Yes Bank Ltd is engaged in providing a range of banking and financial services. The Bank operates in four segments: Treasury, Corporate / Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking and Other Banking Operations. The Treasury segment includes investments, all financial markets activities undertaken on behalf of the Bank's customers, trading, maintenance of reserve requirements and resource mobilization from other Banks and financial institutions. The Corporate / Wholesale Banking segment includes lending, deposit taking and other services offered to corporate customers. The Retail Banking segment includes lending, deposit taking and other services offered to retail customers. The Other Banking Operations segment includes para banking activities, such as third-party product distribution and merchant banking.
Yes Bank Ltd was incorporated on November 21, 2003. The company was founded by Rana Kapoor. The Bank obtained their certificate of commencement of business on January 21, 2004. In the year 2005, they forayed into retail banking with launch of International Gold and Silver debit card in partnership with MasterCard International. In June 2005, they came out with the public issue and their shares were listed on the stock exchanges. In December 2005, the Bank bagged Corporate Dossier award from Economic Times.
In the year 2006, the Bank received Financial Express Awards for India's Best Banks. In April 2007, they made a tie-up with the Agriculture Insurance Company of India (AIC). The Bank was ranked as the No 1 Emerging Markets Sustainable Bank of the Year-Asia at the FT/IFC Washington Sustainable Banking Awards, 2008 in London. The Bank was ranked as the No 1 Bank in the Business Today-KPMG Best Banks Annual Survey, 2008.
During the year 2008-09, the Bank opened 50 new branches and 18 new off-site ATMs. During the year 2009-10, the Bank opened 33 new branches. They opened 64 Branches during the year 2010-11. As of March 31, 2011, they operated 214 branches across 164 cities in India, and approximately 250 automated teller machines (ATMs).
At the beginning of Financial Year 2010-11, the Bank embarked on an ambitious journey into the next phase of growth and launched YES BANK - VERSION 2.0, Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India. Version 2.0 is clearly the most stimulating phase in the life cycle of YES BANK with a vision of establishing 750 branches, 3000 ATMs, 12,000 employees, Rs 125,000 Cr. Deposit base, Rs 100,000 Cr. Loan book and a Rs 150,000 Cr. Balance Sheet size by 2015.