The city of Thrissur in the Indian state of Kerala was originally known as Thiru Siva Peroor. It is more commonly known by its anglicised name Trichur. It is the fifth largest city in Kerala as well as the third largest urban agglomeration in the state. The city functions as the headquarter of the Thrissur District. The city of Thrissur has developed around a 65-acre hillock known as the Thekkinkadu Maidan which houses the famous Vadakkumnathan temple. Thrissur used to be the capital of the Kingdom of Cochin in olden days. Thrissur is known for its cultural, spiritual and religious leanings throughout history and hence often referred to as the Cultural Capital of Kerala. Thrissur a major financial and commercial hub of the state, dotted with thriving Malayali entrepreneurs. The city is known for its financial capabilities which predominantly fuels the economy. Thrissur has the headquarters and offices of almost all the banks registered under RBI, thus earning it the nickname of the "Banking town." Thrissur is also gradually emerging as the largest center for Ayurvedic drug manufacturing industry with more than 150 manufacturing units within the city. Modern retailing has also become a big business and revenue earner in Thrissur. Jewelry and textile retailing occupy a major part of Thrissurs retailing business. Famous jewelry groups like Kalyan Group, Joyalukkas, Jos Alukka & Sons, etc. have their bases in the city and provide employment opportunities to a lot of residents.
On 25 July 1916, The Karur Vysya Bank Limited, popularly known as KVB was founded to capitalize the unexplored market of traders and agriculturists in and around Karur, a town in Tamil Nadu. Though the bank initiated with a seed capital of ?1 lakh, unlike many other banks, the seed capital has grown, as the services were sold. The bank is controlled and supervised by the Board of Directors gathered from different streams. The bank spread its approach out of Karur town of Tamil Nadu and established approximately six hundred and sixty eight branches in other States and Union Territories to gain a pan-India presence realizing that there is more money elsewhere. On 27 January 2012, Shri K.K. Balu was appointed as an Additional Director of the Bank. The total business volume was 1,00,000+ crore, as of Dec 2017. As on 1 July 2018, the bank had increased branches and ATMs during the year thus accounting the total number to 798 branches and 1,780 plus ATMs. It provides services such as personal, agricultural banking, corporate, and services to NRIs and MSME. The bank offers housing loan, personal loan, insurance, and fixed deposits among others under private banking.