Bank of India said to have formed by diverse groups of Jews, Hindus, Muslims, and Parsees in 1906, when other Bank of India around that time failed and no longer in existence. It was the first of its kind to promote Indian interest and to serve all communities. Bank of India is one of India’s nationalized banks with its headquarters in Mumbai. It is a commercial bank usually with state owned policies. It is fourth largest bank in India after State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda and Punjab National Bank. Bank of India has 3415 branches with chain of 487 ATMs spread across the country.
The bank recently joined the league of other banks by joining the National Financial Switch (NFS), which enables and allows customers to have access of ease to more than 30,000 ATMs in India. Bank of India is a member of BANCS and Cashtree. The Bank also has 29 branches overseas and it is a founder member of Society for Worldwide Inter Bank Financial Telecommunications (SWIFT), which facilitates and provides provision for healthy and cost effective communication services and financial processing. The Bank of India completed its successful hundred years of banking and financial services in the year 2006.
Bank offers various services and products to different forms of section like retail, agricultural, corporate, MSME etc. Bank is very keen on reaching out for various sections of the society to provide financial and economical help aimed at improving financial structure. Bank of India offers Deposit Schemes which consists of Star Flexi Recurring Deposit Scheme, Star Power Saving Account, and Star Diamond Saving Account etc. Interest rates on different loans like Personal loans, Education loans, Home loans etc are also very affordable here. For international customers, bank has NRI segment which helps in dealing with various aspects of banking, when abroad or living in abroad. Many online services are also provided to customers keeping in view that no one get behind the technological advancement. Online services in form of mobile banking and payments, internet banking, pay bills, online share trading, tax payment, book ticket and Star e-Remit are available.
Bank of India is adopting growth oriented and innovative policy measures. Bank’s focus is to build a loyal and affectionate band of customers in Semi-Urban and Rural areas, where it has large and widespread network, comprising 67% of its branches. This only has enabled and led to development to individuals, a community or a village and even has mounted productivity and production in any given area, through smooth and continuous flow of credit.