of the ministry would pave way for smoother functioning of the credit market in the country. SBI and HDFC are the promoters of the CIBIL. The Bureau provides a framework for collecting. phone banking. NHB and National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development to the private players. Banks are free to acquire shares.

5%).Government will hold 49% stake and private players will hold the rest 51% .    . Current Deposit a/c  These accounts are meant purely to meet the transaction needs of the customer and hence not entitled to any interest from bank.the majority being held by ICICI Bank (24. the bank also levy certain charges for maintaining the accounts in the form of ledger Fees. minimum balance Fees etc. In addition. This a/c is opened by a business organization for meeting their business transactions. Minimum balance is also specified by each bank.

Sometimes. banks can be classified into 3 categories Public sector banks like State Bank of India. In India. can be opened at State Bank of India branches. If you do not operate an account (make a deposit or withdrawal) in the branch for a long . Many of the branches of these banks are not networked. Government of India backs these. and Canara Bank.Categories of Banks The “Reserve Bank of India” governs the operation of banks in India. Public Provident Fund (PPF) accounts. but they are slowly introducing internet banking. which offer tax free returns. IT requirements are not correctly estimated and this results in problems for customers Our experience is that they offer better service compared to all other types of banks. so depositor’s money is safe. ATM cards and other facilities. Syndicate Bank. Public sector banks are some of the oldest banks in India and have reasonable charges for most services. Bank of Baroda.

In cities like Mumbai. Bharat Co-op Bank. However. who have to reach office in time. If an account is inactive for more than 1 year (no cash withdrawal or deposit is made).usually open in the evening and on Sundays. though some banks are now offering internet banking. You have to periodically visit the branch to update your passbook. the account becomes inactive and additional verification is required to make it active. Most branches are open for a limited time in the morning. these banks have a large number of branches. Their employees are unionized and often strike work Co-operative banks: major banks include Abhyudaya Bank. Mutual funds dividends cannot be directly credited to your account in these banks. which is very inconvenient for customers. . many co-op banks have shut down and depositors have lost money. Maharashtra has the largest number of co-op banks in India. these banks usually charge an additional amount to reactivate it.time .a period of more than one year. because of mismanagement by the Directors of these banks. especially salaried employees with a 9 to5 job. They also offer a higher rate of interest compared to other banks. They also have timings convenient for working people .

Bharat Co-op Bank issues cheque books in denominations of 10 leaves and 25 leaves only. redemption amounts to your account.If your account is debited for some bank charges. they are forced to take a cheque book of 25 leaves and pay bank charges for taking more than 30 cheque leaves (though this is the banks fault actually) Private sector banks such as HDFC Bank. Private and foreign banks cover 65% of the forex transactions in India . you should check with the bank manager and ask them the exact details. Many times. They have made optimum use of technology and offer internet banking. So. They issue 30 cheque leaves free every 6 months. ATM and phone banking. They often do not have cheque books of 10 leaves available. Also keep a track of the cheque books that are issued to your account. if a customer has already taken a cheque book of 10 leaves . your account is debited for services you have never used. You can access your account from any branch in India (usually at a charge). IDBI bank and UTI bank were established less than 15 years ago. HDFC bank. Mutual funds can directly credit dividends.

these banks will only take any action. they usually take 3 to 4 days to find out where the cheque has disappeared.Rs 250 . If you do not maintain the minimum average quarterly balance (AQB) for a three month period. If a cheque has been deposited in an ATM. .The minimum balance requirement is much higher in these banks. if it can be proved that the payees account has been debited. usually more than Rs 5000 for a savings account. before opening an amount. Bank statements are sent by post every month or every 3 months. their bank charges are substantial . but their staff is often indifferent to customers. If you have deposited a cheque and it is not credited to your account.they were not responsible). and not been credited to your account. The air-conditioned branches of private banks are well designed. along with notifications about changes in bank charges. It is advisable to check the balance sheets of these banks. Marketing executive of some new banks like Kotak Mahindra is willing to reduce the AQB requirements to get more customers. Earlier these banks refused to give any acknowledgement for cheques deposited (if they lost the cheque .Rs 500. Now the Reserve Bank of India has made it mandatory for them to give an acknowledgement.

Before keeping large amounts in these banks. they have a limited number of branches. which was taken over by the public sector Oriental Bank of Commerce. it is advisable to check the financial status of these banks. HSBC. Some banks like Syndicate Bank provide details of this scheme at their branch. However. So if you have any problem. Global Trust Bank was a private sector bank. Details of Banking . Citibank offers electronic fund transfer to other bank. Citibank. Standard Chartered are some of the foreign banks operating in India. you can only contact their call center! Recently the entire staff of Citibank’s Jaipur branch was dismissed due to malpractices article from “Economic Times on Citibank Jaipur problem” The Reserve Bank of India has established the Banking Ombudsman Scheme for inexpensive and quick resolution of complaints against banks. but the recipient does not have any way to find out who has sent the amount. Customers could not withdraw large amounts from their bank accounts for some time. you are charged for even a visit to the branch. They also have very high charges and for some types of accounts. usually in the main financial district of major cities. due to financial problems.

