Mumbai, April 20, 2020 - ICICI Securities, India's leading financial services
firm, today launched online Fixed Deposits (FDs) offerings of various tenures from
ICICI Bank, thereby further expanding its distribution business. These would be
sold online, making it yet another investment proposition for the customers.
Till date, in the fixed income space, the company distributed products like Corporate
FD & Bonds, Non-Convertible Debentures, Sovereign Gold Bonds (SGBs), 7.75% Savings
(Taxable) Bonds and the National Pension Scheme (NPS) products. With the bank fixed
deposit offering on ICICI direct, the trading and investment platform of I-Sec,
the company would come one step closer towards meeting complete financial requirement
of an individual.
"Bank deposits continue to remain an integral part of an investor's overall portfolio,
specially in volatile and uncertain times like these, when a section of investors
seek avenues to park their surplus funds in stable bank deposits. The launch of
this facility on our portal in that context is very timely. We plan to further strengthen
this offering by launching other deposit variants like RDs etc. so that customers
can meet their goal based investment objectives. Our journey towards truly becoming
a one stop financial supermarket catering to all the three financial needs of the
customer ? investments, assets, and protection?is an on-going one and we will be
launching more such initiatives in the near future," said Kedar Deshpande, Head Retail,
Product and Services group, ICICI Securities Ltd.
I-Sec's distribution business includes sale of financial products like MFs, general
and health insurance, Corporate FD & Bonds, NPS, SGBs, AIFs, PMS, home loans,
personal loans, accounts for about a quarter of its revenues. The company has a
network of 178 ICICIdirect branches and a nationwide network of 8,600+ business
partners, consisting of sub-brokers, authorized persons, IFAs & IAs.
About ICICI Securities
ICICI Securities Limited (I-Sec) is a subsidiary of ICICI Bank Ltd. The company
began its operation in May 1995 and continues to grow its operation through expanding
its client base and providing different type of services.
I-Sec operates www.icicidirect.com, India's
leading virtual financial supermarket, meeting the three need sets of its clients-
investments, protection, and borrowing. Through its three lines of businesses --
broking, distribution of financial products, and investment banking-- I-Sec serves
customers ranging from the retail and institutional investors to corporates to high
net-worth individuals to government.
I-Sec is listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
For details, visit: www.icicisecurities.com
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