ICICI Bank Safe and Sound

Posted In India - By NitiN Kumar Jain On Tuesday, October 14th, 2008 With 2 Comments

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Following is the message from Mr. V.Vaidyanathan, Executive Director, ICICI BankLtd


Dear Customer,

We are aware that you are being misled by numerous malicious and baseless rumors. Many of these are via SMSes. Many of our customers have written in to us expressing solidarity and confidence in our relationship, and have mentioned they have dismissed these rumors, for which we are grateful. Still we know that these rumors may cause you distress and doubts. You are our valued customer and we would not like you to have any of these feelings. So we have now chosen to write to you directly to allay your concerns if any.

You would have seen the categorical endorsement of the soundness of Indian banking as well as ICICI Bank’s sound financial health from the RBI and the Finance Minister. You would have also read about the unequivocal certificate of confidence reposed on us by S&P an independent rating agency of repute. We have categorically and in a transparent manner disclosed that

  • We have ZERO exposure, directly or indirectly, to US sub-prime
  • We have 150% more capital than what Banks are required to have, and we are one of the highest capitalized banks in the country
  • We have a AAA rating
  • We have sound liquidity to meet your needs whenever you need and in what ever amounts you may need

Your bank has grown and achieved its status of pre-eminence due to the patronage and trust you have reposed thus far in us. We have made many an Indian smile with a house, car and every banking need

dreamed of by Indians. I am sure nothing factually or otherwise has changed in our relationship that we should let baseless rumors cast doubts in your mind. We once again want to reaffirm to you that the bank you have built and assisted to grow to pre-eminence will be with you day and night. We take pride in serving you and being the bank of your first choice.

We desire and request the continuance of your unwavering trust and relationship. We promise to you that not only your deposits but all your interests are safe and secure with us. In case you need to reach us, kindly write to us at customer.care@icicibank.com.


V. Vaidyanathan
Executive Director
ICICI Bank Ltd