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Awards And Achievements

Awards/Accolades Received during 2017-18 So Far.

  • Best CIO of the Year ” by Computer Society of India for “CANDI” an ambitious digital banking project of the Bank in the “IT Innovation & Excellence Awards2017”
  • Skoch Smart Security awards 2017 for “SIEM” tool.
  • Dun and BradStreet Award for 2016-17 adjudging as Best Public Sector Bank –Priority Sector Lending Bank. 
  • Certificate of Excellence for exemplary leadership in promoting RSETIs and Certificate of Excellence for RUDSETI for FY15 & FY16.

 

Awards/Accolades Received during 2016-17 

  • Golden Peacock Award 2016 under CSR activities.
  • MSME Excellence Award 2017 by Federation of Industrial Trade and Services (FITS)
  • ASSOCHAM Social Banking Excellence Awards 2016.
  • “SKOCH ORDER OF MERIT” and “SKOCH SILVER” Awards 2016 for Bancassurance during 46th SKOCH Summit.
  • CSR Leadership Awards 2016 for Best CSR Practices by World CSR Congress
  • Corporate Vigilance Excellence Award 2016-17 in Banking Sector, consecutively for the 4th year, instituted by M/s Institute of Public Enterprise.
  • Indy Wood CSR Excellence Award, 2016, for outstanding achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Indywood Film Carnival.
  • SME Excellence Award for Best SME lending during 2015-16 by ASSOCHAM.
  • FICCI CSR AWARD- Social Responsible Bank under Women empowerment for 2016.
  • “Star Performer Award 2016” in the 31st Depository Participant Conference.
  • Award for excellence, 1st position in MSE lending for FY14 and FY15 by Government of India.
  • “SKOCH ORDER OF MERIT” and “SKOCH SILVER” Awards for Bancassurance & Empower UPI Mobile App during the 46th Skoch Summit.
  • Indy Wood CSR Excellence Award, 2016, for outstanding achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Indywood Film Carnival.
  • 4th SME excellence award by ASSOCHAM.
  • FICCI CSR AWARD- Social Responsible Bank under Women empowerment.
  • “Star Performer Award” in the 31st Depository Participant Conference.
  • Award for excellence, 1st position in MSE lending for FY14 and FY15 by Government of India.
  • National Award for excellence in lending to Micro Enterprises, 1st position for FY14 and 2nd Position for FY15 by Government of India.
  • Best bank Award under PMEGP, South Zone in the field of Khadi and Village Industries for FY14 and FY15 by Government of India.
  • Received “MasterCard Innovation Award” for Canara International Travel Prepaid Card under Prepaid segment.
  • RuPay Special Award for being the highest RuPay Card Issuing Bank by NPCI.
  • “Visa Award” on crossing a key milestone on issuance of 1.35 Crore Visa Debit card.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Award, 2016, for being the best Public Sector Bank under Priority Sector Lending and Retail Growth Performance.
  • Indy Wood CSR Excellence Award, 2016, for outstanding achievement in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by Indywood Film Carnival.
  • ‘Best Strategy in HR’ & ‘Training Excellence’ – Gold Awards, in 6th Annual Greentech HR Award 2016.
  • ‘SKOCH Order of Merit’ Award for initiatives under Financial Inclusion.
  • ‘Special Award for the Best Financial Institution-Gold’ for 7th year in succession by Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI).

 

