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Bank’s History

The bank, The Kumbakonam Bank Limited as it was then called was incorporated as a limited company on 31st October, 1904. The first Memorandum of Association was signed by twenty devoted and prominent citizens of Kumbakonam including Sarvashri R. Santhanam Iyer, S.Krishna Iyer, V.Krishnaswami Iyengar and T.S.Raghavachariar. T.S.Raghavachariar was the First Agent of the Bank.  In 1908, he was succeeded by Shri R. Santhanam Iyer who became the Secretary of the bank under the amended Articles of Association which created the office of a Secretary to be in charge of the Bank s Management in the place of the Agent, which post he held till his death in 1926. He was succeeded by Shri. S. Mahalinga Iyer as Secretary who subsequently became the First full-time Managing Director of the bank in tune with the amendment of Articles in 1929.  He held the position of Secretary from 1926 to 1929 and that of Managing Director from 1929 to 1963.

The bank in the beginning preferred the role of a regional bank and slowly but steadily built for itself a place in the Delta District Thanjavur. The first Branch of the Bank was opened at Mannargudi on 24th January 1930.  Thereafter, branches were opened at Nagapattinam, Sannanallur, Ayyampet, Tirukattupalli, Tiruvarur, Manapparai, Mayuram and Porayar within a span of twenty five years.  The Bank was included in the Second Schedule of Reserve Bank of India Act, 1934, on 22nd March 1945.

The Bank celebrated its Golden Jubilee on 14th November, 1954 at Kumbakonam under the Presidentship of Shri.C.R.Srinivasan, Editor, Swadesmitran & Director, Reserve Bank of India. 

In 1957, the bank took over the assets and liabilities of the Common Wealth Bank Limited and in the process annexed to it the five Branches of Common Wealth Bank Limited at Aduthurai, Kodavasal, Valangaiman, Jayankondacholopuram and Ariyalur.

In 1963,  Shri. R. A.Venkataramani Iyer took charge as the Chairman of the Bank which position he held up to 1969.

In April, 1965, two other local banks viz., The City Forward Bank Limited and The Union Bank Limited were amalgamated with the Bank under a scheme of amalgamation with the resultant addition of six more branches viz., Kumbakonam-Town, Nannilam, Koradacherry, Tiruvidaimarudur, Tirupanandal and Kuttalam. Consequently, the Bank s name was changed to The Kumbakonam City Union Bank Limited .

In November 1965, the bank s first branch at Madras was opened at Thiyagaraya Nagar. In May, 1969 the Bank secured the services of Shri. O.R. Srinivasan, a former Officer   of Reserve Bank of India to be at the helm of affairs as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer which event proved to be a turning point in the annals of the Bank. Under the new Management the Branch Expansion got a fresh impetus and branches were opened at Eravancheri, Sembanarkoil, Tiruchirapalli, Madurai, Thanjavur, Dindigul, Keelapalur, Tirumakkottai, Kottur, Tiruvarur Town and Coimbatore during the period from March, 1968 to August, 1973.

In April, 1974 the bank secured the services of Shri. K.Srinivasan, another  former Senior Officer of Reserve Bank of India, as its Secretary.  At that time, a Young Chartered Accountant from Thippirajapuram village near Kumbakonam,   Shri. V.Narayanan was appointed as Assistant Secretary of the Bank.

During the period 1974-1976 Branches were opened at Periyakulam, Mandaveli (Madras), Pattukkottai, Triplicane (Madras), Cuddalore, Pudukkottai, Chidambaram and Salem.

When Shri. O.R.Srinivasan relinquished his office in June 1977, the then Secretary Shri. K.Srinivasan was appointed as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank and the then Asst.Secretary Shri. V.Narayanan was elevated to the rank of the Secretary.

From July,1977 to September,1979 the bank has opened ten more branches including those at George Town (Madras), Mount Road (Madras), Tirunelveli and Karaikudi.

The Bank celebrated its Platinum Jubilee on 9th December, 1979 at Kumbakonam with Dr. Rajah Sir M.A.Muthiah Chettiar, Shri. G.Rengasamy Moopanar, Shri. Kosi.Mani and Shri. M.V.Arunachalam as Guests of Honour.

