The city of Agra is located on the banks of River Yamuna. It is the home to one of the most famous Indian monuments - the Taj Mahal - which is also one of the seven wonders of the world. The city was founded in 1504 by Sultan Sikandar Lodi of the Delhi Sultanate. This iconic city is a part of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is a bustling haven for tourists from around the globe. The city is very close to the national capital of New Delhi. It has a rich historical and cultural background. Agra was the seat of governance under the Sultanate of Delhi for a while and turned into prominent place during the Mughal age. It is undoubtedly one of the most populated cities in UP, whose economy of Agra is essentially driven by tourism. Many historic monuments, forts and ruins such as the Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itimad-Ud-Daulah, the Mughal Heritage Walk, Akbars tomb, Mankameshwar temple, Gurudwara Guru Ka Talare etc. dotted all around the city apart from the famous Taj Mahal. Substantial agricultural produce, crafts, textile as well as leather goods also contribute to the economy and employment in Agra. The sweets of Agra are famous throughout the country. The city nurtures a large number of self-employed individuals who run their own small and medium scale businesses.
Under the Companies Act of 1913, South Indian Bank was registered as a Private Limited Company and started operations on 29th January 1929 at Round South, Thrissur. South Indian Bank Limited is based at Thrissur in Kerala, India. It has 852 branches, four service branches,56 extension counters, and 20 Regional Offices spread across the states and union territories of India. Under Financial Inclusion till date, the bank has covered more than 100 villages and 15 urban centers and opened more than ten exclusive FLC Centres in the bank premises, which spreads across the states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh. SIB has appointed direct Business Correspondents in the allocated rural areas under the supervision of a team of officers in the FIP Cell - Head Office. Recently "KIOSK Banking Model" is introduced by the bank as Financial Inclusion Initiative in collaboration with Akshaya e-centres in Kerala state through the software service provider - M/s Tata Consultancy services. The kiosk is a kind of banking model for people who are living in areas where banking facilities are not available so that they can avail necessary banking facilities from a nearby service center or Business Correspondent Office without visiting a regular bank branch. Basic banking needs of the public like the opening of an account, deposit and withdrawal of cash, etc. can be availed from these common service center/BC Office.