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Retail Banking Crossroads (Product Variants to Customers’ Variants)


  • Dinesh Pratap Singh

    (Research Scholar, MJP Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, (U.P.) India.)


This paper is a study of cross-selling practices in Indian banking industry through the case study method. This study focuses on the prediction of cross-selling opportunities and attempts to answer the questions of who is likely to buy additional products from the same company, what the next product is likely to be and when the purchase is likely to be made? The banking industry regularly mounts campaigns to improve customer value by offering new products to existing customers. This approach gained momentum as a result of the increasing availability of customer data and improved analysis capabilities through data mining. The cross-selling practices in Indian banking sector are quite different. These differences emerge mainly from their different philosophy, background and distinct target customer segments. However, both sectors can learn from each other; public sector banks can introduce specialized training and incentives, whereas private sector banks need to introduce appropriate control mechanisms and avoid indiscriminate cross-selling. The study mainly focuses on state bank of India (SBI), the premier bank in the Indian banking sector.

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  • Dinesh Pratap Singh, 2009. "Retail Banking Crossroads (Product Variants to Customers’ Variants)," Journal of Commerce and Trade, Society for Advanced Management Studies, vol. 4(2), pages 59-62, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jct:journl:v:4:y:2009:i:2:p:59-62

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    stress; employee attraction; pressure; turnover; retention strategies;

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    • A0 - General Economics and Teaching - - General
    • C0 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - General


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