In November, 1980, the then Secretary Shri. V.Narayanan, assumed charge as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank with the approval of Reserve Bank of India consequent to the completion of the term by Shri. K.Srinivasan.   The event opened a glorious chapter in the history of the bank. 

The first branch outside the state of TamilNadu was opened at Sultanpet, Bangalore in Karnataka in September,1980.  Branches were also opened at the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad in Andhrapradesh.  In tune with the national image attached to the Bank, the Bank s name was changed to City Union Bank Limited with   effect from December, 1987.

The Bank started its own Staff Training College on 21st August, 1989 at Kumbakonam with the avowed objective of imparting need based and result oriented training to its Staff Members irrespective of the cadre. 

Taking into account the bank s financial strength, managerial competence and consistent progress in all spheres of its activities, Reserve Bank of India has granted an Authorised Dealers License to deal in Foreign Exchange business with effect from October, 1990.  

The bank has introduced computerisation in the year 1990 and all the Branches have been computerised. The bank has entered into an agreement with Tata Consultancy Services Limited for introducing Core Banking Solution [CBS] and all the branches have been brought  under Core Banking Solution [CBS] as on date.

Automated Teller Machines ( ATMs) have been installed  at select centres where the Card holders can withdraw cash, make balance enquiries and obtain Statement of accounts

The bank obtained  license from Insurance Regulatory Authority of India (IRDA) to act as Corporate Agent for selling insurance products  and  to provide value added services to the public at large .The Bank has entered into Memoranda of understanding with Life Insurance Corporation of India and National Insurance Company Limited for selling their insurance products.

The Bank has tied up with Export Credit & Guarantee Corporation Limited [ECGC] for marketing export credit insurance products through its branch network.

The Bank has also entered into a franchise agreement for the Money Transfer Service Scheme of M/s UAE Exchange and Financial  Service Ltd. ICICI, Doha Bank and  Bank of India for effective and speedy receipt of funds remitted form abroad . 

The Bank has obtained License to function as Depository  Participant under National Securities Depository Limited. 

The Bank s Centenary Celebrations were inaugurated on 27th December, 2003 at the Saraswathi Patasala Girl s Higher Secondary School Grounds, Kumbakonam under the Chairmanship of Shri. V.Narayanan with Shri. R.Venkataraman, Former President of India, Dr.A.R.Lakshmanan, Judge, Supreme Court, New Delhi and Shri. N.Rengachari, Retired Chairman, IRDA & Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh as distinguished Guests

In the glorious history of City Union Bank Limited, nearly one third of the period of its existence and progress centered around a key person, namely, Shri.V.Narayanan. The enviable leadership style of Shri. V. Narayanan and his vision for the consistent growth of the bank in all spheres, his tireless efforts in augmenting the Bank s Business, widening the branch network, maintaining harmonious industrial relations, ensuring the unique achievement of not loosing not even a single man-day by way of labour unrest-a record of sort in the country has earned name and fame not only for himself but to the bank in the entire Banking Industry in India.   His famous words of   Take care of  the bank; The  bank  will take care of you have made wonders in enhancing the morale and improving the productivity of the workforce, the facts of which can be vouchsafed by the financial results  of the bank during his tenure as Chairman. But the bank has lost it s illustrious Chairman Shri.V.Narayanan in  an  unexpected  car accident near chennai on 5th November, 2004. 

 With the irreparable loss of Shri. V.Narayanan, the mantle of leading the bank to make his dreams a reality fell on Shri.S.Balasubramanian who had joined the bank as an Officer in 1971 and risen to the rank of  Executive Director during the Chairmanship of Shri. V. Narayanan. The Board of Directors  with the approval of Reserve Bank of India appointed him as the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the Bank with  effect from 31-1-2005. 

 In the year 2009, on receipt of approval from Reserve Bank of India,   the Board appointed Shri. P. Vaidyanathan [ Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary] as the Non Executive Chairman of  the Bank on 27-04-2009  and  Shri.S.Balasubramanian as Managing Director & Chief Executive officer of the  Bank. Shri.P.Vaidyanathan has demitted his office of Non-Executive Chairman of the Bank on 26-04-2011 on completion of two years and Shri.S.Balasubramanian has demitted his office of Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer on 30-04-2011. 

