How Much Do You Know About HDFC Bank, India's Largest Private Sector Lender?

Aug 6, 2020 10:19 AM 5 min play

As the largest private sector bank by assets and the largest bank in India by market capitalisation (as of March 2020), HDFC Bank is often in Business and Finance news. For the right and wrong reasons.

Recently, Aditya Puri sold his shares a few weeks before retiring to much commentary, the Bank got a new CEO, and one of the country's largest credit bureaus complained to the RBI that HDFC Bank was delaying sharing details about its loans. And all this happened only in the last two-three days!

So, there's a lot of HDFC-related material to comb through for a Quiz Knock just for you!

Here's a sneak-peek into what awaits you:

  1. The banking licenses issued in 1994-1995 saw the birth of many of today's big private sector banks. Which other private sector bank/s received its/their licenses at roughly the same time as HDFC Bank?
  2. HDFC Bank's first corporate office and full-service branch at Sandoz House, Worli were inaugurated by:
  3. Besides India, HDFC Bank has branches in a few other countries as well. Which of these is NOT one of them?
  4. What was the name of HDFC Bank's now-unavailable peer-to-peer payments app?
  5. Yes or No? HDFC Bank was the first private sector bank to be authorised to collect income tax for the Central Government.
  6. X recently caused a commotion after selling 7.42mn HDFC Bank shares or 0.13% stake. “My share sale had nothing to do with the bank. I need money for retirement,” X said of this transaction. Identify X.
  7. The RBI recently approved the appointment of _______ as MD and CEO of HDFC Bank.
  8. Let's talk M&A. In 2000, HDFC Bank was merged with X. It was the first friendly merger in the banking industry and the first done through a share swap deal. Identify X.
  9. Which business of HDFC Bank was recently red flagged for "improper lending practices"?


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