What’s in a name? Ask banks: History of Indian banking through banknames…

First of all wishing all the blog viewers Merry Christmas.

Here is my latest piece in Mint newspaper. In this one looks at history of Indian banking through changes in names of banks pver more than 200 years of history.

We might not realise but bank names are really important at their inception as bankers try and generate trust via their names. They use locations, personal names, community names and so on to generate that initial response from customers. In India’s case, this becomes even more interesting as banks names have changed with ongoing political and economic developments.

 

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  3. edwardseco Says:

    Wonderful article in the Mint Sri Agrawal. In it there is a hint of more, “. though later research suggests they formed banks even earlier”. Does this refer to the use of Hundis in the past or something else?
    Thanks for an enlightening article.

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