  Pursuant to the approvals received from Reserve Bank of India Shri.S.Balasubramanian M.Sc.PGDFM.CAIIB has assumed charge as Non Executive Chairman of the bank and Dr. N. Kamakodi, B.Tech. MBA.PhD.CAIIB who joined the services of the bank as Deputy General Manager in June 2003, subsequently elevated to the rank of General Manager in March,2005, Executive Director in October,2006 and that of Executive President  in January,2011  has been appointed as  the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the bank  with effect from 01-05-2011.   

 

 

What is IFSC Code

IFSC is short for Indian Financial System Code and represents the 11 digit character that you can usually see on your bank’s cheque leaves, or other bank sponsored material. This 11 character code helps identify the individual bank branches that participate in the various online money transfer options like NEFT and RTGS.

How to find IFSC Code?

Ways to find IFSC codes

  1. IFSC code can be found on cheque leaf and bank passbook of the respective bank.
  2. Banks and respective branch list of IFSC codes can be obtained from Reserve Bank of India’s website.
  3. The IFSC code of a particular bank can also be found on the banks’ official website.

Benefits of IFSC Code

Benefits of IFSC Code are :

  1. Helps to identify a Bank and its respective branch
  2. Eliminates errors in the process of fund transfer
  3. Transfers done with IFSC such as NEFT, RTGS and IMPS are accurate

What is MICR Code

MICR or Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Code is a 9 digit code used for faster processing of cheques. MICR number is also unique for every bank branch, hence it helps in uniquely identifying the bank and branch participating in an Electronic Clearing System (ECS). MICR Code like IFSC is a combination of 3 essential components:

  1. The first 3 digits represent the city code.
  2. The middle 3 represent the particular bank code.
  3. The last 3 digits represent the specific branch code

Benefits of MICR Code

Benefits of MICR Codes are:

MICR code enables efficient, quick and error-free processing of cheques. This is possible with magnetic ink, reading machines and technology used in MICR.

Difference between IFSC and MICR code

Magnetic ink character recognition code (MICR) is a technology that enables faster processing of cheques by recognizing unique characters printed on the cheque. MICR  consists of a 9 digit code. The first three digits of the MICR code represent the city, the next three give the bank code and the last three digits denote the branch of the bank. Similar to an IFSC code, every branch of a bank has a specific MICR code. While IFSC is used for online fund transactions, MICR is used for cheques.

Let’s understand the difference between IFSC and MICR

IFSC Code

MICR Code

Used to facilitate electronic fund transfers between banks and individuals in India.

MICR code is to facilitate and make cheque processing more efficient.

IFSC is an 11 character alphanumeric code.

MICR is a 9-digit code.

The first four characters indicate the name of the bank.

The first three digits represent the city code where the bank branch is located.

Last 6 digits represent the bank branch location.

Last three digits indicate the code of the bank branch.

 