Awards/Accolades Received during 2015-16

  • ‘SKOCH Achiever Award’ as a top Bank in ‘SME Enablement’ by SKOTCH Group.
  • ‘Best Use of Digital and Channels Technology’ award amongst large banks in IBA Banking Technology Awards, 2014-15.
  • Best MSME Bank award by Chamber of Indian Micro, Small & medium Enterprises (CI MSME).
  • "Agricultural and Best Social Bank" award (under large bank category) by ASSOCHAM, for its outstanding performance under Agricultural Banking and Social Banking.
  • Golden Peacock Award for ‘Corporate Social Responsibility, 2015’ in recognition of its pioneering work done through CSR initiatives.
  • ‘Vigilance Excellence Award, 2015‐16’, 3rd Best in Banking Sector, instituted by M/s Institute of Public Enterprise.
  • Agricultural and Best Social Banking Excellence Award, 2015, by ASSOCHAM.
  • 5th Annual Greentech CSR Gold Award, 2015.
  • CSR World Congress Award for overall excellence in CSR.
  • India's Most Trusted Brand-2015 under India's Best Banks Category, in a survey conducted by IBC Infomedia & Media Research Group (MRG).
  • SKOCH Smart Technology Award, 2015.
  • Inspiring Workplace Award 2015 (PSBs)’ instituted by Banking Frontiers in partnership with M/s. Deloitte.
  • Chanakya Award for Excellence in Business Leadership, 2016, by the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI).
  • Global Visa Service Quality Performance Award, 2014, for consistent and superior operating performance.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Banking Awards 2015 for Best Bank under Priority Sector Lending and Best Retail Growth performer amongst the PSBs.
  • National Awards for Excellence in CSR & Sustainability, 2015, constituted by World CSR Congress under Best Overall Excellence in CSR category.
  • Best Banker Award instituted by Elets Technomedia under "Financial Inclusion" for special focus on Micro Finance & Financial Literacy.
  • Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya Gold Award for the project Canara Sahara, a CSR activity in education and rehabilitation of physically challenged.
  • 2nd Prize in Region ‘C’ under Rajbhasha Kirti Pursakar, 2014-15, by Govt. of India.
  • Awarded 36th rank in Brandz India's 50 Most Valuable Indian Brands 2015 compiled by the research agency Millward Brown and commissioned by WPP Plc, a worldwide communications service group.
  • Special Award for the Best Financial Institution – Gold, 2015, by the Federation of Karnataka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FKCCI), Bengaluru.
  • Order of Merit for SME Enablement during 2014-15 by SKOCH Group.

 

SIGNIFICANT MILESTONES

 

1st July 1906

Canara Hindu Permanent Fund Ltd. formally registered with a capital of 2000 shares of  50/- each, with 4 employees.

1910

Canara Hindu Permanent Fund renamed as Canara Bank Limited

1969

14 major banks in the country, including Canara Bank, nationalized on July 19

1976

1000th branch inaugurated

1983

Overseas branch at London inaugurated, Cancard (the Bank’s credit card) launched

1985

Takeover of Lakshmi Commercial Bank Limited and Commissioning of Indo Hong Kong International Finance Limited (now a full fledged branch)

1987

Canbank Mutual Fund & Canfin Homes launched

1989

Canbank Venture Capital Fund started

1989-90

Canbank Factors Limited, the factoring subsidiary launched

1992-93

Became the first Bank to articulate and adopt the directive principles of “Good Banking”.

1995-96

Became the first Bank to be conferred with ISO 9002 certification for one of its branches in Bangalore

2001-02

Opened a 'Mahila Banking Branch', first of its kind at Bangalore, for catering exclusively to the financial requirements of women clientele.

2002-03

Maiden IPO of the Bank

2003-04

Launched Internet Banking Services

2004-05

100% Branch computerization

2005-06

Entered 100th Year in Banking Service. Launched Core Banking Solution in select branches. Number One Position in Aggregate Business among Nationalized Banks.

2006-07

Retained Number One Position in Aggregate Business among Nationalized Banks. Signed MoUs for Commissioning Two JVs in Insurance and Asset Management with international majors viz., HSBC (Asia Pacific) Holding and Robeco Groep N.V respectively.

2007-08

Launching of New Brand Identity. Incorporation of Insurance and Asset Management JVs. Launching of 'Online Trading' portal. Launching of a ‘Call Centre’. Switchover to Basel II New Capital Adequacy Framework.

2008-09

The Bank crossed the coveted  3 lakh crore in aggregate business. The Bank’s 3rd foreign branch at Shanghai commissioned.

2009-10

The Bank’s aggregate business crossed  4 lakh crore mark.
Net profit of the Bank crossed  3000 crore. The Bank’s branch network crossed the 3000 mark.

2010-11

The Bank’s aggregate business crossed  5 lakh crore mark. Net profit of the Bank crossed  4000 crore. 100% coverage under Core Banking Solution. The Bank’s 4th foreign branch at Leicester and a Representative office at Sharjah, UAE, opened. The Bank raised  1993 crore under QIP. Govt. holding reduced to 67.72% post QIP.

2011-12

Total number of branches reached 3600. The Bank’s 5th foreign branch at Manama, Bahrain opened. 

2012-13

Highest Dividend of 130% paid for the year

2013-14

1027 branches and 2786 ATMs opened during the year. Global business crossed the  7 lakh crore milestone. Switchover to Basel III New Capital Adequacy Framework. Branch Network and Atms increased to 4755 branches and 6312 ATMs.

2014-15

Global Business of the Bank crossed 8 lakh crore.

2015-16

The Bank’s 8th foreign branch at DIFC (Dubai) opened.

2016-17

Branch & ATMs network crossed 6000 &10000 milestones.

Total number branches rose to 6083 and ATMs to 10519.

Canara Bank (Tanzania) Ltd., a foreign subsidiary, opened.