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Sundaram Finance has grown over the past decades on the foundations of dedicated customer service, fair business practices, efficient, safe and trusted financial policies.

Strong Values

Faith. Depositor Confidence. Institutional Trust. Investor Steadfastness. Employee loyalty. These five pillars support the strong edifice of Sundaram Finance. An edifice built in 1954, when Shri T.S.Santhanam envisioned the future of Hire-purchase Finance in India. Sundaram Finance was promoted by Madras Motor Insurance Company, a part of the reputed TVS Group.

A visionary ahead of his times, Shri Santhanam identified the opportunities that arose as a fledgling nation embarked on the path of development, anticipating the important role the finance industry would play in the emerging market scenario in the country. It was his foresight and entrepreneurial instincts, which laid the foundations of Sundaram Finance. Foundations that would ensure a secure future.

Reaching Out

Driven by the sincerity of Shri Santhanam’s concern for commitment to and passion for the small truck operators, at a time when the focus was only on financing large truck operators, Sundaram Finance emerged as a leading financier of the transport sector. Devoting its services to the growth of the road transport industry, Sundaram Finance is today synonymous with automotive financing in the country.

Today, Sundaram Finance has a nationwide network supported by a dedicated team of service oriented personnel, who ensure personalized customer service. Sundaram Finance remains true to its core values of prudence, fairness, transparency and service excellence which have enabled it to emerge as a leader in its chosen field.

Dedicated Service

At Sundaram Finance, values are defined by the services rendered to the customer.

Long before customer satisfaction became a fashionable concept, Sundaram Finance distinguished itself by providing a host of value-added services which transcend the ordinary approach.

At Sundaram Finance, service is a way of life.

Range of financial services and subsidiaries

From being the leader in hire-purchase, Sundaram Finance has spread its activities over a range of financial services encompassing Commercial Vehicle Finance, Car Finance, Farm Equipment Finance, Construction Equipment Finance, Tyre Finance, and Fleet Cards.

Through its subsidiaries Sundaram Finance has a diversified presence in General Insurance, Mutual Funds, Housing Finance, Business Process Outsourcing, Information Technology Services and Retail Distribution of a wide array of Financial Services and Products. Its partnerships with Royal & Sun Alliance, UK for General Insurance and BNP Paribas of France for housing finance and Fund Services has brought together global expertise and technology with local expertise and knowledge.


Sundaram Finance offers attractive schemes to all its depositors. In fact, many of the depositors have a relationship with the company which spreads over three generations and view Sundaram Finance as synonymous with safety, security and service.

The company has been rated MAAA by ICRA signifying highest safety.


Sundaram Finance diversified into leasing in 1981, when leasing was still in its conceptual stages in the country. Pioneering the growth of leasing with its flexible, cost-effective and tailor-made leases, Sundaram Finance, today counts among its clientele some of the most reputed blue chip companies. Sundaram Finance has a diversified portfolio ranging from computers to aircraft.

Car Finance

Economic liberalization saw the entry of many foreign car manufacturers in the country. Realising the high growth potential of the car market, Sundaram Finance launched Sundaram Car Finance exclusively to finance cars and utility vehicles. Supported by a large countrywide network, strong dealer relationship and its customised service, Sundaram Finance has attained a position of strength in its area, servicing a very large customer base.

Prudence & Vision

Sundaram Finance achieved its leadership position by a unique combination of traditional conservatism and judicious dynamism. The values envisioned and inculcated by Shri T.S.Santhanam have endured and inspired the professional workforce at Sundaram Finance to a very high degree of commitment and dedication. The prudent practices followed by the Company such as strong credit appraisal skills, effective receivables management, well defined documentation and procedures have become industry benchmarks.

At Sundaram Finance, people are its most valuable assets. The Company conducts regular in-house training programmes that help motivate employees and improve leadership and managerial abilities. Every employee at Sundaram Finance is proud to represent an institution that values professional integrity, above all else.

Sundaram Finance not only invests in its people but also in the latest advanced state-of-the-art technology. It set industry standards by computerising and networking all its offices through a variety of communication media including VSAT installations. These ensure efficient and smooth functioning of all its systems and procedures resulting in better customer service.

Secure Future

Be it lenders, depositors, shareholders, customers or employees, Sundaram Finance has always enjoyed an excellent relationship with all its stakeholders. In fact, the Company owes its impressive track record to these long standing relationships. Today, Sundaram Finance has come a long way from its position of being the leading Hire-purchase Finance Company to become the leader in its chosen field.

Committed to Society

Sundaram Medical Foundation (SMF), a non-profit Trust set up in 1990, exemplifies the commitment of Sundaram Finance Group to the community and its citizens. Dedicated to setting new standards in quality healthcare to the community in a cost-effective manner without compromising on patient care, medical competence, service courteousness and compassion, Dr. Rangarajan Memorial Hospital is a hospital under SMF, where caring is not a sub-speciality in medicine.

Endowed with a large corpus Fund, the hospital is today, equipped with up-to-date medical infrastructure and provides a wide range of medical services fulfilling a long felt need for providing quality healthcare at affordable costs.

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Sundaram Medical Foundation,Sundaram Medical Foundation,
Shanthi Colony 4th Avenue,783/784, 17th Main Road, Tirumangalam,
Anna Nagar,Anna Nagar,
Chennai 600 040.Chennai 600 040.
Ph: 044 2626 8844Ph: 044 2622 0103 / 2622 0104 / 2622 0105 / 2622 0106
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