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IOB in pact with Magicbricks to e-auction over 500 properties in 14 cities

IBEF:  October 17, 2019

Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) has signed an agreement with an online property marketplace "Magicbricks" for the e-auction of more than 500 re-possessed properties worth more than Rs 800 crore (US$ 114.47 million).

The e-auction will be carried out on 21st October'19 and 30th October'19.

The majority for 500 plus properties is located in Chennai and Coimbatore and the rest are spread throughout the 12 major cities i.e. Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Nagpur, Ranchi, Meerut, Lucknow, Ludhiana and Bhopal.

"The property buying process is now significantly impacted by digital engagement. With growing internet penetration, the trend towards e-auctions of properties has picked up speed in India. We are excited to share a new partnership with Magicbricks," said Mr. K Swaminathan, Executive Director, Indian Overseas Bank.

Success of e-auction platform:

The company have witnessed a significant success on its e-auction platform during last couple of years. Since the launch, more than 1,300 re-possessed assets owned by the banks have been auctioned through its platform.

"Our e-auction platform has helped PSU banks liquidate their re-possessed assets in an effective manner thereby reducing physical infrastructure or manpower and lessening their financial burden. It has also made the entire process transparent. Through the platform, property seekers can now also have access to a wide range of property in tier-2 and 3 cities," said Mr. Sudhir Pai, CEO, Magicbricks.

Disclaimer: This information has been collected through secondary research and IBEF is not responsible for any errors in the same.