How Conversational AI and Chatbots are Revolutionizing Indian banking Industry

Thanks to the advancements in AI and ML, bank work can now be done with the click of a phone button! Innovations in the field of customer services form an important part of the technology overhaul. The banking sector is making hefty investments on AI technology to simplify user experience and enhance overall performance of financial institutes.

Let’s take a look at how conversational AI and chatbots are revolutionizing the Indian banking industry.

  • Keya by Kotak Mahindra Bank

Keya is the first AI-powered chatbot in Indian banking sector. It is incorporated in Kotak’s phone-banking helpline to improve its long-established interactive voice response (IVR) system.

‘’Voice commands form a significant share of search online. In addition, the nature of the call is changing with customers using voice as an escalation channel. Keya is an intelligent voicebot developed keeping in mind the customers’ changing preference for voice over text. It is built on a technology that understands a customer’s query and steers the conversation to provide a quick and relevant response”, says Puneet Kapoor, Senior Executive Vice President, Kotak Mahindra Bank.


  • Bank of Baroda chatbot

Akhil Handa, Head of Fintech Initiatives, Bank of Baroda said that their chatbot will manage product-related queries. He believes that the services of the chatbot will result in better customer satisfaction, speedy responses and cost minimization.

  • Citi Union Bank’s Lakshmi Bot

Lakshmi, India’s first humanoid banker is a responsive robot powered by AI. It can converse with customers on more than 125 topics, including balance, interest rates and transactional history.

  • IBM Watson by SBI

Digital platforms of SBI, like SBI inTouch, are utilizing AI-powered bots, such as IBM Watson, to enhance customer experience. SBI stated that modern times will witness the coexistence of men and machines in banks.

  • AI-driven digital initiatives by YES Bank in partnership with Payjo

Payjo is a top AI Banking platform based out of Silicon Valley in California. YES Bank has partnered with Payjo to launch YES Pay Bot, its first Bot using AI, which improves already popular wallet services. The YES Pay wallet service is trusted by more than half-a-million customers.

  • YES TAG chatbot

YES TAG chatbot has been launched by YES Bank and enables transactions through 5 messaging apps. Customers can carry out a wide range of activities, such as check balance, FD details, status of cheque, transfer money, etc. It is currently used in Android and will soon be available on Apple App Store.

  • Digibank

Asia’s largest bank, DBS Bank, has developed Digibank, which is India’s first mobile bank that is ‘chatbot staffed’. It provides real-time solution to banking related issues. This chatbot employs a trained AI platform, called KAI, which is a product of New York startup- Kasisto.

  • Axis Bank launches intelligent chatbot in association with

Axis Bank facilitates smart banking with the launch of a chatbot that employs conversational interface to offer interactive mobile banking solutions. This intelligent chatbot was developed in association with Singapore based AI company- Active AI.

  • HDFC Bank launches OnChat in partnership with

To enable smooth ecommerce and banking transactions, HDFC in partnership with has launched a conversational chatbot, called OnChat. It is available on Facebook messenger even to people who aren’t HDFC customers. Users can recharge phone, book cabs and pay utility bills through this chatbot.

  • EVA by HDFC Bank

EVA is exclusively for the customers of HDFC Bank. It is an electronic virtual assistant developed in partnership with Senseforth, an AI startup based in Bengaluru.

  • mPower by YES Bank

mPower is a chatbot for loan products that has been developed by YES Bank in association with Gupshup-a leading bot company. It assists customers on a variety of loan related topics like personal loans, car loans and loan against securities.

In the future, there will be three kinds of bots- speech-based bot, textbots and video chatbots. Conversational bots work in harmony with human employees to enrich customer experience.

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