The RBI’s ban on promoting new bank cards has gradually had an impact on market share, HDFC Bank said on Wednesday and promised to return to the market “with a bang” once the “temporary” embargo is lifted and losses are offset.
The financial institution’s head of retail finance, digital banking and data expertise, Parag Rao, mentioned that he had used the past six months to review, re-design and innovate the playing card company, which has 15.5 million customers.
The financial institution lost market share due to the ban due to some proportional factors, but internal measures ensured that it continued to gain market share due to spending, he said.
In December, in the face of repeated technology failures at the financial institution HDFC, RBI responded with unprecedented sanctions for two years, including a ban on issuing new bank cards and a ban on starting new digital initiatives.
“We have very aggressive plans to get out with a bang … you will quickly see that the HDFC financial institution is not only gaining market share, but is also increasing our spending market share dramatically,” said Rao. Without specifying when he expects the ban to be lifted, Rao said that within 34 months of the ban being lifted, a gradual revision of market share back to Preban, introducing the latest products and equally powerful options, promised was to be expected and alliances at this time.
“It was clear to us that this was a temporary condition at best. In the six months after we no longer issued any new bank cards, we have increased our acceptance of service providers, our franchise with high liability, and are now sitting on a large customer base that has already been gained from analytical knowledge, prepared and approved ” he mentioned. The “massive gross sales offensive” has been activated, revised and prepared for aggressive forward play, and the back-end processes for it have also been further simplified, said Rao.
He admitted that once the HDFC Financial Institution stopped issuing the cards, rivals seized the opportunity amid growth studies by ICICI Bank and SBI, among others. 4.67 lakh between December and April after reaching 14.9 million while SBI gained more than 6 lakh of new cards and ICICI added 10 lakh. The financial institution has been in constant dialogue with RBI since the ban was imposed and has improved its techniques in accordance with instructions from the regulator, Rao said, including putting in place a plan that focuses on the short and fast timeframes. medium and long-term plan to the central financial institution.
“We are waiting for comments from the RBI. We hope that the RBI is probably satisfied with the plan we have presented,” he said.
Rao mentioned that the financial institution’s investments in expertise already met international requirements, but the latest regulatory proposal will lead to increased expenditure on expertise in the next two to three years.
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The shares of the financial institution were bought and sold on the BSE in 1344 hours by 0.17 percent at Rs 1,499 apiece, down toward 0.28 percent on the benchmark.