SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik inaugurated new branch of JK Bank, the state-owned premier financial institution, at Shirdi, Maharashtra. Bank CMD Rajesh Kumar Chhibber and Executive President P K Tikoo along with Zonal Head Mumbai Shafat Hussain Rufai were present on the occasion.
This state-of-the-art Branch will offer a comprehensive range of financial products besides other banking services.
“It is quite a pleasant feeling to see JK Bank extending its services and products beyond the state of Jammu and Kashmir and that too along what they call as pilgrim circuit wherein they have acquired quite a competence,” Malik said on the occasion. “I hope and pray that they serve the residents of Shirdi well and contribute to the economic development of local businesses in the best possible manner.”
Urging the audience to avail the services of JK Bank, he added: “JK Bank is the crown of the country and this bank is its shining jewel. It is a fundamentally strong bank and government is committed to give all the possible support to this institution. Therefore you have got a good bank with efficient management here, so do business with them. Avail their services and products because they have got a lot of experience of operating at spiritual and cultural centres like Vaishno Devi Katra, Ajmer Sharief etc.”
Speaking on the occasion Chairman and MD R K Chhibber said, “Being conscious to the banking and financial needs of pilgrim tourist destinations we have extended footprint along the pilgrim circuit of the country by opening state-of-the-art business units at revered places like Ajmer Sharief, Vaishno Devi Katra, where we provide full cash management services and internet payment gateway services for donations on digital platform for the convenience of devotees. We register Amarnath Yatris across the country. We are the sole bankers at Shahdra Sharief a shrine belonging to Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah in Rajouri, Jammu ad Kashmir. In addition to this we provide banking services to almost every shrine in Jammu and Kashmir.”
“We also serve other stakeholders along this pilgrim circuit including traders, vendors, hoteliers, employees and micro enterprises. Thus having a JK Bank branch in the city will give impetus to small businessmen who throng to the city to make fortunes. We assure you of the best customised products for every personal and business requirement.”
Earlier, in his welcome address Zonal Head Mumbai said, “It gives me immense pleasure to express that today we have added 1311th ATM and 938 th Business Unit with this inauguration and in Mumbai Zone it is our 23 rd Business Unit. I feel overwhelmed with the strong support and regard from the people of Shirdi who have welcomed us all the way with warmth, and we firmly believe that with this love, support and cooperation we will be able to take this relationship forward and strengthen it further with every passing day.”
The business unit shall cater to all basic banking transactions and also specific needs of customers, offering the entire spectrum of banking products and financial services covering Retail, Institutional and Consumer lending. Additionally, it will also offer various unique products to its clientele based on their needs and continue to come up with innovative products to address the rapidly evolving requirements of its customers and going by its motto of Serving to Empower, shall strive to keep evolving.
Witnessing an increasing demand of banking services and products amongst retails and institutional customers in Shirdi, the bank planned to expand its distribution presence in the region aiming at providing easy access to our comprehensive banking solutions across all life stages to the customers. The bank has and will always take necessary steps that prove valuable to its customers.
JK Bank’s Shirdi business unit will focus on serving retail as well as institutional consumers and will offer a complete gamut of banking products suited for all life stages.