Money & Banking

Bandhan Bank planning IPO in 2018, says MD

Our Bureau Mumbai | Updated on January 22, 2018 Published on December 30, 2015

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, MD and CEO, Bandhan Bank

‘Likely to finish FY16 with a business of ₹13,000 crore’

Bandhan Bank’s plan to come out with an initial public offering by 2018 is on track according to Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, its Founder, MD and CEO.

The bank has already done business of ₹10,500 crore this fiscal and is likely to finish the year with a business of ₹13,000 crore, Ghosh said during the inauguration of the bank’s 600th branch at Prabhadevi in Mumbai.

Having come from a background of being a microfinance institution, the bank’s strategy is to enhance the average ticket size of its borrowers from ₹10,000 to about ₹30,000 with whom they have had a relationship in the last decade and a half, says Ghosh.

In Maharashtra, the bank has 31 branches and 106 doorstep service centres across 11 districts.

Commencing operations with 501 branches, 2,022 doorstep service centres, and 50 ATMs across 24 States on August 23 this year, the bank now has 600 branches, 184 ATMs, eight million customers and deposits worth ₹4,700 crore across 27 States served by 20,000 employees.

The bank’s capital is ₹3,052 crore, which means a capital-to-risk weighted assets ratio is over 40 per cent, far higher than RBI norms.

Prominent shareholders of the bank include International Finance Corporation, SIDBI and GIC, the Sovereign Wealth Fund of Singapore.

Published on December 30, 2015
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