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The rise of retail lending in emerging economies like India has been of recent origin. Asia

Pacific’s vast population, combined with high savings rates, explosive economic growth, and

underdeveloped retail banking services, provide the most significant growth opportunities for

banks. Banks will have to serve the retail banking segment effectively in order to utilize the

growth opportunity.

Banking strategies are presently undergoing various transformations, as the overall scenario has

changed over the last couple of years. Till the recent past, most of the banks had adopted fierce

costcutting measures to sustain their competitiveness. This strategy however has become

obsolete in the new light of immense growth opportunities for banking industry. Most bankers

are now confident about their high performance in terms of organic growth and in realising high

returns. Nowadays, the growth strategies of banks revolve around customer satisfaction.

Improved customer relationship management can only lead to fulfilment of long-term, as well as,

short-term objectives of the bankers. This requires, efficient and accurate customer database

management and development of well-trained sales force to develop and sustain long-term

profitable customer relationship.

The banking system in India is significantly different from that of the other Asian nations,

because of the country’s unique geographic, social, and economic characteristics. Though the

sector opened up quite late in India compared to other developed nations, like the US and the

UK, the profitability of Indian banking sector is at par with that of the developed countries and at

times even better on some parameters. For instance, return on equity and assets of the Indian

banks are on par with Asian banks, and higher when compared to that of the US and the UK.

Banks in India are mainly classified into Scheduled Banks and Non-Scheduled Banks. Scheduled

Banks are the ones, which are included in the second schedule of the RBI Act 1934 and they

comply with the minimum statutory requirements. Non-Scheduled Banks are joint stock banks,

which are not included in the second Schedule of the RBI Act 134, on account of the failure to

comply with the minimum requirements for being scheduled.

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