. The gold purchased from banks is 24 karat gold imported from PAMP refinery. with the private and foreign banks holding 18. Though 17 banks are authorized to import gold and resell to jewelers.Ombudsman Scheme are available at the RBI website and websites of some Indian and foreign banks. a rating agency. Corporation Bank. Indusind Bank and Indian Bank are selling to retail customers as of March 2006. the public sector banks hold over 75 percent of total assets of the banking industry. exporters and retail customers. only HDFC bank. HDFC bank. Switzerland According to a report by ICRA Limited.5% respectively.5% and 6. Indian banks have a large number of holidays and bank holidays are different in the various states in India.

   . Its registered office in Mumbai It won best Home Financer award& best strategy award at Marketing& Advertising Power in2005.ABOUT HDFC  HDFC Housing Development Finance Corporation was established in August 1994 but it started operation as schedule commercial bank in january 1995. is Aditya Puri. CEO & MD of HDFC Bank Ltd.

HDFC Bank now has a wide network of over 531 branches across 228 cities &over thousand networked ATM’s. This Bank adopted the Corporate Governance Policy & keeping in mind the importance of attaining fairness of all stakeholders as well as achieving organization efficiency . All fact &figure highlighted the rapid growth of HDFC Bank over the last nine years.



Types Of Current Account Plus Current Account Trade Current Account Premium Current Account Regular Current Account Reimbursement Current Account RFC .Domestic Account Flexi Current Account Regular Fixed Deposit .

100 lacs per month. Free anywhere collection & payment transactions (clearing) within HDFC Bank branch network (except Dahej).HDFC Bank Plus Current Account Features & Benefits Free Account to account funds transfer between HDFC Bank accounts Free payment and collection through RTGS. Register for InstaAlert service and receive updates on your account as and when the select transaction happens . . Convenience to withdraw & deposit cash at all our branches* 300 "At Par" cheque leaves free per month. find out the status of your cheque or stop cheque payment. Free payment and collection using NEFT (through Netbanking) Free up to 50 Demand Drafts per month and can be issued from any HDFC Bank Branch Free up to 50 Pay Orders (PO) per month and can be issued from any HDFC Bank Branch. Net Banking and Mobile Banking that helps you check your balance & transaction details.all this without visiting the branch or ATM! Enjoy facilities like 24-hour Phone Banking. up to Rs.

Free RTGS/NEFT Transactions. up to Rs.all this without visiting the branch or ATM! Enjoy facilities like 24-hour PhoneBanking. RFC Domestic Account Features & Benefits .50 lacs per month. find out the status of your cheque or stop cheque payment. Free up to 30 Demand Drafts (DD) per month and can be issued from any HDFC Bank Branch. Free up to 30 Pay Orders (PO) per month and can be issued from any HDFC Bank Branch.Trade Current Account Features & Benefits Free Account to account funds transfer between HDFC Bank accounts. Free anywhere collection & payment within HDFC Bank branch network (except Dahej). Register for InstaAlert service and receive updates on your account as and when the select transaction happens . NetBanking and MobileBanking that helps you check your balance & transaction details. Convenience to withdraw & deposit cash at all our branches* 200 "At Par" cheque leaves per free month .

50.all this without visiting the branch or ATM! : Flexi Current Account Features & Benefits . DDs above Rs.100.Convenient inter-city banking : Deposit your local cheques in one branch of a city and have it credited to your account at a branch in another city or make payments across HDFC Bank locations using PAP cheque facility at a nominal rate Free payments and collections through NEFT Free RTGS collection.000/.per transactions Free Demand Drafts (DD) above Rs.15/. Demand drafts up to Rs.000/.000/-.000/& up to Rs.000/.000/.100.25/..100. RTGS payment @ Rs.& up to Rs.000/-.000/.per transaction S Inter-city Account to accounts funds transfer between HDFC Bank accounts at a nominal charge of Rs.50.40/-. POs above Rs.100.25/. Free Pay Order (PO) above flat cost of Rs.50. Pay Order up to Rs. Payable at par cheque book at nominal price. Register for InstaAlert service and receive updates on your account as and when the select transaction happens flat cost of nominal cost of nominal cost of Rs.40/-.100/..

you maintain an AMB of Rs. Collections & Funds Transfer as well as Cash Deposit at home location branches based on the AMB maintained For example.2.Enjoy dynamic free limits on Intercity a particular month.00.000/. Your dynamic free transaction limits for that month would be as per the following table [ .

as also some functions similar to functions of central bank for the princely State of Patiala. SBOP is originally named Patiala State Bank.the bank was made a wholly owned subsidiary of the government of Punjab.About State bank of Patiala COMPANY’S PROFILE Overview State bank of Patiala is an associate bank of State bank of India.SBOP was .an currently an associate bank of the State Bank of India was founded on 17 november 1917.SBOP was founded by Bhupinder Singh Maharaja of the princely state of Patiala of undevided India and the functions of the bank included the normal functions of commercial banks. After India’s independence. On 1 April 1960.