List of Bank

ABHYUDAYA COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

AHMEDABAD MERCANTILE COOPERATIVE BANK

AHMEDNAGAR MERCHANTS CO-OP BANK LTD

AIRTEL PAYMENTS BANK LIMITED

AKOLA JANATA COMMERCIAL COOPERATIVE BANK

ALLAHABAD BANK

ALMORA URBAN COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

AMBARNATH JAIHIND COOP BANK LTD AMBARNATH

ANDHRA BANK

ANDHRA PRADESH GRAMEENA VIKAS BANK

ANDHRA PRAGATHI GRAMEENA BANK

APNA SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

AU SMALL FINANCE BANK LIMITED

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED

AXIS BANK

B N P PARIBAS

BANDHAN BANK LIMITED

BANK OF AMERICA

BANK OF BAHARAIN AND KUWAIT BSC

BANK OF BARODA

BANK OF CEYLON

BANK OF INDIA

BANK OF MAHARASHTRA

BARCLAYS BANK

BASSEIN CATHOLIC COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

BHAGINI NIVEDITA SAHAKARI BANK LTD PUNE

BHARAT COOPERATIVE BANK MUMBAI LIMITED

CANARA BANK

CAPITAL SMALL FINANCE BANK LIMITED

CENTRAL BANK OF INDIA

CITI BANK

CITIZEN CREDIT COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

CITY UNION BANK LIMITED

COASTAL LOCAL AREA BANK LTD

CORPORATION BANK

CREDIT AGRICOLE CORPORATE AND INVESTMENT BANK CALYON BANK

CREDIT SUISEE AG

CSB BANK LIMITED

CTBC BANK CO LTD

DBS BANK INDIA LIMITED

DCB BANK LIMITED

DENA BANK

DEOGIRI NAGARI SAHAKARI BANK LTD. AURANGABAD

DEPOSIT INSURANCE AND CREDIT GUARANTEE CORPORATION

DEUSTCHE BANK

DHANALAKSHMI BANK

DMK JAOLI BANK

DOHA BANK

DOMBIVLI NAGARI SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

DURGAPUR STEEL PEOPLES CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD

EMIRATES NBD BANK P J S C

EQUITAS SMALL FINANCE BANK LIMITED

ESAF SMALL FINANCE BANK LIMITED

EXPORT IMPORT BANK OF INDIA

FEDERAL BANK

FINCARE SMALL FINANCE BANK LTD

FINO PAYMENTS BANK

FIRST ABU DHABI BANK PJSC

FIRSTRAND BANK LIMITED

G P PARSIK BANK

GS Mahanagar Co-operative Bank Limited, Mumbai

HARYANA STATE COOPERATIVE BANK

HDFC BANK

HIMACHAL PRADESH STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LTD

HSBC BANK

ICICI BANK LIMITED

IDBI BANK

IDFC First Bank Ltd

IDUKKI DISTRICT CO OPERATIVE BANK LTD

INDIA POST PAYMENT BANK

INDIAN BANK

INDIAN OVERSEAS BANK

INDUSIND BANK

INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL BANK OF CHINA LIMITED

INDUSTRIAL BANK OF KOREA

Irinjalakuda Town Co-Operative Bank Ltd

JALGAON JANATA SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

JAMMU AND KASHMIR BANK LIMITED

JANA SMALL FINANCE BANK LTD

JANAKALYAN SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

JANASEVA SAHAKARI BANK BORIVLI LIMITED

JANASEVA SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

JANATA SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

JIO PAYMENTS BANK LIMITED

JP MORGAN BANK

KALLAPPANNA AWADE ICHALKARANJI JANATA SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

KALUPUR COMMERCIAL COOPERATIVE BANK

KALYAN JANATA SAHAKARI BANK

KARNATAKA BANK LIMITED

KARNATAKA GRAMIN BANK

KARNATAKA VIKAS GRAMEENA BANK

KARUR VYSYA BANK

KEB Hana Bank

KERALA GRAMIN BANK

KOOKMIN BANK

KOTAK MAHINDRA BANK LIMITED

KOZHIKODE DISTRICT COOPERATIAVE BANK LTD

KRUNG THAI BANK PCL

LAXMI VILAS BANK

Maharashtra Gramin Bank

MAHARASHTRA STATE COOPERATIVE BANK

Mahesh Sahakari Bank Ltd Pune

MASHREQBANK PSC

MIZUHO BANK LTD

MODEL COOPERATIVE BANK LTD

MUFG BANK, LTD

NAGAR URBAN CO OPERATIVE BANK

NAGPUR NAGARIK SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

NAV JEEVAN CO OP BANK LTD

NEW INDIA COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

NKGSB COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

NORTH EAST SMALL FINANCE BANK LIMITED

NSDL Payments Bank Limited

NUTAN NAGARIK SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE

PAYTM PAYMENTS BANK LTD

PRIME COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

PT BANK MAYBANK INDONESIA TBK

PUNJAB AND SIND BANK

PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK

QATAR NATIONAL BANK SAQ

RABOBANK INTERNATIONAL

RAJARAMBAPU SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

RAJARSHI SHAHU SAHAKARI BANK LTD PUNE

RAJASTHAN MARUDHARA GRAMIN BANK

RAJGURUNAGAR SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

RAJKOT NAGRIK SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

RBL Bank Limited

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

SAHEBRAO DESHMUKH COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

SAMARTH SAHAKARI BANK LTD

SANT SOPANKAKA SAHAKARI BANK LTD

Saraspur Nagrik Co operative Bank Ltd Saraspur

SARASWAT COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

Satara Sahakari Bank Ltd

SBER BANK

SBM BANK INDIA LIMITED

SHIKSHAK SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

SHINHAN BANK

SHIVALIK MERCANTILE CO OPERATIVE BANK LTD

SHRI CHHATRAPATI RAJASHRI SHAHU URBAN COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

