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Oriental Bank of Commerce

Oriental Bank of Commerce is one of the well known public sector banks in India. The history of the bank dates back to 1943 when it was established on 19th February of the same year in Lahore (currently in Pakistan). The bank begins its operation under the leadership of Rai Bahadur Lala Sohan Lal, the founder and the first Chairman of the banking firm. Just within four years of its establishment, the bank had to face the harsh consequences of the partition. OBC branches in Pakistan were closed down and the head office was shifted to Amritsar. In its 67 years of existence, Oriental Bank of Commerce had experienced many ups and downs.

Oriental Bank of Commerce History

In OBC Bank's history, the phase from 1970 - 76 is considered as the most challenging period. At one time the profit of the bank plunge down to Rs. 175, which prompted the owner to sell or close the bank. However, the employees and pioneers of the bank step forward to rescue it. The performance of the bank improved tremendously due to the joint efforts of the employees. On 15th April, 1980, the bank was nationalized and the then overall working capital was Rs. 483 crores. In just a decade, the bank became one of the prominent banks in the country. The bank also progressed on various fronts like crossing business mark of Rs. 1.50 lacs, reaching 100% CBS, establishing new wings in Rural, Retail and Priority Sector.

Oriental Bank of Commerce Products and Services

A wide gamut of banking products and financial services are made available through the branches and banking offices of the bank. OBC Bank branches are spread across the nation and one can easily find them to get their banking needs. The following are some of the convenient products and services made available by the bank.
  • Deposit Schemes
  • Oriental 500
  • Flexi Fixed Deposit Scheme
  • Basic Banking Account
  • Saving Accounts
  • Current Accounts
  • Debit Card/ATM Card
  • Term Deposit
  • Tax Saving Term Deposit
  • Variable Progressive Deposit
  • Housing Loan
  • Car/Vehicle Loan Scheme
  • Educational Loan Scheme
  • Personal Loan Scheme
  • Loans to Doctor
  • Loans to Professionals
  • Clean Loan to Traders
  • Loan to Defence Personnel
  • Loan to SMEs
  • Loan to Women
  • NRI Services
  • Foreign Currency Non Residence Account
  • Resident Foreign Currency Account
  • Foreign Remittances
  • Remittances from Abroad
  • Forex Remittances Facilities to Resident
  • Marketing/Distribution of Mutual Fund Units/Insurance, etc
  • Merchant Banking Division
  • Demat Services
  • Cash Management Service, etc.

Oriental Bank of Commerce Recruitment

OBC Bank Jobs and Careers opportunity are made available from time to time. To fill the available job vacancies, recruitment exams are organized by the concerned authorities of the bank. Oriental Bank of Commerce recruitment for 2010 includes job openings of 172 posts of various grades. The online application for the job vacancies can be made from 29th March 2010 till 17th April 2010. For more comprehensive information on eligibility criteria and educational qualification, visit the personal website of the bank. The results of recruitment exams held in 2009 can also be found on the bank website.

OBC Online Banking

A complete range of online banking facilities are made available by the bank to retail and corporate customers. By enrolling for Internet Banking Service, one can login to his bank account and enjoy several banking activities online. Make online bill pay, check account balance, view transactions, get account statements or make request through net banking. On the other hand, Oriental Bank of Commerce offer branch/ATM locator and loan calculator to help those who are looking for the nearest branches, ATMs and suitable loan options from the bank.

OBC Bank Customer Care

Oriental Bank of Commerce endeavors to provide the best of assistance to the troubled customers with the help of their customer care representatives. OBC Bank offers a number of customer care numbers and toll free numbers through which specific assistance can be availed. The following are some important OBC contact numbers;

ATM Help Desk No: 1800-345-2424 (toll free)
91-11-47651186, 47651841, 47651820, 47651137, 47651154,
91-11-47651123 (GMs Sectt.)
91-11-47651543 (Inspection & Control Deptt.)
91-11-47651154 (Corporate Strategy & Planning Deptt.)
91-11-47651173 (HRD Department)
91-11-47651862, 47651858 (Departments of IT)

Oriental Bank of Commercial Head Office
Harsha Bhawan, E- Block,
Connaught Place,
New Delhi - 110001
Telephone Nos: 1800-180-1235 (Toll free)

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