State Bank of Mysore. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur.Delhi and Chandigarh. and State Bank of Travancore). Presently. The State bank of Patiala has a network of 830 service outlets including 750 branches in all major cities of India . using the State Bank Cash Plus card.Jammu & Kashmir. State Bank of Patiala. Haryana. State Bank of Indore. Himachal Pardesh. but most of the branches are located in the India State of Punjab . already the largest network in the country and continuing to expand fast! This means that you can transact free of cost at the ATMs of State Bank Group (This includes the ATMs of State Bank of India as well as the Associate Banks namely. State Bank of Hyderabad. .Rajsthan . State Bank of Saurashtra.accorded the status of an associate bank of State Bank group. State Bank offers you the convenience of over 5000 ATMs in India.

Current accounts of SBOP There are two types of current accounts .

Some of the bank are not aware about the services of HDFC bank. . It was very difficult to take time from the customer to do the survey. It is very difficult to find the existing customers from the market. After my study I found out that most of the customers of HDFC bank are not fully satisfied with bank . To do the survey I selected the area.SUMMARY My title is “ To understand the customer ‘s perception of services for current account provided by HDFC and SBOP “. To complete my project I took the sample of 50 customers . Even the current account holders of other bank are very loyal to their existing bank and didn’t give the right information . First of all I prepared quationnaire to take the feed back existing current account holder and take the feedback from the current account holder of HDFC bank and SBOP bank.

OBJECTIVES   To learn about the companies To study the services of HDFC bank and SBOP bank for current account To know which bank provide best service in current account .

LIMITATION     It is very difficult to find exsisting customers of HDFC bank and SBOP Some times customer gives wrong information Lack of available data Some time customers are busy in their work & they refused to cooperate in providing the information Bank employees don’t have time for know something for services of current account  .

50 Tool used :.Bathinda Sample size :.Personel interview of customers and quitionnair Sampling Technique :.METHODOLOGY Sample area :.Convienence sampling .

Analysis HDFC SBOP Services for current a/c People like 30 20 I conducted survey of 50 people. Out of 50 . 30 people have current account in HDFC and 20 people have current account in SBOP. .

SBOP is the subsidiary of State Bank Of India.local .FINDINGS I conducted survey of 50 people. Ifound that thoso people who believe in government . HDFC provide internet banking. They opened their current account in banking. HDFC provide better services for current account rather than SBOP .Because HDFC is a private player and bank is providing better services to customer for more profit that’s why people believe in HDFC.

HDFC provide locker facility .20 people have current account with SBOP Bank . . I conducted servey 50 people. Out of 50 people .So that 30 people have current account in HDFC bank and 20 people have current account in SBOP.SBOP does not provide locker facility.demand draft. demand draft.Out of 20 People 96% fully satisfied with SBOP services for current account and 4% people partial orders. pay order .

2003 (Millions of dollars) .30 people have current account with HDFC Bank .Out of 30People 88% fully satisfied with HDFC services for current account and 12% people partial satisfied.I conducted servey 50 people. Out of 50 people . Balance of Payments Accounts US International Transactions.

888 Imports of goods and services 1.079 Financial Account US-owned assets abroad 283.314.Current Account Exports of goods and services 1.778.173 Statistical discrepancy 12.414 Foreign-owned assets in the US 829.117 – Capital Account Capital account transactions –3.012 – – Unilateral Current Transfers –67.439 .


1964-1972 .S.Figure 18-4: U. Macroeconomic Data.

RECOMMENDATIONS • Bank should immediately solve the customer problem • Bank’s should make customer aware about the charges of services • HDFC bank require to provide fast service • If company want to the edge over competitors then SBOP bank requires to give something extra with current facility to the customers .

Which bank you would like to choose? Ans. Do you want to change your bank? Ans. Do you have current account? Ans. a) HDFC c) ICICI b) SBOP d) PNB e) any others . a) HDFC c) ICICI b) SBOP d) PNB e) others Q3. In which bank have you current account? Ans. Are you satisfied from this bank? Ans. a) Yes b) No Q2.APPENDICES:Q1. a) Yes b) No Q4. a) Yes b) No Q5.

a)Internet Banking c)Locker e) Cheques g) Others b)Dimand draft d)Pay order f) Mobile banking Q8. What type of service is provided by SBOP in current account ? Ans. a) 1000 c)More than 10000 b)5000 . a)Internet Banking c)Locker e) Cheques g) Others b)Dimand draft d)Pay order f) Mobile banking Q7. What type of service is provided by HDFC bank in current a/c? Ans. How much minimum money do you require to open a current a/c in HDFC ? Ans. What type of service you expect from bank? Ans.Q6. ____________________________________________________ Q9.

Q10 How much minimum money do you require to open a current a/c in SBOP ? Ans . a) 1000 c)More than 10000 b)5000 REFERENCES Interact with customers through survey www.