Bank of India was founded on September 7, 1906 by a group of eminent businessmen from Mumbai. In July 1969 Bank of India was nationalized along with 13 other banks.
Beginning with a paid-up capital of Rs.50 lakh and 50 employees, the
Bank has made a rapid growth over the years. It has evolved into a
mighty institution with a strong national presence and sizable
international operations. In business volume, Bank of India occupies a
premier position among the nationalized banks.
Presently, Bank of India has 2609 branches in India spread over all
states/ union territories including 93 specialized branches. These
branches are controlled through 48 Zonal Offices.
Bank of India has several firsts to its credit. The Bank has been the
first among the nationalised banks to establish a fully computerised
branch and ATM facility at the Mahalaxmi Branch at Mumbai way back in
1989. It pioneered the introduction of the Health Code System in 1982,
for evaluating/ rating its credit portfolio. Bank of India was the first
Indian Bank to open a branch outside the country, at London, in 1946,
and also the first to open a branch in Europe, Paris in 1974. The Bank
has sizable presence abroad, with a network of 23 branches (including
three representative office ) at key banking and financial centres viz.
London, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, and Singapore.