As a premier commercial bank in India, Canara Bank has a distinct track record in the service of the nation for over 111 years. Today, Canara Bank has a strong pan India presence with 6089 branches and 10559 ATMs, catering to all segments of an ever growing clientele accounts base of 7.91 crore. Across the borders, the Bank has 8 branches, one each at London, Leicester, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manama, Johannesburg, New York and DIFC (Dubai) & a Representative Office at Sharjah, UAE. We are recognized as a leading financial conglomerate in India, with as many as ten subsidiaries/sponsored institutions/joint ventures in India and abroad. In our second century of dedicated service to the nation, we aspire to emerge as a "Preferred Bank" by pursuing global benchmarks in profitability, operational efficiency, asset quality, risk management and expanding the global reach.
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:
To emerge as a ‘Preferred Bank’ by pursuing global benchmarks in profitability, operational efficiency, asset quality, risk management and expanding the global reach.
To provide quality banking services with good customer care, create value for all stakeholders and continue as a responsive corporate social citizen.