Kollam, formerly known as Desinganadu, is an old seaport and a thriving city in the Indian state of Kerala. It is a port city along the Laccadive Sea coast. Mar Sabor, an East Syriac bishop, had founded the Kollam Port. The city is situated on the banks of the Ashtamudi Lake. In ancient times, Kollam had a strong commercial relationship with the Chinese. Kollam city ranks 5th in the country and 3rd in Kerala in terms of per capita income and economic performance. The port city has an excellent export background. Fishing and dairy farming largely contribute to the citys economy. The government is about to establish a fishing harbor in the vicinity of the city in order to increase the fish production. Fisheries, hatcheries, turkey and poultry farms are also plentiful in the city. The city also has a rich mineral base. The sands on the beaches and the entire area has a good amount of heavy minerals such as Ilmenite, Monosite, Rutile and Zircon, which can be used for industrial purposes. There are limestone deposits and bauxite in and around the city. Kollam is often called the "Cashew Capital of the World", as the city is noted for its traditional cashew business. This city is a microcosm of Kerala and its residents are from various religious, ethnic and linguistic groups.
Corporation Bank was started about 111 years ago in 1906, with an initial capital amount of just Rs.5000/-. The bank has recorded Rs. 3,03,185 Crore mark in business, with more than 9900 service outlets across the nation, served by committed and dedicated over 19,000 Corp Bankers. The evidence of its growth can be seen in its financial performance and enviable track record. The prominent reason for bank celebration is empowering the rural and urban population together by being able to participate in nation building. Today, the Corporation Bank is the significant contributor to the growth of the countrys economy. After getting nationalized in 1980, the Corporation Bank evolved and adapted to the financial sector reforms. It became the Second Public Sector Bank in the country to enter capital market, the IPO of which was oversubscribed by more than thirteen times. The Bank took many initiatives in credit services such as Cash Management Services, m-Commerce, " Online " approvals for Educational loans, 100% CBS Compliance and more recently, the bank made an effort in taking the technology to remotest villages through low-cost branchless banking or Business Correspondent model.