Canara Bank to launch new version of gold loan
"Terms of gold loan references will be highly relaxed and customer friendly than any private firms offering the gold loan to the people," Rajiv Kishore Dubey, Chairman and Managing Director of the bank said.
Besides, there is also a plan to launch new version of property mortgage loans. The two new versions of the loans are pending for approval and endorsement from the risk management team, he said.
"We plan to launch the two loans as a pilot project in specified areas and would be extended to other areas in a phased manner through out India," he added.
The bank also has plans to recruit 5,000 staff in the coming years. The staff are being recruited as the bank planned to increase its number of branches to 5,000 from the present 3,676, Dubey said.
Special thrust would be given to the Northeast where 140 more branches would be opened. The number of ATMs also would be increased from 6,000 to 10,000 in the next couple of years.
The bank has a strong capital adequacy ratio of 12.6 per cent. "It is very comfortable going by Reserve Bank norms," he said.
The bank's customer base is 4.6 crore and by March next it would touch five crore. The bank has allocated Rs 32,000