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IndusInd Bank offers enhanced NRI banking services in Middle East

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, April 22 - 2009 @ 14:37

The new features were unveiled at an event in Dubai, by IndusInd Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mr Romesh Sobti.

IndusInd Bank has a network of 180 branches, spread over 147 geographical locations in 28 states and union territories across India. IndusInd Bank has its ‘Representative Office’ in Dubai and London.

The NRI banking service comes with two unique and powerful propositions of Indus Assist and Indus NEAT (NRI Enquiry Assistance Tracker). Indus Assist service has been introduced to assist IndusInd Bank’s customers in filing their taxes, undergo Permanent Account Number (PAN) application processing and pay income tax as well property tax.

Indus NEAT is an online query resolution service which will assist IndusInd Bank customers in solving their banking, taxation and finance related queries. Customers can visit IndusInd Bank’s website, and post their queries under the section Indus NEAT. IndusInd Bank will get a response to the query from an expert within 72 hours.

With Tatkal Service, one can open an account instantly across the table and receive remittances in seconds of completing the formalities. Customers are given their account Welcome Kits alongwith Debit Card and cheque books at the time of opening the account itself.

The Bank also launched NRE Premium Savings Deposit Account with Gold Debit Card and free International ATM for an initial amount of INR 50,000 only.

Key Features of this account are:

1. Free Debit Card with CashBack features
2. Free Inward Remittance Services
3. Free Internet Banking, Mobile Alerts
4. Free Online Bill Payment facility
5. Free Monthly Email –statement
6. Free Cash Withdrawals on Visa Network

Speaking at the occasion, Mr Romesh Sobti – MD & CEO, IndusInd Bank, said:

“IndusInd Bank has a large base of NRI customers from the Middle East. We strongly believe in providing value-added services to our customers which go beyond the basic banking transactions. Indus Assist and Indus NEAT are our latest innovations to provide customer delight to millions of NRIs across the Middle East.”

Adding further, Mr Sumant Kathpalia, Executive Vice President – Consumer Banking, mentioned, “At IndusInd Bank, we believe in complete customer engagement which also means that we strive to be a one-stop solutions provider for all their banking and financial needs. With the introduction of these new value-added offerings, we aim to simplify the complex banking and financial needs of our customers and offer them superior services which go beyond their expectations.”

IndusInd Bank offers a suite of other products and services for NRIs in the Middle-East including NRE / NRO, FCNR deposits, remittance products, sale of mutual funds and other banking related third-party products and services.

IndusInd Bank offers a special remittance product for funds transfer from the Middle-East called the Indus Speed Remit, in tie-up with twenty two exchange houses in the UAE, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.

IndusInd Bank also has strategic alliances with the Doha Bank, Qatar and United National Bank, Abu Dhabi, for reciprocity of business flows and promotion and marketing of each other’s banking services.

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