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Canara Bank

Canara Bank was founded in 1906 by late Sri. Ammembal Subba Rao Pai. The Bank was initially named as ‘Canara Bank Hindu Permanent Fund’. It blossomed into a limited company in 1910 and was renamed as ‘Canara Bank Ltd’. In 1969 the Bank was nationalized and thereafter came to be known as Canara Bank.

Canara Bank is one of the premier banks in the country, accredited with umpteen distinctions. The present stature of the Bank is due to its strong fundamentals and quality customer orientations. Profit making since inception, the Bank today epitomizes a perfect blend of commercial and social banking.

For the year March 2005, the Bank clocked the highest net profit ( Rs.1110 crore ) among nationalized banks, with significant improvement in capital adequacy ratio (12.78%) and asset quality (net NPA ratio of 1.88%).

The Bank has already carved a niche in providing IT-based services. With 100% computerisation of the branches, the bank provides a wide array of services, such as, Networked ATMs, Anywhere Banking, Telebanking, Remote Access Terminals Internet & Mobile Banking, Debit Card etc. The Bank was the first among banks to launch networked ATMs and obtain ISO Certification.

Commercial consideration has, no way, diluted the Bank’s role in national priorities. Canara Bank is in fact the first bank to be conferred FICCI award for contribution to rural development.

Founding Principles: 

  • To remove Superstition and ignorance.
  • To spread education among all to sub-serve the first principle.
  • To inculcate the habit of thrift and savings.
  • To transform the financial institution not only as the financial heart of the community but the social heart as well.
  • To assist the needy.
  • To work with sense of service and dedication.
  • To develop a concern for fellow human being and sensitivity to the surroundings with a view to make changes/remove hardships and sufferings.

Sound founding principles, enlightened leadership, unique work culture and remarkable adaptability to changing banking environment have enabled Canara Bank to be a frontline banking institution of global standards.

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