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Publicly traded company
Traded as BSE500180
BSE SENSEX Constituent
CNX Nifty Constituent
Industry Financial services
Founded 1994
Headquarters Mumbai India
Area served
Products Banking
Number of employees
90,421 (31st December 2016)

HDFC Bank (Housing Development Finance Corporation) is an Indian banking and financial services company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It has 90,421 employees[1] and has a presence in Bahrain, Hong Kong and Dubai.[2] HDFC Bank is India’s second-largest private sector lender by assets.[3] It is the largest bank in India by market capitalization as of February 2016.[4] It was ranked 69th in 2016 BrandZTM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands.[5]


In 1994 HDFC Bank was incorporated, with its registered office in Mumbai, India. Its first corporate office and a full service branch at Sandoz House, Worli was inaugurated by the then Union Finance Minister, Manmohan Singh.

As of December 31, 2016, the Bank’s distribution network was at 4,555 branches and 12,087 ATMs across 2,597 cities / towns .[6]

Products and services[edit]

Market leader in e-commerce, HDFC Bank provides a series of digital offerings like - 10 second personal loan, Chillr, PayZapp, SME Bank, Watch Banking, 30-Minute Auto Loan, 15-minute Two-Wheeler Loan, e-payment gateways, Digital Wallet, etc.[7]

HDFC Bank provides a number of products and services which includes Wholesale banking, Retail banking, Treasury, Auto (car) Loans, Two Wheeler Loans, Personal loans, Loan Against Property and Credit Cards.[8]

The latest entry in the league is 'Project AI',[9] under which HDFC Bank, over the next few weeks, would deploy robots at select bank branches. These robots will offer options such as cash withdrawal or deposit, forex, fixed deposits and demat services displaying on the screen to persons coming into the branch.[10]


HDFC Bank merged with Times Bank in February 2000. This was the first merger of two private banks in the New Generation Private Sector Banks category.[11] In 2008, Centurion Bank was acquired by HDFC Bank. HDFC Bank Board approved the acquisition of CBoP for 95.1 billion INR in one of the largest mergers in the financial sector in India.[12]

Listings and shareholding[13][edit]

The equity shares of HDFC Bank are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange of India. Its American Depository Shares are listed on NYSE and the Global depository receipt are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange where two GDRs represent one equity share of HDFC Bank..

Shareholders (as of 31 December-2015) Shareholding[13]
Promoter Group (HDFC) 21.57%
Foreign Institutional Investors (FII) 32.4%
Individual shareholders 8.5%
Bodies Corporate 7.5%
Insurance companies 5.38%
Mutual Funds/UTI 8.65%
NRI/OCB/Others 0.29%
Financial Institutions/Banks 2.75%
ADS/GDRs 18.78%

CSR activities[edit]

HDFC Bank has taken several steps as a part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. It has collaborated with several NGOs to assist in its activities.

Initiative Objective Activities
Sustainable Livelihood Provide empowerment to the rural section of the country, especially women. Conducts training for occupational skills, credit counselling, capacity building program, sustainable livelihood initiative[14]
Financial Literacy Financial literacy in 600 schools across Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Rural financial literacy programs under the aegis of RBI.[15]
Education Aim to making every child literate with quality education. Friends Union for Energising Lives (FUEL), cover 100 children under Jayaprakash Narayan Memorial Trust’s Vidya and Child Programme.,[16] Supported a girls project named Basera E Tabassum (BeT) run by Borderless World Foundation especially for the orphan girls who lost parents in violence.
Training Aimed at formal training and development of youth ETASHA, support SGBS Trust, tied up with Hope Foundation
Community Initiatives Focused on sustainable development with economic growth Partnered with Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR), promote rain water harvesting, blood donation campaigns

Awards and recognition[edit]

  • Best Banking Performer, India in 2016 by Global Brands Magazine Award.[17]
Best Performing Branch in Microfinance among Private sector bank by NABARD, 2016 Award for Best Performance in Microfinance[18] KPMG study of India’s Best Banks Bank of the year & best digital banking initiative award 2016[19]
AIMA Managing India Awards 2015 Business leader of the year- Aditya Puri[20] BrandZ Rankings Most Valued brand in India for third successive year[21]
FinanceAsia poll on Asia's Best Companies 2015 Best managed public company - India[22]
Barron's World's 30 Best CEOs - Aditya Puri[23]
J. P. Morgan Quality Recognition Award Best in class straight through processing rates[24]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HDFC Bank". HDFC Bank. HDFC Bank. 
  2. ^ "Times of India". HDFC Bank opens Branch in Dubai. Times of India. August 25, 2014. 
  3. ^ "HDFC Bank most valuable brand in India: WPP study". Livemint. Livemint. September 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Largest bank by Market capitalization". MoneyControl. MoneyControl. 
  5. ^ "HDFC Bank among top 100 Most Valuable Global brands" (PDF). 
  6. ^ "HDFC Bank's Q3 net profit rise by 15%; NPA at 1.05%". Zee Business. Zee Business. 
  7. ^ "". digital offering. 
  8. ^ "HDFC Bank – About Banking Services, Loans Scheme, Award, Contact Address and more". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  9. ^ "Financial Express". Soon, robot to greet you at HDFC Bank. August 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "FirstPost". At HDFC Bank, a robot will soon guide you for cash withdrawal, deposit etc. August 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ "HDFC Bank: Reports, Company History, Directors Report, Chairman's Speech, Auditors Report of HDFC Bank -". Retrieved 2016-07-16. 
  12. ^ "HDFC Bank to acquire Centurion Bank of Punjab". Banknet India. 
  13. ^ a b "HDFC bank listing & shareholding". Money Control. 
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  17. ^ Global Brands Magazine Award 2016 winners
  18. ^ "HDFC Bank wins microfinance award from NABARD in Goa". Times of India. January 22, 2016. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  19. ^ "Bank of the Year/ Digital Bank: HDFC BANK". Business Today. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  20. ^ "AIMA Managing India Awards 2015 – 6th Edition". Affairs Cloud. April 18, 2015. 
  21. ^ "livemint". HDFC Bank is still India’s most valuable brand: Brandz ranking. September 22, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Asia's best managed companies, part 3". FinanceAsia. March 20, 2015. 
  23. ^ "HDFC Bank MD Aditya Puri in Barron's list of 30 best CEOs". Times of India. March 22, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Top 10 Banks in India 2015". MBA Skool. 

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