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Punjab National Bank
Punjab National Bank

About Punjab National Bank

Punjab National Bank, India’s first Swadeshi Bank, commenced its operations on April 12, 1895 from Lahore, with an authorised capital of Rs 2 lac and working capital of Rs 20,000. The far-sighted visionaries and patriots like Lala Lajpat Rai, Mr. E C Jessawala, Babu Kali Prasono Roy, Lala Harkishan Lal and Sardar Dyal Singh Majithia displayed courage in giving expression to the spirit of nationalism by establishing the first bank purely managed by the Indians with Indian Capital.

"During the long history of over 121 years of the Bank, 7 banks have merged with PNB and it has become stronger and stronger with a network of 6809 branches and 9669 ATMs as on 30th June’16. Today the Bank stands tall amongst nationalized banks in major financial parameters i.e., Global Business, Domestic Business, Domestic Deposits, Net Advances, CASA Deposits Savings Deposits and Operating Profit. 

The Bank launched bucket full of innovative digital products and services to make banking experience more pleasurable, more convenient and more rewarding. The digital solutions launched include the unique App enabling the customer not only to locate PNB’s ATM but also to lodge complaints related to ATMs with `PNB ATM Assist`. Other mobile apps are `PNB MobiEase` to provide single touch banking, ‘PNB Sleep Easy’ to disable and re-enable Internet banking and mobile banking password and ‘Green PIN’ to enable customers obtain duplicate PIN for debit card instantly through SMS request. The Bank is extending the SMS facility in 10 Regional Languages of choice which are widely spoken after Hindi and English for the customers. These languages are Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. The Bank has also introduced the facility to register for Mobile Banking through vast network of over 9000 ATMs.

In today’s digital world where customers enjoy the benefits of banking at their fingertips, the Bank has introduced Online PPF and RD account opening facility. Apart from this, the Bank has also launched online booking of locker facility anywhere in India through the corporate website. Through the “Book your Locker-Anywhere in India” initiative, customers can search for vacant locker position - city wise, branch wise and register online for the same anywhere in India in case of availability. During FY’16, the Bank has also made official debut on the social networking sites i.e., Twitter and LinkedIn, with an aim of strengthening “Brand PNB” on social media and to engage with customers in a cost efficient manner.

The Bank is in process of introducing ‘PNB Unified Payments Interface (UPI)’, which will allow fund transfer via. Mobile App, link all accounts including those opened with other banks for making transactions and facilitate merchants to pull the transactions through Mobile App as an alternate POS & cash transfer. These endeavors will invigorate customers’ trust which continues to inspire the Bank’s enduring success story."

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