If you’ve been listening in on Radio City 91 FM, chances are you would have heard the latest ICICI Bank advertisement. The ad goes something like this (non-verbatim):
“Attention all NRIs. Just walk-in to the nearest ICICI bank branch, open an account, and collect your free gift. Gifts as per RBI guidelines.”
Just assume for a moment that you are a NRI. Would you walk-in to the nearest ICICI Bank branch and open an account, just to collect a free gift?
How much dumber can ICICI Bank get?
Non Resident Indians walking around in Bangalore? Shouldn’t they be working their ass off for in some firangi/parangi land?
Oh, don’t underestimate ICICI bank. They can surely come up with dumber ideas.
*picture the guy from ICICI Bank ad saying “Hum Hain Na!”*
I think all the banks are sooner or later going to go the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ way considering SBI(..Surprisingly SBI) and now ICICI bank!
The way ICICI is going … be it in the MF market or in the retail banking … and the kind of ads they are placing to this effect … are having no effect on customer and merchant dissatisfaction … Consider this … my friend who filled up a tank full at Bowring couldnt get authorization from ICICI (for a DEBIT CARD??). As a last resort, he paid cash and rode away after the one of the attendants giggled at him for having an account at ICICI. Whats next? A child laughing at you everytime you swipe your ICICI gold card and blatantly calling you a retard?
ICICI Bank cannot give largees to customers for opening accounts with them. It is prohibited by the Regulatory. So NRIs ! Do not be lured by the word gift. It may be a pencil or rubber or rubber band or a gem clip or a pin. How cheaply ICICI Bank has evaluated the NRI customers. God save both the customer and the bank.
u need to be smart enough to understand the ads of ICICI and remember one thing, whatever u can think, ICICI have done it yesterday….dats d brand ICICI
Its 2012, The Year of Economic meltdown. Save yourself in all aspects.