Main Bank System in Delhi

Most international banks are represented in Delhi and operate from 9 am to 6 pm on weekdays and from 9 am to Noon on Saturdays. Many of them operate in the commercial hubs of Delhi. Banking can be complicated in India due to the constantly changing Reserve Bank of India (RBI) regulations governing foreign exchange. Bank representatives in both Indian and international banks speak in English so you should not have a problem in interacting with them. They can also assist you with international banking needs, including transferring funds. Main Branch Offices and Phone Numbers of International Banks: Some of the banks listed below may have more than one branch in Delhi. For convenience, you might want to bank with the one that is closest to your home/office.

  • BNP PARIBAS (Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place) [Phone: 51796600]
  • Credit Lyonnais (K G Road, Connaught Place) [Phone: 23755213]
  • American Express Bank (A Block, Connaught Place)[Phone: 23327602]
  • Bank of America (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23722332]
  • HSBC (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23314355]
  • Bank of Nova Scotia (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23351522]
  • Sakura Bank (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23321479]
  • Bank of Tokyo (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23733490]
  • Sanwa Bank (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23313333]
  • Banque Nationale de Paris (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23329747]
  • Societe Generale (Tolstoy Road) [Phone: 23329747]
  • Citibank (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23747451]
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Connaught Place) [Phone: 23732260]
  • Chinatrust Commercial Bank (Janpath) [Phone: 23356001, 23356003]

Generally, most local and international banks have 24-hour ATM services in all major points like airport, railway stations, hotels, and shopping centers of Delhi. These ATMs accept all Visa and MasterCard. Most banks impose a limit on the amount you can withdraw in a day from an ATM (generally Rs. 10,000, although CitiBank and HSBC allow you to take out more). Internet banking has also become widespread over the past few years, and is a safe and efficient way of managing your rupees.