“With greater focus on retail, SME and priority sector lending especially agriculture, we expect the credit growth to pick up to 12 per cent in the current fiscal,” Corporation Bank Chairman and Managing Director S R Bansal told PTI.
The bank recorded a loan growth of 5.8 per cent during the fiscal ended March 2015 as it carried a re—balancing exercises during the year, he said.
The bank’s credit portfolio rose to Rs. 1,45,066 crore as compared to Rs. 1,37,086 crore at the end of March 2014. At the same time, the deposits of the bank crossed a level of Rs. 1.99 lakh crore.
“The bank has earned income of Rs. 14.77 crore and expenditure of Rs. 12.70 crore. So we are having profit of Rs. 2.70 crore profit. It is profitable for us,” he said.
The average balance in the non—zero balance accounts is Rs. 3,342 per account as against the national average of Rs. 2,435.
He further said the number of zero balance accounts stood at 27.15 per cent as against the national average of 52 per cent.
The bank has issued Rupay Debit Cards to 98.46 per cent of the accounts and passbook has been issued to 89.76 per cent of the accounts opened under the scheme. Besides, 59.74 per cent accounts have been seeded with Aadhaar.
Source : Thehindubusinessline