Introduction to Axis Bank

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INTRODUCTION TO AXIS BANK
Commercial banking services which includes merchant banking, direct finance infrastructure finance, venture capital fund, advisory, trusteeship, forex, treasury and other related financial services. As on 31-Mar-2009, the Group has 827 branches, extension counters and 3,595 automated teller machines (ATMs).
Axis Bank was the first of the new private banks to have begun operations in 1994, after the Government of India allowed new private banks to be established. The Bank was promoted jointly by the Administrator of the specified undertaking of the Unit Trust of India (UTI - I), Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) and General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC) and other four PSU insurance companies, i.e.
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UTI Bank has launch of `iConnect', its Internet banking Product. UTI Bank has signed a memorandum of understanding with equitymaster.com for e-broking activities of the site. Infinity.com financial Securities Ltd., an e-broking outfit is Typing up with UTI Bank for a banking interface. Geojit Securities Ltd, the first company to start online trading services, has signed a MoU with UTI Bank to enable investors to buy\sell demat stocks through the company's website. India bulls have signed a memorandum of understanding with UTI Bank. UTI Bank has entered into an agreement with Stock Holding Corporation of India for providing loans against shares to SCHCIL's customers and funding investors in public and rights issues. ICRA has upgraded the rating UTI Bank's Rs 500 crore certificate of deposit programmed to A1+. UTI Bank has tied up with L&T Trade.com for providing customized online trading solution for brokers.

In2001, UTI Bank launched a private placement of non-convertible debentures to rise up to Rs 75 crores. UTI Bank has opened two offsite ATMs and one extension counter with an ATM in Mangalore, taking its total number of ATMs across the country to 355. UTI Bank has recorded a 62 per cent rise in net profit for the