Widely known for customer centricity, Canara Bank was founded by Shri Ammembal Subba Rao Pai, a great visionary and philanthropist, in July 1906, at Mangalore, then a small port town in Karnataka. The Bank has gone through the various phases of its growth trajectory over hundred years of its existence. Growth of Canara Bank was phenomenal, especially after nationalization in the year 1969, attaining the status of a national level player in terms of geographical reach and clientele segments. Eighties was characterized by business diversification for the Bank. In June 2006, the Bank completed a century of operation in the Indian banking industry. The eventful journey of the Bank has been characterized by several memorable milestones. Today, Canara Bank occupies a premier position in the comity of Indian banks.
Canara Bank has several firsts to its credit. These include:
Launching of Inter-City ATM Network
Obtaining ISO Certification for a Branch
Articulation of Good Banking – Banks Citizen Charter
Commissioning of Exclusive Mahila Banking Branch
Launching of Exclusive Subsidiary for IT Consultancy
Issuing credit card for farmers
Providing Agricultural Consultancy Services
Over the years, the Bank has been scaling up its market position to emerge as a major Financial Conglomerate with as many as ten subsidiaries/sponsored institutions/joint ventures in India and abroad. As at March 2022, Canara Bank services over 10.6 crore customers through a network of 9,734 branches and 12,208 ATMs/Recycler spread across all Indian states and Union Territories.
Not just in commercial banking, the Bank has also carved a distinctive mark, in various corporate social responsibilities, namely, serving national priorities, promoting rural development, enhancing rural self-employment through several training institutes and spearheading financial inclusion objective. Promoting an inclusive growth strategy, which has been formed as the basic plank of national policy agenda today, is in fact deeply rooted in the Banks founding principles. "A good bank is not only the financial heart of the community, but also one with an obligation of helping in every possible manner to improve the economic conditions of the common people". These insightful words of our founder continue to resonate even today in serving the society with a purpose. The growth story of Canara Bank in its first century was due, among others, to the continued patronage of its valued customers, stakeholders, committed staff and uncanny leadership ability demonstrated by its leaders at the helm of affairs. We strongly believe that the next century is going to be equally rewarding and eventful not only in service of the nation but also in helping the Bank emerge as a "Preferred Bank" by pursuing global benchmarks in profitability, operational efficiency, asset quality, risk management and expanding the global reach.
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