Syndicate Bank was founded in 1925 under the name 'Canara Industrial and Banking Syndicate' in Udupi, Karnataka with seed capital of Rs.8000. It was established by three visionaries Sri Upendra Ananth Pai, a businessman, Sri Vaman Kudva, an engineer and Dr.T M A Pai, a physician with an intention to provide financial support to the local weavers.
Under its Pigmy Deposit Scheme started in 1928, the bank used to collect 2 annas daily at the doorsteps of the depositors through its Agents. Much later in 1963 the name was changed to Syndicate Bank.
The bank is engaged in following business:
Personal Banking- Under this segment it offers banking products and services for age groups starting from children to senior citizen. It offers saving accounts, deposit scheme, current accounts, personal loans, housing loans, cash etc.
Agricultural Banking- With an objective to cater agricultural population, it has introduce many products and services to cater their requirements. It offers various kinds of loans such as tractor loans, loans to repay debts and many more other services.
Corporates banking- It caters services from large corporates to small and medium enterprises. The bank provides cash management services, loans, RTGS, etc.
NRI Banking-It also caters its products and services to NRI clients such as remittances services, western union money transfer, loans against term deposit, currency exchange etc.
Products and Services:
1) ASBA:Syndicate Bank introduced a new hassle free solution for investment in Public Issues and Rights Issue called Application Supported by Blocked Amount (Synd ASBA) as per the SEBI guidelines. Unlike the current system of applying in IPOs using cheques, where the funds are blocked unproductively as application money till the finalisation of the allotment/bid. Under ASBA the funds will continue to earn interest during the application processing period as application money remains blocked in account till allotment. Account will be debited only successful allotment. This facility is also available for rights issue and new fund offers (NFO) of mutual funds.
Operative Deposit Products
Special products in Syndicat-e-banking
Term Deposit Products
Retail Loan Products:
4) Other Services:
Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS System) - for instant transfer of funds
Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) is a technology based initiative for improvement of Payment & Settlement System linked to the funds management. RTGS is a gross settlement in which both processing and final settlement of funds transfer instructions take place continuously i.e. in real time and transfers are settled individually against the present clearing system. RTGS settles payments on a transaction basis instead of on net settlement basis adopted presently at clearing houses. The funds transfer through RTGS is instant, final and irrevocable.lectronic Funds Transfer (EFT) System
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) System
The Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) System was introduced by the Reserve Bank of India in 1995 for quick movement of funds between different Banks for the Bank Customers. The scheme is available for transfer of funds across the Banks. At present Reserve Bank of India manages the Clearing Houses in 15 centres namely Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur, New Delhi, Thiruvananthapuram and Patna.
The EFT system works on the principle of 'NEXT DAY AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS' i.e. the beneficiary gets the funds credited to his account on the very next day, within 24 hours. This is a big boon to customer service since under the paper - based cheque payment system, a customer depositing an outstation cheque for collection receives credit to his account after 1-2 weeks time, depending upon the destination.
It is hoped that the enhancement in the limit of amount of individual transactions under the EFT Scheme would be beneficial for the banks' customers and will go a long way in improving customer service in the banks.
Built in security.
National Electronic Funds Transfer (NEFT) System
National Electronic Funds Transfer is a nation wide transfer of funds from any bank branch to any other bank branch. The beneficiary gets the credit on the same day or the next day depending on the time of settlement.The essential information that the remitting customer has to furnish is:
The bank also offers NRI Services, E Banking Services.