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Here is a brief profile and history of Canara Bank, India.

Canara Bank

Canara Bank is one of the most prominent commercial banks of India. The bank was established in the year 1906 at Mangalore, Karnataka by a well known personality Mr. Ammembal Subba Rao Pai. Initially, it was founded with the name Canara Bank Hindu Permanent Fund, but later on the name was changed to Canara Bank Limited.

Mr. Ammembal Subba Rao Pai had envisioned the bank to not only offer financial services but also fulfill social causes such as removal of superstitions and ignorance, promotion of habit of saving, providing assistance to the people in need and develop a sense of humanity among the people.

Key Attributes
Apart from setting other benchmarks in the field of providing comprehensive banking services to the consumers, Canara Bank has a number of achievements to its credit, which include being the first bank in India to have launched Inter-City ATM network, being the first bank to have been awarded ISO Certification for one of its branches, providing credit card for farmers for the first time in India along with offering Agricultural Consultancy Services.

Vital Details
Canara Bank has established a strong presence in the country, with 2710 branches across the nation as of September 2008. The bank boasts of having the maximum number of ATM installations among all the nationalized banks summing up to more than 2000 of them at 698 centres. Also, 1351 branches of the bank provide Internet and Mobile Banking (IMB) services, while ‘Anywhere Banking’ services are being provided at 2027 of its branches. All the branches of Canara Bank are enabled with Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) and National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) transaction facilities, insuring smooth and swift money transfer from any corner of the nation to another corner.

Products and Services
Canara Bank offers a host of banking and value added services to its customers, which include Personal Banking Services, Corporate Banking Services, NRI Banking Services and Priority & SME Credit Services.

Head Office
Canara Bank
Head Office
112, J C Road
BANGALORE - 560 002
Website: http://www.canarabank.com