The BT-KPMG study of the strongest, fastest growing and most efficient banks.
Unswerving growth in loans, fee income and mobilisation of low-cost deposits propel Axis Bank to top our list of best banks once again.
Public sector banks dominate the best banks rankings, with a clutch of them making big gains.
Kotak Bank and YES Bank started about the same time and are growing smartly - but with distinct strategies.
Performance-linked compensation is a significant step for an old private sector bank to achieve - not because it is rocket science but because it calls for reorienting employee mindsets to the new realities of the marketplace. Some of India's oldest banks are thus beefing up their top brass with MNC talent in a bid to stay competitive.
A non-banking finance company may be almost like a bank, but can it be remodelled into one?
Smaller foreign banks seem to have reconciled themselves to becoming niche players.
Foreign banks have a substantial part of their operations locked in their non-banking arms.
Indian banks stand tall in a world still recovering from a global credit crisis, but now may also be the time to push the envelope.
Quick takes from the CEOs of some of India's most respected banks.
The top rankers since the inception of the listing.
The data for the study is based on the published annual reports of banks
and the Reserve Bank of India's publication