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A CitiBank India official said the employees had no clue of the decision till the global announcement happened.
Citi had entered India in 1902 and started the consumer banking business in 1985.
At present, Citibank is one of the largest foreign lenders in India.
Transactions could be executed outside of the country without any participation from any Citigroup or Citibank subsidiary, branch, or affiliate unless applicable to local laws and regulations of the jurisdiction where they are booked and offered.
Retail loans may take over as the largest segment in overall bank credit during 2020-21.
Business continues as usual for the customers and when the sale happens the new entity will take over the clientele as has happened in other cases.