IDFC First Bank

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Traded asBSE539437
Financial services
PredecessorIDFC Bank
Capital First Ltd.
FoundedOctober 2015
HeadquartersMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Key people
ProductsConsumer banking, Corporate banking, Wholesale banking, Mortgage loans, Private banking, Wealth management, Investment banking
RevenueIncrease8.3272 billion (US$120 million) (2017)[3]
Increase 3.30 billion (US$46 million) (2017)[3]
Increase 10.20 billion (US$140 million) (2017)[3]
Total assetsIncrease1.12160 trillion (US$16 billion) (2017)[3]
Number of employees
7,043 (July 2018)
ParentInfrastructure Development Finance Company
Capital ratio18.90% [3]

IDFC First Bank (formerly IDFC Bank[4]) is an Indian banking company with headquarters in Mumbai that forms part of IDFC, an integrated infrastructure finance company. The bank started operations on 1 October 2015.[5] IDFC received a universal banking licence from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in July 2015.[6] On 6 November 2015, IDFC Bank was listed on BSE and NSE.[7]

Company information[edit]

IDFC was incorporated on 30 January, 1997 with its registered office in Chennai[8] and started operations on June 9, 1997. In 1998 the company registered with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as a non-banking financial company and in 1999 it formally became a Public Financial Institution.

To conform with RBI guidelines, IDFC founded a non-operative financial holding company IDFC Financial Holding Company Limited in 2014 to manage its five subsidiaries IDFC Bank, IDFC MF, IDFC Alternatives, IDFC IDF & IDFC Securities. IDFC is the holding company for NOFHC IDFC Projects Ltd and IDFC Foundation.

IDFC Bank started operations in 19 October 2015.[9][10] with 23 branches in Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata. 15 branches are in settlements with a population of less than 10,000. IDFC bank has launched its 100th branch in Honnali, Karnataka in October 2017 [11]

In December 2018, IDFC merged with Capital First Ltd., an NBFC, and renamed itself as IDFC FIRST Bank. Capital First shareholders to get 139 IDFC Bank shares for every 10 shares held.

Business focus[edit]

The bank serves corporate and private customers in India including the infrastructure sector that IDFC specialized in from its founding in 1997. The bank also aims to provide services to people in rural areas and to the self-employed.[12][13]

The bank IDFC Bank is the first in India to launch Aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution.[14][15]

One of its largest loans into e-commerce includes a 3 billion (US$42 million) loan to Flipkart.[16] On 8 November 2017, IDFC Bank entered into a strategic partnership with digital payments solution company MobiKwik to launch a co-branded virtual Visa prepaid card for customers of MobiKwik.


  1. ^ "Miss.priya Gupta will be Non-Exe Chairman".
  2. ^ "RBI approves appointment of V Vaidyanathan as MD, CEO of IDFC FIRST Bank".
  3. ^ a b c d e "Balance Sheet 31.03.2017". (15 March 2018).
  4. ^ IANS (12 January 2019). "IDFC Bank's name changed to IDFC First Bank". Business Standard India. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ Sinha, Shilpy (29 September 2015). "IDFC banks on psychometric tests for senior level hirings". Economic Times. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  6. ^ "IDFC Bank to start operations from Oct 1 | Business Standard News". 25 July 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  7. ^ "De-merger listing: IDFC Bank debuts at Rs 72 on NSE". 8 November 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  8. ^ "IDFC History | IDFC Information - The Economic Times". Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Narendra Modi inaugurates IDFC Bank, talks of banking reforms". Livemint. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  10. ^ "PM inaugurates IDFC Bank | Business Standard News". 19 October 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  11. ^ "IDFC Bk to start ops with few branches by Oct 1: Rajiv Lall". 12 April 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  12. ^ "7 things to know about IDFC Bank | Business Standard News". 1 October 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  13. ^ "I am happy to over-invest in technology: IDFC's Rajiv Lall". Livemint. 1 July 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2016.
  14. ^ K.R.Srivats (7 March 2017). "IDFC Bank takes the lead, launches Aadhaar Pay". The Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 9 March 2017.
  15. ^ "IDFC Bank launches aadhaar-linked cashless merchant solution – The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 17 January 2017.
  16. ^ "IDFC Bank gives Rs 300 crore loan to Flipkart – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 17 January 2017.