Ludhiana, March 4
With intent to provide better and prompt services to its NRI clients, the State Bank of India opened its 16th Dedicated NRI Special Branch at Fountain Chowk Civil Lines here today.
Ms Deepti Sahai, General Manager (NW I) inaugurated the first of its kind branch, in the region.
Announcing a number of high-tech products in international banking and overseas remittance Sahai advised authorities in the bank to ensure that the clients were given special attention so that they are encouraged to contribute maximum in strengthening economy of the nation.
According to Tarun Sood, Assistant General Manager, the general manager had advised rank and file in the department to focus their attention on providing best available services to all clients in general and NRIs in particular. Keeping in view demands of the NRIs in present era of sophistication and globalization, the management had launched a number of high-tech products. SBI Express Remit UK, Instant Transfer, SWIFT / WIRE Transfer, International Money Order, Foreign Currency Cheques, were cited as outstanding services besides Non-Resident (External) Rupee Account (NRE) , Foreign Currency Non-Resident Accounts ( FCNR) , Non-Resident Ordinary Rupee Account and ATM Gold Debt Card scheme.
Sood claimed that the organization was already providing banking services through 134 foreign offices located in 32 countries of the world.
NRIs in Bahamas, Bahrain, Belgium, France , Hong Kong, Maldives , and Singapore can also approach SBI branches to avail Home Loans in India. Similarly NRIs in Muscat, Singapore, Bahrain, Johannesburg, London and Qatar can avail Online Banking pre-printed kits.
To collect feedback from the clients and monitor functioning of branches of the bank, Sahai along with other higher officials visited about six offices at random. Acknowledging faith posed in the bank, she urged the clients to pour in suggestion for further improvement of services.
V C Vajpayee, Dr Shri Ram W Bokhare, (DGMs), R K Mittal, AGM (Admin) were present on the occasion.