Andhra Pradesh Mahesh Co-operative Urban Bank Limited is India's premier Urban Co-operative Banking Institution. The Bank has attained this premier position without compromising the spirit of co-operative principles, while at the same time striving to assimilate and implement newer methods of work organisation and management, with a firm commitment to its objectives.
Registration and Commencement of Operations
Andhra Pradesh Mahesh Co-operative Urban Bank Ltd. (popularly known as Mahesh Bank) was registered as a Primary Co-operative Society on 30th June, 1977. The Bank has commenced its operations on 9th August, 1978.
The Bank was accorded SCHEDULED STATUS by Reserve Bank of India from 26th October, 1996 - the first Co-operative Bank to be accorded this status in the entire South India. Dr C. Rangarajan, the then Governor, Reserve Bank of India graced the occasion. The Bank has been registered as a Multi-State Co-operative Bank under the Multi-State Co-operative Societies Act, 1984 with effect from 30.05.2001 - again the first Co-operative Bank to achieve this coveted position in South India.
Dr. C.Ranga Rajan, the then Governor, Reserve Bank of India inaugurating the function.
Mahesh Bank presently has 45 branches - 35 in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad and one each at Khammam, Warangal, Karimnagar in Telangana State, Vijayawada, Guntur, Rajahmundry, Visakhapatnam, in Andhra Pradesh State, Jaipur & Bhilwara in Rajasthan and Mumbai in Maharashtra State.
Sri Purshotamdas Mandhana, Chairman, A.P.Mahesh Co-op.Urban Bank Ltd. Hyderabad received “BEST CHAIRMAN” award under the category of Large Co-operative Banks of the Country by the Banking Frontiers, Indian’s first publication of its kind on Banking Technology and Business issues at a function held at Goa on 19th September, 2019 at a function – “Frontiers in Cooperative Banking Awards (FCBA)”. The award was given by Sri Govind Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Co-operation, Goa, Sri V.S.Das, Former Executive Director, RBI, Sri Jyothindra Mehta, President, NAFCUB, New Delhi and other dignitaries.
The Bank bagged the "SPECIAL AWARD" in 77th ALL INDIA INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION held at Hyderabad during 1.1.2017 to 15.02.2017 for its exemplary participation and personalised services rendered to its customers.
One more feather on the cap of the bank for having Award Award for "BEST MOBILE APP" and "BEST e-PAYMENTS AWARDS” by the Banking Frontiers, (India’s first publication of its kind on Banking Technology and Business issues) at a function held at Jaipur – Rajasthan on 9th September, 2017.
Mahesh Bank is the first Co-operative Urban Bank in the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh:
To offer Core Banking Solutions(CBS), Bancassurance, Mutual Funds, Direct RTGS/NEFT, e-Seva, RuPay ATM-cum-Debit Card facilities.
To offer IMPS – Merchant Payment Service – for online payment of Electricity, Telephone Bills and booking flight, bus and hotel bookings.
Foreign Exchange Transactions
The Bank has been granted licence – Authorised Dealer – Category – II by the RBI to undertake money transfer business and specified non-trade current account transactions. Mahesh Bank is the first Co-operative Urban Bank to get this licence in the States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.
Capital Adequancy Norms
The Capital to Risk Weighted Assets Ratio (CRAR) of the bank stood at 18.14% as on 31-3-2020 as against a minimum stipulation of 9% prescribed by RBI.
“To make brand “MAHESH BANK” synonymous to trust and reliability, to be a leader amongst the Multi State Scheduled Co-operative Banks in the whole of South India, to render excellence and personalized services and to contribute to Co-operative movement, making credit available to the customers, more particularly to Individuals, SMEs, thereby contributing to their growth and striving to maintain Net NPAs at 0% level” throughout.
Target for the Year Ending 31.03.2021
For the year ending with 31-3-2021, the Bank aims to achieve Rs. 4350 crore business and net NPAs continues to be maintained at "0" level.
To expand branch network to 47 from the present 45 by expanding its wings to Maharashtra and Gujarat States.