Dhanalaxmi bank's shares rose by 1.65% after its launch of 'Dhan' silver bars.
‘Dhan’ silver bars with a purity of 99.99% will carry Assay certification, signifying highest purity of silver as per international standards.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Deepak Singh, Head, Insurance, Gold & Silver, Dhanlaxmi Bank said: “The launch of ‘Dhan’ silver bars has been prompted by the success of the bank’s gold retailing business. With this launch, we foresee further traction and aim to become one of the leading players in the bullion business in the next couple of years.”
“We see a lot of potential in metals as an asset class. With higher disposable income and high inflation, investment in metals such as silver and gold will allow investors to hedge and diversify their savings and investment portfolio,” Mr. Singh added.
About Dhanlaxmi Bank:
Dhanlaxmi Bank is an 84-year old bank, being incorporated in 1927 at Thrissur, Kerala. The bank provides a suite of banking products and services to its customers across Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, Microfinance and Agricultural Lending and Small and Medium Enterprises Group.
During the last three years, Dhanlaxmi Bank’s total deposits increased from Rs.3,936 crore as on September 30, 2008 to Rs. 13,815 crore as on September 30, 2011. The bank’s total business stood at Rs. 23,945 crore, as on September 30, 2011 with total asset base at Rs. 16,452 crore.