Vijaya Bank

Vijaya Bank started its operation in 1931 to promote banking habit, thrift and entrepreneurship among the farming community of Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. It became a scheduled bank in 1958.During 1963-68, nine smaller banks merged with Vijaya Bank and the Bank steadily grew into a large All India bank. Vijaya Bank was nationalized on April 15, 1980.

Vijaya Bank has been constantly focusing on technological upgradation. As on October 2005, all the 913 branches have been computerised, covering 97% of the bank’s total business.The Bank has diversified into new areas such as credit card, merchant banking, hire purchase and leasing, and electronic remittance services. Vijaya Bank is one of the few banks in the country to take up principal membership of VISA International and MasterCard International.

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