Bandhan Bank completes 7 years, Dr. Pronab Sen delivers the anniversary lecture

Kolkata, August 23, 2022: Bandhan Bank celebrated its 7th Anniversary today. Dr. Pronab Sen, former Principal Economic Advisor, Planning Commission, graced the occasion as the chief guest and delivered the Anniversary Lecture on “Build Back Better – The Role of Finance”.

Commenting on the occasion, Dr. Sen said, “I was happy to be a part of Bandhan Bank’s Foundation Day and privileged to deliver the Anniversary Lecture. Bandhan is a story of purpose led banking that reaches the right audiences. In the nation’s economic recovery post pandemic, Bandhan is poised to create the required impact. I am delighted to see the growth the bank is witnessing and I wish them the best for the future.”

On this occasion, the Bank also launched a new account, called ‘Neo+ Digital Savings Account’, to offer more convenience to the customers. This account offers a completely paperless and contactless account opening process, including a video KYC module. It also provides instant access to mBandhan mobile app and Internet Banking for online transactions.

Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Founder, MD and CEO, Bandhan Bank, said, “As we complete seven years as a universal bank today, I want to thank all our customers, shareholders, the regulator, employees, and all other stakeholders for being a part of this journey and believing in the Bandhan Bank story. We are grateful for the love, support and trust that we have received from across the country. Bandhan’s commitment to inclusive banking and our aspiration to be a bank for all remains steadfast as we move ahead on our next phase of growth with the support of all. ”

About Bandhan Bank

Bandhan started in 2001 as a not-for-profit enterprise that stood for financial inclusion and women empowerment through sustainable livelihood creation. It turned into an NBFC a few years later but the core objective remained financial inclusion. When Bandhan Bank started operations on August 23, 2015, it was the first instance of a microfinance entity transforming into a universal bank in India. On the day of launch itself, Bandhan Bank started with 2,523 banking outlets.

Bandhan Bank is driven by a constant desire to serve better. It offers world-class banking products and services to urban, semi-urban and rural customers alike. In the last few years of operations, Bandhan Bank has spread its presence to 34 of the 36 states and union territories in India with 5,640 banking outlets serving 2.69 crore customers.

With its experienced management, diversified team and well entrenched distribution, Bandhan Bank is well poised to meet the aspirations of its customers and stakeholders.