Kotak Bank Plans 20% Growth in Corp Loans
Country’s fourth largest private sector lender by assets, Kotak Mahindra Bank announced its plans to wrest market share by growing its corporate loan book at an annual rate of 20 per cent. The plan involves offering integrated services including investment banking, foreign exchange as well as consultancy at a time when larger banks are struggling to find demand for loans.
This new development pushed Kotak Bank share price to a new lifetime high of Rs 817.45 from the record high of Rs 814.95 that was made yesterday on NSE.
Manish Kothari, business head-large and mid corporates, managing close to 1,000 companies at the bank the private sector lender whose market share in corporate banking is in single digits does not expect to challenge its much larger peers anytime soon.
Kothari also added that there is enough business for his bank to get without doing anything silly. He believes 20 per cent growth is not a challenge. If one grows way too fast, there is a worry of mishaps because corporate business lending is more risky as ticket sizes are large. 20 per cent is what the Bank is comfortable with and it will get more business when the economy starts picking up.
Currently Kotak Bank share price is trading at Rs 809.85, up by just 0.37 per cent. The stock made a 52 week low of Rs 585.75. A total of 4,37,903 shares of the Company have been traded on NSE in today’s trading session. Kotak Bank is one of the Top 500 shares suggested by Dynamic Levels. Get detailed price information of the share at Kotak Bank share price history.