History

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Commercial banking in India can boast of a history of about 200 years. Though one could trace the history of banking back to the 19th century, the beginning of the last century saw the birth of many banks in India, set up by people with vision, commitment and national spirit.

The Karur Vysya Bank Limited, popularly known as KVB, one such endeavour, was set up in 1916 by two great visionaries and illustrious sons of Karur, the Late Shri M A Venkatarama Chettiar and the Late Shri Athi Krishna Chettiar to inculcate the habit of savings and provide financial assistance to traders and small agriculturists in and around Karur, a textile town in Tamil Nadu.

Though the bank started with a seed capital of Rs.1 lakh, it has withstood innumerable changes and challenges in the past few decades and has profitably emerged as one of the leading banks in India without compromising on its fundamentals.

Venkatrama Chettiyar

Shri M A Venkatarama Chettiar

Athi Krishna

Shri Athi Krishna Chettiar

The bank is professionally managed and guided by the Board of Directors drawn from different fields with vision, experience, knowledge and business acumen.

Shedding its inherent regional flavour, the bank has now spread its wings far and wide with over 675 branches in 20 States and 3 Union Territories in order to gain a pan India presence. The bank has been conducting its affairs meticulously to conform to all the prudential norms and exacting statutory regulations.

KVB has consistently maintained strong fundamentals with a higher percentage of Capital Adequacy Ratio than mandated by the RBI. KVB has also been generating profits and rewarding its stakeholders with handsome dividends since inception.