The bank, promoted by ESAF Microfinance and Investments (P) Ltd plans to open 85 branches in the first year, of which RBI approval has been obtained for opening 15 branches on the inaugural day, a bank release said.
"ESAF Microfinance, which presently has a network of 285 branches in 93 districts spread over 11 states, will currently convert all its existing branches into customer service centers or ultra-small branches or satellite offices," said K Paul Thomas, Managing Director and CEO, ESAF Small Finance Bank.
ESAF, which has own fund of over Rs 300 crore, recently raised another Rs 330 crore through the issue of commercial papers. The bank is targeting a business of Rs 20,000 crores by 2020, R Prabha, Chairman of ESAF Small Finance Bank said.
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