Shri Veershaiv Co Op Bank Ltd

SIR M VISVESVARAYA CO OPERATIVE BANK LTD

SOCIETE GENERALE

SOLAPUR JANATA SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

SOUTH INDIAN BANK

STANDARD CHARTERED BANK

STATE BANK OF INDIA

Suco Souharda Sahakari Bank Ltd

SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION

SURAT NATIONAL COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

SURYODAY SMALL FINANCE BANK LIMITED

SUTEX COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

SYNDICATE BANK

TAMILNAD MERCANTILE BANK LIMITED

TELANGANA STATE COOP APEX BANK

TEXTILE TRADERS CO-OPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE A.P. MAHESH COOPERATIVE URBAN BANK LIMITED

The Ajara Urban Co op Bank Ltd Ajara

THE AKOLA DISTRICT CENTRAL COOPERATIVE BANK

THE ANDHRA PRADESH STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA

THE BARAMATI SAHAKARI BANK LTD

THE COSMOS CO OPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE DELHI STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE GADCHIROLI DISTRICT CENTRAL COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE GREATER BOMBAY COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE GUJARAT STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE HASTI COOP BANK LTD

THE JALGAON PEOPELS COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE KANGRA CENTRAL COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE KANGRA COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE KARAD URBAN COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE KARANATAKA STATE COOPERATIVE APEX BANK LIMITED

The Kerala State Co Operative Bank Ltd

THE KURMANCHAL NAGAR SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

The Malkapur Urban Co Operative Bank Ltd Malkapur

THE MEHSANA URBAN COOPERATIVE BANK

THE MUMBAI DISTRICT CENTRAL COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE MUNICIPAL COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

The Muslim Co-operative Bank Ltd

THE NAINITAL BANK LIMITED

THE NASIK MERCHANTS COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE NAVNIRMAN CO-OPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE NILAMBUR CO OPERATIVE URBAN BANK LTD NILAMBUR

THE ODISHA STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LTD

THE PANDHARPUR URBAN CO OP. BANK LTD. PANDHARPUR

THE PUNJAB STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LTD

The Pusad Urban Cooperative Bank Ltd Pusad

THE RAJASTHAN STATE COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE SEVA VIKAS COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE SHAMRAO VITHAL COOPERATIVE BANK

THE SINDHUDURG DISTRICT CENTRAL COOP BANK LTD

THE SURAT DISTRICT COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE SURATH PEOPLES COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE TAMIL NADU STATE APEX COOPERATIVE BANK

THE THANE BHARAT SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

THE THANE DISTRICT CENTRAL COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THE UDAIPUR URBAN CO OPERATIVE BANK LTD

THE URBAN CO OPERATIVE BANK Ltd No ONE SEVEN FIVE EIGHT PERINTHALMANNA

THE VARACHHA COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

The Vijay Co Operative Bank Limited

THE VISHWESHWAR SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

THE WEST BENGAL STATE COOPERATIVE BANK

THE ZOROASTRIAN COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

THRISSUR DISTRICT CO-OPERATIVE BANK LTD

TJSB SAHAKARI BANK LTD

TUMKUR GRAIN MERCHANTS COOPERATIVE BANK LIMITED

UCO BANK

Ujjivan Small Finance Bank Limited

UNION BANK OF INDIA

UNITED BANK OF INDIA

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK LIMITED

UTKARSH SMALL FINANCE BANK

UTTAR PRADESH COOPERATIVE BANK LTD

VASAI JANATA SAHAKARI BANK LTD

VASAI VIKAS SAHAKARI BANK LIMITED

VIJAYA BANK

WOORI BANK

YES BANK

ZILA SAHAKRI BANK LIMITED GHAZIABAD