SIB registers profit growth of 40%

By | October 13, 2009

Inspite of the recession taking its toll on the state of finances of this country, some banks seem to have registered a good growth in profits thanks to the life saving measures implemented by the RBI to safeguard the economy from crumbling.

The net profit of the South Indian Bank for Q2 has increased by 40.43% at Rs 72.57 crore as compared to Rs 51.68 crore in the corresponding quarter the previous year.

Dr V.A. Joseph, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of South Indian Bank, while announcing the bank’s second quarter results here in Ahmedabad said that the Bank expects to do a business of Rs 75,000 crore in the next four years through 750 branches and ATMs. Presently, the bank has a business of Rs 33,099 crore through 558 branches and 312 ATMs.

The bank plans to expand in the northern region and is setting up branches in Jamnagar, Gandhidham and Surat this month. “We have opened branches in several tier-II cities, our growth drivers and now we want to expand presence in Gujarat as it has tremendous growth potential,” said Mr Joseph

Currently, the company’s portfolio is divided as follows – 60% in the retail sector, 30% in textiles, 9% in housing and 1% in personal loans.

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