Cooperative banks have limited branches in the country. They are mostly concentrated in the States where they were originally established by some distinguished farmers or socially-committed Samaritans after obtaining license from the RBI. It has been seen that as the coop banks cater to a particular community who may be belonging to a particular lingua-speaking region. The coop banks spread their wings to those areas or States where the particular community migrates or re-settles. This step severely restricts their all-India character.
Why Cooperative banks have limited branches in Delhi/NCR?
This particular question foxed us initially. But later we found a plausible reason. That is, that cooperative bank is basically community-based & rural/semi-urban entities in nature; so they cater to specific communities where community-living still exists. This explains why many of them have fewer branches in metro areas.
Another startling discovery is that one popular cooperative bank of a particular State/UT with around 40 branches in a large metro does not even ‘boast’ of a website!
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