Banking Industry Structure in India General Knowledge Questions
In which of the following types of banking, there is a direct execution of transactions between a bank and its consumers?
When there is a direct execution of transactions between a bank and its consumers, rather than with corporations or other banks, then this type of banking system is known as Retail banking.
Which of the following is the first financial institution of India that adopted the Universal Banking System?
[D]None of the above
Universal banking is a one-stop shop of financial products and services. The Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited (ICICI) is the first financial institution of India that adopted the Universal banking system. It was set up in January 1955 as a joint stock company with support from the Government of India, the World Bank, the Commonwealth Development Finance Corporation, and other foreign institutions.
Which among the following types of Banking is most helpful in cross selling?
Relationship banking is a banking system in which banks make deliberate efforts to understand customer needs and offer him products accordingly.
In terms with Banking Sector, Anywhere Banking refers to __:
[A]The customer can deposit/ withdraw cash at any branch other than the branch in which he holds the account
[B]The customer can deposit/ withdraw cash at any bank other than the bank in which he holds the account
[C]The customer can deposit/ withdraw cash in foreign countries
[D]The customer can deposit/ withdraw cash at all points of sale
The customer can deposit/ withdraw cash at any branch other than the branch in which he holds the account
Anywhere Banking means that the customer can deposit/ withdraw cash at any branch other than the branch in which he holds the account. Anywhere banking frees the customer from geographical boundaries and limitations and gives the flexibility to the customer to use his account across the board.
Which country has largest shadow banking market in the world?
Shadow banking refers to the activities of financial institutions that operate outside government-regulated banking systems. United States has the largest shadow banking market followed UK and China.
What is the current number of Local Area Banks in India?
As of May 2015, these four local area banks are: 1.Coastal Local Area Bank Ltd – Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) 2.Capital Local Area Bank Ltd – Phagwara (Punjab) 3.Krishna Bhima Samruddhi Local Area Bank Ltd, Mahbubnagar (Andhra Pradesh) 4.Subhadra Local Area Bank Ltd., Kolhapur (Maharashtra)
With reference to various types of Banking, what is “Mixed Banking”?
[A]when banks undertake the activities of commercial and investment banking together
[B]when banks undertake the activities of wholesale and retail banking together
[C]when banks undertake the activities of offline and online banking together
[D]when banks undertake the activities of commercial and cooperative banking together
when banks undertake the activities of commercial and investment banking together
Which of the following is NOT an advantage of Unit Banking?
[A]They have fast decision making
[B]The management enjoys more autonomy
[C]They have risk diversification
[D]All of above are advantages of Unit Banking
They have risk diversification
Due to small size and due to unit structure; the decision making in unit banks is very fast. The management in unit banks enjoy more autonomy and more discretionary powers. However, due to single units, the risk is not distributed or diversified.
In which country, the Unit Banking System originated?
Unit banking is a system of banking which originated in US. It is a limited way of banking where banks operate only from a single branch (or a few branches in the same area) taking care of local community.
Bank branches are established under which section of Banking Regulations Act, 1949?
Branch banking involves business of banking via branches. The branches are set up under Section 23 of Banking Regulations Act, 1949.