Dhanlaxmi Bank,Catholic Syrian Bank ideal cases for merger:

With  consolidation being the buzzword in banking circles these days, two of the country’ oldest banks – Catholic Syrian Bank and Dhanlaxmi Bank – which have also been takeover targets for long, are back in focus. According to experts, either a merger or an acquisition of these banks will happen soon.

“India is marching towards the idea of fully digital banking. Under the scenario, consolidation of small banks will be the new normal. Now banks are investing more on technology which smaller banks could not do. Hence, it is irreversible that consolidation of small banks would happen,” said V K Vijayakumar, investment strategist at Geojit Financial Services.

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