Maruti Suzuki partners with DBS Bank India for Dealer Financing Solutions

India.31 May 2024
India, 31 May 2024 - Maruti Suzuki India Limited (MSIL) today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DBS Bank India Limited for dealer inventory funding. This new alliance further enhances comprehensive inventory funding options for over 3863 Maruti Suzuki sales outlets across the country.

The MoU was signed in the presence of Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Officer - Marketing & Sales, Mr. Nobutaka Suzuki, Senior Executive Officer - Marketing & Sales, Mr. Kamal Mahtta, Vice President - Allied Business, and Mr. Vishal Sharma, General Manager - Maruti Suzuki Finance & Driving School from MSIL; along with Mr. Surojit Shome, Managing Director & CEO, DBS Bank India and Mr. Divyesh Dalal, Managing Director & Head - Global Transaction Services, SME and Institutional Liabilities, DBS Bank India, joined by senior members from both organisations.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Partho Banerjee, Senior Executive Officer, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki India Limited, said, “This partnership is a step towards providing innovative financial products to Maruti Suzuki's extensive dealer network across the country in line with their growing business needs. We are elated about this milestone as DBS Bank India joins hands with Maruti Suzuki for assisting our dealer partners with inventory financing solutions. This strategic alliance strengthens our relationship with the bank, harnessing the combined capabilities of MSIL and DBS Bank India to deliver comprehensive working capital solutions for our dealer partners.”

Commenting on the partnership Mr. Divyesh Dalal, Managing Director and Head, Global Transaction Services, SME and Institutional Liability Business, DBS Bank India, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Maruti Suzuki India Limited, a leader in the country’s automotive sector, as one of the trusted financing partners to their widespread dealer network. DBS Bank India will leverage its leading digital supply chain solutions for SMEs and domestic presence to ensure that MSIL dealers are supported throughout the entire business cycle.  Our nuanced understanding of local business realities and evolving dealer needs, coupled with our tailored product offering will enable us to meet Maruti’s dealer requirements through timely inventory financing. Our collaboration is a step towards building a long-term partnership with MSIL.”

DBS has been named 'Safest Bank in Asia' by Global Finance for 15 consecutive years since 2009. The bank prides itself on going beyond traditional banking to enable responsible solutions for enterprises, empowering them to streamline operations for enhanced efficiency. DBS Bank India combines a strong global lineage with deep understanding of the Indian market to offer a full range of institutional banking, SME and retail banking services. 




About DBS

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia with a presence in 19 markets. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is in the three key Asian axes of growth: Greater China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world. In 2024, CRISIL Ratings reaffirmed its ‘CRISIL AAA/Stable’ rating on the corporate credit facility of DBS Bank India Ltd (DBIL). The rating on the certificate of depositsprogramme was also reaffirmed at ‘CRISIL A1+’. 

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Global Finance, “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, and “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker. As a different kind of bank, DBS is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney and the world’s “Most Innovative in Digital Banking” by The Banker. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for 15 consecutive years from 2009 to 2023. In line with its focus on responsible banking, DBS was named the Best Bank for Sustainable Finance – India by Global Finance in 2024. Additionally, DBS Bank was ranked among the top 3 on Forbes' list of the World's Best Banks in India for three consecutive years, from 2020 to 2022. 

DBS Bank has been present in India for 30 years, opening its first office in Mumbai in 1994. DBS Bank India Limited is the first among the large foreign banks in India to start operating as a wholly owned, locally incorporated subsidiary of a leading global bank. As a trusted partner, DBS provides a range of banking services for large, medium, and small enterprises and individual consumers in India, focusing on a seamless customer experience that helps them ‘Live more, Bank less’. In November 2020, Lakshmi Vilas Bank was merged with DBS Bank India Limited. DBS Bank India now has a network of ~530 branches in 19 Indian states. 

DBS is committed to building lasting relationships with customers as it banks the Asian way and understands the intricacies of doing business in the region’s most dynamic markets. Through the DBS Foundation, the bank creates impact beyond banking by supporting businesses for impact: enterprises with a double bottom-line of profit and social and/or environmental impact. DBS Foundation also gives back to society in various ways, including equipping underserved communities with future-ready skills and helping them to build food resilience.  

With its extensive network of operations in Asia and emphasis on engaging and empowering its staff, DBS presents exciting career opportunities. For more information, please visit

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