Banks which were pioneers in making our lives easier

  1. First bank in India – Bank of Hindustan (1770)
  2. First Bank managed by Indians – Oudh Commercial Bank
  3. First Bank with Indian capital  – Punjab National Bank (Founder of the Bank is Lala Lajpat Rai)
  4. First Foreign Bank in India – HSBC
  5. First bank to get ISO certificate – Canara Bank
  6. First Indian bank outside India – Bank of India
  7. First Bank to introduce ATM – HSBC (1987, Mumbai) 
  8. First Bank to have joint stock public bank (Oldest) – Allahabad Bank
  9. First Universal bank – ICICI (Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India)
  10. First bank to introduce saving account – Presidency Bank (1833)
  11. First Bank to introduce Cheque system – Bengal Bank (1784)
  12. First bank to give internet banking facility – ICICI
  13. First bank to sell mutual funds – State Bank of India
  14. First bank to issue credit cards – Central Bank of India
  15. First Rural Regional Bank (Grameen Bank) – Prathama Bank (sponsored by      Syndicate Bank)
  16. First bank to get ‘in principle’ banking license – IDFC and Bandhan Bank
  17. First Bank to introduce merchant banking in India – Grind lays bank
  18. First bank to introduce block chain technology – ICICI
  19. First bank to introduce voice biometric – Citi Bank
  20. First bank to introduce robot in banking service– HDFC



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