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BFM-4th Edition- The story

Dear CAIIB aspirants,

Sure Success Series has become the only portal with complete resources for JAIIB & CAIIB exams. Our books have fast become the first choice due to their precise, exam centric and easy to understand language.

Our Bank Financial Management book is undoubtedly the bestseller and has helped thousands of students across country in cracking the toughest paper of CAIIB with ease.

Since last 2 seasons, Basel III has become a favourite topic of IIBF and its theory and numerical has been included in the paper. This inclusion made clearing BFM an uphill task.

We constantly received suggestions to include the same in our book.

And herein started our challenge. From the outset, Sure Success Series, has been built on the premise of providing compact and concise material. We understand that bankers have a very hectic schedule and thus coming up with some bulky books or 2-3 books as done by other publications/authors doesn’t help. Infact it scares the students who are already at wit end’s to understand the bulky Macmillan.

Incorporating Basel III with explanation and numericals in an easy and concise manner was a challenging task and finally after intense hardwork at our end we accomplished that task. Also to provide students with extensive practice of numerical, we increased the number of numerical/case studies from 100 to 200.

All this took considerable time, but we believed in coming up with the best material rather than any half baked material to mint money as done by many other new/amateurish publications.

The book was finally launched on 15th August 2016.  We had scheduled the pre bookings for the period 10-15th August. But the moment pre bookings started at 10:00 am on 10th August, we got flooded with pre bookings. Every minute we were receiving orders and we knew inspite of our efforts of keeping adequate stock, the stock wont last long.

Our site and app face heavy traffic which also resulted in lot of people not being able to place their order and finally on 13th August itself, 2 days before the schedule date, we were totally out of stock and had to close pre bookings.

Once the pre bookings ended, we had the task of dispatching these thousands of orders. Our task was affected by two big reasons. First it was a Raksha Bandhan week and our courier/post partners  were already overburdened and thus we faced issues of speedy disposal. Also we have received lots of order from rural areas wherein courier companies did not deliver and we had to rely on speed post/registered posts for delivery.

Secondly, it was a festive week and with holidays, our staff too were looking for holidays. However, we could not afford absent staff with thousands of order waiting to be packed,processed, dispatched.

We started dispatch from 16th August and our team worked immensely hard to meet the deadlines. It also saw few glitches. Due to some glitches on our App, few aspirants were able to place their order on cash on delivery method. We presently do not have active cash on delivery method, however this error was detected only after the book has been shipped to them. Thus there would be few students who would be enjoying FREE BFM-4th edition.

After a very hectic week, we were finally able to dispatch all the items by late Saturday evening on 20th August and final task of sending intimating mails to candidates was finally completed late Sunday evening on 21st August.

Most of the students will receive the books by this week, At 305 pages this is the thickest book from our publication but we are sure that this one book is your one stop solution for BFM.

We look forward to your suggestions, infact it is your suggestions and feedback which is the key principle when we design our books.

We are more than hopeful that this book will enable you to crack this exam. Last year 1,11,956 students enrolled for CAIIB out of which only 14,811 students passed. Thus pass percentage was mere 13%. We at Sure Success Series intend to change it. We intend to reach to these lakhs of people. We are hopeful that  our books will change the pass percentage for Sure. We request all our students in helping us to reach to these lakhs of people spread across India. We request you to help your friends know about us.

At the end, we are constantly working on making these exams real easy. Their preparation real easy. keep sending your suggestions.  Wish you all the best.