PRIVATE SECTOR BANKS IN INDIA – LAXMI VILAS BANK
PRIVATE BANKS IN INDIA – LAXMI VILAS BANK
The Lakshmi Vilas Bank Limited (LVB) was founded in 1926 by seven people of Karur under the leadership of Shri V.S.N. Ramalinga Chettiar, mainly to cater to the financial needs of varied customer segments. The bank was incorporated on November 03, 1926 under the Indian Companies Act, 1913 and obtained the certificate to commence business on November 10, 1926, The Bank obtained its license from RBI in June 1958 and in August 1958 it became a Scheduled Commercial Bank.
During 1961-65 LVB took over nine Banks and raised its branch network considerably. To meet the emerging challenges in the competitive business world, the bank started expanding its boundaries beyond Tamil Nadu from 1974 by opening branches in the neighboring states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Pondicherry. Mechanization was introduced in the Head office of the Bank as early as 1977. At present, with a network of 273 branches,1 satellite branch and 8 extension counters, spread over 16 states and the union territory of Pondicherry. LVB has a base in the state of Tamil Nadu. LVB has been focusing on retail banking, corporate banking and bank assurance.